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Basilic Restaurant

217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
+1 949-673-0570
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“duck” (10 reviews)
“french swiss” (7 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (7 reviews)
French, European, Swiss
217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tiny place with a owner from the Isère region of northeaster France and the chef from Lausanne, Switzerland, on the other side of the Alps. About half plus dozen tables offering a fun wine list and an Alpine inspired French cuisine with some standard French...More

Thank kawidd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant came well recommended. The food did not disappoint. We began with asparagus and French onion soup. Both classically prepared and bursting with flavor. We then shared a PERFECTLY dressed house salad. Beautiful... Our entree selections included thinly sliced veal in a rich mushroom...More

Thank daroldmark
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I couldn't get a reservation for Valentine's Day at Basilic on Wed night since we waited too long to try for the booking. So we settled on a delayed Valentine's Day dinner date on Friday night instead. And again, what a wonderful...More

1  Thank Bill R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have dined here many times before. We also spend our summers in Paris. We know and love French food and culture. We love all things French and Basilic is the real deal. From ambiance to wine and food all is authentic...More

1  Thank Thehandsometraveler1
Reviewed 19 November 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

6  Thank Bill R
Reviewed 13 November 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.

3  Thank Cynthia-LAX
Reviewed 9 October 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 8 October 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

3  Thank tb911
Reviewed 17 September 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 25 August 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

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11 October 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

Rating summary
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French, European, Swiss
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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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