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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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Open Now
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 days ago via mobile

Great food being served here. Small restaurant (max 24 pp inside and some seatings outside) in a small alleyway just off the street opposite of tiny jewelry shop. Fish, burger, salad and soups. Attentive and hands on service. Recommended

Thank appeltjes
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went with friends to Basil and what a treat. The service was excellent along with the food. This is a certified green restaurant and the Chef Soerk Peters does an excellent job in using local produce.

Thank DonnaNPG
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here was amazing. Beef Cheeks, Lamb meatballs, squid ink pasta and the fish, perfect. The Pea Ravioli was incredible, yes Pea Ravioli!. Dining room is small. Be prepared to sit outside, it can be cold, but they have heaters and blankets. The service...More

Thank Todd F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Basil is a little hard to find but worth the effort. Although pricey, the food is excellent and the service is friendly. Vegetarians will appreciate the specially prepared roasted vegetable plate.

Thank JBuckel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our concierge recommended this restaurant. We had the lamb meatballs as an appetizer, followed by our entrees which were the chicken on a bed of carrot purée and grilled asparagus, and the other was a delicious English pea ravioli . It is a friendly, laid...More

Thank travelingalnow
Reviewed 4 July 2017

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 25 June 2017 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 23 June 2017

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 19 June 2017

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 15 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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
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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