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“A Jewel and great food.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Basilic Restaurant

Basilic Restaurant
217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
949-673-0570
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Ranked #38 of 379 restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $0 - $80
Cuisines: French, Swiss
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
“A Jewel and great food.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

We have lived in the OC 35 years. I think I am a foodie yet till yesterday I had not dined at this restaurant for all those years
It is definitely a hidden gem.
Five of us went and everyone was a foodie. Each one left with a happy smile on their face and plates completely clean.
They only sit 24 in the entire restaurant and it is usually full.
They have raclette which is the best I have had outside of Switzerland.
It is fantastic.
Then 2 people had the special of wild seabass, one had the veal, another the scallops, and I had the lamb.
Just superb in every sense.
Just one waiter served all the tables but he handled it well.
Parking can be a problem so go early.
The wine list was very adequate and reasonably priced.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
“As good as it gets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

This is a very special restaurant. While a very small location the food is as good as it gets. The service is second to none. This is my favorite.

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San Diego, California
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Exceptional in every way!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013 via mobile

We discovered Basilic quite by accident as we strolled around looking for a good place to eat dinner; what we got was an exceptional experience. My Swiss onion soup and my wife's carrot and fennel soup were outstanding. I had steak au poivre, and she had the rack of lamb, both cooked to perfection and wonderfully flavorful. We will always go back to Basilic when we're in the area. A real find!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Berkeley, California
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“Unique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012 via mobile

There's no place like this in the area. You truly feel as if you're in Europe. Only a half dozen tables, delicious food, romantic atmosphere. A special evening.

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california
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“small fun hole in the wall - great Swiss/French food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

fun tiny place on Balboa Island. Limited wine list but enough. small menu of nightly psecialties. very popular - get a reservation!

Visited August 2012
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