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Sweet Basil's Cafe

498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
+1 973-994-3600
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (42 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
“poached pear” (10 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We attended a private party - there are pulldown shades that separate one part of the restaurant. We could hear people on the other side, but it was private. The food was delicious!

Thank orangerook
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You have to try the potatoes. They are perfectly crispy on the outside and melts in your mouth. The secret is boiling the potatoes first then a quick deep fry - that’s what our waitress told us. Shrimp Benedict is also delicious! Casual atmosphere with...More

Thank Mai M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been several times for Sweet Basil brunch on weekends and it’s wonderful. I went for dinner on a Saturday for the first time and was so impressed. We were a group of 3 and were seated immediately with our reservation. The environment isn’t the...More

Thank Stephenie A
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Used to go here, when in West Orange- a hole in the wall. But you know what happens with those places- HUGE SUCCESS in Livingston and 4x the size. Food is fantastic. Unusual salads you have not seen or eaten. Awesome Lemonades. Sunday Brunches are...More

Thank Sunshine34500
Reviewed 4 February 2018

Stopped in last week for a late lunch/bite to eat because of our schedules & that we got tied up earlier. I lived in Livingston a long time but was away from the area and didn't know this existed. My wife got Caesar's salad with...More

Thank patentesquire
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Food is pretty good and service was great. I would definitely go back. I've been there once but my wife was there a few more times and the food was always good.

Thank rdfone
Reviewed 8 January 2018

What a great place for dining. Not terribly romantic as it is full of hustle and bustle, noisy with everyone having an enjoyable time. I went with 5 others for brunch, were seated almost immediately and there with our choice of beverages on the table...More

Thank Travelingmaine
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

I think this restaurant is very good for brunch if you come early enough. No reservations on holidays reservations every other day reservations taken. On a setting factor it is very lively or maybe to cramped sometimes. On a service factor it is usually pretty...More

Thank tintin1972
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here on a Friday afternoon. The place was busy, but we got a table pretty quickly. All of the food was really goo. I loved the burger that I tried. Service wAs excellent. Will come here again!

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The food is fresh and high quality, good quick service, interesting menu. Better option than the diner or IHOP.

Thank Jim V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +1 973-994-3600
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