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Restaurant Rubino

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$$$
Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Healthy
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Luftgasslein 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 333 77 70
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings
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.
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  • 67
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Be prepared to be surpried

Went there for dinner and were nicely pleased to realize that they only offered a surprise menu where you could get to choose the number of courses and between a meat, fish or vegetarian dish! Very nice experience and great food!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
morenom
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Switzerland
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Switzerland
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner and were nicely pleased to realize that they only offered a surprise menu where you could get to choose the number of courses and between a meat, fish or vegetarian dish! Very nice experience and great food!!

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Thank morenom
Stonington, Connecticut
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163 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We went to Restaurant Rubino for their fixed price six course dinner with accompanying wines and were overwhelmed. It was lovely. Each course was tastefully presented and the pairings of wine were perfect. It was a quiet and relaxing evening and the food was terrific. It was not inexpensive but the total experience was well worth the price. The wait... More 

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1 Thank IP3806
Basel, Switzerland
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227 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

I ate at Rubino for a business dinner and enjoyed the culinary surprise of having the chef Manuela Buser offer a menu of vegetarian, meat or fish. The food was generally hit versus miss, with both the mains and starters being interesting, well flavoured and a little quirky. I did not stay for dessert which apparently was a bit of... More 

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Thank Luke W
Chur, Graubunden, Switzerland
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160 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

We read about the Rubino on tripadvisor and decided to give it a go. And we were not disappointed. The surprised dinner was delicious from the first to the last bite. It is a creative kind of food you will find here, sometimes with suprising combinations that all proved to be really yummie. And then the wines. Oh yes, its... More 

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Thank Brigitte K
Breganzona, Switzerland
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is different than others: the menu concept is 'SURPRISE' ! You choose the number of plates; you can choose between fish, meet or vegetables but the real menu will be a surprise ! A good surprise, I assure you ! You will eat simple, good quality food, prepared with creativity and imagination, seved with a top quality and... More 

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Thank Ratoncilo_marinero
Copenhagen
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Decided to try this restaurant on a business trip after looking at the reviews. Well, it is not worth the 4.5. I mean the food is well presented but it is nothing special. Not for this price. But again if we have to worry about food prices in Switzerland nothing is worthy. I had the lamb and being a avid... More 

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Thank cmarsili
London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Our son and daughter in law treated us to a delicious four course meal together with the accompanying wines. We were a bit nervous being somewhat fussy eaters but Astrid the lovely hostess persuaded us to trust her and we were not disappointed. The carpaccio as the meat starter was so good I didn't think the next course could surpass... More 

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Thank Deirdre5552014
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Vegetarian option of the food is specially designed, but they are very strict in terms of lunch timings. First time they threw me out as I entered 5 minutes past their lunch time. However very expensive place

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1 Thank EktaPrithyani
San Francisco, California
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Outstanding tasting menu and wine pairings. Great setting. Friendly and knowledgable staff. Some of the best and freshest seafood and vegetarian ever (the "pulpo carpaccio" was especially excellent). Definitely one of Basel's best. Can't wait to go back!

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Thank gitanomericano
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Excellent food with a fun menu…you choose from a vegetarian, meat or fish option but the actual dish remains a secret! Plus you can choose wine pairings for each course. The food, service and overall style of the restaurant has been the best I've had in Basel. Our waitress, Astrid, was funny and informative. This is a great place for... More 

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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 29 - 47
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings

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

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