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Basil's Restaurant
Basil's Restaurant

Basil's Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.basilsri.com
  • Phone: (401) 789-3743
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
    Closed Mondays (we are available for private events, please call to inquire). Open Monday, March 28th for Narraganset Restaurant Week (see details below).
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Continental, European
  • Executive Chef: Vasilios Kourakis
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Our private dining room can seat up to 30 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Vasilios Kourakis (401) 789-3743
  • Special Events & Promotions: $20.11 for 3 course prix fixe dinner during Narragansett Restaurant Week, Friday, March 25th through Sunday, April 3rd. Offering choice of soups, salad, and main course choice of Vol au Vent, Red Snapper or Pork Tenderloin. View this menu and the regular menu on our webiste: www.basilsri.com. What a deal...don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to enjoy exquisite European cuisine at 1980's prices!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Boon Street
  • Public Transit: Bus stop is in front of Restaurant.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer parking in front of the Restaurant. There is on street parking as well as a public lot across the street.
A word from Basil's Restaurant
Basil's of Narragansett is an experience in fine dining,a restaurant of "elegant food and atmosphere by the sea". Although located only one block from Narragansett Beach & the famous Narragansett Towers, we are a visit back to the charm of turn of the century Narragansett. Surprises greet you the moment you enter the front door and view the floral wallpaper, french doors & cozy seating. You will be led to an intimate comfortable setting & treated as if you are in the personal dining room of our world class Chef owner Vasilios Kourakis and his wife, Kathy. The menu offers classic French cuisine, daily specials & a three course prix fixe menu for $25.00 that changes seasonally. The service is personal, professional and attentive. The wine list is award winning. Browse through our menu & wine list. You will see why Basil's is in its 27th year of business, its solid reputation built upon the highest quality of food & preparation, outstanding service and a warm & inviting atmosphere. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerRomantic
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSpecial Occasion
Diner Reviews
  • "The waiter was very attentive, but not intrusive. I had steak with a creamy pepper sauce on it. Probably the most tender & flavorful piece of beef I've ever had. I have a hearing problem and noisy restaurants with hard surface walls can be annoying. I was very comfortable with my hearing at Basil's. My only criticism is the veggies. I like them crisp, but wish they had been cooked just a little bit more. Our desserts were delicious. Chocolate mousse and cheesecake with strawberries. All in all, a great place for special occasions."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Wonderful, small restaurant with unique specialties and excellent service"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "For over 30 years, Basil's has been our favorite restaurant in the world. No flash, no trend-setting and nothing "astoundingly creative." Instead, superb, fresh food carefully cooked by a master. Very reasonable prices, subtle service and unhurried dining. Delightful."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A truly superb dining experience. The attention paid to the smallest details is impressive. The food is always amazing and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Restaurant is tiny...felt like we were eating in a short hallway...table way to close. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Always delicious food. Presentation perfect. Lauren, our server, courtious, friendly and always a step ahead to knowing what the diner needs."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience with inpeccable service, exquisite food and intimate atmosphere!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "great special occasion restaurant (2 couples were celebrating their anniversaries). The meal was delicious as usual and service both professional and friendly. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Bazils is a top notch spot. Great food - wait staff is professional and knowledgeable. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Highly recommended. Great waiter. Recommend the weiner schnit with a fried egg!"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Wonderful meal - made for a very special family birthday. Also a romantic place for couples. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great food frog legs were amazing would dwffinitly come again"
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food was perfect. French cuisine prepared wonderfully and exactly as requested. The accompanying sides were as carefully crafted as the main dish. The staff was delightful (although the waitress, whom I understand was a stand in, could have taken a little time to aquaint herself with the wines.) but she couldn't have been more attentive and she was knowledgeable about the menu and food. The chef/owner came out to personally greet everyone and make sure all were happy. And as we were one the last two tables left at closing he came out and shared a special beverage with us all. A nice unexpected touch of hospitality that rounded off a great dining experience."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was intended to be a romantic birthday dinner for my wife of 20+ years. It exceeded our expectations. The ambience is very European and intimate, the wait staff suttle and inconspicuous while catering to every need. The food was wonderful and obviously freshly prepared. The prices were quite rasonable and the wine list offered interesting, unsual finds that we would have gone to find for ourselves - and there they were on the winelist. Th dessert was sublime. We will keep Basil's high on our "return to" list and not just for special events. Well worth trying!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "A great restaurant, very fancy. The duck was delicious"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was my first visit to Basil's and it certainly won't be my last. The ambience, food and service were excellent. The upstairs dining room is extremely small but we were seated in a corner booth so we had a little more room than other diners."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Amazing service and Consistently great food period."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "We celebrated our anniversary at this wonderful restaurant and everything was as it should be. Ambience perfect, intimate setting, food excellent and well presented, music selections perfect, one of the best waitresses we've ever had. Reasonably priced for what you get."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "We were early for our reservations and although it is winter, we took a drive along the shore just blocks from the restaurant. The moon hung full over the water and the waves were crashing with whitecaps. Sounds like the beginning of a romance novel. For Mrs. Smith and I, we found it to be just that. The greeting at front door was like an old friend visiting. We had our choice of tables and settled in to find a well rehearsed staff and an enjoyable food event. The menu offered a nice variety but the Mrs. and I had already taken a look on-line and knew what we wanted to try. The specials and the soup were fabulous. Mrs. Smith and I had wonderful time from start to finish."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is consistent, always delicious . Recommendation, more wine by the glass choices."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "All 4 meals were excellent - duck, veal, salmon, and crab. Appetizers were very tasty and dessert was wonderful. We all kept saying how good it was. Not much else to say."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We enjoyed a delicious dinner from a menu offering some unique well prepared choices on the Wed before Valentine's Day. Basil's is often overlooked in the Pier, but our experience is they provide an intimate setting, attentive service, beautifully presented food for any special occasion. We should probably move it into our regular rotation of dining out."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Basil's is such a pleasant restaurant, where you are warmly greeted and treated well. The service can be as discreet or as involved as you like, and they are great with giving suggestions about the traditional continental menu. There is a reliability and consistency to this restaurant that makes it worth a special occasion or simply a good time to treat yourself to a fine dinner. The beef stroganoff is unusual and tasty, or you can go lighter with grilled salmon. I'm partial to the salmon fume appetizer, where there is always enough to take home for breakfast the next day. Basil's elegance is inviting rather than intimidating: enjoy yourself!"
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Have been here a number of times and never disappointed. Fine French cuisine at reasonable prices with a nice small restaurant atmosphere and attentive, personal, but not overbearing service."
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "Always a nice treat to go to Basil's I would highly recommend it!!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013
  • "A dining delight which we will recommend to all our friends and neighbors .A five star experience from entering the restaurant to leaving after a warm goodbye from our waitress.We will return!"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "As usual, service was great. The Appertizers of Escagot, and Soft Shell Crab were deliicious, and the Entrees of Steak Diane, and Veal ala Basils were perfect. A great meal."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Dinner was excellent with delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts and superb staff going above and beyond the normal services."
    Dined on 10/12/2013
  • "A great experience overall! Highly recommended. The food was excellent;all three entrees were cooked to perfection and the service was top shelf ."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "The food was fair not great, overpriced. Service was attentive but slow. Would not go back, would not recommend it..seems to be a local favorite, not sure why."
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "Small, cozy, intimate local restaurant with a flare for exceptional quality of service and cuisine. Escargot, frogs legs, Duck l'Orange add an enticing twist to the more common entrees like rack of lamb, steak, and seafood. An establishment that has withstood the test of time. Absolutely wonderful to once again experience a quiet, relaxing, and intimate dining experience where one could actually hold a conversation without having to shout above the noise of other patrons! Thank you, Basil's, for being there . . . STILL."
    Dined on 9/14/2013
  • "One of the few romantic restaurants in this area, with good food. Sadly, not enough wait staff; though we warned that we had just over an hour to eat, we had to spend the last 15 minutes trying to get the check. Food was very good by local standards, but not quite so much by big city ones. Pretty decor. Reservations essential, even at early hours."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "without dining at Basils. From the décor, to the wait staff, to the wine list, and most especially the FOOD......Basil's is the perfect dining experience."
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Basil's combines excellent food with great service in a quiet space, which is much appreciated."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "EXCELLENT ONION SOUP. CREAM OF MUSHROOM SOUP WITH NO MUSHROOMS. VEAL OSCAR WAS TOUGH AND SERVED LUKE WARM. oTHER THAN THAT ENJOYABLE."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "Loved this restaurant! If you are in the area, it is a must to dine here. The food was wonderful and the service beyond excellent. Would definitely go back!"
    Dined on 8/3/2013
  • "I can't say enough about this little gem in Narragansett, the food was outstanding and the service was even better. I had there signature 1/2 duck in orange sauce, I've had duck before but this was by far the very best I've ever had. The wine selection was very nice and the servers where very helpful in pairing a wine with our meal. Do not pass up this place if you enjoy fine dinning."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "My 30th wedding anniversary was spent at Basil's, gazing into my husband's eyes, under soft lights and French country decor. The food is wonderful, from warm, earthy bread and breadsticks to delicate wiener schnitzel, silky leek potato soup and hearty French table wine. Make a reservation, for it will be booked. Basil's is a wonderful restaurant, worth treating yourself."
    Dined on 8/20/2013
  • "For over 25 years this has been our favorite, unfailingly satisfying please to have a quiet and excellent meal. We strongly recommend Basil's to anyone seeking fine, classic food in a relaxed setting."
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "Food, which is perhaps the most important factor for a restaurant was mediocre. Therefore, it is difficult to recommend nor am I interested in returning, although other factors are positive."
    Dined on 8/16/2013