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Bistro Kunstmuseum Basel

$$ - $$$
European, French, Swiss, Cafe, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
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St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 271 55 22
09:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Wed 09:00 - 19:00
Thu 09:00 - 09:00
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 19:00
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Guadalajara Metropolitan Area, Mexico
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132 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I have discover yet a museum restaurant that will be more than a cafeteria. So its fine to make a break, especially if you spend 3 hours in the place, choosing the best possible cake.

Thank Jean Pierre B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 December 2016

Very poor service for foreigners, I believe the staff is not used to have turists in the Restaurant. They were really really unpolite and not friendly at all. The Food was quite ok for the Price we payed. Actually we didn't like it so much but in the end we payed around 25CHF per Person, which is quite cheap for... More 

1 Thank SusanaQuaresma
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111 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016

As a customer you don't fee welcome , every questio you ask is too much to answer. Although the architecture of the place is worthwile , very modern. Expensive , little portions and not welcome.

Thank resqtaurant
What Cheer
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106 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We stopped into the Bistro while taking a tour of Basel, because we weren't familiar with the area and thought the Museum would have somewhere to eat. I was pleasantly surprised, the lunch crowd had left, so it wasn't very busy. I had the Cauliflower Soup and it was creamy and delicious. If you are at the museum and need... More 

Thank WhatCheerStephanie
Leeds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We came in for some food and A drink. I just wanted a tap water and they charged quite a high price of 2 Swiss chefs for that. I have been to many places in the world and never been charged for tap water. The prices are very high and you do not get much for your money. Be prepared... More 

1 Thank Mustgetslim
London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The food here is good - mainly for snacks and light lunches - not somewhere you will linger but where you can pop in if you are visiting the Kunstmuseum. The sandwiches were excellent and there is always a dish of the day. Paying with our recently devalued British pounds we found it relatively expensive - but that's Switzerland. It... More 

Thank Pamela738
London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

I slightly posh and slightly expensive place to have a bite to eat or a nice drink. It is in the entrance area to the Kunstmuseum and so has a very relaxed setting.

Thank Paulsview
Sydney, Australia
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149 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

This cafe is a good place for a rest between visits to the three gallery spaces which make up the Kunstmuseum. The Flammkuchen and salats looked great and the soup of the day was delicious. Like everywhere in Basel it's a bit expensive but the convenience and efficient, pleasant staff make it an easy option.

Thank Ozfemale
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

After 1:00 PM the choice at the counter inside the museum was limited. Nonetheless, my wife and I had a well prepared lunch time snack. The people at the counter were friendly and helpful. There was what seemed to be more of a restaurant attached to, but not within, the museum with tables indoors and outdoors.

Thank rgellert
Central, WI
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

It was sprinkling out and it didn't seem like they cared to wait on any of the 6 or 7 small tables outside. We were not in the rain but rather under an overhang. I noticed just about every table having to go inside to request food, drink and check service. Once we did, they seemed ok to bring food... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
European, French, Swiss, Cafe, International, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 09:00
09:00 - 19:00
09:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: St. Alban-Graben 16, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 271 55 22

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