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“not the best in its league”
Review of Tanja Grandits

Tanja Grandits
Ranked #6 of 662 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $42 - $190
Cuisines: European
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Basel, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“not the best in its league”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

what can i say? i was not impressed by a number of things. I was there in november and tried the so called aroma menu (you have to right?). Everything had somehow a sweet taste, sometimes for me too sweet and too rich. After the third course (which was a raw egg yolk which i ate and it was good) i was done, i couldn't anymore, and it is not the idea to feel so stuffed in these kind of restaurants. After five courses with hundreds of heavy ingredients they propose you a cheese trolley, who wants to eat cheese after all that? Besides, cheese is not a dish, no skilled required there.
For me, i was just looking forward to the end, and this i believe shouldn't be the experience if you are willing to pay 500 chf plus for a dinner.

  • Visited November 2013
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3 Thank spaceandtime
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A must visit in Basel”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

It is no surprise that Tanja Grandits just got her second Michelin star, as her dishes are full of creativity, beatifully presented and perfectly cooked.
In any case a must visit in Basel

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jan S
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Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Top of the top”
Reviewed October 7, 2013 via mobile

THE place to eat in basel. If you are ready to pay for it! Quality of food, service and location are excellent!!

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Michi4123
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Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2013

What can I say - it's the best restaurant ever!! I've just got back from lunch there with a friend and the food was the best. I absolutely love this restaurant. I have visited a couple of times before and have never been disappointed but today I decided that if I could only ever eat in one restaurant it would be here. From the relaxed atmosphere (it's not stuffy at all for a 2 star restaurant) to the fantastic flavours of the food - how do they do that? The staff are very nice - not in your face either. The presentation is amazing. I'm at a loss for words but if you ever get the chance to eat here do - you will not regret it.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank 236SueH
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Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“A mixed bag of Emotions”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

Dining at a truly top class establishment raises expectations to the highest notch. We enjoyed the full dinner menu but without the help of the written descriptions in front of us we would have had a hard time identifying what each of the 9 courses (except the excellent cheese selection of course) contained. The inaudibly mumbled verbal announcement preceding each course was not helpful, especially if delivered without a smile. This slight criticism notwithstanding we appreciated that it must be a bore to repeat something like: "this is a pike perch in miso marinade with sesame fennel in mint oil...etc." every evening at each table covering all dishes.
Tanja Grandits' style is truly unique and very innovative - for some guests with more traditional tastes and pallets less sophisticated, perhaps a trifle too inventive.
The wine list is a treasure and even those less fortunate can find a good bottle they can finance. Mr. Graf Grandits knows his wines and can give expert advice so that the guests culinary experience can be rounded off by well matched vintages.
One of the Senior Contributors on Trip Advisor mentioned that the Mojitos are outstanding. Do not believe him. As experts on cocktails we must advise against such experiments. Just stick to a glass of Champagne or Prosecco if you desire to begin the dinner fete with an aperitif.
Unless you wish to carry a lot of cash to dinner it is also advisable "not to leave home without it" i.e. a credit card

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank Aromdee
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