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Brasserie Barengraben

#31 of 430 Restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Swiss, European, Central European
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Grosser Muristalden 1, Bern 3006, Switzerland
+41 31 331 42 18
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8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This very appealing Brasserie, clearly in line of the French Tradition, offers excellent meat dishes and wines served on elegant tables covered with white linen table clothes. The Roquefort Feuilleté was superb, crispy and tasty, as was the kidney in the mustard sauce (à la dijonnaise) accompaigned with delicious rösti (roasted shreded potatoes). The "tarte tattin" (caramelized apple pie) was... More 

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Thank Guy B
Auckland
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106 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect for enjoying a lazy afternoon after sightseeing. Great beer selection, they also have Brezn served with unusual mustards. For vegetarians difficult to find something, but ok salads.

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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Good and varied choice of food on offer although limited for vegetarians. Wine selection was comprehensive and an impressive sweet trolley. The menu is language specific so you need to ask what the daily specials are if you request anything other than the German menu. We'll worth visiting

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Thank David S
Burnie, Australia
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

Spent a wonderful time enjoying dinner at Brasserie Barengraben. Our host, Guido was very hospitable and made us feel very welcome. Meal was of a high standard and the wines Guido suggested complimented the meal. A great experience to enhance the memories of our stay in this beautiful historical city.

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Thank Donnaa07
Tallahassee
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

Not such a great experience. Understaffed with uninspired fare. Menus were not up to date, so confusion reigned - unclear what was actually being offered.....Food-mediocre and staff not particularly helpful. Seemed our party was a bother. Should have left after 20 minutes with no staff to the table, not even with a menu....In short, maybe worth a walk up the... More 

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Thank Chuck M
Guido v, Manager at Brasserie Barengraben, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for being our guest and for taking your time to inform us about your experience. Your service experience at the Brasserie Bärengraben is definitely not up to the exacting standards which we usually apply. please allow us to express our sincerest apologies. Your comments are very valuable and will be reviewed with our Team... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We were not impressed with the service. The waitress that worked on Sunday morning was rude and not welcoming.

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Thank Hannah S
Misgav
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Simple restaurant, but good food. (on the way out, look into the kitchen - it is amazingly small. I have no idea how they manage to produce such good food in such a small space! We had a lovely lunch on the outdoor terrace. Based on my patented bread test (the standard of the bread is indicative of the meal... More 

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Thank young-fellow
Guido v, Geschäftsführer at Brasserie Barengraben, responded to this review

Dear Young-Fellow Thank you very much for visitinig our French Brasserie. We are very glad that you liked our service and food. Your motivating words were forwarded to our staff. We are open all day long 365 days, so you can also enjoy a nice meal in the afternoon. Your recommendation to others travellers is highly appreciated and we are... More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

This is my recommendation for great and fresh French cuisine in Berne. The restaurant is very cute and cosy. I was most impressed by the very attentive and uncomplicated service.

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Aventura, Florida
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250 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Just happened upon this quaint little French restaurant right at the bridge leading to Bern. Crowded with locals - which is always a good sign - we felt lucky to get a table for lunch. The mussels were great - prepared in different sauces and can be purchased "per piece". Also enjoyed the lamb, house-made raviolis, and the duck breast.... More 

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Torrance, California
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151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

I had an interesting bouillabaisse that was very tasty. The service was wonderful. The restaurant was crowded. It is across from the Barengraben.

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Thank CaliforniaViv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $99
Cuisine
French, Swiss, European, Central European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grosser Muristalden 1, Bern 3006, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Bern  >  Bern Mittelland District  >  Bern
  • Phone Number: +41 31 331 42 18

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