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Restaurant Basaal

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Zuidwal
French, Organic, Dutch, European, Bistro
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Dunne Bierkade 3, 2514 CE The Hague, The Netherlands
+31 70 427 6888
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 34
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
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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
Second time; Jazz Festival weekend

My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Basaal back in March, so when we were in The Hague again at the end of August and saw that the restaurant was on our walk to the Amaze Escape which we were doing later in the evening, we decided to go back. We had loved the tasty food and their... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Rebecca W
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Gimel, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Gimel, Switzerland
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Basaal back in March, so when we were in The Hague again at the end of August and saw that the restaurant was on our walk to the Amaze Escape which we were doing later in the evening, we decided to go back. We had loved the tasty food and their... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

What a great place for a nice dinner! The Dutch restaurant week 6 years ago was for us as students at that time an opportunity to visit this nice restaurant for the first time. After graduating we are happy to come here a bit more often! Absolutely perfect service food and wines.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I came here for my one night in the Hague for dinner, alone. The restaurant was relatively empty inside, as most people were sitting outside. Decor and atmosphere were lovely. The service was amazing (even by US standards), everyone was so nice and I felt like they genuinely valued me as a customer, despite the fact that I'm relatively young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 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 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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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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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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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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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 14 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, Organic, Dutch, European, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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