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Brasserie Barengraben

#17 of 380 Restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, Swiss, European, Grill
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Gr. Muristalden 1, Bern 3006, Switzerland
+41 31 331 42 18
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 61
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  • 6
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  • 2
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  • 3
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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
Since ever a safe bet

Food is very good and the restaurant is very nice and charming. Unfortunately the service was very average. In the past there was a more matching servant while no the person was very faceless and nothing special. Not very good but also not not very bad. But again the food is very good so for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Robin270
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food is very good and the restaurant is very nice and charming. Unfortunately the service was very average. In the past there was a more matching servant while no the person was very faceless and nothing special. Not very good but also not not very bad. But again the food is very good so for the food is always worth... More 

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Gelderland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We walked in there on a busy and warm and late Friday evening. Without a reservation we managed to get a table for 2. The reception was courteous and effective. The menu gives a wide range of typical ‘brasserie’ options and the wine list is extensive, as it boasts wines from all over Europa and of course Switzerland. We went... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

I've eaten here many times, outdoors on the pretty patio in summer, indoors in the cosy bistro-style restaurant in cooler months. The food is always good. I usually have the entrecote with herb butter and pommes allumettes. Unfortunately, I usually don't have space left for dessert, which I'm told are as good as they look (check out the glass case... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went here for lunch, sat in the terrace outside, received attentive service and the food - a goat cheese salad and the duck breast was excellent - good portions, beautifully served.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The food was excellent. Everything was well prepared and large portions. Clearly not for tourists, since the place was filled with locals, which speaks highly if it.

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West Yorkshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

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 

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Barcelona, Spain
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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 

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Muri bei Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

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Bern, Switzerland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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 

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Bern, Switzerland
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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!

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Address: Gr. Muristalden 1, Bern 3006, Switzerland
Phone Number: +41 31 331 42 18
Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
Average Prices: USD 25 - 99
Cuisine: French, Swiss, European, Grill

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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, European, Grill

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic

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