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The Basin

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, Contemporary
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14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070 (5th Street)
(408) 867-1906
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 48
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious food and great service

I visited this restaurant on a Tuesday night whilst on a business trip. I was surprised to find that the place was packed for midweek, a sure sign of a good restaurant. I ordered rock oysters and Ahi for main. The food was delicious, flavours well thought our and executed. If I'm being picky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
AmiEatingOut
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Brighton, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
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82 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant on a Tuesday night whilst on a business trip. I was surprised to find that the place was packed for midweek, a sure sign of a good restaurant. I ordered rock oysters and Ahi for main. The food was delicious, flavours well thought our and executed. If I'm being picky, there were a couple of minor... More 

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Fremont, California
Top Contributor
451 reviews 451 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Vegetarian & vegan friendly. Service overall good though one of the hosts had a rough edge to her. It is a high end restaurant, probably for the location as well in high priced Saratoga. Good atmosphere. Food was good overall. Watch out for extra charges that they did not inform us about for splitting a pasta & for extra sauce... More 

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Saratoga, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We're semi-regulars at the basin. The owner, Andrew, is spectacular as is his staff - waitstaff, bartenders and chefs. Always a great meal in a terrific atmosphere in a place that works hard to earn your repeat business.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Had a business dinner with a few people @ this restaurant. Great service, great food, and the right amount of ambiance made this a wonderful dinner spot. Nice drink and wine list. Definitely worth the drive from San Jose.

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Saratoga, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The Basin is The Best! Consistently great food, great cocktails, hip atmosphere. The owner, Andrew, is usually in attendance, serving as gracious host. Saratoga's best for many years.

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Saratoga, CA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We meet friends at The Basin. We enjoy the ambiance and what is offered on the menu. And sometimes we order mac and cheese, not on the menu but often available. The restaurant is not inexpensive, but always enjoyable. Reservations necessary. We like to be in the front room, and Andrew knows us now. Great service. We've gone with groups... More 

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Los Gatos, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The food was wonderful, enriching and different, with a Spanish influence. Loads of different types of tastes like Liver and Onions, or Pork and Scallops, and a Tri Tip was was really delicate and tasty. The food is well worth a try, and there is a good wine selection, by the glass and the bottle. The only downside was that... More 

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Saratoga, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We have visited the Basin many, many times over quite a few years. We have found this neighborhood bistro to be a terrific place to eat a delicious meal in comfortable and friendly surroundings. The menu and wine list change with the seasons and the years so you don't get bored. There are always healthy choices along with wonderfully inventive... More 

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Saratoga, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The personalized and warm service in the perfect setting was a great way to celebrate my birthday with my family.

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Saratoga, California
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Steaks second to none. Menu is creative and worth the price. Not cheap, but quality never is. There was absolutely nothing that was not clearly the best. Everything about this incredible restaurant is exactly what a finicky sophisticate would demand. Perfect.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: (408) 867-1906

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?