Basils Greek Dining
Good food, appealing placeI really enjoyed my roast lamb. The waiter was nice and attentive to my needs. The restaurant itself is appealing externally and inviting internally. Though I feel that the parking lot needs to be redone soon in order to befit the beauty of the building.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFAMILY CELEBRATIONHAD A LATE RESERVATION TO CELEBRATE MY SONS HS GRADUATION WITH FAMILY. SERVICE WAS GREAT FOOD WAS WONDERFUL.
GREAT PLACE TO HAVE A GROUP - THEY HAVE PLENTY OF BIG TABLES AND HANDLED A COUPLE OF LARGE GROUPS WONDERFULLY6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent!My favorite Greek restaurant! Enjoyed live Greek music on Friday night as well. Food is very good - you won't be disappointed.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch on the patioThis was a wonderful experience. The ambience is great. The staff is incredible and very friendly and helpful. The only reason I gave the food 4 stars instead of 5 was because the whitefish I ordered still had skin on the bottom that didn't taste good. The skin also had a fishy smell which was unpleasant to me. I was unable to pull the fish from the skin. It's too bad because the seasonings were tremendous.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat overall experience!Timely service, great surrounding and good food! Head to Basil's for a carefree excellent experience!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Greek Food!Basil's has a cozy atmosphere inside and a lovely patio with a fireplace. The food is very good, especially the Greek dishes. On the weekends, sometimes there is live music. There is a large bar area that is very busy and they have an unusually large selection of draft beers.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellentI am a fan of this restaurant. The lamb dishes are excellent. Give it a try.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOpa! Basils is a Greek Gem!Basils offers a casual, low-key atmosphere and beautifully prepared Greek food. This restaurant says welcome from the moment you walk in past the waterfall and the flower lined sidewalk. Basils boasts a lovely outdoor dining area, an eat-in bar, and a spacious dining room.The staff are always cordial and accommodating. Whether you wear jeans or more formal dress, the servers at Basils will treat you attentively and respectfully. As repeat customers, we know that we will always enjoy a delightful Greek culinary experience. The Roasted Lamb keeps us coming back, and the Fisherman's Pasta is not to be missed!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMLive Music on Fridays is Great!Great Greek food with Great Greek music on Fridays. We've only been a few times but Basils has turned into one of our favorites!5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMdelicious lunch on a beautiful daywe had a group of 8 initially seated indoors but as the weather was unexpectedly beautiful we asked to change to the patio and we were accommodated quickly & efficiently even though it was an inconvenience for the staff. Patio has a lovely ambiance and the music was especially appealing to my Greek friend, an added bonus! Dishes ranging from the saganaki to the shish kabob to the whitefish were all delicious. Unfortunately none of us had room for dessert so we will have to go return for that reason alone. Staff was very attentive. Would definitely return for either a group lunch or for a romantic dinner as the patio would look lovely with the lighted portico and fire pits burning.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining, once againWe have been eating here for years. The food is authentic Greek; everything fresh, cooked and seasoned to perfection. Service is outstanding and the prices are very reasonable. We usually choose Basil's for special events and holidays, including our daughter's bridal shower. We have eaten at several restaurants in Chicago's Greek Town. The food at Basil's (Aurora) is every bit as flavorful and authentic. The staff is friendly and professional, and the atmosphere cozy and comfortable. I highly recommend Basil's for great food, and a wonderful dining experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Local Greek FoodBasils does a great job with some Greek classic dishes. Everything we had was fresh and delicious!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were great! We will definitely go back!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed it!Great atmosphere (although somewhat noisy). Great food. Good service too!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMWe are regulars since Basil'sWe are regulars since Basil's opened and have spent the last four Greek Easters there, also. What a wonderful celebration feast from the red Easter Eggs to the tsoureki (traditional Easter sweet bread) to the traditional koulourakia that accompanied dessert.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ordered the half chickenWe ordered the half chicken but got the lamb shank instead which was outstanding! I would order it next time!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful restaurantBasils is an outstanding place to dine. It is warm and friendly. We were so warmly welcomed. We were early at a very busy time, and we were very nicely accommodated. The service could not be better. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and outgoing. The food was just so beautifully prepared and was absolutely delicious. I cannot wait to go back to Basils again. I'm sure it will be very soon.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful food and great service!Great food with typical large Greek portions. Don't skip dessert! Service was great and kitchen is visible and clean.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Beer & Wine ListBasil's has continued to step up their game and now boasts one of the best craft beer menu's in the area. For a limited time, they have "Grand Cru of the Emperor" on tap (only brewed once per year in February) and any beer aficionado should definitely make it a point to get in and try it before it's gone. Pair a great beer with a great dinner and you'll be happy you made the trip.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMfood and serviceFood and service are great. They always make you feel like you are special. The owners and managers always make sure that they talk to their customers like an old friend . The special days, like half price bottle of wine day, is great and you can take it home if you don't drink it all. Their anniversary day is the very best and I hope they continue with it.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe only thing we haven'tThe only thing we haven't enjoyed was the sauce that comes on the rice.
We wanted to try the flatbreads, but was told that either they don't serve that on Saturday nights or they were out, but a table that came before we left, received flatbreads.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have dined there a numberWe have dined there a number of times, always have been satisfied with service, food, ambiance. Pricing is very good, and the menu is extensive. If you like Greek food, and traditional dishes, Basil's is right on the money for a good meal.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and ambiance! WillGreat food and ambiance! Will definitely come back!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a fabulous experienceAlways a fabulous experience at my favorite restaurant!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AM"Lollipop" lamb chops are"Lollipop" lamb chops are delicious. No room for dessert but had to go there anyway (celebrating a birthday).... apple strudel and gelato was a huge hit.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was delicious; the serverFood was delicious; the server very knowledgeable. More than a bit noisy but what did we expect for a busy Saturday night?4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to Basils often, andWe go to Basils often, and were not disappointed this time. The service was friendly, courteous, and efficient. The staff and owners go out of their way to make people feel comfortable. Our server pointed out specials and new drink choices on the menu, and the owners checked with us to make sure we were happy.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was wonderful andThe food was wonderful and our server Tommy was just awesome! So many good choices on the menu it was hard to decide. We'll definitely be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoyed my desert much moreI enjoyed my desert much more than my entree, but overall it was a great dining experience. I tried something that I wasn't sure about instead of my usual choice. We had a great server, that helped to make this a great dining experience. Also, there was live music and that was very enjoyable, would go back on a Friday night just for the music.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI am so glad I discoveredI am so glad I discovered Basil's. I've been a regular customer for the last 4 years and I've made sure that I recommend it to everyone I know. From the friendly service to the delicious food, Basil's is a great dining experience for a casual lunch or a romantic dinner for 2.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMOur table really enjoyed allOur table really enjoyed all of the food and live music. Service was great too!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDoes not disappointLove coming here. Great place for light fares or Greek comfort food.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food, Ambiance, ServiceDinner last night was outstanding. We have dined at Basils a number of times and have enjoyed every meal we've had. THE Best restaurant in the Rt 59/Rt 34 area. The management is friendly and truly cares about customer service and satisfaction. Thanks George and Angelo! We'll be back soon.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOMG. This place never failsOMG. This place never fails to impress me. We stopped in on a whim and had the most romantic afternoon lunch. The service is always awesome , the food is always phenomenal, and we always feel like we are on vacation in someone's home in Greece.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMDouble check to make sureDouble check to make sure you get your opentable points. We've dined their twice, and both times had to f/u to make sure we got the points. Very good restaurant, and manager was helpful to correct the issue, but this has never happened at any other open table restaurant we've dined at and it has happened here twice.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMjust a great place with greatjust a great place with great food and reasonable prices3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite Greek restaurant!!My favorite Greek restaurant!! You must start with the saganaki appetizer. I also love the chopped salad and the grilled calamari!!! Wonderful bartender (Nico).3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty and HealthyGood suggestion of food. Service was good and staff genial3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMTry the lamb chops!!!!!We were pleasantly surprised to see live Greek music on a Friday night! Celebrated my birthday, and not only was it fun, festive, family friendly, it was also romantic! Had the 5 thin lamb chops that were out of this world... some of the most tender and flavorful I have ever had. Highly recommend Basils. We will be going back just for the lamb chops!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMMy go to for Greek foodThey have amazing Greek dishes. You can go for a light fare or dig in to their comfort food. Wish they had more desserts. Love the fact that they have a martini flight. This restaurant never disappoints. And for you American Airlines dining members, this restaurant is on the list. In this economy why not get the biggest bang for your buck. Gain airline miles while you dine on tasty cuisine.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome ResturantThe Mrs. & I went to Basils based from a good friends recommendation. Wow!! Flavorful dishes.... Saganaki is a must have appetizer. The Greek salad is very fresh and delicious. I had the roasted lamb shank which was "fall off the bone good". Wife had the Mediterranean pasta which is a light and flavorful dish. Wife had wine & I had stout beer they both complimented our meals. The wine and beer lists are awesome. We will definitely be back.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Greek Salad, Salmon, andThe Greek Salad, Salmon, and Shrimp entrees were excellent!1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome venue! Great people.Awesome venue! Great people. The staff, service, and food, just awesome!10/23/2012 12:00:00 AM