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Cafe Spitz

££ - £££Seafood, European,
Greifengasse 2 | Hotel Merian, Basel 4058, Switzerland
+41 61 685 11 00
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
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Seafood, European, Central European, Swiss, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Greifengasse 2 | Hotel Merian, Basel 4058, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here for coffee and dessert. The view over the river is what caught our eye. It was Sunday morning so it was quiet and relaxed. The waiter was so polite and friendly. Everything that arrived was great. The strawberry cake was fresh and...More

UBF4058, Geschäftsführer at Cafe Spitz, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Good Morning, thank you very much for your review. We are pleased to hear, that you have enjoyed your visit in Basel and in the Merian. We wish you a good time and hope to see you soon again. With best regards

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a surprisingly nice meal at this outdoor cafe restaurant with beautiful view of the Rhine. Grilled Pork Chop was perfect! Service was friendly and responsive.

Thank Andrew R
UBF4058, Geschäftsführer at Cafe Spitz, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very muc for your comment. We hope you have had a pleasan t journey back home and hope to see you again in Switzerland and Basle. With our best regards

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had breakfast and dinner here, on a Sunday. The breakfast was an average buffet - expensive at 25 Swiss Frans a head. The dinner was excellent but, with a few drinks, the bill came to 158 Swiss Francs

Thank DaveMAlcalal_Spain
Reviewed 24 June 2017

I ordered sea bass dish. It came in a complete fish so I had to mind the bones. Fish is very fresh although I can't say I liked the seasoning. The restaurant has a Rhine front view so that is very nice. However, next to...More

Thank Richard T
UBF4058, Geschäftsführer at Cafe Spitz, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Thank you very much for your comment. Please be assured, also we will be happy when the work on the streets will be finished. On the menu it is marked, that the fish will be grilled and served entierly, but our staff will serve you...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017

As we walked past we heard a piano playing on the terrace overlooking the Rhine and decided this was our place for lunch. we were not disappointed. We were shown to a Rhine view table, were given an English menu, and were served an excellent...More

Thank Gortinboy
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We were in an empty restaurant during a cold spell, but the food was really good so we were rather confused. It's more of a summer spot right on the river and would be great then. Our waiter, Memo, was really delightful. The shrimp curry...More

Thank 2acorns
Ellen G, Leiter Front Office at Cafe Spitz, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Good Morning, thank you very much for your comment. We wish you a pleasan journey back and say "Auf Wiedersehen".

Reviewed 15 December 2016

A smart restaurant with a wide range of dishes and wine. We enjoyed the fish and the courtesy. Must go back in summer to eat outside and enjoy the view

Thank mayamaya2013
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

What a lovely surprise- haven't been here for years and was really pleasantly impressed by the breadth of menu and attentive service. Both meat (special venison menu) and vegetarian options were well cooked and tasty and presented very nicely. Can thoroughly recommend. The waiter was...More

Thank AshDG
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Took the easy option of eating at the hotel restaurant after a long, hot day travelling. A big mistake. Food was very poor and overpriced. Many better options along the riverfront.

Thank John D
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Service was slow and unattentive. The food was very good and the view of the city was outstanding. If you have the time a good place, if in a hurry, not worth the wait. As in all of Basel the dinners run 30 to 40...More

Thank wbsnider69
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Response from UBF4058 | Property representative |
Hello, when you inform us about your visit, we will organize you oysters. Regularly, we do not have them on the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$62
Seafood, European, Central European, Swiss, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Greifengasse 2 | Hotel Merian, Basel 4058, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Basel  >  Basel>  > Altstadt
  • Neighbourhood: Altstadt
  • Phone Number: +41 61 685 11 00
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