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Restaurant Rubino

Luftgasslein 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 333 77 70
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Ranked #23 of 428 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $32 - $52
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: At Restaurant Rubino, Beat Rubitschungwelcomes people who like to consumeconsciously and value a sustainable lifestyle.Manuela Buser’s imaginative creationscouple light Mediterranean cuisinewith market fresh ingredients of regionaland organic provenience. Naturally,everything is made in-house. The lunchmenu varies with the seasons; at dinneryou are pampered with a surprise menu:Guests can choose between vegetarian,meat or fish and from 2 to 5 courses.For every course, the host recommendschoice wines from Switzerland and otherEuropean regions.
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English first
San Francisco, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Basel. The restaurant is small and intimate by design. Upfront, you should know that the restaurant pretty much has a set daily menu that is unknown to the guest. When you are presented with a Menu card, your options are: 2, 3, or 4 courses (if I remember correctly, or it could... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Rubino is a surprise in Basel. You select the number of courses you want and meat, fish or vegetable. Then the menu come as a surprise! Everything is well presented and delicious. The lady running the restaurant is quite entertaining too, which helps! Only thing I could not enjoy was that the bottle of wine came already opened to the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have been coming to rubino for 4 years, dinning twice a year. Normally it is a highlight of our annual week in basel - inventive well executed food served with welcoming charm. On a 2014 visit the food was rubbery, the service insulting and the wines ungenerous. Avoid.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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103 reviews 103 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Went for a business meeting and had a thoroughly stylish and pleasant time. It can be a little difficult to hear each other as it's quite a lively acoustic. But the food is very good, and their steaks are mouthwateringly juicy. The set lunch doesn't have a huge variety of optuions, but it was served quickly and was fresh and... More 

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Haute Savoie, France
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

There is no menu here. You choose the amount of courses that you would like and then enjoy the delicious surprise.The wine selection was excellent.Do reserve in at advance , they get very busy by 7.30pm

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Switzerland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Restaurant Rubino’s is located centrally in the old town of Basel very close to the Munster und the square Bankverein in a side street and, thus ideally reachable by many public transportation options. Restaurant Rubino’s dinner theme is that they will surprise you with. A first surprise was that they waitress introduce herself and, very unusual for Switzerland, asked us... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Chose to try it out based on Trip Advisor reviews and left baffled - really don't understand what all the fuss is about. Snooty and incompetent waitress coupled with an uninspired menu "surprise" (for the mains the same set of sides was served with both fish and meat, which did not really complement either). Definitely not worth the time or... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We turned up at this restaurant by looking at the reviews which were highly rated on trip advisor. We were lucky as it was not busy on the night we went as you normally have to book and we just turned up unannounced and was met by Astrid. The atmosphere was very relaxing and comfortable. We were given the option... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The 3-course menu was delicious and the presentation was beautiful, while the lady attending us was very nice and explained what we were having. The only negative aspect was the noise she was making with the cutlery, while putting it away. It was almost annoying. The location is central and easy to find. I would definitely recommended it!

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Switzerland
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95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

We visited the Restaurant Rubino in Basel with a group of friends. The food in our 3-course dinner menu was very good, service was excellent and the wines we tasted and that had been selected by the host Beat in accordance with the menu were just spectacular. This is a nice restaurant in the centre of Basel that is highly... More 

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Additional Information about Restaurant Rubino

Address: Luftgasslein 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 61 333 77 70
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 32 - 52

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