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Basil Leaf Cafe

2465 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2717
+1 773-348-7243
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good33%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“linguine” (9 reviews)
“olive oil dip” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2465 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2717
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The Good - Food was excellent. Service was quick and attentive. Allowed a side substitution although our server said they typically do not allow same. The Bad - bathroom wasn’t very clean. The Ugly - Sat outside under a shade tree. There were however flies,...More

Thank DVCBob
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I have gone to this place numerous times. They excel at the amount of gluten free options and naturally fresh food. The salads are always good, add the chicken breast. Love the honey vinaigrette! The meatballs or meat sauce are excellent as well for pasta...More

Thank kTravelz
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has fantastic food. I had the salmon (delicious !), and my spouse had lamb chops that she loved. Our server, Laila, was exceptional- very friendly and professional and eager to give us a great dining experience. The restaurant and bar are huge, and...More

Thank Bonnie T
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Great service in a bright and airy room, and reasonable prices. Sadly, the food was where things fell short. Its overriding characteristic was blandness. Not even close to authentic Italian. The kitchen needs to learn how to use herbs, garlic and seasoning. I liked everything...More

Thank mike m
Reviewed 10 April 2018

went here for first time. wait staff was attentive and water never ran out. Menu was good and food was better. We had the lobster ravioli, salmon, chicken/eggplant parm, and trout. all we very good. Wine was reasonably price. Would highly recommend

Thank skepticvision
Reviewed 22 February 2018

We always seem to forget about Basil Leaf Cafe since its just a few steps past our normal walking range. However, we were passing by the other night and saw a parking place. As usual, dinner was delightful. The place is inviting, the bread outstanding,...More

Thank Kenneth P
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I ate at Basil Leaf - we had only eaten lunch there previously. We loved the food - gnocchi and penne with salmon — and the service was fantastic. The place is small, clean and very friendly. Highly recommended!!

Thank PSS4444
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The Basil Leaf Cafe has a great variety of Italian food offerings. Dinner portions are huge especially for their chicken dishes such as the chicken marsala and vesuvio. Delicious oven-fresh dinner rolls with a terrific olive oil dip are served at the beginning at the...More

Thank PamplonaBound
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Just when I thought it can not get better I had lunch there yesterday. My favorite server; ordinarily do not drink at lunch but she asked if I would like a glass of Gavi. I said yes and my guests were thrilled. We had sandwiches;...More

Thank jamesF1532HO
Reviewed 14 November 2017

My son & I were looking for a place that served a great salad, meatballs and sandwiches, so when this establishment popped up as an option, we HAD to check it out. We entered to an empty dining area for a light lunch and were...More

Thank Debra W
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17 May 2018|
Response from Kenneth P | Reviewed this property |
I doubt it, but can never hurt to call them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2465 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614-2717
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
  • Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
  • Phone Number: +1 773-348-7243
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