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“Worth a detour”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Oliv

Oliv
Ranked #64 of 641 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $37 - $146
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Central European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Basel, Switzerland
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Worth a detour”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2012

Pleasant restaurant a couple of tram stops away from the main station. Friendlz service, good food, definitely worth a detour if you are in Basel .

Visited March 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“witers should stay at their place a bit more”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2012

Money for value is not very well balanced. service is a bit annoying. Waiters show up at the table every second minutes to ask if all is right... a bit tto much.

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washington DC
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food, atmosphere and service.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2012

Second time at Oliv in Basel. Both times were absolutely wonderful.

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1 Thank saabdriver-dc
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Zurich
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141 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Can be slow, but worth waiting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

We've been a couple of times to this, considered a bit upmarket, restaurant and were never disappointed. Ideal if you want to celebrate something or treat yourself a nice dinner, but at the same time want to avoid a stiff atmosphere. For a medium-sized place plenty of professional and friendly waiters, taking your coats, showing you the table et cetera, as you might expect. The menu offers a bit of everything in high quality, while daily specials are available. Good wine list, offering more inexpensive choices than you would expect. Reservations a must, especially on weekends. Only drawback: There can be a long wait for food when they are fully booked, e.g. one hour to starters and then another hour between each course. But the wait is well rewarded.

  • Visited January 2012
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1 Thank aferret
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Amazing food bad service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

Its sad to have a bad service in such a nice restaurant.
The food is amazing.
Try the carrot soup and the filet.

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