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Brasserie au violon

Im Lohnhof 4 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 269 87 11
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Im Lohnhof 4 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this little reataurant by accident, but were pleasantly surprised. We had a light lunch with great food, great wine and good service. It was full of locals. Sit outside! The courtyard is perfect!

Thank Exploringeurope
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Food is great, service is great, in multiple languages. The decor is typical old Swiss brasserie as well. Don't look further for your business lunch, this is it.

Thank EchoTrav70
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite spots in Basel. Good food, service and wonderful ambience. A must for all my visits to Basel.

Thank 956lindab
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Booked a table for 5 and arrived on time. The food was good but the service wasn't great...they kept us waiting for nearly 1 hr for our main course. We didn't go for starters so were getting a bit peckish. After asking when the food...More

Thank AnneTr2015
Reviewed 10 December 2016

At first glance this looks like a nice pick. Situated in a quiet spot, still close to the busy center of Basel, with the hilarious Tanguely fountain, the Barfuser Platz and the Barfuser church not far away, I felt welcomed by the warm atmosphere of...More

Thank Barlozzo
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

If you need a nice restaurant for your big groups...They offer special rooms... The food is fantastic.. The staff is friendly

Thank Özlem C
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

The Violon just received the bib gourmand by Michelin. It is well deserved. The atmosphere is like a nice established brasserie and the food reflects the wonderful development of French cuisine. With good product and creativity : a diner is a journey to france/Paris.

Thank AK_BS2014
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Good ambiance in the restaurant; nice selection of dishes. We had starters, main and desserts. The mousse au canard was excellent, although the toast was too thick for this purpose. The fish (filet de dorade) was lovely, shame about the large serving of boring mashed...More

Thank Bernadette D
Reviewed 9 September 2016

When you stay at Au Violon, you are in what was once a convent and later prison. But no spooky vibes. Just the opposite! The rooms are very clean, the staff affable and efficient. The rooms for sure are older--you notice it pretty quickly--but the...More

Thank MOR63
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Had a table at 7PM on a Thursday evening in summer. Waited a full hour for the maIn course, meal was fine but still not worth the wait.

Thank Dominique P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
11:30 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Im Lohnhof 4 | 4051 Basel, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 269 87 11
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Monsieur Philippe Maire and his team are happy to welcome you into the small, history rich and elegant hotel brasserie au violon. The traditional typically French cuisine for lunch or dinner will surely be remembered as a very enjoyable time spent in a cozy atmosphere.
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