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Brasserie Au Violon

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Swiss, European, Central European, French, Fusion
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Im Lohnhof 4, Basel, Switzerland
61 269 87 11
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Basel, Switzerland
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Booked a table for 5 and arrived on time. The food was good but the service wasn't great...they kept us waiting for nearly 1 hr for our main course. We didn't go for starters so were getting a bit peckish. After asking when the food would be served they responded 'soon'. No apology for the waiting when the food did... More 

Thank AnneTr2015
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

At first glance this looks like a nice pick. Situated in a quiet spot, still close to the busy center of Basel, with the hilarious Tanguely fountain, the Barfuser Platz and the Barfuser church not far away, I felt welcomed by the warm atmosphere of this historic place. We were five but found ourselves placed at a table that was... More 

Thank Barlozzo
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133 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If you need a nice restaurant for your big groups...They offer special rooms... The food is fantastic.. The staff is friendly

Thank Özlem C
Basel, Switzerland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Violon just received the bib gourmand by Michelin. It is well deserved. The atmosphere is like a nice established brasserie and the food reflects the wonderful development of French cuisine. With good product and creativity : a diner is a journey to france/Paris.

Thank AK_BS2014
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good ambiance in the restaurant; nice selection of dishes. We had starters, main and desserts. The mousse au canard was excellent, although the toast was too thick for this purpose. The fish (filet de dorade) was lovely, shame about the large serving of boring mashed potatoe (which had no flavour). The dessert (trio of creme brulee) was original and very... More 

Thank Bernadette D
San Francisco, CA
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

When you stay at Au Violon, you are in what was once a convent and later prison. But no spooky vibes. Just the opposite! The rooms are very clean, the staff affable and efficient. The rooms for sure are older--you notice it pretty quickly--but the rest make up for it. The hotel is nestled in small wooded area, above the... More 

Thank MOR63
Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had a table at 7PM on a Thursday evening in summer. Waited a full hour for the maIn course, meal was fine but still not worth the wait.

Thank Dominique P
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

First time today with an group of foreign clients. Gosh, they were impressed with the starters through to desserts and coffee. I had the sea bream--skin crispy and so tender inside. Compliments to the Chef!

Thank Yves22
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756 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a very nice meal in this interesting restaurant that used to be a prison I had the pork dish while my wife had the vegetarian option The service was very professional It's an expensive meal

Thank bradyboy2
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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130 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Brasserie Au Violon is a local favourite that consistently serves fresh, tasty and well-prepared French brasserie fare. On this particular occasion, enjoyed a perfectly-poached salmon with a chorizo foam and risotto, followed by a scrumptious lemon and fruit tart. Outdoor terrace dining (seasonal) is particularly enjoyable.

Thank Louise H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 44
Swiss, European, Central European, French, Fusion
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Im Lohnhof 4, Basel, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: 61 269 87 11

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