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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
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Private Dining, Reservations
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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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Upscale decor and good food

Basil's in nestled within the IDS center in downtown Mpls. Went with a co-worker for a holiday breakfast and we were seated in balcony area overlooking the Crystal Court. Service and food were good. Our only complaint was this was a Monday morning and we were cold sitting out there - yes it's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
BusyMicheLady
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Good for:
  • Scenic view
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Hudson, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
228 reviews 228 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 via mobile

We used a Groupon for this restaurant. Paid $63.00 for a supposedly $130.00 meal. There is no way our meal was worth more than what we paid for the actual Groupon. My husband ordered a Cabernet and I ordered a Chardonnay as we each got a glass of house wine included. His was just okay, but mine tasted like it... More 

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Basils310, General Manager at Basil's Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jilly070, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments regarding your experience at Basil’s. Exceptional service is what we strive like to be known for; therefore your feedback is extremely important as it helps us to continually improve and provides a memorable experience to our valued guests. I am sorry that your experience did not... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Basil's in nestled within the IDS center in downtown Mpls. Went with a co-worker for a holiday breakfast and we were seated in balcony area overlooking the Crystal Court. Service and food were good. Our only complaint was this was a Monday morning and we were cold sitting out there - yes it's still indoors but it was cold -... More 

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Chisholm, Minnesota
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146 reviews 146 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Limited menu but was very good. Had a make your own omlette and the eggs benedict. Service was wonderful and very prompt. Nice little spot in the hotel.

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Dover, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Seating on the balcony allows for people watching while you enjoy your breakfast. I ordered the eggs benedict which was a little heavy on the hollandaise. The waitress was very friendly but not very attentive, my coffee cup was empty for quite a while.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Did not know what to expect from a restaurant located inside the Marquette Hotel but we were absolutely delighted with the food, the service, the view! Looking out on the Crystal Court was uniquely fun. Our server was attentive and pleasant. Our meals were absolutely delicious. Husband had the gnocchi and I had the steak salad. He (who tends not... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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124 reviews 124 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I made reservations for Basil's to have our Valentine's dinner, to be honest it was not my first choice, but I am quite pleased this is where we went. However, when I made my reservation at the beginning of February I had to choose 8:45pm because there were no earlier times, but when we arrived 45 minutes early the place... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Dining solo is tough enough but inattentive, did not refill soda, no greeting, just do you know what you want. Sat fir over 10 minutes with no one Checking on me.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We needed a restaurant downtown to meet some family for lunch and this seemed like a great place. The outdoor type atmosphere is so refreshing when it's cold outside. What we didn't expect was that the food would be so good. They had a good wine and drink list and a lovely lunch menu that consisted of smaller portions of... More 

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Hugo, Minnesota
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130 reviews 130 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Minneapolis. We were so lucky to dine early and receive the Mary Tyler Moore table which overlooks the beautiful crystal court. Our entrees were outstanding. I had the beef short ribs and they melted in my mouth. Our waitress, Theresa, was attentive and very friendly. I highly recommend Basils.

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24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We went to Basil's which is located on the Third floor of the Marquette Hotel. We were met enthusiastically by the front of house hostess and were seated on the balcony overlooking the IDS court. (It did get warm as floor heaters were very close to your legs.) The wait staff was very attentive and helpful. The Basil's salad was... More 

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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 - 12:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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?