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Brasserie Au Violon

Certificate of Excellence
French, Swiss, European, Central European, Fusion
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Im Lohnhof 4, Basel 4051, Switzerland
61 269 87 11
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Basel, Switzerland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Violon just received the bib gourmand by Michelin. It is well deserved. The atmosphere is like a nice established brasserie and the food reflects the wonderful development of French cuisine. With good product and creativity : a diner is a journey to france/Paris.

Thank AK_BS2014
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good ambiance in the restaurant; nice selection of dishes. We had starters, main and desserts. The mousse au canard was excellent, although the toast was too thick for this purpose. The fish (filet de dorade) was lovely, shame about the large serving of boring mashed potatoe (which had no flavour). The dessert (trio of creme brulee) was original and very... More 

Thank Bernadette D
San Francisco, CA
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

When you stay at Au Violon, you are in what was once a convent and later prison. But no spooky vibes. Just the opposite! The rooms are very clean, the staff affable and efficient. The rooms for sure are older--you notice it pretty quickly--but the rest make up for it. The hotel is nestled in small wooded area, above the... More 

Thank MOR63
Basel, Switzerland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a table at 7PM on a Thursday evening in summer. Waited a full hour for the maIn course, meal was fine but still not worth the wait.

Thank Dominique P
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

First time today with an group of foreign clients. Gosh, they were impressed with the starters through to desserts and coffee. I had the sea bream--skin crispy and so tender inside. Compliments to the Chef!

Thank Yves22
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754 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 200 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a very nice meal in this interesting restaurant that used to be a prison I had the pork dish while my wife had the vegetarian option The service was very professional It's an expensive meal

Thank bradyboy2
Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Brasserie Au Violon is a local favourite that consistently serves fresh, tasty and well-prepared French brasserie fare. On this particular occasion, enjoyed a perfectly-poached salmon with a chorizo foam and risotto, followed by a scrumptious lemon and fruit tart. Outdoor terrace dining (seasonal) is particularly enjoyable.

Thank Louise H
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

i often stay there for dinner with customers and friends and it was always very good. Nice to sit inside and nice to sit in the beergarden outside too. The Ambiente of the Restaurant is good

Thank Snesnon
Basel, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

Really enjoyed the food, wine and ambience here...great bottle of Burgundy! Dessert of trio of crime brûlée Was fab!

Thank Juliex66
Basel, Switzerland
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

We chose the Mid-day menü. The first course was boiled beef salad and took nearly half an hour to arrive. The tables left and right also had to wait. It was nicely presented but rather bland. It could have had more vinegar, capers and cornichons and less mayonnaise. The main course was Saltimbocca of chicken breast. Well cooked and served... More 

Thank neil d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$22 - $44
French, Swiss, European, Central European, Fusion
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Im Lohnhof 4, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighborhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: 61 269 87 11

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?