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Basilic Restaurant

217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
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Ranked #6 of 401 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $0 - $80
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Swiss
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

This charming, tiny (only about 8 tables), very European restaurant was our total fave in Newport Beach. We shared the raclette cheese appetizer. My coq a vin was fantastic. My husband had the fish special and loved it. We shared a chocolate meringue dessert. Every little detail was perfect. Attentive service. Cozy and romantic atmosphere. Small but very appealing menu

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Laguna Beach, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a wonderful, intimate evening spot for a beautiful french meal. Wonderful classics like Blanquette de Veau and Coq Au Vin as well as great steaks, and lamb chops. The pate was amazing, service was very attentive, and for my birthday night with the family is was the perfect celebration.

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San Francisco, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Four of us dined here and were more than pleased with our experience. Started with raclette for the table, followed by blue crab appetizer, heirloom tomato salad, and house green salad. All were fresh and tasty. For entrees, we ordered coq au vin, duck, corvina bass, and filet mignonette. We shared 2 desserts, the tart tartin and chocolate pecan pie.... More 

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Orange County, CA
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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Been here several times. Yesterday I had the best filet mignon I've EVER had, including some very fancy restaurants. The duck was also quite good, and just complex enough to set it apart from others we've experienced. The only down side was the onion soup, good in itself but why do restaurants serve it so hot it can't be eaten... More 

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San Diego, California
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321 reviews 321 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
411 helpful votes 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Basilic continues year after year to offer delicious Swiss/French fare. Only about eight or so tables make up the dining room, so walk-ins without reservations may at times find the restaurant full. Operated by the owner couple, one is assured consistent quality from one visit to next. From French onion soup for a starter over our entrées to apple tarts... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is one of the best and finest Swiss Restaurant ever ! Seating is limited.It is better to make a reservation ahead of time. The Chef and Owner Bernard is fabulous. If you like cheese Try Raclette itis a typical Swiss Dish for the wintertime. Love it ! Very special place! Romantic!!

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Moorhead, Minnesota
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383 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is an excellent small restaurant on the way to the beach on Balboa's water front. The cuisine is based on France and Switzerland. The service is quiet and efficient. The dishes are all good and all carefully prepared. Duck breast was delicious as was the vichyssoise. The veal was cut up and cooked in a sauce. Wine choices are... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Was at Basilic several years ago and remember it as being excellent and it is still excellent. Great food, service in a very small space with nice atmosphere. All four of us were very happy with our choices and the waiter was super professional and unobtrusive.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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160 reviews 160 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I stumbled upon Basilic by accident and was glad I did. Each person in my party thought their food was outstanding. There are only about seven tables so this would be great for a business meal or intimate dinner. I will definitely return.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We had heard about Basilic but assumed that due to the small size we would never get it. One evening when strolling on Balboa Island we passed the restaurant and asked the owner / chef if he could accommodate us. He did and the experience was memorable. Food was exceptional, wines were very reasonably priced and the service was quite... More 

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Additional Information about Basilic Restaurant

Address: 217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
Phone Number: 949-673-0570
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: French, Swiss

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