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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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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“duck” (10 reviews)
“french swiss” (7 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (7 reviews)
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French, European, Swiss
217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
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Reviewed November 19, 2017

My husband and I had dinner last weekend at Basilic, just the two of us here for the first time in quite a while—as we always seem to be bringing friends and clients to eat with us here, being as it’s my favorite in OC....More

4  Thank Bill R
Reviewed November 13, 2017

Quaint little restaurant specializing in Swiss Cuisine. Food is lovely and prepared to perfection. Lamb Chops ,Zurich “Geschnetzeltes, Bouillabaisse & Coq au Vin for main course. Interesting dessert & starter choices. Nightly specials are also offered. With 8 tables, I suggest making reservation before hand.

2  Thank Cynthia-LAX
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

Basilic is an accomplished and sophisticated French restaurant in the Swiss style. I have dined there with my partner on several occasions and each dish we have ordered and shared has displayed true mastery of the cuisine this restaurant offers. Most dishes fall into the...More

1  Thank Ted H
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Love this place. Ate here two nights in a row. First of all, it's small. Reservations are a must!! Cozy and comfortable ambiance. Yet it is not noisy at all. Normal conversation is quite possible. God I love that. Over the two nights we had...More

2  Thank tb911
Reviewed September 17, 2017

We usually don't travel to this part of Newport Beach (especially in summer) due to the crowds/traffic/parking issues. Now that the tourist part of summer has at least on the calendar ended in southern California we tried Basilic. The reviews were correct. This is a...More

2  Thank KeSuLu
Reviewed August 25, 2017

For real celebrations it must be French - IMHO the best cuisine on earth, and Basilic didn't disappoint. Fine dining at its finest, smooth service, excellent food and wine - I recommend the steak au poivre (blu! naturellement), and the canard, but everyone's dish was...More

Thank 104stevenp
Reviewed July 29, 2017

This very little Jewel will delight your taste buds. From the wine selection to the fresh salad from the chefs garden encourages us to visit every time we are in Newport Beach CA. The fresh Sea Bass and Lamp are off the charts.

3  Thank Rocket-Manlv
Reviewed May 11, 2017

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

4  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

4  Thank Rocket-Manlv
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

2  Thank ssherman4
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October 11, 2017|
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Response from 104stevenp | Reviewed this property |
Smart, dressy a bit more for the ladies. Shorts, t-shirts, and the like belong on the beach and never at a good dining establishment.
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Restaurant Details

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French, European, Swiss
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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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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