Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar

4.5
348 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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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
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 21, 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
4 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 8, 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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GD
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Atlanta! I love this spot!

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JW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 2

Great restaurant and love the food! All the women with us were cold because the outside door was left open often. We also had to move because the guitar player needed the door open to get set up...? He was good but it caused some difficulties for our group...may not go back as a result of low focus on customers...
Thanks,
Joe

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OT
Savannah
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants!

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s
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful spot great service, delicious food. I look forward to my next visit

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JN
Memphis
13 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time there. Great food and outstanding service.

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FC
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Went for brunch. Staff didn't seem prepared for our 6 member goup, although only a few brunch guests were present. Our waiter was reserved and did not match our fun group celebrating my son's relocation. The brunch was recommended by family members who had been there in the past and noted that food and drinks were better on the previous visit. I won't give up on them because it is a good value and will try another time.

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M
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were looking for a quiet place to have a nice chatty lunch and found it. Everybody enjoyed their food and the service was good.

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HR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent! Fresh and different. I wasn't aware that Basil's has been around for years. It is a hidden gem!

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PK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Go ! Great food - fabulous service - love outdoor patio!!!

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KM
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I absolutely loved the atmosphere and ambiance of Basil restaurant. It was my birthday and it was absolutely a memorable occasion. The Food was beyond my expectations, i will definitely go back. Love it!

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K
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food, atmosphere, service and wonderful live music on Friday evening.

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K
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved it! Our group of 8 was celebrating a birthday and it was a perfect evening for outdoor dining. In addition, there was live music which was excellent!

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n
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went to Basil's from Brunch. The crowd was very light and therefore, we received our food order quickly. We both ordered coffee, and there were grounds in it on the original cup and the refill. We thought this was odd, since we went at brunch, and figured this was a popular brunch drink! The valet also was a bit odd. We discovered later that most people park on the street. We pulled all the way into the back lot, circled around and had to ask the guy if he was the valet. Overall the food was good, my eggs for the omelette were a bit undercooked and runny, but the flavor was good. The breakfast potatoes were delicious!

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L
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a late lunch on a Wednesday. We received a small bruschetta type before we placed our food order which was a nice touch. We were celebrating our anniversary so had some afternoon cocktails (day drinking!) from the specialty menu and both were wonderful. I had the Blackened Salmon Caesar Salad. The salmon was done perfectly and the salad was a great accompaniment. Hubby had the Lamb Burger with Cilantro Slaw and both were delicious. The lamb burger was so big, we took half of it home and enjoyed it the next day...just as good then. We have been to this restaurant several times for lunch, but plan to go for dinner soon. The dining room, with all of its original artwork, and outdoor porch seating are so pretty and probably look fabulous at night.

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b
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good variety. Nice layout with porch seating.
Full bar.

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BS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Everything was pretty great... Except honestly the food just wasn't anything special.

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PL
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place - can’t wait to go back!! Great neighborhood gem with the best patio in town.

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a fabulous meal of assorted Tapas and look forward to returning! Even though it is somewhat known for the patio, which is awesome, the interior is so nice.

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RM
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. The food and atmosphere are awesome 👍

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AD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice restaurant that I never even knew existed. Staff was friendly and the food was great!

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u
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Food and Service was good. Really enjoyed it!

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AH
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basil’s is amazing! The service is impeccable and the food is always delicious, I truly love this place!

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C
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My second visit. Wine prices are very reasonable and there is a great selection for both my meat loving son and vegetarian daughter. Lovely patio for outdoor dining.

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PT
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the pleasure of being served by Sam (the former owner who has turned over the place to his brother and is now semi-retired but comes to help from time to time). He was great - from the moment he greeted me at the door to bringing the check since he knew I was going to the airport. The food was also great. My wife ordered the shrimp, and I ordered the rack of lamb. On the menu the lamb was listed as being with potatoes, but it came with creamy mashed potatoes. Unfortunately, I am lactose intolllerant, so when I asked Sam if the mashed potatoes have milk, he confirmed, but when I explained the situation in 5 min he had a wonderful side dish of potatoes with grilled peppers and onions. We definitely will be coming back!

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MS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Basil’s for a girl’s night and we had so much fun. Amy was our bartender and waitress and she was friendly and funny and made us feel right at home. The atmosphere is very nice with ambient lighting from that bar as it gets darker. The outdoor patio looked like it would be nice too. The whole time there the staff was very accommodating and we didn’t feel rushed to leave when the night was over. We will definitely be back!

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AT
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around excellent experience (service, food, wine, ambiance)

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