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About Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar

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!

2985 Grandview Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30305
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, International, Spanish

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

Cross Street:
Pharr Road and Grandview Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 233-9755

Website:
http://www.basils.net/

Entertainment:
In the evening spring, summer, and fall you can listen to live jazz and acoustics on our large deck.

Catering:
Customized menus to fit your occasion.

Parking Details:
Parking is available in rear of restaurant. Street parking is also available. Complimentary Valet parking on Fridays & Saturdays.

Public Transit:
Marta

Executive Chef:
Joseph Kahwach

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.

Private Party Contact:
Joseph Kahwach: (404) 918-2600

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Get a Complimentary glass of wine, appetizer or dessert

Specials

Get a Complimentary glass of wine, appetizer or dessert
Details

Complimentary glass of selected wine, appetizer or dessert with entree purchase

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: July 31, 2017

Ends: January 31, 2018

Availability: Sun-Thu 5:00PM-10:30PM
Fri-Sat 5:00PM-6:30PM

Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (8)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Live Music (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (5)
Romantic (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Business Meals (4)
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Authentic (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
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Good Vegetarian Options (3)
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Local Ingredients (2)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

Our first visit in many years. As they had several large parties, we had to sit in the enclosed deck area but while a little cold, it was fine. The owner and clientele were a hoot and we were able to watch the last of the Falcons game! The food is really good and the prices are very reasonable as long as you don't order wine that isn't listed on the wine list! The variety is excellent, especially the middle eastern dishes but the paella was great, loaded with fish and seafood. We all enjoyed everything we ordered and look forward to our next visit.

Tags: Tapas, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Authentic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 7 days ago

The service was great, the food was good and comfortable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We had a great experience at basil. The food was delicious and it wasn’t as expensive as other buckhead restaurants . The atmosphere and service were both great.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Disappointed overall, dim atmosphere, food medicore, ate at bar and was treated very well by Stephanie

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 1, 2018

It was New Years Eve, and loud, which was to be expected. We had a group of 6, and all were ecstatic about the taste and presentation of appetizers, entree's, and dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We enjoyed a lovely dinner to celebrate my birthday. we started with Ceviche and then for dinner my husband had Kale and Spinach salad and the Burrata Mozarella salad. I enjoyed the Paella - which was enough for two people. I strongly recommend this restaurant as a nice place to enjoy a cocktail and dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Thank you Amy for making us feel so welcome in our new town. Excellent food and service!

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food outstanding, staff was great. Hostess terrible gave me a very bad first impression. I reserved my table via open table. And she advised me she couldn't seat me I had to sit outside if I wanted a table to myself. (Outside on the patio when it is 40°).
I decided to dine at the bar and the staff was totally great but the hostess, never ever smiled wonder if she even likes working in the establishment. Did not find that quite welcoming

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Cozy
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service3
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The place was ice cold you had to wear a jacket to eat. The lamb was raw and cold, when it came to the table - the overall experience was terrible would never go back.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 26, 2017

My husband and I went here for Christmas dinner. The ambiance and service was excellent. The noise level was perfect for conversation. We could hear each other but not the people next to us. And they had a belly dancer! She did her thing at intervals throughout the night. Every now and then they would turn up the music and she would come out. Very enjoyable performance! I had the chicken and my husband had the ribeye. Chicken was so so but he enjoyed the steak. Would definitely recommend the chocolate mousse cake and the chocolate mousse trilogy for dessert.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A wonderful evening and dinner was rudely interrupted by blasting music to accompany belly dancer.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve with family

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Thank you Open Table for featuring this wonderful hidden treasure. EVERYTHING about our evening there was wonderful. Will definitely come back when I am in Atlanta.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Basil's never disappoints. Food is excellent. Atmosphere is relaxed and accommodating. A great place to entertain friends. Staff is professional yet casual.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were visiting Atlanta and chose Basils from a AAA listing. Our meals were delicious. The food was fresh and creative. We split crab spring rolls as an appetizer, had salmon and veal marsala for dinner and lemoncello cake for dessert. We enjoyed it all. Our server was very attentive. There were several large parties so the noise level was probably a little more than normal. We would definitely go back if in the area.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our server was outstanding. She accommodated our large, very picky group with a smile. The food was also excellent. Special shout out for the Mediterranean sampler. We also loved the Prosecco by the glass.

Tags: Disabled Access, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wonderful as usual!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This restaurant is an undiscovered gem. The food is consistently excellent with some specials very night. We had the ceviche and greek salad for starters - the former has a little orange juice to soften the citrus, - then seared tuna and salmon with barbecue sauce - both excellent. Tuna was incredibly tender and sat on a bed of mushroom risotto. Highly recommended. Great service and reasonable wines.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great overall!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great music.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always a great meal here, and warm welcoming service. They had a large event in the main dining room so we sat on the enclosed porch - a bit chilly, but otherwise fine. This is a favorite place of ours!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Healthy, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 15, 2017

This is a regular go-to restaurant for us, and this was another great meal. The tuna tartare was delicious with very thin tasty bread crisps. Similarly, the grouper special was cooked perfectly and served upon request on one of my favorites, mushroom risotto. The 'deconstructed' paella is also delicious. Service is always attentive but not overbearing or aimed at rushing you out. Fridays they have a very talented Brazilian guitarist, Ernaldo, to add to the atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Love Basil. Have been there many times with my husband on our date night and with our kids for brunch. Highly recommend Basil as a Neighborhood Gem!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Live Music, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Was eating on my own for this outing. The restaurant is located in a former small home so it is cozy seating. I arrived early and there was plenty of seating with valet parking. It was filling up as I left at 7:45. My server was attentive and I was thrilled that my glass of wine was a full pour. I will return just for this ! The food was great and the vegetables were outstanding. Outdoor seating is available with heaters.

Tags: Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Cozy
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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Great spot, would highly recommend. Delicious food, friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere. Was there on a quiet night so can't be sure on noise level. Definitely going back!

Tags: Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The space is charming yet sophisticated. The service was excellent. We started with tapas- Mediterranean mezze, baked Brie and Kibbel rolls (A-mazing flavor). For entrees we had their grouper special, paella with tons of seafood and chorizo (made more like a seafood rice soup rather than traditional paella in Spain, which was a plus for us), and the scallops. The prices are reasonable for the area. All of us thoroughly enjoyed our food as well as sharing bites of each other's. I really have no complaints, and all of us said we will definitely be back. Can't wait to check out the patio on a nice afternoon for lunch!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Good food, good service. Enjoyable setting. Quiet. Has valet parking.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a wonderful "co-celebrant" birthday. Wonderful food, table and ambiance. A very special night for our family. Many, many thanks for YEARS of this being our "go to place"...Mother's Day, Birthdays...Thank you Joseph and all your staff. Another wonderful night. So special to have a restaurant we know we can go to and know we have ultimate service...in a city (Atlanta)

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We sent a note to the restaurant requesting a table outside as it was a birthday celebration. The outside wasn't available at all , due to chilly weather I presume, but no reply offered to our request. Inside they seated us right next to the only other occupied table, so our cozy meal became a group conversation. Fine, but not as we requested. The food and service were excellent .

Tags: Tapas, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

As per usual, everything was divine! 👏👏👏

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 16, 2017

This is my third time at Basil's this year, and the food and service are consistently good. Great place to take out of town business colleagues for good food in a quiet environment where you can have a reasonable conversation without competing with loud music, TVs, and other diners. Both trout and tuna were excellent, as was pizza-like appetizer and mezze and antipasto platters.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our server, Amy made our evening extra special. She provided great service and menu recommendations. Enjoyable meal with outdoor seating.

Tags: Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food, phenomenal service (Adris was exceptional), wonderful atmosphere. Perfect experience!

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Very, very good food! Nice menu diversity and wine list!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Nice outdoor eating on a beautiful night

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Enjoyed two appetizers, entrees, and desserts.. we cleaned our plates for each. Our waitress was there when we needed her but not hovering, and the manager/owner treated us to an extra glass of wine. It was great experience, and we will return. Also, loved the live solo guitarist playing instrumental music. Cheers Basil's!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As always, Basil's is a wonderful dining experience best shared with friends and loved ones.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Basil's is the kind of place that feels so comfortable , like being at a good friends home with awesome food and wine. I never get tired of eating there and can always count on the food and service being top notch.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good food, service and ambience. The only reason I gave it a moderate on noise level was because we were seated fairly near a little combo playing. Otherwise it would have been quieter. I have been many times over the last 20 years and will definitely be back.

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Had a great time. The house bread is unbelievable. Give it a go. Sit outside!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Tapas
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