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Basils Greek Dining
Basils Greek Dining

Basils Greek Dining Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.basilsgreekdining.com
  • Phone: (630) 692-1300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Open for Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Alex Cortez & Oscar Herrera
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Basils Greek Dining offers full service catering right to your door. We offer an array of options to compliment your budget and needs. With a full staff ready at your service, Basils will take care of all your catering needs... OPA!
  • Private Party Facilities: Basils Greek Dining offers private dining for groups ranging in size from 15 to 200. Whether it is for business or pleasure, Basils offers the same award winning food and service. We look forward to hosting your next event... OPA!
  • Private Party Contact: Jimmy Petsas (630) 692-1300
  • Entertainment: Friday Night Is Opa! Night At Basils Greek Dining, Featuring The Sounds Of "Rythmos". Relax and enjoy the unique tone of Demetris Timeolontos, in combination with the masterful and musical technique of Peter Georgannis. Their innovative style has infused a fresh sound in Greek music entertainment for all to enjoy… Opa!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 59 & New York
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Basils Greek Dining
OPA! Welcome to Basils Greek Dining! Blending old world tradition with modern culinary flair, innovation, and presentation, Basils Greek Dining is a celebration of Mediterranean-Greek Cuisine. Named after the "Royal" herb, Basils brings the delicate balance and warmth of Greek comfort food to the modern dining table. At Basils, we pride ourselves on using only the highest quality and freshest ingredients in the market. Specializing in Colorado braised lamb and fresh seafood, Basils aims to satisfy every palate. We offer a wide selection of wines spanning the globe, from your Napa Valley favorites to the islands of Greece. Naperville Magazine's Winner for "Best Ethnic Food" in 2011 and 2012, Basils offers a truly exceptional dining experience. Basils Greek Dining is conveniently located in the circle drive of the Fox Valley Shopping Center. We are proud to have been part of the Aurora-Naperville neighborhood tradition since October of 2009. We look forward to serving you soon.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have never gotten a bad meal here. I always leave with the desire to return soon. The food is fantastic! A wonderful dining experience."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "The food is fabulous and the place is lovely! We eat there every once in a while and it is always consistent and high quality. We always ask ourselves why we don't go more often."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Basils has been one of our favorite places for along time! We love lamb, so often order that knowing how wonderfully it is prepared! But my husband has ordered many different entrees or specials & Basils has never failed us in delicious, high quality food & service!( The watermelon salad is to die for) With the Aurora/Naperville areas many choices for dining Basils always shines through! We love the outdoor dining for a romantic evening too! Try it you won't regret it!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Love this place. Always a great experience. The outside seating is really nice."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The food & service are outstanding. The bar feels like a local hangout. Maggie, the bartender, is the best!!!"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Love this place. Great food and excellent service. Every time time I come here just confirms how much I like it time and time again."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We were seated outside at what initially appeared to be a good table. This was before a constant stream of staff started using the gate by us to take dishes around the building. This along with a mostly absent waitress left us dissatisfied with the dining experience. The food was good until we received the baklava. It was so hard we could barely cut into it with a fork. I think this is the first time I have ever left baklava. We will return because our previous experiences have been better. Everyone has an off night. We will avoid the table we were assigned to last night."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "This is a great place to go last minute as you can usually get in. Food is very good."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I have to say that I was not overly impressed. Service was slow and food really wasn't all that special. Maybe I'm not "greek enough" to appreciate what was there. But they had italian dishes on the menu and not as many Greek style dishes as I was hoping for. Not sure I will be back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The appetizers and wine selections were good. We were a group of 6 so we sampled an array off appetizers which were excellent. The main course was not that good as it was too greasy and the side dishes of vegetables were overcooked."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "My husband and I went to dinner at Basil's. He had to get up from the table twice because our server forgot about us. The bread was partly stale & our food was cold and we asked to have it replaced. That took a long time, in between we asked for more bread. We were hungry but received no bread. We had 2 drinks while waiting for the food. His martini cost $1 more to have it served straight up. We have never been charged extra for that before-anywhere! We have been to Basil's before but this time was terrible. There were a couple of people in the restaurant but there was no reason for us to be ignored. I will tell my friends about this experience we were very unhappy!!"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "While browsing through the Open Table, looking for a new place - we stumbled upon Basils'. It is likely our new favorite! A charming room! With live Greek music, a great bar, an inviting outdoor patio - and an elegant, white linen tablecloth dining room that is as classy as anyplace we've ever been! A huge menu! Lined with classic Greek specialties. We enjoyed the Saganaki, Dolmades, and the Keftedies - All were presented simply and were perfect for sharing! An extensive wine and beer list. Our server was helpful and polite, and made sure we had a pleasant dinner. Would reccomend Basils' for anyone, and are already planning our next visit!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Good food and great service. Nice patio with landscaping that nicely hides the view of the shopping mall."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Basil's Greek Dining is a restaurant gem "hidden" on the frontage road of Westfield Mall in Aurora, IL. It's basically Greek, but there are some menu surprises like the "best ribs in the area", a quote from one of the members of our dining party. The patio is second to none -- complete with a fireplace and live music on the weekends -- weather permitting. For comfortable outside dining as the fall arrives, the patio is replete with heaters to allow late season enjoyment. The food and service are above average, and the staff is very friendly and definitely dedicated assuring your experience is special. Highly recommend!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Thought it would be a stretch trying Greek after just returning from sailing in the Ionian Sea; but the food was flavorful, with some small tweeks to americanize the flavors. Overall, we are looking forward to going back and trying some different dishes. Oh, Thursday night is 1/2 off the Beer menu. The had a great selection including Methos which is hard to find in the US."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "This was our forth time at Basil's, their attention to provide excellent customer service is outstanding. They have an excellent wine list to compliment an outstanding menu. Will definitely return for another great dining experience . . . the best in Naperville."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "We decided at the last minute on a Saturday night to go to dinner in Naperville, (visiting family). We chose Basils Greek Restaurant and will not return. The restaurant is pleasant enough and the patio looks inviting (it was raining so we sat inside). The service was terrible, the waitress took our drink order. I ordered a bottle of the Wente Chardonnay. She brought a bottle of the Wente Riva Ranch and presented it saying, "there are 2 Wente Chards and I assumed you would want the cheaper one"! We had the trio of spreads appetizer, 2 were good, the eggplant was not. We ordered fish and lamb. Fish was overcooked, lamb was good. Most of the evening she rolled silverware rather than wiring on the table and it was a terrible experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The service was excellent and the food was out of this world! The manager came around as well, to make sure we all were very happy with the food and service. This is not a place you would want to miss if you enjoy Greek cuisine."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We brought our daughter and her family to Basils for her birthday celebration and we all enjoyed the experience. Everything brought to the table was fresh and delicious. Our 4 year old twin grandchildren ate with gusto as did everyone else at our table. We all thought the salad was one of the best tasting Greek salads we ever had. The braised lamb shank was well seasoned and tender."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Let me start by saying that I'm Greek. I've been eating Greek food all of my life, so going to a Greek restaurant is probably a different experience for me than it is for others. That being said, the food was great, perfectly cooked. So good I actually said in the days that followed, "man Basil's was good"; however, the wait staff was another story. While they were attentive, they lacked authenticity. The waitstaff was unsure about some of the ingredients used in dishes, they didn't know how to properly pronounce the names of the dishes, and our waitress even had trouble lighting the saganaki. Still, I would definitely go back and would recommend this to others - a better staff would just take this location to another level."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "The food, ambiance, and staff were wonderful. I sat on the back patio area and it was a beautiful setting, tucked away. My only negative comment is the pricing of the menu. It's a Greek restaurant and I wasn't expecting the menu items to be priced so high. I would go back, but probably just for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food was good, service was great. We at inside, but the patio looked very nice."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Saw this place on Yelp! And thought we would give it a try. Loved the outdoor patio and the landscaping around the building. Food was a little pricey, but good. Would come back foe a special occasion."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were not impressed with the food. We were also disappointed that creme brûlée was discontinued."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Our server was great! She was very friendly and personable. Food was outstanding! Everyone in my party was happy with their meal. I will be going back here."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I dine here frequently. The food selections are great and the food itself is wonderful. Angelo, the host, is very affable and seems very interested that diners have an enjoyable experience. The place is well maintained, clean, and the landscaping outside is very pleasant. They offer outside dining in the summer which we find pleasant too."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Basils is a must, especially in the summer on their patio! Service and food is always great. Our female server and the busser were fantastic Thursday lunch."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Love this place! Great Greek food! Our server was wonderful and super knowledgable. The food comes out at a perfect pace. Never too rushed or slow. I just love this place!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Food was good and wait staff very friendly. The main course came out before we finished our salads. Felt rushed."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We love basil's. Always great food and friendly service."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I've been here a few times before and always enjoy the experience. the food is excellent, if you don't like Greek food they have other choices that I'm sure are just as good. We ate outside just before the rain came and the only bad thing I can say is that a bus boy was walking a cart full of dirty dishes by our table to the back gate (why this couldn't be done inside the restaurant is beside me) and he banged the dishes and a gate as he pushed thru it. Not the background you want for a romantic dinner. Other than this it was all very good."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Portions are very generous. Split the grilled calamari and then had tomato basil soup, which was both excellent and huge so had to take home the gyros(also enough for two)!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "One of our favorites for date night:) Yummy food and beautiful setting"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Visit frequently, my wife had to send back the pork chops as way to over done and tough and the sides were cold. My lamb chops were perfect. They switched out the pork chops to a shrimp dish at her request and all was well. Just a bad night in the kitchen. We will be back"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I have eaten at Basil's many times, have never had a bad meal and service is always the best!!! Recommend Basil's anytime, special occasion or not."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "My parents felt like it was like stepping into Greece! My dad had grilled octopus an said it was the best he has had!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "My absolute love for Greek food drew us here. And I must say I am so happy we gave it a chance! The food was outstanding! There are no other words to describe it. I have been to many greek restaurants and there are none that can compare to Basils. The service was impeccable and we felt welcome the second we walked in the door. I will definitely be returning soon, just typing this review is starting to make my mouth water! Cannot wait to come back!!!!!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Did a reservation on line. Great food. Good wine. Delighted to have a complimentary cheese cake w/ strawberries for celebrating our 40th Wedding Anniversary."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My lamb was very fatty. Sometimes out of stuff on menu. Food plentiful. Great Bloody Mary. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "we went for mother's day. our waitress was very attentive despite that it seemed short staffed. our meals took alittle longer to come from the kitchen than we expected. out waitress got our appetizers and drink in a very efficient manner. table staff cleared area quickly. rather noisy and since tables are close together hard to keep conversation going and sometimes had staff or customers behinds alittle to close. but definitely a repeat."
    Dined on 5/11/2014