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Basil's Restaurant

710 Marquette Ave, Marquette Hotel, Minneapolis, MN 55402
+1 612-376-7404
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Ranked #221 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $30 - $35
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th Street
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.
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45 reviews from our community

69% Recommend
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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

My husband and I live seven minutes from the IDS Building which houses Basil's restaurant. Needless to say we dine there frequently because of its proximity, but there are many restaurants nearby. When family and friends visit, we take them to Basil's, and they always ask to return to Basil's when they come back. Basil's has the best food in... More

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Omaha, Nebraska
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Went with my husband after reading various reviews and recommendations. Lovely atmosphere, attentive staff and excellent meal. We both loved it. My husband and the pork chop and said it was the best meal at a restaurant in recent memory. I had they walleye and it was wonderfully prepared and presented. Without hesitation we would recommend.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We spent a special overnight in Minneapolis to see a play. It was pretty hot out, but with spring taking it's time to arrive, we longed to eat outdoors although we did not want to dine at the street cafes. We stayed at the Hilton, but walked over to the Marquette to Basil's to have a lovely dinner. Ounce we... More

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New Delhi, India
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

.... for a great, picturesque dining experience! Good menu, frequent promotions, fast and friendly service and very easy access.

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Sheldon, Iowa
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We had bought a groupon for this place which saved us a lot of money! The breakfast was awesome! I got an omelet which was huge and delicious! I couldn't finish it! My husband had a breakfast platter with pancakes and eggs etc. The pancakes were delicious! The restaurant seated us outside on a balcony type thing overlooking a part... More

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

Jenna, Thank you very to take the time to share your experience in Basil's. We are glad you enjoyed your breakfast. We hope to see you soon. More

Baltimore, MD
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164 reviews 164 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

This was a winter visit and much of the downtown (skywalk) restaurants in the area close around 7 pm. I ended up eating here by accident. I had the pear, walknut steak salad without the steak, and with salmon instead. Really fabulous and light...highly recommended.

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

we are glad that you had a great experience in Basil's. Now you know our location,we are hoping to see you very soon... More

Bloomington, Minnesota
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98 reviews 98 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We made a late reservation as the unclement weather changed our plans the staff was very easy to work with and it went sky high from there. The food (fixed menu) was delicious with a terrific presentation. Our waiter really deserved the $50 tip. She was fun, provided great detailed information and ran multiple times to kitchen to answer questions.... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Very nice place overlooking the IDS center interior. Ordered the jambalaya and was extremely happy with it. One of the best I've had, with not too much rice, just the right amount of spiciness, tender shrimp, tasty sausage, fresh mussels. Surprisingly good for a midwest restaurant. The wine list, not so much. But hey, you can't have everything!

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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My husband and I visited Basil's on Saturday October 19. We also had a living social certificate. By using the certificate we felt like we were treated like second class citizens. From the minute we sat down we were pretty much ignored by our waiter. He barely checked on us during the entire meal. Plus service was extremely slow and... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Visited Basil's on Saturday, October 14 with another couple. We had a living social certificate for a prix fixe menu option. Presentation of food was very good. The food itself was at best average. We had four different meals at the table, steak, walleye, chicken and salmon. None of them were "wow." The kitchen was slow getting food out. Our... More

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