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Elsbethenstubli

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$$ - $$$
Vorstädte
Swiss, European
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Elisabethenstrasse 34, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 272 11 05
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Today
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Fri 10:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 00:00
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Bedminster, New Jersey
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119 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Come for the fondue and intimate ambiance-and make sure you wear comfortable clothing as you'll leave a little heavier. Great service (we went early), and reasonable pricing. The cheese fondue is epic, make sure you get a side of potatoes and vegetables to mix it up, since o Ly bread and cheese would be "unhealthy".

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Thank shivaswrath
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My experience in this resto was not exiting: the fondue was really good, and proportioned for two guest. I recommend it. However we were disappointed by the raclette: a total of 6 small potatoes with just a little bit of cheese. We also paid 51 CHF for a local wine that in the rest of Europe would be priced really... More 

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La Prairie, Quebec, Canada
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this restaurant on September 8, 2016. We were a group of 20 spending a few days in Basel before boarding our cruise of the Rheine on Emerald Sky. They were very accomodating and the food was delicious. We wanted a typical swiss meal and were not disappointed. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Basel.

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a small swiss restaurant, very cozy. We've been there to have dinner and to taste a real fondue. It was delicious and the portion for 2 was very good and came with bread. Here in Switzerland, you can also eat small onions/cucumber pickles with the cheese (but it's an additional order) and I highly recommend that, this combination is... More 

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england
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We wanted to try some traditional Swiss dishes but were sadly disappointed- not by the food itself but for the poor value for money and the deliberate waiter over ordering . We started with a feta salad (not very traditional ) and then raclette. The menu said that for the price quoted there were 2 servings of raclette - as... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Sat on the table ordered drinks what came on the table was not what we wanted had to refuse and ask for what we wanted to drink. Order food then ask for bill, bill came double the amount written on the menu we refused to pay until we get the correct amount we are suppose to pay, eventually was corrected... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The restaurant is famous for its delicious fondue, but all the other dishes are very tasty too. In the summer you can sit outside. If you want a local taste than it is the pace to go. Reservation recommended

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Thank Laurent D
Massachusetts
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

When in Basel and seeking fondue -- this is the place. Traditional fondue with generous portions. Everything about this place is wonderful -- the food, the host and the ambiance. Highly recommend!

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Thank Laurie K
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223 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

So we were told we had to go to a traditional fondue place and this was the place to go. It is open early and close to the train station. There is outdoor seating but it is right next to the team tracks. I asked for a big bottle of bubbly water --- he brought us 2 small ones. When... More 

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NYC
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445 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I really enjoyed my meal and the attention of the owner. I had a delicious salad and yummy fondue. I had meringues for dessert-enough for three people! Classic Swiss. Yum On a main street in Basel. If you like fondue go with friends.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Swiss, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Thursday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Friday
10:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 00:00
Saturday
17:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Elisabethenstrasse 34, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Vorstädte
  • Neighbourhood: Vorstädte
  • Phone Number: +41 61 272 11 05

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?