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Bodega zum Strauss

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Barfuesserplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 22 72
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193 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Met with colleagues at the nearby tram point and had preselected this local restaurant from Trip Advisor as the best nearby. Wasn't disappointed. Maître d' was very accommodating as we hadn't booked and literallycsqueezed us in. Simple meal of 3 Cordon Bleu and 3 Pannacotta with a couple of glasses of wine and coffees = ChFr 200. I liked his... More 

Thank daloughlin
Geneva, Switzerland
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Quick early dinner on a weekend. Small terrace of 4-5 tables on a mostly pedestrian square in old town. We tried the vitello tonato that i absolutely recommend and a tagliatelle with braised beef and red wine sauce that was a hit too. Excellent service. Pricey but this is Switzerland and one cannot really eat out under 100chf per couple.

Thank SwatiLana
Morpeth, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Busy vibrant buzz raucous restaurant. Interesting internal decor combining traditional & retro style. Interestingly the walls are covered with paintings & drawings frequented by well known artists so that in itself is well worth a look! Great for groups but not couples wanting a quiet romantic evening. Called on chance without pre-booking but surprisingly able to accommodate the 6 of... More 

Thank Angus D
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

During artbasel week Its almost impossible to get a table. But the nice waitress let us stay until 20:30! It was 18hrs. Was so gentle the attitude and the food was so tasty! Worth very cent!

Thank Lena P
Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016

this is a place where you should go with friends having a good time. It is loud and hectic at times. the level of the service depends of the day.. Overall a fun place but not the right location for a romantic date!

2 Thank tammo69
Basel, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Quick and enthusiastic service. waiter helpful in making suggestions and explaining various dishes. Food excellent. Generous portions without being overwhelming. Atmosphere, buzzy and vibrant, popular with with all ages. Seating mixed, some sharing of tables which enhanced atmosphere. Decor traditional without being ornate, walls covered in interesting and diverse paintings and drawings by well known artists who have frequented this... More 

Thank judijenner
Calvi, France
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173 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

This is not a review about the food but about how we were treated. A friend of ours (from Basel) wanted to show us the place and had made a reservation a week in advance. As we arrived, the restaurant was full. They found his reservation but confessed that they had given away too many tables and that there would... More 

1 Thank zelal25
Basel, Switzerland
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

This very special restaurant is a real treasure. Located right above the crowdy Barfüsserplatz overloking this event place of Basel you feel like the king of Basel. They serve food as well as vine in a very good quality at fair prices.

Thank Matthias M
Geneva, Switzerland
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86 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2015

I used to live in Basel 20 years ago and used to love this restaurant. It has not changed. The food is still great (although they seem to have taken the Linguine al Limone off the menu). The service is still a bit rough but efficient and they still write your bill on the paper table cloth! If you want... More 

Thank Christian K
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015 via mobile

We've eaten with friends on the terasse, the place is good. The waitress was nice. The menu is not translated in english or french. It is quite difficult to understand all meals. We had to ask to the waitress to translate the menu.

Thank Harmada

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Swiss, Asian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Barfuesserplatz 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 22 72

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?