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Basil's Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.basils.net
  • Email: reservations@basilsinbuckhead.com
  • Phone: (404) 233-9755
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday- Friday11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday&Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Joseph Kahwach
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Customized menus to fit your occasion.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate small parties as well as large parties. Depending on your occasion, we will customize your menu, pricing and seating for rehearsal dinners, receptions, office parties, birthdays and more.
  • Private Party Contact: Joseph Kahwach (404) 918-2600
  • Entertainment: In the evening spring, summer, and fall you can listen to live jazz and acoustics on our large deck.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Pharr Road and Grandview Avenue
  • Public Transit: Marta
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in rear of restaurant. Street parking is also available.ComplimentaryValet parking on Fridays&Saturdays.
A word from Basil's
Serving Atlanta for 21 years, Basil's is a local favorite for great food, friendly service and unmatched atmosphere. The dining room surrounds a beautiful brick fireplace and the large deck is raised up off the street. Basil's offers a very well rounded menu that will please anyone and you will never leave hungry. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "Besides the food, we love our waiter Bo; he always makes us feel welcome."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We find a new place each month for lunch in Buckhead. Basil ' s caused us to bend the rules and start factoring in repeats! The food was delicious; we had the lamb, seafood paella, and Greek shrimp and tasted each others. We finished with an amazing chocolate mousse that was almost too beautiful to eat (almost) and tiramisu and coffee, also wonderful. The food combined with the outdoor patio and personable server put Basils' on our 'must go back' list. I'm going back on my own!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Basil's was an excellent location for my mid-week date last week. The salmon was tasty and healthy and the atmosphere was perfect!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Stuffed grape leaves were amazing! We had tapas and every selection was delightful and large enough for two to share. We never got to order a main meal. This is a good first date restaurant Food is consistent and the artwork can stimulate conversation. And you can have a conversation since dining is set up in smaller rooms. Glad this is in my neighborhood! Our server seemed very scattered and it took a lot longer to get dessert ordered, coffee and the bill then you would expect when the place was only half full."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "I have a very picky husband when it comes to brunch. He is a big traditionalist! I, on the other hand, prefer brunch to be what the name implies...breakfast food or lunch. this restaurant fit the bill perfectly. I had the Basil's Benedict...crab cake and artichoke. Fabulous! We had another couple with us and they agreed. We will return...and often!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food--however, was surprised at fast they hurried us out. For $100 evening for 2, on non holiday, with no wait, felt very rushed....entrees were out minutes after salad came out, and bill was out before we finished dinner...."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were guests at a private dinner catered by Basil's and loved the food and the chef that prepared it in the home, so we decided to try the restaurant in person. The location and food were wonderful, but our reservation, made through Open Table (on the day of our dinner) was not on the books at the restaurant, and so we had to wait a short time (which in itself was not a problem as we were able to wait with a glass of wine in the bar area), but then we were seated at an awkward table next to the front door, which other customers left open every time they came in and left. The real issue was that the reservation made through Open Table was not communicated to the restaurant, so I would call Basil directly instead to book a table."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We went for our first time on Valentine's Day so of course if it was good it would be busy right? Right it was packed. With our reservation we waited maybe 10 mins. and the food was awesome The lamb chops were perfectly seasoned and cooked to perfection. Though the scallops seemed small everything else was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made a reservation for Valentine's Day at 8:30. Showed up at 8:20, waited 50 minutes just for a host to take my name, then gave up after I heard another group in front of me say they had an 8 PM reservation and still hadn't gotten a table. There were probably 20 people like me, who had reservations, stuck standing in cramped corners just hoping to check in with the host. This obviously ruined our Valentine's night and soured out on Basil's forever."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I'd like to offer a review but unfortunately they badly overbooked on Valentine's Day so we never got in. We had a reservation for 8:30 but when we arrived we couldn't even get in. The line went out the door. We eventually made our way in and it was chaos. You could barely move because so many people were standing around. At about 9pm, when it was obvious people who had been there for the 8pm reservations were still standing around, we walked across the street to dine. Unfortunate as we were looking forward to trying the place. My food rating is 2 stars as I never got to try it but since it's a required field I had to put something down."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife and i had dinner at Basils on valentines day. Traffic was unusually heavy and it caused many reservations to be late including us. They handled the problems with ease and my wife and I enjoyed a very good meal. The management and employees deserved an outstanding review for how they provided service with a smile. We will definitely be going back ."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I can say that this may not be the most romantic place. But it does OK. In the summer it has a nice porch to enjoy a cold drink. Great wine selection. The food is excellent. No doubt about it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I made a reservation 1 week in advance for valentines day, called the day of several hours before my reservation at 9PM to confirm with them I was reserved for 9pm. I pulled in the valet at 845pm, I waited in the driveway until about 910pm and had not moved. When I decided to get our of my car to see what the hold up was there was still no valet to be seen, mind my car is still in the driveway/street with my wife. I decide to walk in and I can not due to the mob of customers trying to get in, there was no host. I finally get a hold of a waiter and they just looked at me and said, "Sorry we are overbooked it is a 2 hour wait," when I responded with "I have a reservation they said that I had to wait in line. I went down the street to eclipse."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We booked a few days in advance for Valentine's Day and showed up for our reservations at 8:30pm. We waited in line for the hostess stand for over 20 minutes. There were at least 15-20 people there with the same reservation time. We ended up leaving without even talking to one staff member. I would not recommend going back. They overbooked and were extremely overcrowded. Many couples were standing outside the restaurant waiting to get inside for their reservation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "It was a busy day and we had 9 pm reservations. Did not get seated till 945 pm. No waiting area, so 4 couples including ladies were standing for at least 45 minutes. The drinks were mediocre. The food was excellent. Restaurant will remain in my list of acceptable places, but not exceptional places."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Everything was perfect. The food was fabulous. The waitstaff was friendly. It was very crowded but if course it was a holiday night. Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "food was great but we went on Valentine's day and that overtaxed the kitchen, waitstaff and especially the valets."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and service were excellent, but the live music was so loud that it made conversation very difficult. If I go back, I would request a table in the back as far away from the music as possible."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "The food and service was really good, but it was so very cold in the restaurant that we all had to eat with our coats on. You really shouldn't put customers in the patio unless you can heat it properly. The guy playing music was great and our server was fabulous!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Took some friends there that had never eaten there and they really liked it. The food was great and we loved the bar keep with the dimples."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The lamb ribs are always to die for, and my special of the evening, the BBQ salmon with grits and spinch was absolutely fabulous, and I'm not even a salmon fan."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We've eaten here a number of times and the food is always consistently. The Greek shrimp, the scallops, and the ahi tuna are great!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Huge patio.. We got there early so it was just my wife and I. We got some much needed time to talk and re-connect."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The food was really good and the environment was excellent! There was a guy playing the guitar and made the environment a lot more enjoyable."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I think this is a consistently excellent restaurant. Sitting inside and outside are two different experiences, both equally enjoyable. The service is delightful. I could eat there every night."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We were not impressed. The food was cold returned it to warm it up came back out cold. Lamb chops entrees and hummus appetizer. The appetizer never came. The waiter was very good he did his best to keep us happy"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I had high hopes for my dinner at Basil's but they were dashed by undercooked food and a myriad of issues. Asked to have different side for my entrée and to cook my entrée "well done". Neither were delivered the way I had hoped / requested. I think this restaurant's ambitions are higher than its capability to deliver consistently good food and efficient service. Not a restaurant I can recommend highly given the price vs. quality and service."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The Host was extremely accommodating and worked very hard to make my experience a good one. He was very attentive and all of our food came out in a very timely manner."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We felt that on Christmas Eve, since Jesus was born in Mediterranean we woudl enjoy Mediterranean food after Christmas Eve service. We were correct. The food was delicious. I especially enjoyed the starter plates and the wine."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We all enjoyed our food and the service was reliable."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I was looking for a place for lunch that was quiet enough to really have a conversation. We sat out on the heated porch. It was very nice with a nice view out into the yard. Food was good, not great. Menu was interesting. Service was haphazard and a little slow. But I would definitely go again for the quiet."
    Dined on 12/18/2013
  • "The four of us had a delicious lunch of fresh salads but all the items on the menu looked great. The service was friendly and helpful and wine choices affordable."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Basil is a great little placed tucked away in Buckhead. Service is always tremendous and the food is awesome."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Very consistent...I have never had a bad meal here. Cozy atmosphere, casual but professional service."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "The live music was a nice touch. We stayed until close, and were offered complimentary coffee/drinks at the end of the evening. Great service and nice food."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We love coming here to be able to sit outside with our 4 lb. Chihuahua quietly sleeping on my lap and enjoy good food and wine. This time of year is especially perfect for out-door dining and we love it! My husband loves the Paella and I love all the veggies so we said we will have to remember to come here often while the weather permits out-door dining."
    Dined on 10/27/2013
  • "Excellent wine selection. Specials included grilled scallops and encrusted grouper. The flavors were outstanding. Sides of sauteed spinach and creamy grits best ever."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We were looking for an outdoor dinning with music, Basil fit that request perfectly.The food was excellent along with the service. Open table was easy to use..thanks so much for an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "Had To Be The Most Fun We HAve Had In A Long Time.Great Food Great Deck Great Service."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "We enjoyed the food and being in a smaller space as the restaurant has several rooms. The waiter was excellent and honest about choices. Very enjoyable evening and we drove over an hour to get there."
    Dined on 10/19/2013