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Basil Leaf Cafe


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed January 15, 2019

Excellent dinner in every way. Great location, large menu, good portion size, tasty dinners. Can't wait for another visit.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

Great place for lunch over salads, sandwiches and soup. Also full entree list, bar and good wines. Bread is served warm with olive oil or butter. Service is well paced.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed December 20, 2018

Love the drinks. service was slim. but atmosphere made up for it. hope to return for greater fun and times

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank ricard071
Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in on a walk for a late lunch. Had fresh mozzarella sandwich and some great hot crispy fries that were perfect. Had I not had to drive, I would have loved to add wine!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 965kimk
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We came in on one of the hottest days of the summer after moving our daughter into her new apartment where the a/c wasn't working. Our server was kind and attentive; the food was comforting and delicious. We felt postivitely pampered!

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

The Good - Food was excellent. Service was quick and attentive. Allowed a side substitution although our server said they typically do not allow same. The Bad - bathroom wasn’t very clean. The Ugly - Sat outside under a shade tree. There were however flies,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

I have gone to this place numerous times. They excel at the amount of gluten free options and naturally fresh food. The salads are always good, add the chicken breast. Love the honey vinaigrette! The meatballs or meat sauce are excellent as well for pasta...More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has fantastic food. I had the salmon (delicious !), and my spouse had lamb chops that she loved. Our server, Laila, was exceptional- very friendly and professional and eager to give us a great dining experience. The restaurant and bar are huge, and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank BonnieT159
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Great service in a bright and airy room, and reasonable prices. Sadly, the food was where things fell short. Its overriding characteristic was blandness. Not even close to authentic Italian. The kitchen needs to learn how to use herbs, garlic and seasoning. I liked everything...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank mikemH3117ET
Reviewed April 9, 2018

went here for first time. wait staff was attentive and water never ran out. Menu was good and food was better. We had the lobster ravioli, salmon, chicken/eggplant parm, and trout. all we very good. Wine was reasonably price. Would highly recommend

Date of visit: April 2018
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I doubt it, but can never hurt to call them.
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