Basil Restaurant

4.8
139 reviews
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$30 and under
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Fusion / Eclectic
Please join us on an exciting journey. A journey that bestows the opportunity to savor a unique union of exquisite flavors from South and Southeast Asia infused with the familiarity of western European cuisines. Prepare to be taken away from that which is familiar. Immerse yourself in our distinctive culinary creations. Our journey is an experience that we hope will leave you with fond memories that will not soon be forgotten and will create a longing to return for more.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Southeast Asian, Modern European
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(715) 298-0677
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Tee Daly
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Catering
Choose items from our most popular catering selections, create an eclectic offering using four or more items selected from our regular menu ... or sit down with us and create a personalized catering menu that will complement your colors, your tastes and enhance the theme of your event ... perfectly.Prices vary based on menu item selections. However, most events cost between $10 and $30 per person. Basil provides great tastes for your guests while working within your budget. Basil also hosts exclusive gatherings on Sundays. Call us today to start planning your menu and set up your tasting.
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Cross street
Pine St & Cutoff Rd
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 139 People Are Saying
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MR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Despite the strip mall setting, they create a nice ambiance. Delicious duck and fabulous seasoning keep us coming back. Great value in the custom cocktails! Crab cakes were more cake than crab. They are still tasty, but I like lumps of crab and minimal cake. Committed community supporters too!

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CW
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way!

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RP
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Met friends there and enjoyed the dinner. Great food and comfortable seating... Not busy so was a great place for friends to catch up. Server was very friendly and enjoyed her.

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SH
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Service was excellent. Music was oldies, not adding to atmosphere. Potstickers were overdone, brown and crunchy. Salmon also overdone and dry. Yellow curry was their mildest curry and still too spicy in our opinion. This used to be one of our favorite restaurants, but it seems owners may now be too focused on their new place in Wausau and letting Basils slide.

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JW
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Basil is our favorite restaurant in Wausau. The food is outstanding with a good fusion vibe. Limited seating so reservations are a good idea. Not inexpensive but certainly worth it.

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BR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have never been disappointed. Perfect for our date night. Worth the hour drive!

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We are big city folks who moved to this smaller town. Having a restaurant like Basil in the area has been a real treat. The food/flavor combinations are artistic and will bring delight to any casual foodie. The service is wonderful especially making food recommendations. This is a must try in the greater Wausau area

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B
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of food and excellent atmosphere. Definitely going again to try more from menu!!

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M
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I chose this restaurant for my birthday dinner based on reviews from friends. Our first time there and I was not disappointed. The food was great, as was the service. Nice atmosphere. We will be back. There's more on the menu that we're anxious to try!

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MS
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The first impression was very positive upon entering Basil. The décor is modern & elegant. We were met at the door by the hostess, who immediately took us to our reserved table. The waiter came almost immediately to pleasantly greet us & take a drink order. The menu, both regular and seasonal, had many appealing options.

We ordered the coconut shrimp appetizer, which was delicious. Our dinner choices were the Fall Duck, regular duck, green curry with shrimp and Fusion grilled chicken; all were outstanding, and very nicely presented. We finished with the Crème Brulee and Tiramisu, which were exceptional!

We would recommend Basil to any and all. For a intimate date, or a group occasion, this a great place to go!

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DH
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s rare to find ethnic food Up North other than Italian or Tex-Mex. Here you have a choice of Thai or Irish. We went Thai and were very pleased.
Our server, Jenny, was delightful!

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TS
Adelaide / SA
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with long time friends. A wonderful dinner experience.

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KL
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed. Great flavors. Specials always interesting and creative. Attentive wait staff.

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BG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had not been there in several years, and it was as good as we remembered The spring rolls are magnificent. Only suggestion might be a fancier menu presentation. The laminated ones less appealing.

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M
Chicago
85 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Up from Chicago for the Blues Fest. Excellent Australian cab! Fantastic half duck (not medallions). Wife really liked the spicy fusion stir fry. Attentive service from Judy.

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KL
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and great service!

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BR
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service...what more can you ask for.

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OT
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great place for dinner. The food is always excellent and the.variety on the menu provides something for everyone. One of my favs in the Wausau area!!

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KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

While the food was good the service was fair at best. It was a slow night, but the server was still not very attentive. We will be back for the food, but hope for a different server.

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KM
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

A colleague raved about Basil so my husband and I decided to try it out. It was okay. I can't say we LOVED it but it wasn't horrible. We are typically somewhat picky, so you could consider this a positive. The drinks were delicious. The food was okay. I guess we had higher expectations based on my colleague's comments. I was a little disappointed in the size of my filet, it was probably the smallest filet I had ever received at a restaurant. Typically this is a very thick cut of meat but my filet at Basil wasn't even an inch thick. It was very tender and delicious though. The garlic mashed potatoes did not impress. My husband had a duck dish strongly recommended by our server and said he would never order that again. He was disappointed.

Overall I'd say it is a good option for a casual date night but it wasn't a place we feel we MUST return to.

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L
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, diverse menu, steak was great, service is very professional, overall great evening dining experience. Thank you!

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MS
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food. Friendly service.
‘Adventurous’ spice level is too spicy to enjoy meal, compared to other places. Recommend avoiding it! (And I eat very spice food routinely at home and outside!!)

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EL
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a jewel! I’ve dined in hundreds of restaurants and the meal I had was PERFECT-it could not have been better. The service was very attentive. Don’t miss this place!

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R
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took our friends, they loved it! Great server. I enjoyed "the spice"!

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AH
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a fantastic time. Pleasant helpful staff and absolutely amazing food.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and the staff was pleasant. We went for my birthday and I was even given a complimentary dessert. I love the atmosphere. Very quiet and romantic.

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P
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything tasted sooo fresh! The fried rice was the best I’ve ever had! The Pad Thai was excellent! And I don’t recall the name of my dish with the hot peppers, pineapple, and jasmine rice...but it was also fantastic! Highly recommend!!!!

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RP
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. Quiet night so not many tables being used so quiet. Loved the food. Staff very attentive.

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. The staff was well trained and could answer questions about every meal. She even made suggestions to enhance meals even more. This was our second visit and I know we will go again, next time we are back In the area.

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OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service nice place for a birthday

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our family of four (twin 8 year olds) had an incredible meal here while on vacation last week! We were pleasantly surprised to find such an innovative menu and delicious meal. My son (picky eater) loved the huge bowl of Pho he gobbled up, my daughter (another picky eater) loved her chicken noodle broccoli pasta dish, everyone loved the Naan appetizer with three different dips, my husband loved his fish with spicy sauce and vegetables and I was so thrilled to find such an amazing restaurant where I could safely eat since I have Celiac disease. They modified a delicious salad for me with a gluten free sweet and sour dressing that was the tastiest dressing I have ever had and the chicken Penang curry was sensational and so authentic (I spent some time in Thailand so I have reason to compare). Overall the food was a 10 and we can’t wait to go back when we visit the area again! The service was wonderful and the ambiance was cozy and comfortable yet also fun and lively. Highly highly recommend it!!

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Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I love going here in dates nights and special occasions. The first is excellent and so unique.

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W
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came to Basil on a whim as we were in town for an event. We were seated promptly and service was attentive. The highlight however was the food. The menu is not extensive but the entrees are well thought out, nicely proportioned and beautifully plated. A memorable meal.

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LL
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently good food & excellent service on every visit. Owner was on site and interacted with all guests, ensuring a good experience.

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K
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had our annual birthday celebration here. There is always good food, and the lunch menu is a great asset when the dinner menu is too much food. I liked how our booth was ready by the time we got to the restaurant and Jenny was a great server.

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Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Simply excellent, cocktails are topshelf, food is superb, staff is friendly and down to earth. Very relaxed atmosphere no need to wore about what fork to use first. Dig in and enjoy

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JK
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb food and service extraordinaire. A true gastronomic treasure in northern Wisconsin.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food as always. Perfect place to bring a date, or for a night out with friends. Will definitely return.

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PC
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience. Highly recommend for any occasion.

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OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as per usual! Service was great, food was thru the roof!

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