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Basilic Restaurant

217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
949-673-0570
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Ranked #11 of 398 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: French, Swiss
Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 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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462 reviews 462 reviews
377 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Pennsylvania
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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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Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I read reviews on tripadvisor and assumed this was far from a tourist trap and quite special. Yes, it is a bit small and just a little cramped, but it does feel like something authentic out of France or Switzerland -- at least in my imagination. We had reservations and arrived early but our table was ready and hostess (maybe... More

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Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and we never would have found it otherwise. It's located in the little hamlet of Balboa beach and it is like walking into a French tavern from the past. The small dining area is quant and the staff so friendly. We all ordered from the special menu and had the monkfish, beef and... 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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 80
Cuisine: French, Swiss

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