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Basaal

Dunne Bierkade 3, 2512 BC The Hague, The Netherlands (Zuidwal)
+31 70 427 6888
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Ranked #67 of 787 restaurants in The Hague
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $29
Cuisines: French, Dutch, Brasserie, Organic
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Zuidwal
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Houston
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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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83 reviews 83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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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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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch there yesterday with a group of 26 persons. The food, wine and service were stunning, unhurried but attentive. I can safely recommend this restaurant and will be using it again.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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94 reviews 94 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Twelve of us have dinner here for my wife's birthday. One of those great nights, when everything went well from start to finish. We'd booked a table, and the restaurant were happy to let us move the booking back by half an hour to grab a quick drink in De Paas which is just down the road and also well... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This restaurant was near our B and B. We arrived without a reservation and were warmly welcomed. The food was terrific and the staff so helpful and friendly. Had an interesting dish of potatoes, special cheese and a sort of seaweed. Sounds weird but it was so good! Apperitif and wine were excellent. Then we tried the genever - for... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

our experience at Basaal was very good. We visited Basaal for the Restaurant Week August 2013. We had the fixed menu for the Restaurant Week and we took the wine suggestions by the restaurant staff. All the dishes were prepared freshly. Everything was tasty as it should be. Wine matched perfectly to the dishes. It was a warm and sunny... More

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