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Basil Seasonal Dining

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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I can’t believe how much we loved sitting outside under heat lamps and with blankets. Owner recommended a great bottle of wine and the cheese plate and meatballs were just right.

Thank buytaerts
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered the squid ink pasta and it was cooked al dente, that's how I like my pasta, and the Monterey squid was very fresh. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. We would come back here next time we are in town.

Thank Explore15247948046
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I immensely enjoyed our dinner at Basil, and highly recommend the following dishes: Appetizers - Fresh Burrata with figs and blackberries in a balsamic reduction, Lamb Meatballs with tomato and goat cheese, Mushroom Kale Ravioli in a rosemary cream sauce, and Spinach...More

Thank RuellenE1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a family dinner here and were seated outside. We were concerned since it was a chilly night but to fit our large party, that was the only area where we could eat. The restaurant is small, better for small party sizes but hear...More

Thank AlamedaIslandGirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived in Carmel after driving down from San Francisco. We took a walk from our hotel and ran into this cozy little restaurant. We had the salmon with Brussel Sprouts on a bed of butternut squash. It was beautifully presented and very tasty. Along...More

Thank P8999MQscottw
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Recommended by our hotel: a wonderful outdoor setting with delicious food: we ordered small plates—salad, gnocchi, veggies and dessert—with impeccable service. We would return in a heartbeat. Casual setting.

Thank cleanandsimple
Reviewed 14 September 2018

My husband and I were in the Carmel area for 6 nights and found that most menus had a great deal of similarity. I felt it looked a little different at Basil. What was really different was the care taken in the preparation and presentation...More

Thank Mary Ellen L
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Maybe we ordered the wrong thing but, I was not impressed at all with the food at Basil. My husband and I stopped in for lunch on the patio with our dogs. The only table available was in the sun and they kindly moved it...More

Thank hotellover13
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Great meal here the other night. My partner had the vegetarian platter and I had the short ribs and mash. Washed down with an excellent bottle of Pinot Noir. What made the whole thing so memorable though, was the excellent service both from the Maitre...More

Thank DavidDundonald
Reviewed 15 August 2018

A well executed menu with an assortment of Italian inspired dishes. I prefer to sit outside and enjoy the measured service and fine food. There are a lot of places in Carmel... but if you're a local, you're eating here.

Thank markmDanville_Ca_
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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