A Buckhead Gem
First timer - will surely return. We enjoyed the energy, food, good service. Sat in the covered 'porch' and tried several small plates - all winners.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Enjoyable first time lunch...
My first visit to Basil's to have lunch with a friend. Service was very good and the BBQ Salmon was fantastic---cooked just right. Will definitely return.
3/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
My party sat out on the patio
My party sat out on the patio which had a very pleasant neighborhood feel. The food was great, worth going back for, and our waiter, Beau (sp?), was very outgoing and honest and knowledgeable about the menu. While I don't usually comment on the music that a restaurant has going the live music here was very noteworthy (Ednaldo Queiroz).
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Had a good Easter brunch there - not traditional but a mix of Mediterranean and breakfast items. It's an old reformed house in a nice neighborhood off Pharr road, so it's got plenty of quirky charm. The food was above average for a buffet and based on that I'd like to go try the restaurant for dinner. Friendly staff and a relaxed but appropriate atmosphere for taking your Mom out to brunch on Easter.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hidden Gem in Buckhead!
It was our fist time at this resturant and what a wonderful surprise. It was an awesome expereince! Food was great (Easter brunch)and the service was very good. We will be back soon!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always special and worth the drive
My wife and I have been going to Basil's for all of our special occasions since we first married 16 years ago. Back then, we could walk to the restaurant from where we lived. Even now, however, after moving to the suburbs, which resulted in increasing our travel time to the restaurant to over 40 minutes, we still go there every time we can find an excuse. This time, it was for our middle-school twins' spring break, so we took them along. Surprise, surprise, they loved it as much as we did...and they are picky eaters.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very one had a great meal
Very one had a great meal along with excellent service. Always have the best dining experience when I go there. Must try!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
COld day. got seated by the
COld day. got seated by the fire. Chicken soup was wonderful. Entrees were great!
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Second time for lunch. Excellent
Second time for lunch. Excellent food and setting. We try to alternate between Anis and Basil's as they are so close and in such a great peaceful location.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
My husband and I came out
My husband and I came out for date night and we really enjoyed everything about Basil's. The food as amazing. We will definitely visit again.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Basil's was as good as the
Basil's was as good as the last time I ate there with my husband and sister. The service was excellent and the food was great.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are consistently pleased with everything at Basil's. They never disappoint on the food or the service. We took friends on our last visit and they were very impressed.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My waiter made me fall in love
I'll keep it short and sweet! Basil was cute quaint and had a homie vibe. Bit at all what I expected but was not disappointed! I came for the Mother's Day brunch and the food was good but the selection seemed very limited to me! However my waiter Ahmed was funny inviting knowledgable and cute! He checked on us often told stories and humored us once we got buzzed! He saved the day because if it was just for the food my experience would have just been good instead it was great! Plus, the ambiance scenery and the surrounding we're very cute plenty of flowers a water feature the music the deck it all went very well together!!! All in all I would recommend I will return and its a cute hidden buck head gem
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of my best finds
Went for the terrace, will return for the food. Cold mezza, Greek shrimp, salmon, scallops all outstanding.
5/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and the setting were
The food and the setting were fantastic. Our server was great, but we had to wait quite a long time for our entrees to be served.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent tucked away surprise
Basil's was an unexpected surprise in a quiet Buckhead neighborhood.
The atmosphere, acoustic guitar, tapas and food exceeded all speciation a. We will definitely return.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant great for outside dining...live music when we were there. Fun atmosphere and also enjoyed looking at the artwork which is provided by locals and is for sale. Everyone at our table had one of the specials (several to choose from) and all were delicious. We will be back and will also recommend it to others.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice setting, wonderful food!
Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared and a warm summer day made for a great lunch at Basil's. We started with the mushroom flatbread which was tasty and crisp, just enough for us to want to try more. I enjoyed the special, scallops and arugula and my friend had the grouper over couscous. Both were delicious. The service was excellent, our drinks were always full. Would love to go back!
6/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Basil's is one of the few
Basil's is one of the few restaurants in Atlanta that has a spacious patio under a lovely big tree. There are views of green instead of a parking lot. The street in front is not a busy one, so enjoying a nice glass of chilled Pinot Grigio with the mushroom flat bread is my idea of heaven!
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mediterranean and So Much More
Outstanding gem of a restaurant in Buckhead. Excellent tapas and seafood entrees plus Mediterranean dishes. Eat indoors or on the large outdoor deck.
6/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
It is a great spot for an
It is a great spot for an "occasion" or just a night out. The menu has a wide range of choices and the servers were very attentive. Definitely a go to spot!
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A perennial favorite whenever
A perennial favorite whenever in Atlanta, consistently - good food, a lovely quiet atmosphere and the bartender knows how to mix a great drink. I have never had anything that was not excellent. Thank you for Basils for being a staple on my restaurant list.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great patio, good food
Basil's is an adorable restaurant with a wonderful patio. The service is good - knowledgeable and friendly if a bit slow - and the food is interesting and yummy. The barbeque salmon special, served with grits and spinach, does not disappoint. The wine list is basic and slightly overpriced for the labels listed, but it's hard to pass up a glass of white wine on that patio.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had tapas and wine and
We had tapas and wine and a fabulous time. It was a rainy evening, so we dined inside, which is a small but pretty and pleasant intimate space. The outdoor patio, shaded by a gorgeous old tree, would be lovely with clear weather. The service struck a nice balance between attentive and laid-back. It was an enjoyable experience and I look forward to returning.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
always love BASILS! Great
always love BASILS! Great food, beautiful patio, & love the acoustic musician! It's a spot not to forget!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and wine, nice atmosphere
Good food and wine, nice atmosphere, great service, free valet parking - all make for an enjoyable evening! It's worth going, especially if you love Mediterranean fare and appreciate tapas.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great time (as usual) at Basil's. Great food and good service.
8/7/2013 5:00:00 PM
Just four of us for a celebration dinner. Excellent service, cocktails and food. There were great specials, a nice variety of fish entrees, and a decedent flourless chocolate cake for dessert!
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone in our party of four loved their choice of food. Since it was a stormy evening we had to sit inside which was extemely noisy.
Thats the only downside to Basil's.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice evening! Great food
Very nice evening! Great food and wonderful service.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service are reliably
The food and service are reliably good. The atmosphere inside, where we sat given the humidity, is cozy. The outdoor patio, under a large tree is very nice for more pleasant weather. I recommend the calimari, the Greek salad (an unexpected touch of mint makes the flavor pop), and the stuffed grape leaves. Nice wine selection.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Good Service
I made a last minute reservation on Open Table but when I got to the restaurant I was greeted by a waiter who had a reservation list handwritten on a note pad. I knew there was no chance my name was on the list but thankfully the restaurant moved mountains to find us a quick seat within 20 minutes of my reservation. To me a restaurant is only as good as their people and they have some great folks here. Our server was not only knowledgeable about the menu but was confident about specific ingredients in each dish and its preparation. This was all before the food even hit the table. The food was very good and was delivered quickly. The wine list was serviceable and overall we had a great meal and will be back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Pleasant Surprise
This was a little neighborhood restaurant that I have gone by several times and decided to try it this time. The greek salad was the best I have had in a long time and when I said "no olives" they listened and didn't put them on and take them off.
I had the snapper special and it was a good size portion. Very good.
Beautiful night and perfect evening to sit outside on the very nice porch.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful outdoor dining
Basil's provided a beautiful outdoor dining experience. The staff was very attentive without being intrusive. Wine glasses stayed full, the food came quickly but with the right amount of spacing between the appetizer and main course. The creme brulee was very good and was a nice finish to the evening. Will definitely come back in the future.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friend and I sat out on the patio and each had a glass of wine. We shared the Greek salad, caprese salad, stuffed grape leaves, and the salmon. Great food, wine, and atmosphere.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice but Noisy
Haven't been in years and so was anxious to see how it had changed or stayed the same. Food and presentation was excellent, but the noise level inside was a bit much. Acoustics or large party, but hard to tell. Would not say it was romantic in that sense nor did it need to be for my purposes-with my sibling and a friend, but was hard to hear our conversation. Perhaps put large parties outside and reserve the indoor section for more quiet dining.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
favorite neighborhood eatery
Love Basil's and will keep returning time and time again!
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
great brunch on the deck
Recently on a Fall Sunday with exquisite weather, I wanted to find nice outdoor dining. I remembered Basil's had a nice patio deck. What a great experience on a quiet street with overhanging trees created great ambiance. But I was really surprised at how wonderful the food was. One had salmon omolette and two of us had eggs sardou. We each loved our dishes. Basil's also included sauteed red peppers and leeks in the spinach which provided a delightful flavor punch to the eggs sardou. The side of grits was among the best I've had....firm mound that included a bit of cheese and chilies to give it an interesting flavor experience. The very-affordable Mimosa's and Bloody Marys just capped our joyful gathering.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've already made another reservation for tomorrow night. Everything was absolutely wonderful. We loved sitting on the patio on a beautiful evening with Bo, our waiter who was so cute and helpful. The food was the best part...the Greek salad was different and delicious, as were the mussels, lamb ribs, and the BBQ Salmon. You will enjoy it....I guarantee it!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great way to enjoy a lovely evening
We wanted a place where we could catch up with out of town friends. This was the perfect place. We sat outside on the wonderful patio and enjoyed an evening of tapas. It was the perfect place for chatting . The service was at tentative but not rushed. The tapas were great. We ordered several items to share and they were all really good. We have been here many times, and it never disappoints.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't say enough good things about this neighborhood gem. A converted house gives it a unique atmosphere. Service was excellent, food was great. They've got a large patio for the size of the restaurant and the night we went they had live music. Definitely will be returning
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Sitting on the charming deck on a pleasant afternoon or evening is very special. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings there is quiet live music, so you can still enjoy your conversation. The food is very good -- with a Mediterranean bent. The mood is casual and relaxed. I would highly recommend it.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out
We were looking for an outdoor dinning with music, Basil fit that request perfectly.The food was excellent along with the service. Open table was easy to use..thanks so much for an enjoyable evening.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Put this on your list!
Basil's certainly needs to be on your 'favorite' restaurant list --- and once will never be enough!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
the best experience
Had To Be The Most Fun We HAve Had In A Long Time.Great Food Great Deck Great Service.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Table for 4
We enjoyed the food and being in a smaller space as the restaurant has several rooms. The waiter was excellent and honest about choices. Very enjoyable evening and we drove over an hour to get there.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner and pleasant setting
The live music was a nice touch. We stayed until close, and were offered complimentary coffee/drinks at the end of the evening. Great service and nice food.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
BEST FOOD IN ATLANTA
Excellent wine selection. Specials included grilled scallops and encrusted grouper. The flavors were outstanding. Sides of sauteed spinach and creamy grits best ever.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dog-friendly with good food!
We love coming here to be able to sit outside with our 4 lb. Chihuahua quietly sleeping on my lap and enjoy good food and wine. This time of year is especially perfect for out-door dining and we love it! My husband loves the Paella and I love all the veggies so we said we will have to remember to come here often while the weather permits out-door dining.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very consistent...I have never
Very consistent...I have never had a bad meal here. Cozy atmosphere, casual but professional service.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM