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The Basin

14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
+1 408-867-1906
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rigatoni” (13 reviews)
“trout” (17 reviews)
“liver” (7 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Many years ago we enjoyed the ambience and terrific food here. Not so last night. First of all, the decor is sad, with a carpet that has a Hunter-Thompson (from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) hallucinatory pattern, seemingly put in during 1930s, faded, stained,...More

Thank sunshine_susan
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Eaten there so many times and never gone wrong with the food. Awesome food, ambience and service. they know what we look for when we come in and have always delivered. Highly recommend.

Thank truetripper
Reviewed 3 March 2018

There is something for everyone. The food is excellent. The staff is friendly and so is the owner. They also have a large room if you need that.

Thank CAgirl408
Reviewed 25 February 2018

This was our first time at The Basin. The bread was quite nice. We were eating early before a show, so only ordered entrees. I like liver - once every 5/10 years. It was perfectly served pink (not overdone) and was melt in the mouth...More

Thank Ms_Gary
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

We were disappointed when our reserved restaurant was closed but lucked out when instead we found Basin and they could fit us in. The dinner was amazing. First off the bartender is a real pro. Two of the best mixed drinks my wife and I...More

Thank RansomGray
Reviewed 3 January 2018

Having gone numerous times over many years I can say that the food has become something I can't really recommend. Last Friday my group of 5 had some hits..the trout, the duck and the "Angry Pasta". But my simple Cesar salad was way overdressed and...More

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Their continuing commitment to excellent food, sustainably sourced, is amazing. A wonderful place to celebrate, or just have a great dinner!

Thank srbenj
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

While visiting the Cupertino area for business our host introduced us to The Basin. It was love at first bite. Everything we ordered was fresh and offered special flavors. Wine off the list was terrific. I rarely finish a meal, but ate every bite. If...More

Thank hammyone
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Had dinner here before a concert at the Mountain Winery. Glad we had a reservation as they were quite busy at 5:15 p.m! The service was excellent, the server was attentive without being intrusive. We both ordered the special, a halibut served on a bed...More

Thank hmbcountryfan
Reviewed 25 August 2017

The bar always has a good buzz, the food is GREAT, and the service top notch. Been there many times and will be there again. If you can sit outside do so. The outdoor dining area is charming and boasts a giant tree running right...More

Thank Valary M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: +1 408-867-1906
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