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Cheval Blanc

Blumenrain 8 | @ Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois, Basel 4001, Switzerland
+41 61 260 50 50
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Ranked #2 of 404 restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $100
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Paris
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

Food is classic french, but the excellent starter of smoked eel-beet root-wasabi-black garlic had a modern touch and a spectular presentation. Crispy langoustines in a mild curry sauce and sole-lobster-caviar in rose champagne sauce, which followed, were both outstanding, and a fine strawberry pudfing concluded the dinner. The meal starts with four amuse bouche and concludes with five sweets. Classic... More

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your lovely feedback concerning your recent dinner at Cheval Blanc. We were delighted to receive such a great compliment and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the Mediterranean haute cuisine, our sensitive as well as courteous service. Furthermore, your words - that we have potential to be a three star restaurant –... More

Esher
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We had read a suggestion to go here on a sunny day for lunch since it is located right on the Rhein. We chose the menu of the day and weren't disappointed. The food was fabulous--great combination of flavors, superbly prepared and presented, just the right quantity. We were greeted with a taste from the kitchen, had a soup, fish... More

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest We would like to thank you for your restaurant stay at Cheval Blanc and sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We are happy that you enjoyed our daily changing lunch recommendation- combined with our excellent service as well as our great wine list with over 700 global positions. The smart decor was chosen by heart as the food should... More

Basel, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

It was end of summer and was still hot! We stayed on the balcony and was great! Cocktails were good, but the service was just ok (in a place like this you could expect more) Pricy place if you want to have a fancy night!

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for taking the time to leave a statement about our restaurant Cheval Blanc. We are pleased to note that you remember the balcony and the cocktails positively. Furthermore, we deplore to hear that your experience regarding the service did not fully meet your expectations. We appreciate your feedback and hope to have the opportunity to welcome... More

Shanghai
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

On November 13, we went to lunch at the said restaurant, and brought a bottle of Chateau Mouton Rothschild 1990, to celebrate my husband’s birthday on that date with 2 friends. Upon request from me to open the bottle and pay the corkage charges, the waiter said “Oh, I have to ask”, whereupon some minutes later 2 staff members came... More

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear Madam Thank you for having taken the time to leave a statement concerning our restaurant Cheval Blanc. We deplore to hear that your experience at the Cheval Blanc did not fully meet your expectations. Regarding your remark, we would like to inform you about our corkage policy: We do not offer any corkage service in our gastronomic restaurant as... More

england
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

Went here with my wife last week , greeted by the main man himself which was very good in such a great place. Went for the taster menu which was excellent and nothing we didn't like. Service was impeccable and also had some good chatter with everyone which is nice. Got introduced to Hendricks and cucumber which in itself was... More

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest Thank you for your visit to the restaurant Cheval Blanc and your great review on TripAdvisor. We are very glad that you and your wife enjoyed our gastronomic menu, the perfect service and the exquisite cheese selection – we will forward your compliment to each member of the team. Moreover, we are happy to assist you in making... More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Today I had the privilege to eat at this restaurant. Everything was superb: meal, service, ambiance... I went there with my wife for lunch and we both got delighted. This restaurant really deserves 2 Michelin Stars.

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you so much to review your lunchtime at Cheval Blanc on TripAdvisor. We were delighted to receive such a great compliment and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed the cuisine, our service and the ambience. We would appreciate to welcoming you in the near future. Best regards Reto Kocher General Manager More

Basel
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

My husband and I got a voucher from friends for a dinner in the Cheval Blanc. The dinner exceeded all expectations we had and was one of the best dinners we ever had. Comparing to L'auberge de L'ill which is a 3 star Michelin near-by, we both felt Le Cheval Blanc was much more worth a 3 star status. We... More

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear Madam Thank you for your lovely feedback concerning your recent dinner at Cheval Blanc. It is a great pleasure and honor for us that we could meet and even exceed your expectations. Furthermore, your words - that we are much more worth than a three star status and that you had one of your best dinners - makes us... More

Montgomery, Alabama
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We celebrated a birthday here in August 2013 and it was terrific. We went for lunch, had their businessman's lunch which ended up being about 7 courses of great food, and of course fabulous service. The view was to die for as we were seated on a balcony overlooking the Rhine river. It was a nice day and people were... More

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear Madam Many thanks for your comment on the occasion of your birthday party at the restaurant Cheval Blanc. We are proud to read that you had a marvelous business lunch menu - combined with our remarkable service. Moreover, it is a pleasure for us that you could follow the spectacle on the river during your lunchtime. We are looking... More

Neustadt an der Weinstrasse, Germany
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Go there for lunch and their three course lunch - great food, even bigger value. Bring around two hours of your time with you and it will be one of your most enjoyable days of the year. Flawless in every aspect - see just the encomia elswhere on this page: Nothing to be added to those.

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear Sir Thank you for your statement about you restaurant visit at Cheval Blanc. We really appreciate that you enjoyed our daily changing lunch recommendation. Furthermore, we are delight to hear that your time in our restaurant provided you one of the most pleasant days of the year. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again very... More

Dunmow
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

I spied only 8 tables in the exquisitely decorated restaurant. A candlelabra on our table to compliment the natural sunlight of the summer evening, spotless linen, wonderfully generous, courteous, and yet irreverant staff, and a sommelier of some substance...where to stop? This has to be one of the dining highlights of my adulthood. The food was sublime, the fine pedigree... More

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lestroisrois, Manager at Cheval Blanc, responded to this review

Dear guest Many thanks for your detailed description and your great feedback of your recent stay at the restaurant Cheval Blanc. It was a pleasure for us to have you as our guest. Your comments on TripAdvisor are very important to us and we believe other travellers will also enjoy reading your kind words. We thank you for taking the... More

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