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Dunne Bierkade 3, 2512 BC The Hague, The Netherlands (Zuidwal)
+31 70 427 6888
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Ranked #44 of 879 Restaurants in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $27
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
Description: Restaurant Basaal has been based at Dunne Bierkade, one of the most beautiful canals in the centre of The Hague since 2001. Chef Bas Oonk has led the way for years with his culinary style on Avenue Culinaire, a range of restaurants and cafes on Dunne Bierkade, each with their own unique and international style. Cosy restaurant and terrace Basaal serves dishes from the European kitchen in a warm, contemporary and intimate atmosphere. The restaurant consists of the adjoined parterres of two small town houses. In the summertime you can enjoy dining on the spacious terrace with view on the charming Dunne Bierkade. Kitchen Over the past few years, Bas Oonk's kitchen has evolved into a contemporary, basic style using regional products. For several years, Restaurant Basaal has been a member of Euro Toques, a collaborative that focuses on the use of natural, and preferably regional and seasonal produce. In 2015, the Michelin guide awarded the efforts and consistent quality of Basaal with a BiB Gourmand. 'Bib' is short for Bibendum, the Michelin man, that awards a mark of distinction to eating establishments that offer an excellent meal for under 37 euros.
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  • French first
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The menu is changing daily, so you never know 100% what the choice of the day is. The friendly staff will explain the specials of the day at the table, which makes it even harder to make a choice. Everything sounds amazing! We took a 6-course chefs menu (why choose one thing if you can taste all?) and we were... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Now this was a real big surprise in my own town! If you wish a lovely evening complemented by beautiful creative dishes that taste awesome, you can go here. If you are in a rush, skip this place cause for this beauty you need to take your time to sip some wine and have your food prepared with love. And... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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Senior Contributor
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
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132 reviews 132 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
67 helpful votes 67 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
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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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Additional Information about Basaal

Address: Dunne Bierkade 3, 2512 BC The Hague, The Netherlands
Phone Number: +31 70 427 6888
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague>  > Zuidwal
Open Hours:
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 27
Cuisine: French, Dutch, Brasserie, Organic

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