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About Basils Greek Dining

One of the Top Ten Restaurants in Illinois is closer than you think here at Basils! We offer exceptional lamb, steaks, seafood, and incredible rotating Chef's features. With an ever changing selection of 12 of the best beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and seasonal specialty cocktails there is sure to be something for everyone on the menu. To enhance the food and drinks, Basils holds the highest standards for service and customer satisfaction. Welcome Home.

4000 Fox Valley Center Dr
Aurora, IL 60504
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Greek, Steak, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday to Thursday
11:00am - 10:00pm

Friday and Saturday
11:00am - 11:00pm

Sunday
11:00am - 9:00pm

Lunch is available Monday to Friday 11:00am - 4:00pm

Cross Street:
59 & New York

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(630) 692-1300

Website:
http://www.basilsgreekdining.com/

Catering:
Basils Greek Dining offers full service catering right to your door. We offer an array of options to compliment your budget and needs. With a full staff ready at your service, Basils will take care of all your catering needs... OPA!

Executive Chef:
Oscar Herrera & Alex Cortez

Private Party Facilities:
Basils offers private events for groups ranging from 15 to 175 guests. Please call or email for more information and one of our talented event coordinators will be happy to assist you!

Private Party Contact:
Angela Kotsiras: (630) 692-1300

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Basils offers 5 course wine dinners almost every month. Join the email club next time you dine in to stay updated on all upcoming events.

Basils Greek Dining Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (38)
Good for a Date (36)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
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Authentic (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Comfort Food (21)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Romantic (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Bar Seating (12)
Cozy (12)
Casual (12)
Business Meals (11)
Fun (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Healthy (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Basil's used to be one of our favorite spots, but this visit has soured us. From awkward and slow service with missed orders through changes in the menu and every dish we ordered being over-seasoned (too salty taramosalata, too sweet avgolemono and grilled octopus, far too garlicky skordalia - and we love garlic), we were disappointed and saddened by our visit. I'm hoping this is a temporary glitch and things will get back on track soon.

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food. Beautiful atmosphere. My favorite restaurant!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 12, 2017

First time visiting the place and was pleasantly surprised. The food was good, but the friendly customer service right from when we entered the door through the time we exited, stood out. Highly recommend the place.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The service is excellent, the food quality is superb. I may not be Greek, but the food seems very authentic to me!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our dining experience at Basil's on Saturday night was wonderful, again. From the warm greeting as you enter, to the goodbye and thank-you as you leave, the people at Basil's could not be friendlier and more accommodating. The food is always excellent! Will continue to return. The outdoor patio is especially fun in good weather.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I have been married 43 years, but now and then a date night (afternoon) is just great. We enjoy all kinds of ethnic foods. For Greek, Basils is a go to. The food is the real deal for enjoyment. The atmosphere is nice to enjoy each other and the occasional Oopa always brings a smile.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Everything was great! Their preparation of lamb is outstanding!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Great time, great service, great food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding restaurant overall. The service was fantastic. The manager called to check on our reservation and added the special touch of having "Happy Birthday" and my mother's name printed on the menu! We were greeted like family. The food was excellently prepared, presented, and hot. The wine recommendations paired perfectly and were spot on. The desserts were delicious.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Romantic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

Quality ingredients fantastic staff who always makes you feel like you matter.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The food was excellent as was the service. I had the pastichio which was great. My husband had the Braised Lamb with orzo, the sauce was wonderful. A friend had lollipop lamb chops, which I know she enjoyed. We are never disappointed. Tastefully decorated restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

I love the food. I do recommend a children menu. When we bring small children we always must bring outside food. The bar cost is extremely high so we don't drink there. Always greeted kindly and usually great service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

This is the only restaurant that does not prepare a Kiddy Cocktail/Shirley Temple drink for the customer. They bring a glass with cherry juice and ice and a separate bottle of Sprite for the customer to mix.

Their prices are high for menu items. We will only dine there when they offer a substantial discount.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Excellent food as always! Tried loin of lamb and it was delicious! Pretty big portion for a girl. Obviously, saganaki is must to have. But this time we also ordered Taramosalata to try and we were nicely surprised! Never had anything like it. We will be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The sea bass was excellent, as well as the hummus and calamari. You can't go wrong with whatever you order-all superb!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Fun, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Exceptional! Always come back due to outstanding food and service! Highly recommend!!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Special Occasion, Authentic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Thank you Angelo and your staff for a great evening! As always!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Casual, Authentic, Healthy, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Everything was absolutely fabulous. We always enjoy ourselves when we come. Everyone here is friendly and wanting to please you and they do!

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary. Food was fantastic as well as the service. We made a reservation and we got table immediately after our arrival. Beautiful place , authentic Greek food and great atmosphere. We will definitely come back for more..

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Awesome meal once again and great service from Angela. Owner Angelo is very gracious.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Love this restaurant!! From the moment you walk into the restaurant, Angelo greets you with 'welcome home' Everyone one is warm and friendly always!!! The food is excellent, starting with the saganaki and dolmades!!! The authentic Greek dishes are consistent and very good along with the lamb and fish! Service is great really enjoying having dinner here!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Casual, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

we have been going to Basil"s for Greek food numerous times and the food,service and our visits have always been outstanding.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Casual
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·Dined on October 23, 2017

Great time! Great place! Great Food! Great service!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Had a great time..good service and food! Happy 8th Anniversary to Basil!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 23, 2017

excellent food and atmosphere. One of the best filets that I have ever had. The flaming cheese was a good starter and the baklava for desert was another good choice. If I wasn't so stuffed I would of had the Baklava Sunday. I had it once before and it is to die for. OMPA

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We planned to meet another couple and it was fantastic. Food, atmosphere, and value was better than expected.

Maggie was amazing. The bus staff was as well. We will be back. My wife says she is calling to let you know Greek Islands dropped to #2.

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Fantastic service. Delicious food and huge portions

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 21, 2017

From the kind greeting upon entering, great service, delicious food (saganaki, Greek salad, gyros and Grecian chicken) down to pressed coffee, this restaurant has it all.
My husband and I enjoyed dining here very much.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

A MUST VISIT. YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID..
ANGELO IS A PRO AT BASILS..

Tags: Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, great wine selection and great service

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Some of the best Greek food around. You wouldn't expect it in a place located between Macy's and Toys R Us, but truly this place is the bomb. I would encourage you to try some authentic Greek dishes like Moussaka and Pastichio, but if you just can't step outside of your familiar comfort zone, there are plenty of things on the menu for you. Go there. It's wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Good food. Nice atmosphere. However Service was very slow and waitress not attentive. Forgot our drinks. Late on bread (came long after saganaki). Waters not refilled.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food was good and so was the service but overall it seemed rather pricey. The cost was not worth what we paid.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food and service were very good! Only observation would be that this restaurant does not provide an experience similar to what a diner would get in Chicago's Greektown, with authentic Greek waiters and the dining in Greece atmosphere they create, but as long as that's understood going in, Basil's provides a great dining experience and excellent food and service.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food & service. Every time we come to the Chicago area from Arizona we try to go to Basil's to eat a meal. Delicious Greek food

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was a fantastic restaurant. The food was great and came out pretty quickly after we put in the order.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Clean restaurant with open seating. While ambiance is good food is less than original. Sauces were bland. The grape leaves rolls were small and only 3 on the plate.
The side dishes of rice and potatoes didn't do the meal justice. They were bland as well with the rice lacking seasonings and the potatoes were boiled and bland.
Also, for all this bland food the prices were higher than one would expect.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I really enjoyed my first experience at Basil's. The atmosphere was cozy , the service was timely, the staff was pleasant and accommodating. The hostess was extremely kind and helpful. I would definitely recommend and I plan to return. OOPA!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

we have never been disappointed when dining at Basils. Food and service are always very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Angelo always greets us like family, and it is just one of the many reasons we love this place!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for Groups
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