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The Basin

14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
+1 408-867-1906
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rigatoni” (13 reviews)
“trout” (14 reviews)
“liver” (6 reviews)
Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Recently stopped in here in later evening and sat at the bar for bar snacks, lovely salami platter and chardonnay. I enjoyed myself, was with a high school friend. Nice Bar, all kinds of drinks available. The place was packed, probably good to make a...More

Thank lmbutlar
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Wanted a place to eat close to the Mountain Winery for a preconcert dinner. Chose The Basin and was delighted in every respect. The menu is diverse. Excellent choice for vegetarians, meat and fish eaters. The presentations are beautiful utilizing fresh and colorful ingredients. The...More

Thank rmg110
Reviewed 25 July 2017

First, it's always safe to make a reservation at this fantastic restaurant. The Basin has a warm, cozy, neighborhood kind of atmosphere. The menu offer high quality food, and the deserts are too die for. My go-to favorite is always the delicious trout with asparagus....More

1  Thank iJenNaustin
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We arrived at opening 5:00. Service was great, very friendly and accommodating. We ordered the blue cheese wedge salad which was very good. For dinner we ordered the chicken and Trout, both outstanding. Would could back here again.

Thank KevinDDenton
Reviewed 18 July 2017

Geared for a younger crowd than we are in are 70's. Lots of energy, loud, many tables. We felt crammed against a wall on a very small table. Not a relaxing experience.

Thank atwellsue8
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Basin never disappoints. The ambiance is exciting, the service impeccable, and the food spectacular. Oh and the price is quite reasonable for what you get. The cocktails are spot on and there are plenty of nice reasonable wines to choose from. We cant stop...More

Thank RichMLosGatos
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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, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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