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Basil's Restaurant

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710 Marquette Ave, Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, MN 55402 (7th Street)
+1 612-376-7404
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located on the 3rd floor of the Marquette Hotel, Basil's Restaurant offers...
Located on the 3rd floor of the Marquette Hotel, Basil's Restaurant offers a seasonal approach to casual dining. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in a comfortably informal atmosphere with eclectic American cuisine menu. Terrace dining is available overlooking the spectacular Crystal Court in the IDS Center.
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good place for lunch

Enjoyed lunch here.We sat on the outside terrace overlooking the IDS courtyard.Kaan our server was very attentive .I chose salmon which came perfectly cooked on a bed of lentils.My husbands seafood pasta was also good and went well with the Minnesota white wine he chose to accompany it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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Perry, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Great breakfast. I didn't get a chance to try lunch or dinner but their breakfast and servers were wonderful

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Enjoyed lunch here.We sat on the outside terrace overlooking the IDS courtyard.Kaan our server was very attentive .I chose salmon which came perfectly cooked on a bed of lentils.My husbands seafood pasta was also good and went well with the Minnesota white wine he chose to accompany it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Basil's is most distinctive in its outdoor indoor location - it's on the mezzanine level of the courtyard for a shopping and office complex in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. As for food, breakfasts are excellent, with wide choice and tempting presentation. Dinner is another matter. I can't rate it because I didn't eat there, and I didn't eat there... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The balcony is a fun place to sit since it over looks the skyway and the IDS atrium. The food was good. I tried the sweet potato gnocchi which was also good. The presentation was very nice. However, the service was slow. We were on our lunch break so we didn't have a lot of time to linger. Knowing this,... More 

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Chicago, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The food was MARVELOUS! As I ate my Cesar Salad with salmon and my colleagues enjoyed their Basil burgers I realized at one point we stopped talking and had become a chorus of mmmmm's and this is soooo good. We had to laugh about it, but we could not control our reactions to each mouth full. This is a spacious... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Basil's is located on the 3rd floor of the Marquette Hilton downtown. It's a hotel restaurant, so the prices are somewhat inflated. This restaurant has become my favorite spot downtown for business lunches when I travel to Minneapolis. Most recent visit I had the Alaskan Chinook salmon with cashew gremolata and stewed lentils is to die for. The grilled Caesar... More 

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Cary, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Little expensive, but well prepared food. Long wait for courses. Staff seemed disinterested in serving us.

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Deer River, Minnesota
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great service from Gabe. Very attentive. Food was good. We had the eggs Benedict with fruit. Also pancakes, sausage, hash browns and fruit. This was a groupon gift from our kids. Normally we don't spend much on breakfast as this is spendy. However with Groupon it was a deal.

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west marin, CA
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Walleye was on the menu, the service was fine, the booth comfortable, the prices reasonable. Looks out on the enclosed plaza where folks are enjoying the light and resting from their shopping and work.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our server on Sunday morning was amazing and 100% attentive. We had a groupon and he never let that stop him from giving us the best service possible. I wish I remembered his name, thank you!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 710 Marquette Ave, Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, MN 55402
    (7th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-376-7404

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 35
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Scenic view

Description

Located on the 3rd floor of the Marquette Hotel, Basil's Restaurant offers a seasonal approach to casual dining. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in a comfortably informal atmosphere with eclectic American cuisine menu. Terrace dining is available overlooking the spectacular Crystal Court in the IDS Center.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 2:00 pm

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