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Dunne Bierkade 3, 2512 BC The Hague, The Netherlands (Zuidwal)
+31 70 427 6888
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Ranked #52 of 826 Restaurants in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $28
Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Dutch, Brasserie, Organic
Neighborhood: Zuidwal
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Had dinner here with a friend last Saturday evening. Very warm and welcoming service in a trendy but warm interior. Good, fresh and well prepared food in great combinations. Service was never rushed although is was quite busy. We had the 3-courses surprise menu which was great. You can tell them what you don't like and what you are in... More

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

A local restaurant with high standards and exciting food. All that means that the service is warm and personal, with the chef often passing through the dining room and the other staff keen to help. We had a tremendous meal of local and very seasonal ingredients, sensitively and skillfully dealt with. Good wine recommendations were part of the performance.

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London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Although we had booked and printed the confirmation, they were surprised to see us - but never have we then had "we are thrilled you are here, come and have a nice evening" which we did. The kitchen is small, and ambitious. The setting is simple but pleasant. The menu was translated dish by dish by the co-owner, the chef's... More

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Seattle, WA
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very lovely and inviting. Menu wasn’t in English but everyone (including the chef?!) was ready to translate. Great service, interesting and tasty food and the staff was ready to offer suggestions. Don’t miss this little gem along the canal. Cod = $22.00, lamb =$25.00

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Houston
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I'd love to give this place a much better score as the food was generally very good and the service was impeccable. The main issue here is timing- it's terrible. I enjoy relaxed dining but waiting over an hour for the first course of 5 is too long. We then had a further wait of 40 minutes for our main... More

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Cairo, Egypt
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This restaurant is located in a place that is easy to overlook but it serves high quality and has good service. Prices are a bit above average, but it is worth it.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The best part of Basaal is the way they make you feel - so special and pampered! And the food is great also! We ate here Saturday evening with 4 of us and ordered 2 bottles of wine - a red and a white. After we ordered the wine the chef then decided what food went well with our choices,... More

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Eindhoven, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

I am actually not a Dutch food fan, but because of some friends from China visit me, so I was obligate to bring them to a good Dutch restaurant to taste some local food. This restaurant gave us a lot of surprise. The home made chicken liver pasté is really delicious, my friend even wanted to lick the bottle after... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

We took the 3 dish menu, which included a nicely prepared shrimp croquette, then a cod fish to finish with a selection of Dutch cheese (great surprise!) and an ice coffee. All very nice. Service is both extremely competent and pleasant. As an example, we ordered a glass of Chardonnay from an unknown place in France - and we were... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We eventually enjoy the food but took for ever to get to the table. 45 minutes sounds a little too much. Despite the long wait the food was nice but dishes lacked of the glamorous for the wait. As to say i can wait for some better presented dishes. Service is not the best and we kind of struggle to... More

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