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The Basil Leaf Restaurant

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7b Birch Hill Road, Locust Valley, NY
+1 516-676-6252
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Glen Cove, New York
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016

The Basil Leaf has offered the same warm atmosphere, excellent service and outstanding menu for many years.

Thank susucohen13
Locust Valley
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 September 2016

The food and the ambiance is truly excellent. It's a good neighborhood restaurant in the heart an elegant town, Locust Valley. Come stop in for the experience. Don't look at the disappointing reviews be your own critic and experience it for yourself.

Thank Suzan G
Syosset, New York
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309 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

For some reason that I cannot remember, my husband and I stopped going to Basil Leaf a few years ago. Our friends suggested we eat there recently and we agreed to go. Everything was exactly how we remembered the restaurant to be. The owner came right over to us because we decided to eat inside. Originally we we were set... More 

Thank MissS85
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112 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

Would I go back? – No. Would I recommend it? – No. Why? The food was OK, if boring. Curious was how the pasta dishes lack herbs, the opposite of what one might expect in a restaurant named Basil Leaf. We dressed for nicer dining, but were shuttled to the casual bar area which was stuffy and too warm. The... More 

Thank FSK-2
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Was looking forward to visiting this restaurant as I heard many nice things from my friends who live nearby about it, but the whole experience was ruined by the rude manager and his poor attitude towards accommodating customer requests or at least handling it in a pleasant manner.

Thank Elle L
long island, new york
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very consistent and lovely setting are two of it's strong points. Summers dining is available in a lovely courtyard between two dining rooms.

Thank gaf14
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We have loved this place since the 90's, consistently great even after all these years, Vito and the team do not let you down. Great for couple ans families

Thank Janny M
Glen Cove, New York
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Many trips, food is always great. Always see familiar faces around the dining room. I have had a great Risotto the last two times.

Thank Bill D
Long Island, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Although I almost ALWAYS get the Penne Ala Vodka ( IT'S PERFECT ), along with anything else ( HA! ) - the Grilled Shrimp w Zucchini Linguine is Superb! The Salads are Refreshing and Wonderful. The Pizza's are the Freshest Anywhere! But, MOSTLY, the OWNER, Vito, MANAGER, Adam and their entire staff are SO WARM and WELCOMING- It REALLY DOES... More 

Thank Madeline C
Locust Valley, New York
1 review
Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is the place I fell in love with gnocchi. The staff and chefs are some of the best I've seen, and the decor is completely charming. I love taking friends here and showing off a little :)

Thank erin_brogan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7b Birch Hill Road, Locust Valley, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  Locust Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 516-676-6252

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?