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Brasserie Barengraben

#23 of 419 Restaurants in Bern
Certificate of Excellence
French, Swiss, Central European
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Grosser Muristalden 1, Bern 3006, Switzerland
+41 31 331 42 18
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 11:30 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 11:30 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank FollowMSimon
Aventura, Florida
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221 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Smarkow314
Torrance, California
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151 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank CaliforniaViv
Bern, Switzerland
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78 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

I haven't been in a long time to the Brasserie, last weekend we went there as they serve from 11.30 - 22.30 so it's convenient when you are having a late lunch. The servers are very friendly and the food was fantastic! I can recommend the duckling breast with morel sauce, or the Charolaise lamb in a Rosemary juice or... More 

Thank Lilly M
Guido v, Geschäftsführer at Brasserie Barengraben, responded to this review

Dear Ms. Lilly M Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit. I am delighted to hear that you had such an enjoyable late lunch with us and appreciated the quality of food and Service. We hope to see you soon again. Kind regards Guido van der Linden Manager More 

Irvine, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

Very cozy and small interior. Waiters spoke English and had English menus (which is a plus in Switzerland) The service was good, and the food was extremely good. Almost never had a meal that good in Switzerland!! Plus there is a huge public parking just behind the restaurant, which makes going there easy. The appetizer escargot was very delicious. For... More 

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Guido v, Manager at Brasserie Barengraben, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Majed A Thank you for the great comments and nice to hear you enjoyed your meal with us We hope you will enjoy the rest of your Swiss trip and Looking much forward to welcoming you again. Warm regards Guido van der Linden & team More 

Sion, Switzerland
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39 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

Great Biers ! Awesome view from Bern and good typical swiss food ! Just next by Bärenpark. You can see the Bears and after enjoy a great Bier !

Thank Rocha S
Christchurch, New Zealand
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Beautiful food and wine in a nice setting with great service - went there in a large group and had a wonderful meal!

Thank SumitAparnaTanvi
Bern, Switzerland
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110 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Book in advance, this is a Restaurant for serious eaters. There are just enough places for about 30 people, unless you want to sit on someone`s lap. The kitchen itself is smaller than my Bathroom, but it turns out some serious Gastronomic fair.

Thank Geoffrey D
Milan, Italy
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243 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A.D. 2015, Bern, the Bundesstadt (Federal City) of Switzerland, whose official languages are German, French, Italian, and Romansh: the wait staff of the #15 restaurant on TripAdvisor only speaks German; no English, no French and, of course, no Italian or Romansh; our menu was in German and French, but given that our waitress didn’t speak French, and we don’t speak... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Food is very good and the restaurant is very nice and charming. Unfortunately the service was very average. In the past there was a more matching servant while no the person was very faceless and nothing special. Not very good but also not not very bad. But again the food is very good so for the food is always worth... More 

Thank Robin270

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $99
French, Swiss, Central European
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, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
7:00 am - 11:30 pm
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?