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San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
831-626-8226
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Ranked #26 of 152 Restaurants in Carmel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Californian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ocean & 7th
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English first
Hellerup, Denmark
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We visited at lunch this December and found everything we were served to be really tasteful and delicious. We visited at lunch and the prices seemed real fair compared to the quality you get - will definitely recommend this place to eat when you are in Carmel

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Carmel Valley, California
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164 reviews 164 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Maybe we caught it on a bad night -- Friday and limited outdoor seating due to the weather -- but the experience didn't live up to the billing in either sense ($13.50-and-up for a glass of wine?). Tables were very tightly packed and the noise level was just short of intolerable. Service was a bit slow, perhaps because of the... More 

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Dallas, Texas, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Our party of six went here for dinner over the Thanksgiving holiday. The service was good as was the food. There we options for everyone, fish, meat and vegetarians. We shared the special pear and goat cheese salad, others in our party got the beet salad, both were fresh and good. The butternut squash ravioli with sage was great. One... More 

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South Orange, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We are foodies and just stumbled across this restaurant. It was so special - my husband and I shared the abalone appetizer and I had a pasta in sea urchin sauce. The food was fabulous. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful. This meal was so good that we did something we have never done before: we went back the... More 

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CORTE MADERA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We popped in very late and had the pumpkin gnocchi and kale salad. Both were perfect. Huckleberry sorbet was heavenly. The waitress made us feel like locals. Lovely little spot

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Beijing, China
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My kid did not accept the ink noodle, but we enjoyed it. 5 hour beef was excellent. The lamb ball was normal, nothing out of imagenation.

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Hawaii
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This place was recommended by someone at a wine tasting in Salinas, CA. I am so glad we went. I am a foodie and the food was great. The food is organic and the restaurant has a green award from the state. The owner is gracious and very helpful. I had the squid ink pasta with squid and uni (sea... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Basil has been a favorite for a number of years. It is an a back alley and hard to find , but worth it. The drinks are imaginative and tasty. The menu is changed frequently and features the best ingredients attractively prepared. The signature dish as far as I am concerned is the basil/spinach dip served with excellent chibatta as... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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356 reviews 356 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

All I had was the salad, but it was lovely. Well dressed, tons of arugula, lots of cut black figs and a sliced, well seasoned, well cooked chicken breast on top. The salad does not normally come with chicken, but I wanted a protein and the waiter suggested this. It was perfect - $18. A great day to sit outdoors... More 

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San Jose, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

When you see this cute Carmel restaurent, just keep on walking.... I came in the late afternoon. Although there were a few people in the outdoor area, and no one in the inside, it took awhile to be seated. OK, I'm outside in a rather uncomfortable seat. I ordered the house Chardonnay ($13.5 Yippes!!), and the special salad ($12.5). I... More 

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Additional Information about Basil

Address: San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
Phone Number: 831-626-8226
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Carmel
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Californian

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