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Basil Seasonal Dining

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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%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

Great food being served here. Small restaurant (max 24 pp inside and some seatings outside) in a small alleyway just off the street opposite of tiny jewelry shop. Fish, burger, salad and soups. Attentive and hands on service. Recommended

Thank appeltjes
Reviewed August 16, 2017

We went with friends to Basil and what a treat. The service was excellent along with the food. This is a certified green restaurant and the Chef Soerk Peters does an excellent job in using local produce.

Thank DonnaNPG
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

The food here was amazing. Beef Cheeks, Lamb meatballs, squid ink pasta and the fish, perfect. The Pea Ravioli was incredible, yes Pea Ravioli!. Dining room is small. Be prepared to sit outside, it can be cold, but they have heaters and blankets. The service...More

Thank Todd F
Reviewed August 6, 2017

Basil is a little hard to find but worth the effort. Although pricey, the food is excellent and the service is friendly. Vegetarians will appreciate the specially prepared roasted vegetable plate.

Thank JBuckel
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Our concierge recommended this restaurant. We had the lamb meatballs as an appetizer, followed by our entrees which were the chicken on a bed of carrot purée and grilled asparagus, and the other was a delicious English pea ravioli . It is a friendly, laid...More

Thank travelingalnow
Reviewed July 4, 2017

Great menu and specials are different every night. We had dinner here two nights in a row. Our experience was slightly better on the Saturday night because the service was somewhat more efficient (dishes arrived quicker). We had the fish special, a pasta dish, lamb...More

Thank S K
Reviewed June 25, 2017 via mobile

Obviously people review restaurants based on their own palettes and as such I love this place. Started with a daily special salad of lettuce/figs/mozzarella which was so fresh and delicious. We followed with Sole for me and roasted veg dish for my husband, both of...More

Thank SydneyHols
Reviewed June 23, 2017

We ate lunch at Basil and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our server, Alejo was excellent and made our lunch even that more enjoyable. We ate outside as we had our two dogs with us. The ambiance is very nice and the food was excellent. Would...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed June 19, 2017

Reasons I love Basil: Talented and environmentally aware chef/owner Soerke Peters Great menu and great specials Cozy inside seating and lovely patio seating, especially for those with pets Great waitstaff

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed June 15, 2017

I ate here with on 3 June for lunch. They have an outdoor seating if you have your dog. I got the burger and I'm not a burger fan, but I have to say, it was delicious. Clean, excellent service.

Thank Ana C
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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, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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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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