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Basilic Restaurant

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French, Swiss, European
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217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Glendale, Arizona
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we lived on the Island we could always count on a great meal and quality service that made our guests feel special. It also was our "go to place" for date night!

Thank TheEpicureanQueen
Orange County, CA
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74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

A tiny but great place on the island, good French/Swiss food, highly recommended (We travel 40 minutes each way to eat here).

Thank OCProfessor
Los Angeles, California
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528 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

I have eaten here several times but after my wife and I enjoyed dinner here last Saturday night I felt compelled to write a review. This is a small place on Balboa Island's touristy main street but the quality of the cooking is marvelous. On this visit I had grilled Copper River Salmon that was beautifully presented and cooked perfectly.... More 

Thank bccrab
Albany, California
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

Best food and Best service on Balboa. Hands down. Intimate, cozy environment. Be prepared to know your neighbors at the tables next to you. Can be very stuffy on warm nights. But it is a lovely experience, with classic and sumptous food. Parking is difficult, if not next to impossible. But if you are staying on the island and want... More 

Thank Russell H
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant in balboa island. It is very European,excellent food one of the best in OC. It is small so I recommend making a reservation ahead

Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We ate here last January and I almost forgot to do a review. The place is small, probably will seat only 20 people at full capacity. Definitely call for reservation. The place and food will not fail you. Reminded me of a cozy place we ate at Prague- but couldn't remember the name. That day the menu was in a... More 

Thank Cristina J
Newport Beach, California
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123 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy rustic French Swiss food this is the place truly authentic food and service as well as ambiance!! This is what you will feel and eat if you travel to rural France or Switzerland. The food is excellent and try all the items on the menu!!!! Difficult place to find a book a Rez but your work will... More 

Thank thehandsometraveler
Newport Beach, California
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

A visit to this place is always a very special experience. Unexpected intimate and quaint it brings to mind a meal enjoyed in a small Swiss or French bistro. But enough about the atmosphere--lets get to the cuisine --definitely worth the price of admission and the best restaurant on Balboa Is in my opinion. Service and cuisine is always top... More 

Thank diana k
Orange, California
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Dining at Basilic reminds me of being at one of the cozy restaurants on Rue Mouffetard in Paris. Some of our party began the meal with French onion soup, which was perfectly prepared, not overly salty as in other restaurants. I had foie gras which was amazing. It was better than some of the snazzy restaurants in Paris. For the... More 

Thank Karen P
Yorba Linda, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

We have dined at Basilic many times over the years, usually to celebrate our anniversary. Last night we celebrated our 40th. It never disappoints. The couple who own and operate this tiny, 8 table restaurant, are on top of every detail, from the amuse bouche to dessert. Delicious French/Swiss cuisine is a can't miss delight.

Thank MaryWlovesMaui

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
French, Swiss, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949-673-0570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?