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Brasserie Barengraben

#19 of 394 Restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
French, Swiss, Grill
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Gr. Muristalden 1, Bern 3006, Switzerland
+41 31 331 42 18
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
A cozy place to visit, and tasty desserts

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Carlos C
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Barcelona, Spain
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Entertaining clients
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Barcelona, Spain
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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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!

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Cotonou, Benin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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 

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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.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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

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Scarborough
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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 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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189 reviews 189 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 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 

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Basel
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We enjoy going there with the kids after visiting the bears. The food is nice, the service can be slow, as it is crowded most of the time.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Entertaining clients

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