A Little Bit of Spain!We dined here for a birthday dinner for an Argentine friend. The menu included many interesting Spanish influenced items and he was delighted. An extra plus is the enclosed patio which only has a few tables. This is an energetic restaurant, so the outside was a quiet and leisurely oasis. The complimentary dessert for the birthday boy was a delicious hot chocolate cake with a wonderfully fluid center. Fortunately, he shared!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent as AlwaysMy wife and go here a lot and don't usually write reviews anymore, but I met a good friend here for dinner and was reminded what a gem this restaurant is. Our server was attentive and well-informed but never obtrusive, the entree specials were excellent and the wine list features some lesser known and tasty bottles. We also appreciate the emphasis on sustainability in menu choices. I'll continue to head here every chance that I get.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA lovely dinnerHaving fantastic iberico ham isn't something you can do every day outside of Spain, unless you ate here every day. The food was excellent, and the service was lovely.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat date restaurantWent to the Basin before going to a concert at the Saratoga Winery. Staff were friendly. Waiter Chris was polite and attentive. Food was mostly great. We shared the grilled skirt steak with a chimmichuri sauce, and the arribiatta pasta. The meal also came with some freshly made fries, which were good, but the dipping sauce that came with it was too sweet.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Basin, SaratogaOutstanding service. Threw many "curve balls" at our server as I am on a Gluten Free diet; also eliminating many other foods. She was able to come up with a dish that satisfied myself and my diet restrictions.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasantly Surprised!I selected the Basin for my friend, my son and his girlfriend and I to dine at before a show. Dining with my son is always a challenge as he is Vegan. The server was very knowledgeable about the menu and preparation of the food and was able to recommend several items on the menu with minor modifications to accommodate his needs. As a foodie, he was so surprised and excited to have so many options! Options are often limited for him and the Basin came through with flying colors!
The Avocado-Cucumber Gaspacho was fresh, bright and not too filling before the delectable main courses. The special seared tuna was perfectly cooked with a delicious sauce of so many ingredients, I cannot recall. The veganized mushroom pasta was savory and delicious!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat a treat!I really enjoyed my dining experience at Basin..starting off with the courteous & knowledgabel staff moving on to the to excellent attentive chef that came out & served our food and asked how we liked our meal..the pequena Paella was so tasty , I had the Halibut special was was divine... we finishe dwith teh special house made strawberry & red wine ice cream..this is not oone you wnat to share ..GET YOUR OWN! I will be back for more!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomenessThe Basin has been a favorite of ours for years. Staff is great, manager is super-friendly and the menu is incredible. The gumbo is my wife's fave and being from Louisiana i can vouch for its authenticity--best I've had outside of New Orleans.
They also serve until 10pm so stop in after a movie if you like and enjoy!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodWe had been wanting to try The Basin for some time and finnaly made reservatiopn and I am glad we did. Great food very nice staff and ambience. We had a very relaxing experience and we will be back.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal , greatAlways a great meal , great drinks and great service!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!We Love the Basin! We like to go there yearly for our wedding anniversary. The menu and the food are Fantastic!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWelcome surpriseI picked this place from the list on Open Table for a casual dinner to celebrate a friend's birthday. It more than met our expectations! First we were late due to traffic. I phoned and was cheerfully advised that our table would be waiting and not to rush. When we arrived we were immediately seated and attended to. While the menu was not large the service was friendly and prompt, the cuisine innovative and beautifully plated as well as delicious; our fish was cooked perfectly. We had brought our own bottle of champaigne so did not look at the wine list, nor at the dessert offerings. As we were enjoying coffee the waitress surprised us by presenting my friend with a dessert gratis! A spoonful each for the three of us. Just right!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst TimeBeen meaning to go to The Basin for years and finally did for Mothers Day. The food was very good. The Paella was very tasty and the sea bass cooked to perfection. We order an appetizer "Spain something (?)" that turned out ot be the highlight. It caontained three types of aged meats, several types of olives, almonds and "Majone (sp?)" cheese that was excellent. Service was good, water glass continually filled and waiter was quite attentive. We'll be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBasinGreat place for fine dining and drinks. Andrew, the owner makes you feel like you are family.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing serviceWe had a great dinner at The Basin - the food was really good, but it was the service that made our experience exceptional. From the moment we walked in, and were warmly greeted, to most amazing waiter that helped us select food and wine, to the last moment when we were leaving, we felt special. Thank you!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem of a placeHad a great meal. Chris, our server, was so helpful. He split the mushroom entree into two appetizers. Delicious! Sat on the patio because the dining room was a little too loud. I will be back.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been going to TheWe have been going to The Basin for over ten years, and always enjoy it.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways very good food andAlways very good food and service at The Basin. Fun, energetic atmosphere. The bartenders were great and the owner always makes you feel special.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal. I hadAlways a great meal. I had the crispy trout with kale. Trout was very good. Kale was ok. Maybe I'm just not a fan of kale. But the asparagus puree was delicious and warming on a cool evening. It was our anniversary and they brought us a wonderful molten chocolate cake to share.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI recently celebrated a bigI recently celebrated a big birthday with my family at The Basin. I have been there a number of times with friends but this is the first time with my family including 3 grown kids and my daughter's fiancee. I have to say that every aspect of the evening met or exceeded our expectations. We're a family that shares bites with each other and this was no exception. The food was exceptional and the service was helpful and friendly. When I mentioned that I wanted to try Spanish wine the owner came by to help. I explained what I was looking for and a price range and the two recommended bottles of Rioja blends were ones that I'll be buying for myself in the future. This will likely be one of our go-to restaurant choices for special occasions.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst time to The Basin!First time to The Basin! Highly recommended by a friend. We were not disappointed...Service and food were above average...overall a great evening and will definitely return!3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMTreat yourself!This is an absolutely rock-solid choice for any occasion where you want to impress; yourself, your date, your team, your client. Comfortable, attentive service, and outstanding food. Ordered the thick cut New York on my most recent visit and it was cooked perfectly (rare +) and delicious. Paired perfectly with great appetizers and a big Cabernet. Treat yourself and your friends!!3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThis list is not correct,This list is not correct, as we did not miss a reservation at Big Basin, but don't no
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makes the reservation...3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently a joy - attentiveConsistently a joy - attentive service, tasty food, along with well paired wine offerings. Add to that a seating on the patio under the oak where it is easier than the main dining area (along with the bar) to engage in conversation with your dining partner(s) and you're set for an enjoyable evening. While many of the base menu items more than satisfy, I cannot recall having ever been letdown by one of their nightly specials.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was very good. ServiceFood was very good. Service seemed very good, but in our case was quite unattentive. From the time we ordered our dinner, our waiter did not come back to our table again until our plates were already cleared and he asked if we wanted to see a desert menu. After desert we had an extremely long wait to get the bill. It seemed our waiter had quite a few tables to tend to (probably too many), but we did notice he tended to the table just next to ours at least 4 or 5 times throughout our meal. The duck special was EXTREMELY good; the short ribs were mediocre. Great scene & layout too. We will write up our not so great experience with the service to being unlucky or picking a bad night, and we'll give The Basin another chance and be back.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I came here forMy wife and I came here for a Valentine's day dinner. We loved the ambiance of the place and how it was busy but not overly loud. My dish was fantastic but my wife's pasta dish left something to be desired. It wasn't a bad dish by any means but when you someone tells you its spicy, it really should be spicy. I would go again since the restaurant was so nice and the service was great.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Basin is a friendly, relaxedThe Basin is a friendly, relaxed place to enjoy excellent food. I highly recommend the Ice "Burger" salad and the grilled skirt steak "BBQ Style". And the best soup I've ever had is their gazpacho soup with almond which unfortunately is only seasonal. Out of this world. The owner Andrew is an excellent host.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM