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“Perfect Light Lunch!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basil's Restaurant & Bar

Basil's Restaurant & Bar
2985 Grandview Ave, Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 233-9755
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Ranked #642 of 3,398 restaurants in Atlanta
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: African, Greek, Mediterranean, Turkish
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Pharr Road and Grandview Avenue
Transit: Marta
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Perfect Light Lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013 via mobile

Lovely place with a friendly atmosphere, a charming outdoor deck and antique decor. The food is light and fresh. We enjoyed the mushroom flatbread pizza as an appetizer. I had the tasty scallops and arugula special and my friend feasted on the perfectly rendered grouper and couscous. Definitely recommend you try this place!

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Relaxed and Delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Basil's is located on a quiet side street in Buckhead and has a laid back feel to it. The restaurant has an outside deck on the front, part covered and part uncovered. The inside can get loud and lacks the ambiance of the deck. We ate on the deck and, as it has been a cool spring, they put the overhead gas heater on for our table. Our waiter was very attentive. We did not lack for service. They were willing to provide something simple (plain salmon) for one of our guests, who did not want to venture forth with the steelhead salmon, which was very good. The best entree at our table was the Greek shrimp, served over a moist bed of rice with olives and pistacios. They have a nice selection of wine with an Italian pinot grigio going for $34. Parking is available in the rear if the street parking is full.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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43 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Good food, poor service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Best when dining outside but deck, tables uneven. Live music can get loud in some indoor areas which lack ambiance. Mediterrean tappas are good as are the scallops. Go across the street to Anis for the better value of food and atmosphere.

Visited October 2012
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“Awesome food and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

My husband and I went to Basil's for my birthday. Had never been and were looking for some good Mediterranean food. What a delight. The cold plate appetizer was as good as anything we have ever had overseas. Most American restaurants overdo garlic and food loses its natural flavor. Basil's let the true taste of the food (chick peas, eggplant or whatever) shine through. We shared a hot plate appetizer and Mediterranean Chicken as our entrees. Delicious. The meat was tender and moist, not dried out. The rice was fragrant and fluffy. Prices were very very reasonable! They have a very extensive wine list. The restaurant is in a converted home, very cozy and romantic. The other diners appeared to be locals and/or long-time patrons. This is a hidden little gem and we will definitely go back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Lovely atmosphere with great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Loved the atmosphere, great for a special date, the decor is very warm, you feel like you are having dinner at the house of a good friend! Food and service were wonderful. I had the shrimp paella very well seasoned. The staff suggested wonderful cocktails and appetizers. Just make sure you know how to get there, our mapquest sent us around the world, and parking can be a little crowded. This is a very interesting neighborhood in Buckhead... I'll go back!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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