We dined here on our last night in California after a week of food and wine tasting in and around San Francisco and Napa.
The restaurant is set off a small courtyard and offers outside dining (with blankets if needed!). The dining room is a little on the cosy size, and if you went as a large group (or if your neighbours were loud) it could potentially be a little too cosy, but we ate around 9pm on a Friday evening and had no such problems.
After a couple of delicious martinis to warm up and a quick browse of the dessert menu, our party of 3 opted to forgo a starter to ensure we had room for a dessert.
For mains we had steak mignon, beef short ribs and the seafood special. All 3 were really excellent, the quality of the ingredients was obvious , and we all agreed that the meal was the best we'd had all week. The desserts were similarly excellent, and the cobbler deserves a special mention.
I had not looked on Tripadvisor before eating at Basils and have been surprised to read some of the negative comments particularly about the service. Our waitress (her name i think was Kat) was lovely, she was knowledgeable, attentive, and with just the right amount of friendly banter......Basil are very lucky to have her!
Overall, a terrific meal to end a great holiday. We will be back!
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