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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (52 reviews)
“cobbler” (10 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago 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_
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Forget what you think when you hear vegetable plate. Lush purple and yellow cauliflower florets and mushrooms with broccolini and heirloom carrots with beet agnolotti in a parsnip puree take it too a whole new paradigm. The sole was cooked to perfection and served with...More

Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We sat outside during lunch, the place is very cozy and they’re also pet friendly. We ordered porcini mushroom ravioli and it was delicious, really delicious. Not too heavy either. For dessert we had the passion fruit creme brûlée and the limoncello cheese cake, again,...More

Thank Elaine G
Reviewed 21 May 2018

We had the special of the day, which was a lovely fresh white fish with parsnip puree and broccoli. Everything tasted very fresh and homemade, and the cheesecake for dessert was delightful. Very friendly waiters and pleasant surroundings, I would definitely recommend.

Thank Lulu H
Reviewed 4 May 2018

A cozy atmosphere; yummy flavors from the brussel sprouts salad, porcini mushroom ravioli, bbq short ribs, and olallieberries cobbler; attentive, professional staff; and best of all was the person who cared for us, our server Jaciel!

Thank DeDe E
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Nice food , good service Salads were fresh and tasty . Burger was good but ask for it well done or you get it pink .

Thank Bobby V
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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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