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San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8226
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fig salad” (6 reviews)
“cobbler” (10 reviews)
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11:30 - 22:30All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great menu and specials are different every night. We had dinner here two nights in a row. Our experience was slightly better on the Saturday night because the service was somewhat more efficient (dishes arrived quicker). We had the fish special, a pasta dish, lamb...More

Thank S K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Obviously people review restaurants based on their own palettes and as such I love this place. Started with a daily special salad of lettuce/figs/mozzarella which was so fresh and delicious. We followed with Sole for me and roasted veg dish for my husband, both of...More

Thank SydneyHols
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate lunch at Basil and thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Our server, Alejo was excellent and made our lunch even that more enjoyable. We ate outside as we had our two dogs with us. The ambiance is very nice and the food was excellent. Would...More

Thank Ken J
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reasons I love Basil: Talented and environmentally aware chef/owner Soerke Peters Great menu and great specials Cozy inside seating and lovely patio seating, especially for those with pets Great waitstaff

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 16 June 2017

I ate here with on 3 June for lunch. They have an outdoor seating if you have your dog. I got the burger and I'm not a burger fan, but I have to say, it was delicious. Clean, excellent service.

Thank Ana C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

but everything else? eh. it came highly recommended as a favourite by a server at an amazing restaurant so we had high hopes for this cute little restaurant. the decor was lovely but the staff, not very friendly. you could tell they were expecting a...More

Thank Linda E
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Basil is located inside a half alley, with entrance from San Carlos only. It is a small restaurant, with mostly outdoor tables under umbrellas to protect the customers from the sun, It is surrounded by wine bars and an art gallery. The menu is limited,...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We've been going to Carmel for years and tried many restaurants but this was our first visit to Basil. The menu is interesting. Many vegan, gluten-free options as well as standards like a grilled pork chop or half-chicken. But upon sound counsel from our waitress...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 9 May 2017

We have been to Basil many (~10?) times... we've never been disappointed. Our most recent visit saw us choosing to share a grilled octopus starter (perfectly grilled -- a touch of char but the octopus was still soft to the fork -- NOT a product...More

Thank bebusby
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Stayed nearby at the Coachman's Inn and Basil was within walking distance. However, I would drive here if I were staying in Monterey or Pacific Grove because the food is amazing! I had seared Ahi and it was just the right mix of ingredients where...More

Thank yojude
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
    (Ocean & 7th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-8226
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