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Basilic Restaurant

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217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
+1 949-673-0570
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“duck” (9 reviews)
“french swiss” (7 reviews)
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French, Swiss, European
217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Basilic is celebrating 20 years of service and the food and service is just phenomenal. There are only 8 tables (plus 1 or 2 outside) in this quaint little Swiss/French bistro. The food is exceptional and the wine list is very nicely priced. Highly recommended...More

Thank bmanpennsylvania
Reviewed April 18, 2017

You will not go wrong at this lovely restaurant. Our Meal was out of this world. Every plate is the epitome of perfection. The wine list is over the top. When in Newport Beach it will be worth your time to visit the Island and...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Have been dining here regularly for the past 6 months. Every occasion the food is phenomenal, the service impeccable, the staff ever so gracious and on point. If you loved Paris, you'll love Basilic. Highly recommend: Beef tartare, charcuterie, roasted duck, the rack of lamb,...More

Thank ssherman4
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Came here for my birthday. Cozy French/Swiss restaurant with about 8 tables inside and 1 outside. Ordered the bouillabaisse and hubby the lamb chops, both of which were good. Dessert of the day was awesome. Great food overall and good value.

Thank Redj1963
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Basilic. The foie gras was delicious, the creative seasonal salad was fresh, the fish (special) perfectly cooked. Nice champagne by the glass and well as wine choices with dinner. It is a cute little place. It was nice to...More

Thank YvonneP683
Reviewed January 15, 2017

Great French restaurant... tiny, with only about 8 or so tables, so reserve... but worth it... The owners are the chef and waiter I believe, and they treat you like family. The menu is small but has grand choices and wonderful taste. They made us...More

Thank DMorex
Reviewed January 12, 2017

excellent food and service, but make a reservation if you can, since there are only 8 tables indoors and one table outside. pricey and tiny.

Thank Jan K
Reviewed December 28, 2016

What a great place for French food, cozy and intimate atmosphere and good service. My husband and I were looking for a French restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary and also, I wanted to have duck confit (my favourite) as there aren't many restaurants out...More

Thank sheenacyw
Reviewed September 30, 2016 via mobile

Very cute small restaurant. The veal and lamb were delicious. The mushroom and parsley soup was not our favorite. Prices were very reasonable. The restroom is a voyage.

Thank HappyHolekampers
Reviewed September 22, 2016

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
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Hello, I've eaten in your restaurant many times and of course loved it. You use to have raclette only the first Tuesday of the month as I recall. I checked your menu and now I see that you feature it as an appetizer. Does that mean that it's no longer available as an entree? A friend from Montreal just moved here and she is so excited to learn about a place that serves Raclette. I'd love to bring her there if its available as a prime. Thanks so much, Cheri B
April 29, 2017|
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Hi, my son and daughter in law live in Newport Beach. Debbie has a birthday coming up in March and I am thinking a nice meal out would be a welcome gift. What sort of prices are found on the menu at this restaurant and would it be possible to buy a gift voucher. What do you suggest? Thank you. Vanessa
January 10, 2017|
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I am planning a large holiday business related event. Looking for a restaurant that can accommodate up to 35 people with a fantastic wine list.
July 26, 2016|
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This is a very small restaurant Call them to see if they can accommodate 35 people Food and wine is great
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Restaurant Details

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French, Swiss, European
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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: +1 949-673-0570
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