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Restaurant Matisse

Burgfelderstrasse 188, Basel 4055, Switzerland
0615606066
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Ranked #3 of 407 restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: European, French, Swiss, Contemporary
Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
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English first
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

A superb find. Delicious and interesting food, excellent wines and very good standard of service. A memorable dinner not to be rushed. Looking forward to returning.

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Occidental, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Title says is all. The interior is slightly spartan, but I could care less about that. I am slightly redneck/hillbilly so portions seemed small in size for the price. Excellent service, taste and presentation. I went for a trial in the bistro in preparation for a b day dinner for my girlfriend. Single item menu, which happened to be a... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is not the first time we eat at this restaurant (I think it probably is the third or fourth time). We were here for a dinner around Easter, and we were not disappointed. The cuisine in this restaurant focuses on fresh and top-notch ingredients, often from their own garden, interesting and well-judged flavour combinations, prepared to perfection using a... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The restaurants serves a degustation menu from 4 to 7 courses excluding amuse-bouches (3 courses) and 1 desert choice. Each plate was a story being told by the gentleman guiding us through this adventure. This has been one of the best restaurants we have been to. It is not a quick discovery. We will be back. Recommend the cod dish... More

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Pratteln, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Each course was a culinary work of art! Fresh and seasonal ingredients combined with excellent wine pairings created wonderfully imaginative taste sensations. Service was superb. Great value for money and worth venturing out of the downtown area.

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Basel, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Spontaneously decided to go for dinner on a week night intrigued by positive TA reviews. Expectations were not only met, but truly exceeded - finally a place in Basel that can actually deliver modern haute cuisine with excellence! Delicious and very creative food (yet not to the extreme "art" form) - the duck in particular was divine! - wonderful wines,... More

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Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Following our brilliant office dinner at Osteria Tre (Bad Bubendorf) last year, I was challenged by the team to top the experience this year. And by jove we certainly did. I had read and heard rave reviews of Matisse, and not having experienced molecular cuisine before, I decided this was certainly worth a try - especially in the light of... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

Matisse is one of the most creative and inspiring restaurants in the world. I dined at many top restaurants in New York (e.g. Jean Georges, Per Se, The Modern) and Boston (O Ya, Clio, Journeyman) - Matisse is at the very top. The food is of amazing complexity and sophistication, combining dozens of ingredients into explosions of flavor. And the... More

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The restaurant is a true michelin place, with very unique tastes but it is not for everybody especially if you like simple and basic things for your food! The service takes too long to bring orders and in general you must be very patient for everything....

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Switzerland
Top Contributor
130 reviews 130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Matisse in Basel is a nice example of fine dining. We were there on a Saturday evening and there were only 6 guests. The inside is a mixture of styles. The building is quite new, which means a lot of square shapes. But they do try to make it a bit cozy. In our evening there were 2 very nice... More

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