We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Restaurant Rubino

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Healthy
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Luftgasslein 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 333 77 70
Website
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: At Restaurant Rubino, Beat Rubitschungwelcomes people who like to...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 79 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 51
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent lunch experience

We visited this restaurant for lunch as a group of 11 work colleagues. I was blown away by the delicious vegetarian meal I was served. It was delicate and balanced extravaganza of different flavors and textures,,, a warm dish with different fungi tossed with herbs and some vegetables with baked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
priya s
,
Switzerland
Good for:
  • Doing business
Add Photo Write a Review

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Switzerland
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We visited this restaurant for lunch as a group of 11 work colleagues. I was blown away by the delicious vegetarian meal I was served. It was delicate and balanced extravaganza of different flavors and textures,,, a warm dish with different fungi tossed with herbs and some vegetables with baked peaches... seriously it was a treat to the gustatory sensations...... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have eaten at Rubino on several occasions but we recently went with friends for the 4 course meal and wine combined. This was the best experience so far. the Food was excellent and the wine which was poured with every course was superb. We were slightly fussy eaters including a non-lactose, non-gluten and non-drinkers, but all tastes were catered... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I love the fact that you are surprised with every course of the menu! In addition it is the small samplers between couses that keep you engaged. Offset with a great wine list we were just so impressed with this place.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Welwyn Garden City
Level Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Came here in a large group for a business meeting mid week. The food was good, it is very unique and interesting, i liked the concept that there is no menu. The dessert I really liked, beet root sorbet! However place was empty so atmosphere was not great. Service was not very warm not to mention that being disrupted mid... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
rubinobasel, Inhaber at Restaurant Rubino, responded to this review

Dear Ajadri Thanks much for writing down your experience at Restaurant Rubino. I'm glad you liked the food and the concept. At the same time i want to apologize that you were not satisfied with the service. Since it's a surprise menu, we explain it at the table, so our guests are informed what they get served. It would be... More 

Level Contributor
105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I am somewhat generous now (the dessert wasnt really fabulous) but i Cant say snygging else Tham this: i wish i had a place like this close to where i live! Great design of the restaurant, lovely helpful staff. Great concept with menu, and excellt Wines. When languages stoppet us, the manager took help from signs or nearby seated guests.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
rubinobasel, Inhaber at Restaurant Rubino, responded to this review

Dear F-valley Thanks much for your review on TripAdvisor. We're happy to read that you enjoyed your evening at Rubino's. Best regards Beat Rubitschung More 

Level Contributor
75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I love this place, I'm always enjoying the moments there. The atmosphere is friendly and you always feel welcomed! The menu is a surprise every time since the concept is that you can't choose more than if you would like to have fish, vegetarian or meet. The food is always good and the wine is a great match every time.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
95 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I eat here about twice a year. Be it with business acquaintances or family - it's always a wonderful experience. A warm atmosphere, friendly staff - the owner himself is on the premises - but most of all a grand cuisine both for lunch and dinner. Meat lover or vegetarian - you will find something on the intentionally small menu.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
rubinobasel, Inhaber at Restaurant Rubino, responded to this review

Dear Watching_the_River Thank you for writing down your thoughts and your loyalty with Restaurant Rubino. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your last stay and would be happy welcoming you back soon. Best regards Beat Rubitschung More 

San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rubinobasel, Inhaber at Restaurant Rubino, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your detailed feedback about Rubino. I gladly pass that praise on to my team and hope to welcome you soon again at the restaurant. Your host Beat Rubitschung More 

Basel, Switzerland
Level Contributor
12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
rubinobasel, Inhaber at Restaurant Rubino, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for sharing your thoughts about your last stay at restaurant Rubino. We're glad to read that you were satisfied with our dishes. Since we're serving almost exclusively wine by the glass, we open a new bottle when the other is empty. If you ordered a whole bottle - you are absolutely right - it has to... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Restaurant Rubino also viewed

Basel, Canton of Basel
Basel, Canton of Basel
 
Basel, Canton of Basel
 

Been to Restaurant Rubino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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:
Monday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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 28 - 46
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Healthy

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Luftgasslein 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 333 77 70

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 46
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Restaurant Rubino and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Restaurant Rubino staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?