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Restaurant Kunsthalle

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Steinenberg 7 | 4001 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 272 42 33
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59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I came with a large group, as in more than 50 people at the same time. Thus service and food quality are perhaps understandably a bit off. Food wise, judging by the amount of people eating, should be good, but mine was a let down - an average at best. I believe locals dont eat here, and mostly business people... More 

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Thank Mulyadi K
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 21 February 2017

Requested a table in the formal, right hand side of the restaurant, rather than the more casual, bar restaurant side. The service was attentive. The food was good and the wine (Primitivo) was excellent. The tables are spaced well apart, so you dont feel crowded or too close to other diners. It was relatively quiet, but it was a Monday... More 

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Thank CRH27
RestaurantKunsthalle, Manager at Restaurant Kunsthalle, responded to this review

Dear CRH27 Many thanks for taking the time to leave a positive comment on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read that we could convince you of our quality of Services and that you like our Dessert trolley. It would be nice to wlecome you back soon again. Your Kunsthalle-Team More 

Switzerland
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We always enjoy having dinner here before going to the theatre and prefer the traditional part called the "Schluuch" to the other part of the restaurant which is "white linen" and a bit more top notch. It is important to let them know that you have a time schedule and they will make sure that everything runs smoothly. Our favourites... More 

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Thank Ursula P
RestaurantKunsthalle, Manager at Restaurant Kunsthalle, responded to this review

Dear Ursula P Thank you for your positive feedback on Tripadvisor. It is nice to know that you are visiting us on a regular base and always enjoying our food and selection of wines. We are looking forwar to welcome you back soon again. Best regards Team-Kunsthalle More 

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Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Booked as a hotel recommendation to celebrate a Christmas family celebration a long way from home. We do not speak German as the Maitre'd would have realised as he seated us. Menu was in German and we waited nearly 1/2 hour before we could get someone to explain. Another 3/4 of an hour later and we were given our meals... More 

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Thank Maryjane B
RestaurantKunsthalle, Manager at Restaurant Kunsthalle, responded to this review

Dear Maryjane We are very sorry to hear that our quality of service was not up to your expected level. On Christmas Eve we were fully booked and it took a Little bit more time; we are sorry about that. It is important for us to provide to our guests top service in an environment of greatest comfort. Therefore we... More 

Istanbul, Turkey
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509 reviews
409 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We dined ina hospital-like private room as the main hall was occupied by a loud chistmas party. Menu is succint and without flair except for a couple local dishes. Special alba truffles tasteless and tagliolini unsalted. Main dish bland. Nice dessert tray. Expensive

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Thank Corrado_foodpasha
RestaurantKunsthalle, Manager at Restaurant Kunsthalle, responded to this review

Dear Corrado_foodpasha We are very sorry to hear that our quality of products was not up to your expected level. It is important for us to provide to our guests top service in an environment of greatest comfort. Therefore we highly appreciate suggestions and inputs in order for us to integrate them in our regular internal staff trainings. Nevertheless, we... More 

Paulhan, France
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170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

I have eaten here on several occasions over the past 30+ years. It is special. It is one of Basel’s exclusive restaurants –- as important to be seen as to be seen eating -- that must be adjusting to change because they do have a tap room and serve the same menu there as in the beautiful dining room in... More 

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Thank JPDeA-43
RestaurantKunsthalle, Manager at Restaurant Kunsthalle, responded to this review

Dear JPDeA-43 Many thanks for taking the time to leave a positive comment on Tripadvisor. We are very pleased to read that you've enjoyed our "classic dishes" and had a lovely evening at the restaurant. We would be happy to welcome you soon again. Best regards Kunsthalle Team More 

Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Our waiter was nice and professional. Unfortunately my two companions did not enjoy their meal at all (ragout and liver). Stick to the steak.

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1 Thank JNanninga
RestaurantKunsthalle, Manager at Restaurant Kunsthalle, responded to this review

Dear JNanninga Thank you for your feedback. We are always trying to improve on our dishes and feedback like yours help us. It would be nice to welcome you again in our Restaurant. More 

Columbus, Ohio
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261 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Good thing I hadn't read the bad reports ahead of time or I would not have tried this place. Nice afternoon, beautiful outdoor setting. Our server was really great, recommended the two entrees we selected. Food was very delicious and beautifully presented. We absolutely recommend this place.

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Thank rac-columbus
Zurich, Switzerland
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100 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Vive les sauces, vive le terrible. We walked in feeling ok walked out feeling terrible and a few hounded francs less. This was really a bad experience that remembers you how much better you can eat at home if you do not know where to go. We had a terrible gazpacho (which had very little to do with a gazpacho),... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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114 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

I've been here several times for business lunches (including today) and it's one of my favourite local options. I really like the interior and in summer being able to sit outside, it's really beautiful. Unfortunately the service is patchy, quite slow and today the starter of green salad for Chf 14 could not have been more basic. Service wise Restaurant... More 

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Thank DGM_1981

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Swiss, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 12:00
Thursday
09:00 - 01:00
Friday
09:00 - 01:00
Saturday
09:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Steinenberg 7 | 4001 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Vorstädte
  • Neighbourhood: Vorstädte
  • Phone Number: +41 61 272 42 33

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