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The Basin

14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
+1 408-867-1906
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (15 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With its established reputation for good food and service, few things stand in the way for an enjoyable evening out. Saratoga's highfalutins love that the waiters remember their favorite cocktail mixes, salad dressings, and steak tenderness. Never mind the tendons in an otherwise excellent liver,...More

Thank PeeWang
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Basin is accustomed to pre-concert diners who attend the Mountain Winery venue. The menu was full of tapas style plates--enough to share or have as an entree. We shared marinated olives, a Caesar salad, the Basin Bleu salad with a silky blue cheese dressing,...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started with appetizers: Taste of Spain (consisted of jamon, chorizo, Mahon cheese and assorted olives which was very good/tasty), Paella Penquena (one of the better Paellas we've had, even when compared to the Paellas in Spain) and a Caesar Salad (dressing was different and...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for the first time to celebrate Father's Day Dinner with our two kids. It was difficult to park, so if you can Uber that would be ideal. The choices were simple and the food was delicious. My son ordered the duck breast...More

Thank Christina B
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We stopped by this place while taking a casual stroll in Saratoga. The main room had no customers but it was all reserved. We didn't have time for a full dinner, so somehow managed to get a table with the understanding that we would leave...More

Thank Rawa13
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Loved the food at the bar. WAY too much salt though, from the butter to the veggies and sauces. Great desserts, breads. I can tell they really put care into their dishes and ingredients. The wait and bar staff are so friendly. Prices don't match...More

Thank boobot1
Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

Visiting The Basin is always a great. Whether it's cocktails with friends or a satisfying weekend dinner to reward my hard work during the week, I have never been disappointed with my experiences at The Basin. The service is excellent and professional. The menu is...More

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