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Basil Seasonal Dining, Carmel, CA

Basil Seasonal Dining

4.4
4.4
874 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Creative and modern Californian/Mediterranean dining located in the heart of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Our seasonal menu is inspired by the freshest sustainable seafood the Monterey Bay has to offer and the finest organic produce from our local farmers. Compliment your experience with fun and contemporary cocktails as well as an excellent selection of California"s most sophisticated wines. Our menu includes a generous selection of vegetarian dishes as well as gluten free options. We offer outdoor seating that is dog friendly.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (831) 626-8226
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Denis Boaro
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Cross street
    BTW Ocean & 7th, on San Carlos, across from Wells Fargo Bank
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 874 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • California Central Coast

    Good for business meals

  • California Central Coast

    Great for outdoor dining

  • California Central Coast

    Italian

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Best Food

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Good for business meals

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Neighborhood gem

  • Monterey / Carmel

    Great for outdoor dining

874 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was below average but what really ruined the experience and the mood was the owner’s attitude. It was downright rude and felt racist. Since the moment we arrived, he was extremely uninviting, and even clasped his hands on his head with an annoyed expression when we were taking an extra moment to decide which table to be seated on. It was supposed to be a special night for my girlfriend and I, but he ruined it all with his obnoxious behavior. And the end he threw the bill at our table without a word, and then when we didn’t tip him because we felt he didn’t deserve any tip, he followed us out of the restaurant and created a scene outside and yelled “Excuse me sir, you didn’t leave a tip”, and also yelled, “This is America, and you need to leave a tip”. When I said we won’t be leaving a tip because the food was bad and the service was bad, he kept yelling, “Please do me a favor and never come back to my restaurant”. My girlfriend was in tears with the way we were treated. We wanted to leave the moment we got there because of his behavior, but we only stayed back because of the policy that was posted when we were making the reservation, that we would be charged $40 a person if we cancelled, and my credit card was on file when making the OpenTable reservation.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really tasty food! Loved my lasagna and the garlic bread was delicious. They make a good espresso martini.

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  3. Garym

    Phoenix

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice local spot. Many locals as well as out of towners.

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  4. KarenD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food was just ok, especially for the price. Very disappointing.

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  5. Diby

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had amazing food and service. I was a bit bothered by the credit card fee but overall amazing place. Have gone here several times and it is always great!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience waiter was extremely helpful with pairings and food selection

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  7. DougA

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server did a great job. He was very attentive and accurate on our order. The food was delicious. We enjoyed ourselves. Thank you very much. 

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  8. Conny

    San Joaquin

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow the food and service was incredible!!! Impressive!! Conny G

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Perhaps we came on a bad night. The service was slow, it seemed they were short handed, but the wait staff seemed very confused and unable to answer questions about the menu. The food was fine, not as good as in previous visits. I would try again at some future point, but if this had been my first visit, it would have been my only visit.

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  10. daved

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good, but prices were high given the small serving sizes. For example, a small salad with salmon will set you back $39! I know its Carmel, built really!

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FAQs

Basil Seasonal Dining does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Basil Seasonal Dining also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (831) 626-8226.

Basil Seasonal Dining is rated 4.4 stars by 874 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Basil Seasonal Dining

San Carlos Between Ocean & 7th, Carmel, CA 93921

Additional information

  • Cross street
    BTW Ocean & 7th, on San Carlos, across from Wells Fargo Bank
  • Neighborhood
    Carmel
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm Lunch Tue–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm Sat, Sun 2:00 pm–4:30 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Vegetarian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Denis Boaro
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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