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“Excellent service, good wine and food - definitely recommend it”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Oliv

Oliv
Ranked #65 of 641 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$37 - US$146
Cuisines: European, Mediterranean, Central European
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Basel, Switzerland
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“Excellent service, good wine and food - definitely recommend it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2011

The service here is excellent - the Spanish wine by the glass is not on the menu but the waiter recommended it served it by the glass. Chef also made a slight modification to the dish for me - so flexible as well. The food was very good - Scallops perfectly cooked - and their duet main course was very interesting.

  • Visited October 2011
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Bitterly disssapointed to see it empty”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2011

This resturaunt is great. I love it. As a very fussy eater and diner I have things which can annoy me in a place. Oliv is so far, the only place in Basel where I genuinly couldnt fault anything.
To start I had cold pea soup with salmon tartar and peppermint jelly. It was fabulous, not at all watery or plain and the salmon was of excellent quality. The main, grilled bream with boulbaise and saffron sauce was delicious, and the flavours really went well together, interesting as i was not sure on a combination of fennnel and safron, but it was lovely. Desert was chocolate cake with citrus and thyme ice cream which was a very interesting texture and taste.
The service was great in this place, the impeccible English, complete attention to detail and knowledge and respect for the food and wine that Oliv serves, places it at number one on my list in Basel. I even think it is better then the 3 Kings Brassiere

  • Visited August 2011
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“very nice ambient, food pretty good but not excellent.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2010

very nice ambient, food pretty good but not excellent.

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“delicious expensive food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2008

delicious expensive food

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“small comfy restaurant with a stylish atmosphere. best value-for-money in town in the medium to upper price segment...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2008

small comfy restaurant with a stylish atmosphere. best value-for-money in town, fair wine-menue, very friendly staff. on weekends you need to make a reservation. I really hope they don't get too spoiled from their success and increase prices and decrease services, like it happend in many other "in-places".

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