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Restaurants in Basel-Stadt

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10 places to eat in Basel-Stadt

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Zum Isaak
(5)
This new restaurant is located right next to the cathedral. It serves typically Swiss food and, really, you can eat well. We arrived quite early and, it being Sunday, it was quite empty at first. Then it filled up. The homemade lemon cream was delicious, and the main courses as well. Definitely a good place to eat what the locals eat and enjoy some of the rich local cuisine.
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Cafe Füsserkirche
This city surprised me with how many odd things you can find in churches. In this case it was a bar, just like it sounds, a very interesting bar, with its bar top, its tables, and its cakes or beer. You enter on the side of the church, like normal. But undoubtedly, the most curious thing is that the terrace reaches the interior of the church itself.
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Zur Harmonie
I visited this restaurant in Basel, after many recommendations from friends. The food is classically Swiss, and the decor is reminiscent of French breweries in the early twentieth century. The clientele is very international, so the waiters speak several languages, and the menu is available in a number of translations. As for the dishes - I must admit, I was expecting something much worse (sorry, Swiss friends!). Portions are generous, the meat is well-cooked, and most surprisingly, the prices are low. I recommend the rosti, the local potato pancake. Try it - you can count the number of good restaurants in Basel on one hand...
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Lily's
This is a restaurant frequented by all expats living in Basel. It serves Asian and Thai cuisine and has a refined décor. All tables seat 10 people. If you arrive with two or four people, you can sit down to dinner with strangers, ve hopefully speak your language. The food is very good, not gourmet, but excellent. The menu almost never repeats, but has all the classic dishes.
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Acqua
(1)
This is a very nice bar to go to to have a drink, and it is certainly more fun to go to this bar with a group of more than six people. The cocktails are excellent (although the servers are a little slow ... but that is very Swiss), the price is right and the place is comfortable. It is a highly recommended bar if you are visiting Basel!
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Pizzeria da Gianni
Probably the best pizzeria in Basel. The proof is that it is a favorite of the Italian community that lives there. Of course their specialty is pizza, but other great options are their meat dishes, rice dishes (mushrooms, my favorite) and pasta. The staff is friendly but don´t speak all languages so do not forget your cassette tapes with Italian or German, or learn to talk with your hands!
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Baltazar
This is one of the best restaurants in Basel. The cuisine is high quality. You can a tuna steak with wasabi mash that is absolutely amazing, but the ingredients are basic and well harmonized. The décor is nice, modern, bright and quiet (surprisingly, given the proximity of the pedestrian streets). The wine list is very complete. It is a perfect place to invite your other half for dinner to talk with one of your business clients. However, this place is quite expensive, about 100 euros per person. But when you know what types of restaurants are in this city, you can understand that it is worth visiting, the quality is flawless.
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Spiga
On the hunt for the best Cappuccino in Basel! :)
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