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Basil Leaf

501 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3807
(925) 831-2828
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Ranked #22 of 117 restaurants in Danville
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Church
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English first
Danville, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The daily, house salad specials are culinary works of art! No one has better salads in Danville - period. Fresh seafood & pasta's are always good. The service is friendly, the decor is beautiful & refined & the wine list is very, very good! Enjoy a "locals" secret!

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Durango, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I was visiting my mom in Danville, CA (as I am from Durango, CO) and also was able to meet with my brother and his family at the BASIL LEAF. They were very accommodating with our family of 5 and we got a lovely table on the patio. The waiter was a familiar face to my sister-in-law and we did... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

A cute little restaurant in downtown Danville. Looks like the place used to be an older home with a porch out front. Cute place, but just a so-so brunch. Their menu says "selection of breakfast breads", but all that was available was pre-frozen mini banana muffins, mini apple turnovers and some type of chocolate sheet cake. There weren't even any... More

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Pleasanton, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Although they said they did not take reservations for outside seating on Saturday evenings, they made an exception. There were six of us. We brought our own wine, and Benjamin, our waiter did a good job of opening and letting them breathe. We decided to eat family style and ordered a number of appetizers. When our entrees came, we had... More

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California
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116 reviews 116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

A group of 4 gals went for lunch, and it was marvelous! Their lunch menu has many choices of starters, pastas, salads, pizzas, sandwiches ... and also a half sandwich and half salad choice. We each had a different half sandwich and a different half salad. Mine was Chicken Caprese with Organic greens and berries, walnuts, and a berry vinaigrette.... More

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Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The food was ok. The service was bad. We had a very simple order that took over 45 minutes to arrive. Not much in the way of apology. Waiter offered to bring us more olive oil for our bread, disappeared with our mostly full bowl of oil, never to return. We did see him literally chasing a customer down the... More

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Mariposa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I introduced my fiance to my sister and two friends over Sunday brunch. Relaxed atmosphere, lots of scrumptous buffet items to choose from and an omelet chef. I really liked the fresh tortillini with alfredo sauce, a splurge for sure. Also liked the cinnamon French toast with fresh sliced strawberries and whipped cream. It even included champagne! Glad we went... More

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Walnut Creek, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

The service is always great and the food is very good. Quiet enough to enjoy guests indoors and out.

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Pleasanton, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Most recent visit was for lunch. We arrived about 1:00 so the room was almost empty. One nice touch is they place fruit in the water pitcher. Parking is convenient and ample. It's a bit of a drive for us, so we only go every few months but we've always come away pleased.

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Alamo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

I always like dining at Basil Leaf for either lunch or dinner. The atmosphere is relaxing, the food is very good. The entry at the rear is flat, so our friends who have wheel chairs or difficulty walking find this a good place to go out to eat.

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