A Swiss friend recommended this place to us as a place for good, traditional Swiss food, and we had a lovely time. The ambiance is dark and chalet-like, which adds to the charm, I think. We ordered the dried beef as an appetizer, and we each ordered a portion of raclette for our meal. Both items were excellent. The beef was more expensive than the raclette (I have yet to get over the Swiss prices- so, so, so expensive... and I am a seasoned European traveler) but the raclette would make for a moderately priced meal for anyone wanting a traditional dish. You are basically served a plate of melted cheese with some onions, gherkins, and boiled potatoes for dipping. Not fancy, but traditional, and exactly what I was going for. Many people around us ordered fondue, which looked delish. The schnitzel was made table-side, and also looked very good (and the German-speaking people surrounding us seemed to be enjoying it immensely). It is advised to drink white wine when you eat one of their cheese dishes, and although I do not care for white wine, I do love champagne, and they had it available by the glass. We ended our meal with cappuccinos- WARNING, their cappuccinos are DIESEL. We drank it at 8 pm and were up until 2:30 am wide awake. That was unusual for both of us, so caffeine-sensitive people, beware! Next time we are in Basel, I would love to return here and try more of their traditional dishes.
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