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“Average food and not kid-friendly” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Sweet Basil

Sweet Basil
1012 Route 9, Queensbury, NY
518 792-5300
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Ranked #45 of 103 Restaurants in Queensbury
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
New York
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Average food and not kid-friendly”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

We arrived here relatively early in the evening on a busy holiday weekend, with two young toddlers in tow. We were seated immediately, which was nice. The restaurant bills itself as Italian, with every entree entitled to an all-you-can eat salad bar. The salad bar was nothing fancy but it had the basics you'd expect -- romaine/iceberg lettuce combination, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, mushrooms, etc... We ordered three entrees, one each for the adults and one for the kids to share. As they were still young, they would not be able to finish a whole entree by themselves. The waitress took our order and asked if we were ordering another entree since there were four of us. I explained that the kids would be sharing one entree. She then told us that only three of us were entitled to the salad bar, since we only ordered three entrees. If only my children would eat as many vegetables and greens as she imagined! I told her that they would probably eat at most 2 pieces of lettuce and 2 slices of cucumbers. She said "Well....you're not really supposed to have it for both of the kids." Ummm, they would probably eat less than one adult combined of the salad bar. In addition, the restaurant did not have any crayons or coloring pages to keep the kids busy. Our entrees were pastas, which were solid but nothing special.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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jersey shore
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Great food, good prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

We wandered in here later one night, there was maybe 5 people still in the restaurant. We ordered our meals and even though we then realized they were getting ready to close nobody rushed us or made us feel less then welcome. The food was tasty and hot and they even went light on the garlic at our request - rare at an Italian restaurant I know! VERY PLEASED!!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Syracuse, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Good Italian choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Good food with a menu that was not just the basic Italian. Reasonable prices in a casual atmosphere.

Visited May 2012
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Glens Falls, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wishful thinking”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

With a name like Sweet Basil, I had high hopes, but was disappointed. The food was nothing to write home about and the comedy seemed to be all four letter words, not my humor!

Visited May 2012
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116 reviews 116 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Great Lunch at a great price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

Had lunch for 8 dollars which included a salad bar. The salad bar had a good mix and was very fresh. Lunch was a good size and the service was excellent. The resturant was comfortable and clean.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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