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Restaurant Schnabel

) #27 of 554 Restaurants in Basel $$ - $$$ European, ,
Trillengaesslein 2 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 21 21
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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European, Swiss, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Trillengaesslein 2 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant with great service and nice ambience. Steak Tartar was a great choice, but all other meals were delicious as well.

Thank Lubomir C
Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Amazing place, when you enter, for sure you're in Basel. Food is great and distinctive, as the setting, and service is as gentle as efficient, and really kind with kids too. I took the 'falsche schnecken', and it was awesome :-) ... Will definitely recommend...More

Thank Fabrice S
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We stayed around the corner of this restaurant at the 'Hotel Teufelhof'. Even though it was a busy night they found a table for us. The multi ethnic waiters were very friendly and funny. The food was very good. My husband had a sausage with...More

Thank Birgit E
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I've been to Schnabel's a few times now...both were very good! The first time was for the Schnitzel and the second for the duck! Both were outstanding!

Thank Brad R
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I was very gladly surprised when I entered the restaurant: the atmosphere was superbe, authentic and romantic. The food is delicious, and of great quality. Beautiful presentation as well. I higly recomend this place for any type of occasion.

Thank Ara289
Reviewed 22 April 2017

I went with a friend after a meeting and in the rain and it was worth it. This is located in the downtown area of Basel with a number of other shops and restaurants. It is swiss but with a number of German and French...More

Thank jjc34
Reviewed 9 April 2017

We selected this restaurant as we specifically wanted Rosti whilst visiting Basel. We had one Liver and one vegetarian and both were well good and nocely presented. Service was friendly and restaurant had a relaxed atmosphere

Thank familye
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The food here is swiss, with this sort of weird turn on it that is the Schnabel part, I had a traditional rosti with ham that was good but not the best I've had. I really liked the atmosphere here, busy, wood paneled rooms that...More

Thank Carl D
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were actually looking for a restaurant we never found when we decided to follow two women into this restaurant. A lot of places didn’t start serving until 6, but seeing other customers we knew something had to be available inside and went in. We...More

Thank aerin-sol
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Our group of four, have diverse tastes, but on a cold damp evening it was great to get a table at this popular restaurant. A friendly welcome, seats with cushions and a reasonably priced menu (for Basel). The food was good hot and tasty. I...More

Thank Flobalob_Beanbag
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi, Can you advise whether the 50% discount offered with the Basel card covers main courses on the whole menu, or only certain ones please?
7 November 2016|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from Foodie152 |
Not much point in your comment then!
Kimberly H
Do they take reservations?
31 May 2016|
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Response from Catharine1972 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they do.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
European, Swiss, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Trillengaesslein 2 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 21 21
  • E-mail
The "Schnabel" is one of the oldest and most traditional restaurants in town. With its cosy atmosphere it is very characteristic for Basel and the place where locals meet. It is firmly ancered in the customs of this town and during the Carnival worth a look! It is well known for its good plain cooking and local specialities, fine wines and a large range of quality beers on tap. We speak several languages and have English & French Menus available.
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