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.

Brasserie Barengraben

#16 of 374 Restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, Swiss, Grill
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
Gr. Muristalden 1, Bern 3006, Switzerland
+41 31 331 42 18
Website
Add hours for Brasserie Barengraben and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 111 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 56
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Great Swiss Dining

Had an excellent meal in this really old established restaurant here in Bern, opposite the Bear Pit. This really bis a quality restaurant with very efficient staff and the food was awesome. Excellent selection of traditional dishes and a very nice wine selection. I opted for a tasty salad starter... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Yorkie1948
,
West Yorkshire
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
West Yorkshire
Top Contributor
438 reviews 438 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Had an excellent meal in this really old established restaurant here in Bern, opposite the Bear Pit. This really bis a quality restaurant with very efficient staff and the food was awesome. Excellent selection of traditional dishes and a very nice wine selection. I opted for a tasty salad starter that we all shared and then I had the Calves... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Barcelona, Spain
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I totally loved this place. It's is located next to the bears' pit, and it has sort of a nice view. Inside it is cozy and nicely decorated, the staff is very friendly and speak English, French, and German. The food was very good as well. I asked for some duck thighs with honey sauce, which was delicious. My wife... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Muri bei Bern, Switzerland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

A mix of classic french and swiss dishes. Excellently prepared. Absolutly everything prepare fresh including the thin french fries. Foie Gras (goose liver) terrine is out of this world! Baby chicken, mmmmmm! Lamb rack come cookked medium rare, mmmmmm (tell them ahead of time if you want it cooked at another temperature! Vegetables seasoned perfectly! Champage and wine menu is... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bern, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We saw on the menu that they offered calf's liver, calf's kidney and calf's sweetbreads and asked the waiter whether it would be possible to have a mixed plate with all three products for all 3 of us. After discussing this with the kitchen we were told that this would be possible and ordered it accordingly. All the meat was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bern, Switzerland
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Fine french cuisine with swiss influence and some good french wines. Don't forget to taste the fantastic homemade desserts!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Cotonou, Benin
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Now this is an excellent place over the bridge next to the bear area. Excellent quick and professional service with a carte de brasserie that will bring something for all tastes. The tiny terrace is very cosy and the atmosphere very Swiss the evening I went with colleagues from abroad. My salade aux croutons et lardons very fresh and the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Basel, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The food was excellent. It was very fresh and the portions were big. I had The fish which was very well grilled and juicy. My boyfriend had the steak tartar and absolutely loved it. The atmosphere was great and the waiters were very friendly.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Found this place bu chance, u need to go through Tourism office. Good variety, menu in several languages, quick service , tasty and freshly made beer and magnificent views on the old town... I recommend for a lunch to recharge your batteries to explore Bern more

Was this review helpful? Yes
Scarborough
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

The menu is quite extensive by Swiss standards and they offer a variety of seasonal dishes. Needless to say, there is something for everyone. The food is of high quality and the portions were very decent. It is on the pricier side but you get what you pay for, which makes this restaurant totally worth it. The restaurant is definitely... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zurich, Switzerland
Top Contributor
188 reviews 188 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Brasserie Bärengraben has it all: a scenic setting just next to the Bärengraben (Bear pit) across the bridge from the old city; a gourmet menu (Michelin and Gault & Millau rated); good wines; excellent service; a high but not exorbitant price range. The menu is obviously French-inspired (especially the appetizers), and there is an excellent selection of meat and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Brasserie Barengraben also viewed

Bern, Bern Mittelland District
Bern, Bern Mittelland District
 
Bern, Bern Mittelland District
Bern, Bern Mittelland District
 

Been to Brasserie Barengraben? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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: Gr. Muristalden 1, Bern 3006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 331 42 18

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 99
  • Cuisine: French, Swiss, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Brasserie Barengraben and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Brasserie Barengraben 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?