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“A mixed bag of Emotions” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Restaurant Stucki

Restaurant Stucki
Bruderholzallee 42, Basel 4059, Switzerland
+41 61 361 82 22
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Ranked #16 of 435 Restaurants in Basel
Price range: $46 - $206
Cuisines: European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Bangkok/Zurich/London
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“A mixed bag of Emotions”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

Dining at a truly top class establishment raises expectations to the highest notch. We enjoyed the full dinner menu but without the help of the written descriptions in front of us we would have had a hard time identifying what each of the 9 courses (except the excellent cheese selection of course) contained. The inaudibly mumbled verbal announcement preceding each course was not helpful, especially if delivered without a smile. This slight criticism notwithstanding we appreciated that it must be a bore to repeat something like: "this is a pike perch in miso marinade with sesame fennel in mint oil...etc." every evening at each table covering all dishes.
Tanja Grandits' style is truly unique and very innovative - for some guests with more traditional tastes and pallets less sophisticated, perhaps a trifle too inventive.
The wine list is a treasure and even those less fortunate can find a good bottle they can finance. Mr. Graf Grandits knows his wines and can give expert advice so that the guests culinary experience can be rounded off by well matched vintages.
One of the Senior Contributors on Trip Advisor mentioned that the Mojitos are outstanding. Do not believe him. As experts on cocktails we must advise against such experiments. Just stick to a glass of Champagne or Prosecco if you desire to begin the dinner fete with an aperitif.
Unless you wish to carry a lot of cash to dinner it is also advisable "not to leave home without it" i.e. a credit card

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Great for a Business lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

I had an excellent business lunch at the Stucki - Tanja Grandits is a talented chef and uses excellent produce. The food was extremely enjoyable with excellent service which was both professional and informative without being over bearing. My favourite restaurant in Basel.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Rheinfelden, Switzerland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Had a business lunch here! A truly excellent experience, quality all around and with a very reasonably priced lunch menu. Can't wait to go back.

Visited March 2013
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Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The food at the 'Stucki Bruderholz' is of really good quality. It's very fresh and seasoned nicely. I started with a perfectly cooked carabiniero, then I had veal with asparagus. Then I had an amazing chocolate dessert. The service is very friendly and professionel. It is definitely one of my favourite restaurants in Basel!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Zurich, Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurant experiences ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

It's difficult to write review this restaurant without resorting to commonplace phrases. This restaurant is truly unique. Tanja Grandits offers high quality food, and doesn't hesitate to reinterpret traditional dishes. I have eaten at this restaurant a few times over the last three years, taking single dishes, sometimes the complete menu courses, often combined with drinks and wine. I wouldn't know what to criticize. The mojitos were excellent (often difficult to fine in Switzerland), the wine list exquisite, the food is refreshingly innovative and astonishingly tasty. Even a simple dish like a hamburger was overwhelming. What probably impressed me the most were the vegetarian and Asian-inspired dishes, but the meat and the fish were amazing as well. Other people have already pointed out the impressive cheese selection, which I can only confirm. This is clearly one of the leading restaurants in Switzerland! It's true that the restaurant is not cheap, but while I often regret restaurants visits that lead to much smaller bills, I am always entranced by Ms Grandits food, wanting to go back soon!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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