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“Good variety of menu items and Prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Block House Restaurant

Block House Restaurant
Hochbergerstrasse 70 | CH-4057 Basel, Basel 4057, Switzerland
+41 61 633 30 20
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Ranked #37 of 436 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $60
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Block House has been serving the finest steaks sourced from its own specialist boucherie since 1968. Crisp on the outside, succelent and delicate pink on the inside, our steaks are served with our popular side dishes and fitting wines, all in the unwaveringly high quality that we stand for as a family business. It all begann in 1968 with the first Block House restaurant on Dorotheenstrasse in Hamburg. And now we welcome more than six million guest a year to our 45 restaurants located throughout Europe. The menu is identical in all of our restaurants, as is the typical Block House cosy ambience that invites you to combine good food with communication.
Newmarket, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Good variety of menu items and Prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Large outdoor patio and more comfortable area inside-- ey still open to the outside. Food quality was good and menu variety excellent but prices are tailored to the business client. While we picked the more inexpensive items, the food was served quickly and was good quality

Visited May 2013
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Kenya
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67 reviews 67 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Great steak poor service!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

One of the best steaks in Basel, I'm a frequent visitor but what hopeless service tonight. The formula is simple, a salad, a steak and potato, should be easy. The salad arrived quickly, the steak (medium rare) took 30 more minutes and to top it all a 25 minute wait to pay the bill! Yes it was busy but not full, p.enty of staff running around but with the wonderful ability to ignore their guests. What a shame....

Visited September 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
“The Best...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stayed at the Beat Western which was great and then this place which is one of the best I've ever experienced. The lamb steak was truly outstanding to say the very least. I just wish the portion was slightly bigger as I had to order it twice to satisfy my taste buds and tummy. Going by the lamb I think the beef steaks will be record breaking... An absolute must of your in Basel. Please make the portions bigger..... Brilliant. My mouth waters as I type!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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“Great ribeye and fantastic customer service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Went on Friday night with my wife. Great steaks are hard to come by in Basel but having been here 4x now, this place has great consistency. Open kitchen grill is a nice touch.

What keeps us coming back is the exemplary service by the host and waitstaff. Have a large group? No problem! You would like the included green salad and instead substitute have the tomato onion salad.. or even the Caesar? No problem! of course no extra charge! What's that, you have 4 kids with your group? Happy to have them. This type of super customer service is very welcome and sometimes rare in Basel so for an American like me, I am delighted to keep going back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New River Gorge, WV
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“Great Cheeseburger!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We ate here while staying at the Best Western Stuck hotel next door. Got back from an all-day tour so this was very convenient for dinner. Cheeseburger, salad and sides were all very good. We had a table in front of the grill so could watch the chef at work. A bit pricey, cheeseburger with side $19, but it was very tasty.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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