Basils Greek Dining
Basils Greek Dining

Basils Greek Dining

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.basilsgreekdining.com/
  • Phone: 6306921300
  • 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: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
  • 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 6306921300
  • 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.
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Basils Greek Dining reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (58)special occasion (47)fit for foodies (34)romantic (34)good for groups (31)neighborhood gem (31)notable wine list (15)great for lunch (13)kid-friendly (7)vibrant bar scene (6)great for brunch (5)hot spot (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (2)Show More
  • papoli
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Ooopha !!!! We went there on our "dress up" date night after the theater. Great food great service romantic! we will be back !
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outdoor Seating, Wonderful Food
    Blair
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Basil's has an extensive, authentic Greek menu and wine list. The Watermelon and Feta Salad was incredible! Watermelon, cucumbers, feta, balsamic...loved every bite! The Greek Salad and Tomato Basil Soup were fresh and delicious as well. The desert menu was extensive and looked delicious, though we opted not to order any. Sit outside! We went on a Friday night at 7:30pm - there was live, acoustic music outside, with a fire in both the fireplace and fire pit. Very romantic and relaxing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Visitors
    Two4Dinner
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We brought friends from out of town and were pleased that they enjoyed it as much as we did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was delicious and we sat outside for the first time. It was a good night to be outside. We were celebrating our one year anniversary. It was a nice place to go. The only thing that would have made it better was if our server had been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent service. Waitress was very friendly. Food was deliciously amazing! It was second visit (first visit was also great!) and my parents first visit...we all enjoyed the service & food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    MD3rdEye
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The Manager did her best to accommodate us. We were really hungry and asked them to make sure we had a special item ready with drinks the moment we were seated and it was done. We left a Korean restaurant that was totally poorly managed and kept people waiting for over 1 hour due to their own problems with organization. Basils is a 100% for sure place so I saw the open table reservation and made it. We were rewarded for the effort. Thank you Basils team for making our night turn out successful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The waitress was very nice and attentive. Food was very good.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic as Always
    Luv2din
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Basils. Five of us ate here before a play. We were very concerned about getting to the play on time and we called ahead and spoke to Angelo. He took our food order over the phone and assured me that we would be out of the restaurant on time. Our waitress was wonderful, not only was the food served in a very timely manner but it was excellent. I had the lamb shank my favorite and the other four ladies had chicken shish kabob. The lamb was tender and full of flavor. The chicken kabobs had a lot of meat as well as veggies. We all had leftover food to enjoy the next day. We had saganaki and it was prefect. Angelo stopped by our table several times to make sure everything was going well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Restaurant
    silverfox
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We celebrated our son's 25th birthday and had a wonderful experience. We have dined at Basil's on special occasions and always request Mayra as our wait staff, she is an excellent server an helps to make the dinner an even more pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but very noisy
    SpiritVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A nice restaurant with good food and outdoor dining area. Inside it is very noisy. They have separate rooms for bigger groups which could be used for business purposes. The wine list however is very weak. No dedicated kids menu - however, they will make kids food on request.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious experience
    Toots
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Fantastic meal!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We saw Basil's one day when leaving the Fox Valley mall. We were excited as we hadn't yet found a good, sit-down, Greek restaurant in the western burbs. This place was fantastic! There wasn't a weak spot in the meal. Between my wife, two teenage daughters and I, we had spanikopita - anything but ordinary, pastichio - amazing, stuffed grape leaves - mouth watering just thinking about it, and 2 kinds of pasta. Then for dessert baklava and some heavenly rice pudding. (They were out of chocolate covered baklava, but we'll definitely be going back for more.) Waiter was friendly and very attentive. Between the 4 of us, we spent around $100. Portfolios are huge. So next time, we'll probably be splitting entrees. A great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved it, again!
    LoveSteak
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Always OOOOOPAlicious!
    foodieforfun1
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    CherryBean
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Love this place. Always a great experience. The outside seating is really nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mmrfVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food & service are outstanding. The bar feels like a local hangout. Maggie, the bartender, is the best!!!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Triczee
    Triczee
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Usually Better Than This
    TallvolVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    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.
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  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is a great place to go last minute as you can usually get in. Food is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm just not Greek
    coffeejulz
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good place for a family dinner
    foodiehk
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Left a Bad Taste in our Mouths
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Wonderful Evening!!
    ronk262
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice place!
    SarahRyan
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food and great service. Nice patio with landscaping that nicely hides the view of the shopping mall.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Treat yourself!
    KrisVIP
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • kstwldcat93
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    silverfox
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    DiscriminateDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Greek Cuisine
    minnancy
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    GIGi
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food and beautiful patio!
    Foodie3
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Dinner
    Rella
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    The food was good, service was great. We at inside, but the patio looked very nice.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great patio!
    Yummo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't go back.
    Dinnerdate
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    We were not impressed with the food. We were also disappointed that creme brûlée was discontinued.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sam
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We keep coming back
    GordonVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love!!
    JessBVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my favorite places!
    Kwalters04
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Greek Dining
    PHOTO
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.