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The Basin

14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
(408) 867-1906
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Ranked #1 of 50 Restaurants in Saratoga
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 5th Street
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Saratoga, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Without reservations, on a Saturday evening we were accommodated with a table for four. Food was very good. However, there was so much noise from an adjacent table, we had to raise our voices to be heard among ourselves.

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San Jose, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My favorite restaurant in Saratoga. A friend from Germany was once taken here and now its a must stop every time he is in town. From starters to Entree's its all good. Andrew the proprietor is sly responsible type ensuring the best ingredients all managed sustainability. The atmosphere is elegant, the bar one of the best, and the service is... More

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Mountain View, California
Top Contributor
252 reviews 252 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

This is a good pick for a special occasion, anniversary, special guest or business conversation. It's quiet, with good service and top quality food and drink. Our fish was cooked perfectly, and the cocktails were superb. The wine list is outstanding. Pricey.

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Boulder, Colorado
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I used to eat here frequently some years ago; indeed, one of my most memorable and romantic meals was here, outdoors beneath the huge live oak, featuring osso bucco and quite a bit of splendid Oakville Cabernet. Delighted to see they still deliver the goods, although they have - predictably - become somewhat more expensive in the past 5-6 years.... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

four of us, two teens and two parents had a great meal in the patio-gorgeous setting, with tree and night sky. food excellent (though white gazpacho disappointing--too thin) waiter very solicitous to the teens. however, he came and regaled us with speed-talking info, but then would disappear for extremely long periods when we needed things

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Saratoga, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great little place, seating both inside and out in a courtyard. Fantastic food! We just had a few Appertizers and they were all great! Service was excellent would definitely go back again.

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Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

But once you're inside, its "all class". Love the ambiance, you can sit inside or out (but better make reservations for those tables) or at the bar. Our meals were excellent, halibut special and scallops. Both were so tender, succulent and tasty but not overly sauced or spiced. Wait staff knows their menu and were really helpful in assisting us... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have been many times to The Basin in Saratoga and have never been disappointed. Food, & libations will always be exactly what you would expect delicious. Staff is courteous, experienced, & the bartenders make a delish Spaniard martini

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Emeryville, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

The duck, the oysters and the service were all wonderful. We made reservations the first night liked it enough that we returned the next night without reservations and they found us a table. It's still a little early in the season so you probably want to make reservations. There is out door dining, but it's looked like the place where... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Unfortunately, it seems like The Basin has seen better days. Dishes are over-sauced and overwrought and delivered with a kind of "high-end service" that would have been better in the days of the speakeasy. Not to mention that for average tasting food, it is extremely overpriced. So, if you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain, The Basin... More

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Additional Information about The Basin

Address: 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Phone Number: (408) 867-1906
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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