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Sweet Basil Bistro

40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
+1 909-866-9212
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (22 reviews)
“fritters” (7 reviews)
“sand dabs” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious meatball sandwiches, portobello sandwich and ravioli. Don't be turned off by the location under the Bowling Barn because this was the highlight meal of our trip. Our compliments to the chef! Excellent service as well.

Thank vacamom2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for an early dinner in July. Their hours on Google and on their store front said they were open, but we came at 3:45 and the doors were locked. They opened up at 4 but had a limited menu. That kind of...More

Thank jeremydbrooks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very small dining area so I would suggest calling ahead. Very pleasant surroundings. Decorating is subtle and well done. The hostess and wait staff are very attentive. Drinks were brought quickly after ordering. Water goblets are pretty pressed glass stemware and always keep full. Dinners...More

Thank Jane A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were looking for a good restaurant to spend the eve of our 1 year anniversary. We asked two separate locals for recommendations and they both said Sweet Basil Bistro. So naturally we went. This is definitely a great place to stop...More

Thank achiriaco
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We came across Sweet Basil Bistro on TripAdvisor when deciding upon dinner one night. We had high expectations based upon the reviews and made reservations for that night. Upon arrival, the small restaurant was crowded, but we were seated right away. The tables are very...More

Thank jen829
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We like chef owned restaurants because what made the restaurant successful at first, continues.The food is really good and the service staff is well-trained and very helpful. Been back 15-20 with friends and family. Has always been a good experience.

1  Thank Alan H
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

My husband & I were there on Mother's Day & it did not disappoint. The proprietor, Sally, warmly welcomed us & chatted with us often. The menu was varied & creative - hard to decide. I settled on a sole with cous-cous & vegetables &...More

1  Thank srashford
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

We've been here a few times both with large groups and just the two of us… The service is excellent although the atmosphere can be a little dry. The food though... absolutely yummy. Not overly salted (one of my concerns when eating out) with a...More

1  Thank Samantha41490
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

Charming small restaurant that is family owned. The server was very helpful and attentive. The food was absolutely delicious. We especially liked the quinoa salad and the pasta. The homemade desserts made by the owner were wonderful. Will definitely go back again.

1  Thank Youleemic
Reviewed 30 March 2017

I had the lobster lasagna and managed to eat the whole portion, when I usually have to take 1/2 my meal home. My husband had the chicken parmesean and said that it was extremely dry. Desserts were $10 so we decided to skip the pricey...More

Thank Liz B
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18 October 2016|
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Response from DLFA81 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't find it very expensive. It was good quality good and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-9212
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