Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar

4.6
374 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar has been serving Atlanta for over 25 years with great food, friendly service, and unmatched atmosphere. Recently rennovated and refreshed, our menu is a fusion of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Italian and Spanish, offered up both tapas-style and a variety of options avialable on our full menus.

Join us in our cozy main dining room or relax on our spacious patio surrounded by gorgeous landscape and city views. We look forward to serving you soon!
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A few items were missing from the brunch menu but the food was fantastic. We were there very early and no one else was even in the place besides us. Music was great; very relaxing. Sounded like something you'd hear in a cafe in Ibiza.

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DD
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A little slice of peace and quite in a hustle bustle Buckhead area. Wonderful customer service and reasonable prices. Able to talk to family and friends without shouting or contending with stressful,noisy environment. Would give 5 stars; however, brunch menu slightly limited—- but delicious. Valet parking offered. Great patio deck; vibe is eclectic— casual

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Amazing food and service.

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JK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were outstanding. Restaurant was very attractive inside and out and the valet service was greatly appreciated. Roland was a fantastic server, and although all of our food was delicious, the Ceviche, Tiramisu and Chocolate mousse were out of this world in both flavor and presentation. We will definitely be back and recommend to others

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KG
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The service is AMAZING! I felt like I was family when I was there. The food is delicious (although it's a little on the pricey side). This is a hidden gem that is a must try if you're looking for authentic Mediterranean fusion foods. I'm half Lebanese and half Italian and I felt like I was having my grandma's cooking!

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WH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful family-owned, unique menu. Friendly staff. Always a good meal. Even willing to doi something not on the menu if ingredients are on hand.

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J
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food from tapas to entrees
Dry friendly staff and service
Good for any occasion or just a dinner out

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p
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was pleased with the location and easy to use valet service. Service was friendly and efficient but not too intrusive for my party. We happily noted the varied menu options. Our dishes were very fresh and tasty. We will definitely return!

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Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening with live music and great food. We ordered a variety of tapas to share and everything was delicious.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great and the server was very nice. We met here for our book club and it was perfect on a Monday night!

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BC
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Quiet ambience with excellent food. It would definitely be a good place for a date or if you want to be able to talk.

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R
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good. Two of us had the steak and one friend had the pasta special. Service was attentive. The drinks were amazing! Very cool and intimate ambiance. Will definitely visit again. We actually made a last minute reservation and were seated immediately!

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OT
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the restaurant. Food was great. Service was awesome. Will definitely return

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our meal and the ambiance. We ate indoors because of rainy day. Our waiter Samuel was very pleasant and friendly. We enjoyed our visit except for parking. Although they offer valet parking I wished I could have parked my own car. I will certainly co e back. The margaritas are very good.

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KD
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this place! They had live music and great food! Awesome service, also.

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LM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambiance, food and service were wonderful. A very special Valentine experience. However they didn’t seem to have record of our reservation but were able to quickly accommodate us.

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Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and experience for Valentine's Day. Even had live music for the night.

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JF
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Friendly staff, but food could have been better, possibly due to Valentine's Day...(?)

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E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

We made a 9:15pm reservation on a Wednesday evening- you might consider not offering late reservations, unless you are busy. Also, if you want to close the restaurant because of low patronage then take us up on our offer to come back another time, instead of insisting that it’s not an issue and seating us, but then clearing our dishes before we are done and shooing us out (oddly our table was cleared by the bartender, not our waiter). Also, if you have rules surrounding your half price wine requiring ordering an entree that should be stated in writing or at the very least the customer should be notified of said rule before you open the wine bottle. It also seems odd for a tapas place to require an entree order.

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SR
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My friend and I decided to try Basil’s for lunch. The service was great as was the food. We will definitely go back.

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OT
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! We ordered a wide variety of small plates and entrees and everything was fantastic. The service is perfect, not over the top but very attentive.

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c
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming to Basil's for special occasions or just getting together. I went with my mom and daughter. I love the Mediterranean Shrimp. The specials were excellent too.

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m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I went to Basil's for her birthday dinner and it was fantastic! Small and intimate location, but the food and wine was fantastic. We both ordered the specials and thoroughly enjoyed them both! Can't wait to go back!

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J
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect. We had 12 people fir a bday dinner. Everyone had a delicious meal the staff was friendly and very accommodating. Great evening

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Basils and have been going there for two years. Sometimes I'm there two to three times in a week. Food is always excellent and I love the staff.

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PK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great local place with lovely people and yummy food.

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant service was perfectly paced, the prix fixed menu for Christmas night was very nice and we had a wonderful evening!

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s
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Christmas Eve special menu. Beautifully prepared grouper and filet mignon. Delicious vegetables.
Service felt rushed so, next year, we'll book earlier. Everyone wants to be home on Christmas Eve.

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M
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed Christmas Eve prix fixe menu, delicious choices and great cocktails, will look forward to next visit.

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D
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

We have been to this restaurant before and enjoyed it, but these ratings are based on a special expensive fixed priced menu from Christmas Eve that was more continental than Mediterranean. We were unaware of this menu as it was not noted on the confirmation or reminder emails nor on the website. It was not what we expected or wanted, so we were disappointed.

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MK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect evening!
A group of four who have a tradition of going out on Christmas Eve. Comments after the meal were that we needed to come back next year. Food was delicious. Limited menu options for Christmas Eve.. all 3 course meals.. but something for everyone. Not what I would consider inventive, but excellent quality. A bit pricey, but it was the holiday. Restaurant was comfortable with good space between the tables. Noise level was that of happy diners, but still able to have a conversation. Service was great. We had reservations and were seated right away. What more can you ask for???

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l
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food and service were fabulous. Love this place!

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S
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Six of us met here for our annual Christmas social. I made the reservation for 2pm some weeks ago. The morning of (at 11:30a.m.) I received a call from the restaurant asking me if I was coming. I said yes, and the caller went on to say we close at 2:30. Huh?! We got to Basil's on time and was told that the kitchen was closing and they needed all food orders by 2:15, 2:20 at the latest. One of the six was running late and I had to call her to take her order over the phone. We asked the server if our 2pm reservation was a problem, why were we allowed to make it. She explained this was a disconnect between Open Table and the restaurant. The hostess was accommodating but clearly stressed which made us feel pressure. She tried her best even scrounging up some free desert for us after first replying we couldn't order it because the kitchen was closed. The food overall was good and everyone enjoyed it but as we sat there, the valet came and returned our keys saying he was moving on to another location and we watched the server and what we assumed was the kitchen staff leave. All that remained was the owner's brother-in-law who was in a separate room away from us. I suggest Open Table confirm last seating with Basil's so no other guest feel as if they are imposing.

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CT
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a good place for a date or with a group of friends. Great food and the service was excellent.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have dined at Basil's for 25 years, never disappoints!

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RL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

In a word, nice.
The Sunday brunch was sparse, meaning there was almost no one there - but the food was good, and the service while not as prompt as I would expect for an empty restaurant was acceptable.

Parking is impossible in the area, and there was no valet that afternoon, so I lucked out and got a spot on the street. The area is nice, but definitely somewhat of an acquired local taste.

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OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for business function and service was great

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TZ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood Mediterranean restaurant. Delicious tapas, friendly and prompt service. Absolutely fanstastic meal!

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k
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brunch is wonderful. The place is gorgeous

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l
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Everything is so fresh. Will be back soon!

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