Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar

4.5
665 Reviews
$30 and under
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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 665 people are saying
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4.3
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4.6
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4.4
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEileenR1
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal! Lamb ribs app was phenomenal!
Had the special- scallop & grits- amazing flavor
Great outdoor dining & ambience

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StefanM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the atmosphere! Sam is so fun and knows his wine.

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vipmike
Atlanta
92 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A great restaurant for a special occasion....white tablecloths,comfortable seating,and friendly staff. And the food is terrific,too.

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Fit4dining
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time dining at this restaurant. Its location on a side street and elevated above street level, with festive lighting and an open patio area, made for a relaxed experience. The food was very well prepared and the service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great food

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Meaghan
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience and service at Basil's is unmatched. The food was above par as well. We'll be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. We had amazing service. We loved the whole experience and would definitely go back!

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LeeD
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MOnday night wine offer is a great deal
Crab fritters were very bland

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The team that served were great. They were struggling with staffing shortages like everyone is,so things were a little slow. Tapas were great, the drinks were lovely. I would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed the food immensely! We will be back, the outdoor environment was very nice, unfortunately there were parties that made for hard to hear conversation with my wife. Otherwise we really enjoyed everything!

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MaryAnnH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit! My husband was blown away with the personal touches! We felt like we were part of the family at Basil’s! The other customers at nearby tables were fun to chat with too! Always the BEST time at my FAVORITE Atlanta restaurant! My hubby said we WILL be back and we will invite other out of towners with us! From Birmingham - will drive for Amazing food, atmosphere, and service!!!!! Love to all!

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vipDiner1
Atlanta
63 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can always count on Basil's for its consistent food (good) and pleasant service (friendly). The mussels are outstanding.

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vipBobC
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite, neighborhood, go-to place. Highly recommended!!!

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Esther
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing, truly mediterranean/ middle eastern flavors. The restaurant is located on a quiet street in Buckhead and you feel like you are in South of France. The atmosphere is i formal and you feel like you are in a family owned restaurant where everybody is helping out.

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vipCSKing
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Loved the outdoor seating and location, but the service was subpar.

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JosiahP
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great small patio vibe with excellent food. Seems like a family business, and everyone working there was very friendly, personable, and unique. It was our first time, but I felt like a regular. Will be going back for sure!

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vipKerriC
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice. We enjoyed sitting out side under the covered patio. Food was exceptional!!

AJ
AJ38
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was delicious! Looking forward to going back for weekend brunch.

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DaFatKid
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great Mediterranean menu. Nice selection of adult beverages. Outdoor patio is always great to sit & enjoy the nice weather. They have plenty of over head umbrellas to keep you out of the direct sunlight. Parking is tight as it's a busy street, but they do provide free valet.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was so nice to me and my guests. It was my graduation lunch and the team made us feel welcome. All the food was fresh and delicious. The crab cake fritters, lamb ribs, and lamb burger were a big hit.

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MargueriteI
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great deck

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vipUmiA
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst service I have ever received from a restaurant that I didn’t even eat at.

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Justme
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Overbooked and understaffed! It took and hour to be sat and an hour to get our food

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vipjeffp
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Very crowded but it was moms day.

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vipChris
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We went Saturday night with a reservation, but had to wait for a table, along with several other people. The food was good, but the service was slow, and our small plates were not brought correctly, one missing and one duplicated... They appear to book too many guests for the staff they have available.

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Robert
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this little gem by accident after living here for 9 years. How did we not know about this place??? It was GREAT. Might’ve been the best caprese salad i’ve had in my entire life. Highly recommend!

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vipPaulH
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is always great, restaurant was busy and service was way short of what we've experienced before. Fortunately we were in a corner and not surrounded by noise.
Will go back, hopefully not an anomoly.

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vipDeborahS
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a delightful brunch at Basil's. Nice atmosphere, great food and coffee. The menu has a good selection of Mediterranean items with plenty of egg dishes and others. I had a Greek omelet and my husband had a crab cake benedict, both which were delicious. The owner was so friendly and welcoming. Would definitely return.

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vipJenny
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We had an 8:00 reservation and were not seated until 8:45.

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vipMYoung
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Basils clearly way overbooked for Friday night. Opentable was wide open at every hour. Line was out the door and patio completely full, I waited 30 minutes just to tell the hostess we were there for our reservation and never saw her. No one at the restaurant would even make eye contact at me as I waited at the front in a very confined space with lots of other people with no where to go. We ended up leaving.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, hospitable service, and delicious dinner!

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vipLaurieW
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the owners!
Great food, great company, fun atmosphere.

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loriw
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basils is one of our favorite place to eat in the Atlanta area. The food is always outstanding and even more, the owners are just such wonderful people!!
Love Basils!

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vipkarenph
Atlanta
27 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love the varied menu, and the food is always tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere food and service is outstanding really makes you feel comfortable

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really lovely ambiance and food was fantastic. I’m vegan and they have loads of options. Wine and cocktails were great too.

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vipMexelplex
London
4 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my wife’s birthday with friends and Basil’s really came through for us so wanted to post a 5/5 review. A day before we were scrambling to find a dining venue since our plans changed due to the stormy weather to come. I was able to book spots for our group which showed great service from Basil and Opentable.

We arrived for dinner and instantly fell in love with the space. The modern wall art, Mediterranean timber lofted ceilings, and the white linen tablecloths made the dining experience a balanced mix of formal yet festive.

The service was top notch, with staff asking good questions about timing and dietary needs. We also asked the bartender for a creative mix of shots for the birthday celebration and she came through with lots of unique creations.

Food presentation was aesthetic and scrumptious...my Georgia trout was excellent, it reminded me of lightly seasoned walleye filets from my great north country. My wife really enjoyed her mussels and sauce as well.

So what a pleasant surprise to dine at Basil’s. Most of our group had been to Anis across the street but never here. Both have great food and atmosphere but are totally complimentary. If you are looking for a dining experience that is a tapestry of modern cuisine and ambience, Basil is for you.

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Dubois
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

My meal was average. The trout was cold and not well seasoned. Service was abysmal due to lack of waiters.

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AgnesK
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great ambience and delicious food. Definitely be back.

FAQs

Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 665 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.