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Basil Seasonal Dining

San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8226
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“lamb meatballs” (33 reviews)
“salad” (51 reviews)
“cobbler” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed yesterday

Great meal here the other night. My partner had the vegetarian platter and I had the short ribs and mash. Washed down with an excellent bottle of Pinot Noir. What made the whole thing so memorable though, was the excellent service both from the Maitre...More

Thank DavidDundonald
Reviewed 6 days ago

A well executed menu with an assortment of Italian inspired dishes. I prefer to sit outside and enjoy the measured service and fine food. There are a lot of places in Carmel... but if you're a local, you're eating here.

Thank markmDanville_Ca_
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forget what you think when you hear vegetable plate. Lush purple and yellow cauliflower florets and mushrooms with broccolini and heirloom carrots with beet agnolotti in a parsnip puree take it too a whole new paradigm. The sole was cooked to perfection and served with...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

We sat outside during lunch, the place is very cozy and they’re also pet friendly. We ordered porcini mushroom ravioli and it was delicious, really delicious. Not too heavy either. For dessert we had the passion fruit creme brûlée and the limoncello cheese cake, again,...More

Thank Elaine G
Reviewed May 21, 2018

We had the special of the day, which was a lovely fresh white fish with parsnip puree and broccoli. Everything tasted very fresh and homemade, and the cheesecake for dessert was delightful. Very friendly waiters and pleasant surroundings, I would definitely recommend.

Thank Lulu H
Reviewed May 3, 2018

A cozy atmosphere; yummy flavors from the brussel sprouts salad, porcini mushroom ravioli, bbq short ribs, and olallieberries cobbler; attentive, professional staff; and best of all was the person who cared for us, our server Jaciel!

Thank DeDe E
Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

Nice food , good service Salads were fresh and tasty . Burger was good but ask for it well done or you get it pink .

Thank Bobby V
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Basil deserves its high rating for both its food and its green commitment. We were very impressed with both. Our waiter was friendly and helpful, and had a sense of humor. First he brought us bread with a basil dipping sauce that was extraordinary. Then...More

Thank VNE
Reviewed January 12, 2018

The abalone appetizer was not good, minimal amount of chewy overpriced abalone. The beet salad was light on beets and heavy on arugula, just average. The porcini ravioli was the saving grace. Based on what we ate, I wouldn’t recommend this place. The service was...More

1  Thank chatfemme7
Reviewed December 4, 2017

We enjoyed a pleasant lunch at Basil Seasonal Dining. The patio tables were full so we sat inside by the window. The food was very good as was the service. One issue is dogs indoors - the restaurant permits people to bring their dogs into...More

Thank Prescott2007
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
    (Ocean & 7th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-8226
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Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Now open for Brunch, Sundays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
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