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Basaal

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Zuidwal
French, Organic, Dutch, Brasserie
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Dunne Bierkade 3, 2514 CE The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 427 6888
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Basaal has been based at Dunne Bierkade, one of the most...
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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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Chicken Liver, Bacon and Onions

What a fantastic dish and fabulous place. I went there with a good friend and it never stops to amaze me.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
hazelzet
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greece
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
greece
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

What a fantastic dish and fabulous place. I went there with a good friend and it never stops to amaze me.

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We have visited here 3 times during the last 6 month. The fish and vegetarian dishes are excellent (we don't eat meat, so I don't have an opinion on those dishes). The fish is not only fresh but usually perfectly prepared. Though once the fish was a bit overcooked rather than perfect, but when we mentioned it, the loss was... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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119 reviews 119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I do not think that I will come back - it should be all as recommendation or lack of it (whatever you prefer first). The restaurant is located nearly out of the city centre, but still not so far away, so you can enjoy your walk (unless it is raining 50/50 chance). The interior of the restaurant is cosy, and... More 

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The Hague, Netherlands
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great, original menu without any fusion fuss. Just well prepared authentic dishes, accompanied by very nice wine. Steak tartare is a classic there. Staff caters to individual needs. You feel well taken care off. I love the fact that it is located at one of prettiest canals in The Hague.

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New Orleans, LA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Nice service-translated the Dutch menu to us and explained the dishes well. Good food-daily menu, using only what's fresh/in season. Will go back!

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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
30 helpful votes 30 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Dunne Bierkade 3, 2514 CE The Hague, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  South Holland Province  >  The Hague>  > Zuidwal
  • Neighborhood: Zuidwal
  • Phone Number: +31 70 427 6888

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 24
  • Cuisine: French, Organic, Dutch, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Romantic, Local cuisine

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.
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

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