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San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8226
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 9:30 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

The shrimp bisque was good. The beet salad was ok. Small place in a little walks shop area. Good waitress. But not a must see. Not for kids.

Thank CRMyers
Reviewed February 24, 2017

Good place to have lunch. The food was OK, good pasta, hamburger and soup. Service is OK. There are a small option of Salt LAke beers. Small wine list

Thank raferria
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The place was empty and felt cold. In fact, the whole town felt like a ghost town! Server was nice, but too chatty and loud for us. Food was not as tasty as we expected and octopus was overcooked! Great wine list. I may try...More

1  Thank Lauren H
Reviewed February 15, 2017

Came first on a rainy weekend night when there wasn't much available in Carmel. Food and wine were surprisingly extraordinary. Have gone back since with the same experience. Highly recommend!

1  Thank KevMarks
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

Basil is an elegant restaurant with especially wonderfully prepared and spiced food. Many delicious starters and entrees. It has a lovely outdoor patio. that is delightful when the weather is good. In fact, I don't think I've ever eaten inside ! The casual atmosphere is...More

1  Thank BirdmanSiSenor
Reviewed January 24, 2017

the food was pricey and wonderful. the service was impeccable. The ingrediants were fresh and organic. and artfully displayed. the desserts expecailly the chocoalte cake and apple tart were EXCEPTIONAL

1  Thank eshander
Reviewed January 6, 2017

We took a quick 4-night trip to Carmel and this was the best overall meal of the entire trip, which included a meal at Sierra Mar. The food was fresh and flavorful and very accommodating of vegetarians. The weather turned cold the night of our...More

1  Thank Randy B
Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Tried to eat here in the afternoon, given the good reviews. We were a large group with 4 adults and 4 kids, but the restaurant was empty and there was plenty of space. After standing there for 20 minutes and getting nothing but rude glances...More

1  Thank JSCR1
Reviewed December 6, 2016

When visiting Carmel every year, we always have lunch at Basil's. This year we not only had a great lunch we had a great hostess and server, Sherri. Our lunch was very good. We had the Salmon BLT and the Basil hamburger! Plus the Ollalllieberry...More

Thank Judy C
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Grabbed dinner on our last night in Carmel with my boyfriend. We sat outside in December, but they give soft, cozy blankets to guests so you don't freeze. Carmel is a sleepy little town, so even on a Saturday night, we watched all the businesses...More

Thank Lauren M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
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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