Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar

4.7
337 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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, International, Spanish
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Hours of operation
Opening Week 7/24/15-8/2/15, Dinner Only:
Sunday -Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Normal Hours After 8/3/15, Lunch/Brunch/Tapas/Dinner:
LUNCH Monday-Friday; 11:30am-3:00pm
TAPAS Monday-Sunday; 4:00-6:00pm
DINNER Sunday-Thursday; 5:30pm - 10:00pm
BRUNCH Saturday; 11:30AM-3:00PM
BRUNCH Sunday; 10:30AM-3:00PM
DINNER Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(404) 233-9755
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Joseph Kahwach
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Private party facilities
We can accommodate small parties as well as large parties. Depending on your occasion, we will customize your menu, pricing and seating for rehearsal dinners, receptions, office parties, birthdays and more.
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Private party contact
Joseph Kahwach: (404) 918-2600
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Catering
Customized menus to fit your occasion.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pharr Road and Grandview Avenue
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Parking details
Parking is available in rear of restaurant. Street parking is also available. Complimentary Valet parking on Fridays & Saturdays.
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Public transit
Marta
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Entertainment
In the evening spring, summer, and fall you can listen to live jazz and acoustics on our large deck.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be open for dinner service, 5-10PM on Christmas Eve. We look forward to serving you!

Monday, December 24, 2018

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

We will be open for dinner service, 5-10PM on Christmas Day. We look forward to serving you!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What 337 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TZ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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k
Atlanta
17 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
27 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants!

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s
New York Area
11 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
7 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
10 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
6 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
14 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
22 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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JL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have eaten here 3 times in the last 6 months, every time food has been excellent. Great place to go.

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GB
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super great service, Very helpful on adjusting the menu for my gluten free and food allergy needs. Thank you! Great outdoor/indoor seating.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Food was exceptional! Love this place

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c
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful deck is like a treehouse. Great Mediterranean food.

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w
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty and delicious food, great ambiance, music very complimentary, never disappoints!

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L
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was great except the ceaeser salad. Lettuce was warm, croutons stale and dressing blah.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance. Had dinner on the deck, which was really lovely. Inside was intimate but for a warm, summer evening the deck was perfect. Seemed like they were short staffed the night we were there, but our server who pitched in was really sweet and welcoming. Food was a little rich, based on what was ordered but tasty. I'll definitely be back.

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BA
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

Got a shell in my food. Told my server and she literally stood there watch me struggling. No apologies.

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M
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

It was my birthday and the service was absolutely horrible. I felt like we were discriminated against because our server didn't greet us for some time but he found time to stay with another table that was next to ours. Barely paid attention to us and when he came by it was rushed and very curt. Hell they served me a pink old fashioned. I feel the only one that worked there that had any sense was the runner/barback. He made sure we had water the whole time and brought everything needed for each course. I wish he was our server. Needless to say the food was decent but the service from the servers and the hosts ensured that I will not be back.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

We must have picked the wrong night. We waited 30 minutes to place our order even though the place was empty when we arrived and another hour and ten minutes to get three of four dinners. The fourth dinner arrived as everyone else finished.
One pasta dish was overcooked. Another was undercooked. We made special requests on the salmon dinners but it didn’t happen and we were too concerned sending it back would result in another delay.
The waitress apologized and offered free dessert but at that point everyone just wanted to leave. What a disappointment. This restaurant is definitely off our list.

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JW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! A new favorite spot for my husband and I!

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