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Restaurant Rubino

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Luftgaesslein 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
+41 61 333 77 70
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 18:00 - 23:30
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Basel, Switzerland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Having just visited Rubino for the I-can't-remember-how-manieth-time, I realise I have never written about them. I have visited Rubino for business dinner, dinners with my partner and in November 2016 we had our wedding dinner there. It is always the same - truly excellent food, and amazing matching wine arrangements. And all at a (for Basel standards) very reasonable price.... More 

Thank gobeyond2016
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

A huge thank you to Astrid and the team for an amazing experience! The food was spectacular, we had a mix suggested of starters and mains that did not disappoint, fantastic wine pairings and best of all, a great atmosphere, friendly service and the feeling you're right at home in the best of settings, thank you!

Thank Achonacho
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107 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Saturday evening they had a secret menu. Unfortunately a disappointing one. The dishes were average at best. Nothing exceptional, nothing innovative. The most ridiculous thing was being charged 20 franks for tap water!!! Seriously??? Don't waste your money on that place.

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Madrid, Spain
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Yesterday we celebrate the 50th birthday of my husband and I choosed Rubino as "the place to celebrate". The "surprise" concept is fantastic, I have been there several times and every time is getting better and better. The food is always very good quality and beatiful presentations. I for sure will be back and the main reason is the service,... More 

Thank Nuriac1970
San Diego, California
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent food and wine. Dinner selections are a "surprise"-you just tell them I if you want vegetarian, fish or meat for each course. I chose vegetarian and enjoyed all courses. Ordered a glass of wine to accompany each course and all selections were great! Order 5, 4 or 3 courses for a fixed price (wine extra). Delicious!

Thank Constance C
Zurich, Switzerland
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388 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Great Location in the nice part of the old town. Modern cool design, open space. Good Food: the lunch menu was very good, salad with very tasty Dressing, then orange duck with Risotto - very crispy duck, very tasty Risotto. Good Dessert. Friendly and efficient Service. Recommended for a nice lunch in town!

Thank TandTSwitzerland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Astrid is such a wonderful host and the Rubino staff creates the most welcoming restaurant environment in Basel. Excellent food and wine and have now eaten here three times...same excellent experience once again!

Thank USABasel
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I highly recommend a visit to Restaurant Rubino when you are in Basel Switzerland. Be aware that there is no formal menu. You get to select how many courses you want (2 to 5) and then specify your preference for each (meat, fish, vegetarian) Then leave it to their excellent chefs to prepare your wonderful meal! They also offer wine... More 

Thank DelGriffith
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

The surprise concept brought me back for a few times. It's definitely on the pricy side. The quality is good though. The times I went, the service was always professional. It could be personal preference . But sometimes the menu is excellent and sometimes is not that special for what it offers with the price. The wines are always good... More 

Thank Lei W
Nassau, Bahamas
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

The restaurants offers just a set menu and, when ordering, you are asked about your preference between fish or meat. During our last visit we were not presented with a card giving the price of the menu. When asked about the wine list we were told that they had no list available but we we offered various white wines. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$28 - US$45
Mediterranean, European, Contemporary, Healthy, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Luftgaesslein 1, Basel 4051, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel
  • Phone Number: +41 61 333 77 70
At Restaurant Rubino, Beat Rubitschungwelcomes people who like to consumeconsciously and value a sustainable lifestyle.Manuela Buser’s imaginative creationscouple light Mediterranean cuisinewith market fresh ingredients of regionaland organic provenience. Naturally,everything is made in-house. The lunchmenu varies with the seasons; at dinneryou are pampered with a surprise menu:Guests can choose between vegetarian,meat or fish and from 2 to 5 courses.For every course, the host recommendschoice wines from Switzerland and otherEuropean regions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?