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Zur Harmonie

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Petersgraben 71 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 261 07 18
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Jugendstil Brasserie oben am Spalenberg. Marktfrische saisonale Kuche. Im...
Jugendstil Brasserie oben am Spalenberg. Marktfrische saisonale Kuche. Im Winter Moules, Austern, Sauerkraut & Blut und Leberwurts. Im Fruhling weisse Badische Spargeln.
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    Very good
  • 19
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  • 3
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Real Swiss restaurant

This place is clearly a local favorite based on the packed dining room and the largely male clients at lunch on their lunchtime break. I was placed on the communal table, which was fine. Food is real old time Swiss food, solid and tasty but not sophisticated. It was really in some ways like being... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
bryan c
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durham, NC
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durham, NC
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121 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This place is clearly a local favorite based on the packed dining room and the largely male clients at lunch on their lunchtime break. I was placed on the communal table, which was fine. Food is real old time Swiss food, solid and tasty but not sophisticated. It was really in some ways like being at a high end Swiss... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Short walk from our hotel. Wait was about a half hour for a table and it was worth it. Staff was friendly and helpful with the menu. Food was good swiss fare, fresh, hardy and excellent flavor. Nice selection of beers. Shared tables with friendly diners. Recommended.

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Haifa, Israel
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Very nice and authentic Swiss restaurant. Good and tasty food. Not cheap. But good. We liked. It was family lunch. Meat was good.

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Thank Maxim P
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015 via mobile

This is the yummiest Swiss food in Basel. And Harry is the best waiter ever! So friendly and delightful. We had a wonderful experience.

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chepstow
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

Went for a meal here in a group. Nice atmosphere. Had the rosti with sausage - it was bad...... Starter was OK Slow service....

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We arrived in Basel on Sunday and almost all the restaurants around our hotel were closed. The hotel suggested this restaurant and we arrived without reservations. But, as typical European fashion, we shared a long table with another couple. They do offer menus in English which was very helpful. I had a glass of white light crisp local wine and... More 

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York, ME
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Loved the neighborhood atmosphere of this restaurant. Had the veal sausage - which one reviewer panned - but found it and the rosti potatoes outstanding. Walked to restaurant from hotel and enjoyed neighborhood. Would have gone again if we had stayed another night but on our way to a river cruise boat the next day.

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Thank mikerealst
Temecula, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

My husband and I were directed to this restaurant by a local coffee shop that was about to close for the evening. Walking through the Spalentor Gate and walking the historic street was very enjoyable to discover this wonderful restaurant. We ate outside on the patio to watch and gaze at how the people of Basel live since this was... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

"Restauration Zur Harmonie" has the feel of a local neighborhood place. We walked by the restaurant on several occasions and the place always seemed busy, so we decided to give it a try. Even though it was fairly crowded the evening we ate there, we were seated immediately and the service was prompt. We were looking for a light meal... More 

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kent engalnd
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Read other reviews, so thought we would try this restaurant. My god, it was awful. We ordered the rosti with a veal sausage. Basically hotdog with dry potatoes and onions. And it was not cheap either. It was the worst meal i have ever had. I don't know if it was what we choose and there are better things on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Petersgraben 71 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 261 07 18

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 43
  • Cuisine: German

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Jugendstil Brasserie oben am Spalenberg. Marktfrische saisonale Kuche. Im Winter Moules, Austern, Sauerkraut & Blut und Leberwurts. Im Fruhling weisse Badische Spargeln.

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