Very enjoyable, ate in downstairs
Very enjoyable, ate in downstairs dining room. Liked it better than upstairs, more space, quiet. Great waiter.Nice way to use Restaurant week.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
if you are looking for great
if you are looking for great food in Narragansett, look no further.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Most of the food was wonderful,
Most of the food was wonderful, some was ordinary. A very pleasant place!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
It was very charming. Even
It was very charming. Even though it was small it created an intimate romantic setting. The waitress was very welcoming and friendly. This was our first time eating French cuisine; the food was good. My husband enjoyed the clam chowder which was the soup of the day and I definitely recommend the the duck l'orange that was delicious.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place! Been here many times and always great and this last dinner was probably the best I have ever had. Service is really good and you get the time to really relax and have a couple of hours for dinner. Usually you are rushed at most restaurants. Here they give you all the time you need/wantto really enjoy the meal and your company!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never Disappointed at Basil's
Basil's is my first call when planning a weekend in Narragansett - if no reservation is available - I plan a different weekend. It's that simple! My husband and I have chosen Basil as our favorite restaurant based on our overall dining experience and we live in Southern CT. The veal dishes are the most palate pleasing, the staff is most attentive and gracious, and the atmosphere is cozy and romantic. Truly, a wonderful dining experience!!
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I love to frequent Basils when ever possible, always a great meal with great service !
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
This restaurant has an intimate,
This restaurant has an intimate, European feel and atmosphere. Service is excellent. It is definitely a place for a special occasion for one or two couples. I picture it more as a winter,cozy feel atmosphere than a summer time experience.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
exceptional dining experience
Basil's never disappoints. From the moment we entered the restaurant until we left, the service was excellent, the cuisine superb, and the atmosphere relaxed. We have dined here many times and have always enjoyed a wonderful dining experience. I might add that the service here, while attentive, is never obtrusive. We look forward to each return. I might add that the Duck a l'Orange is the best I have ever had anywhere.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great French Restaurant
I have lived in Washington County for 17 years and the first time I heard of Basil's was on Open Table. My wife and I were looking for something different, and noticed Basil's had an open reservation and decided to give it a try. We are glad we did. The service was impeccable. The food was terrific with plenty of options to satisfy any craving. We had the Duck A L'Orange and shrimp scampi. Dessert is also a must have. If you've never eaten here before you should give it a try. If you are a visitor to our area, and are looking for a place that isn't crowded or noisy, which let's face it, in the summer is difficult to find, this is your place!
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
always a pleasure
Vasilios and his staff are top notch, an overall perfect dining experience.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
An intimate high quality atmosphere for special occasions or small dinners with friends. Excellent food with outstanding non- hurried and non-intrusive service.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Old School Dining
Remember when restaurants were quiet and charming, had professional waitstaff AND the food was good? This cozy dining room seats about 30 people. The waiter and other staff slide in and out at just the right time enhancing your meal but not intruding. The food is always very good. Do not even get me started about the crispy rolls served piping hot from the oven!
We visit Narragansett once a year and I assure you we will never visit again without going to Basil's,
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not a strip mall restaurant
This is my favorite restaurant of all time. If you want great service and consistently great food, you must try it. Its great for romantic dinners, small groups or just a night out. The atmosphere and service will make you feel special and comfortable. If you like escargot, it is the best here!
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very nice but I did expect
Very nice but I did expect more. The soup and salad came out too fast. They should slow down the service a bit. However I would still recommend for a special occasion.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basil's is a cozy, even romantic
Basil's is a cozy, even romantic spot with a classic menu, excellent wine list, and helpful servers. The chef is the owner and can often be seen greeting diners. If you haven't been there before, don't be put off by the location in a little row of stores just a block from the beach. Inside, it's a pleasant experience with a delicious menu. The servers are very experienced, know the menu and wine list well, and can make your evening special.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely French gem!
We have been going to this restaurant for over fifteen years. It has been consistently very good with a traditional continental menu.One of the few restaurants where you can get frogs legs ! We will continue to choose Basils as our restaurant of choice for a special meal.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect hidden gem.......
I you have not eaten at Basils..... You have wasted both your time and your money.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basils top of my list
Food was excellent. Service very good. Staff was very attentive without being over bearing. Food portions are a bit big for me ... everyone should have that complaint! We are repeat customers for special occasions.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
An outstanding place to dine.
not having been to Basil's for a few years, going there as a foursome again was a delightful experience. Basil's is quite small and intimate - with only 2 servers but who easily handled all of the patrons well. While the restaurant is "French" - the actual menu is quite eclectic. It was difficult to decide on which of the many favorite dishes to choose from appetizers through desseerts. Being samll, the room was very quiet - unlike so many other bar-type restaurants. Our dinner was leisurely - over 2 hours of pure enjoyment - well timed service for each course. I highly recommend Basil's!!!!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect in every way
We were so surprised that we overlooked this place for all these years. The food is perfect, the service is perfect, the atmosphere is perfect, so now that we know, we are so excited to share.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and great service!!!
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!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we arrived, everything was wonderful. When I made the reservation I requested a quiet table because I am hearing impaired. We were gratified by the hostess' concern for satisfying my needs. The restaurant is overall very quiet and my wife and I were able to enjoy the excellent food and each other's company. Food is reasonably priced and the prix fixe options offer exceptional value. My wife was especially happy with a moderately priced half bottle of Beaujolais. All in all it was a terrific evening.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Under my nose all this time
I have lived in RI all my life and yet this was my first time there. Amazing, such a romantic and delicious dinner! Then we walked along the sea wall and watched the sun set.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Basil's combines excellent food with great service in a quiet space, which is much appreciated.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
No trip to Narragansett is complete
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.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
An Experience . . . STILL
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.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great experience overall! Highly recommended. The food was excellent;all three entrees were cooked to perfection and the service was top shelf .
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was excellent with delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts and superb staff going above and beyond the normal services.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Girls Night Out
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!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a nice treat to go
Always a nice treat to go to Basil's I would highly recommend it!!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM