Basil 1791

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$30 and under
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Asian
Asian-American Gastro-Pub-Esque Resaturant that specializes in continental style dishes that provide variety from all over the Asia.
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R
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great place!

M
Cincinnati
65 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time we ate there. Everything was perfect.
Just moved to Hamilton . I think we just found our favorite new restaurant!

L
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve had several items off the menu, Asian as well as American, and haven’t been disappointed yet. The service has always been great. Parking either on High Street or behind the restaurant.

OT
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Waited a long time for drinks. Waiter came back 3 times before we got them and it was probably 20-30 minutes after we ordered first drinks. Sushi appetizer and desserts were just ok. Brought friends for their birthdays. Meal was excellent.

R
Cincinnati
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Celebrating my daughter’s birthday. A large group behind us had several rowdy rambunctious kids and apparently the parents were off duty that night as no parenting was being done at all. We will go back but it may be awhile.

SW
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I ordered pad tai like I usually do. It was not up to par. It appeared it was reheated. Noodles were stuck together. Hope it’s better next time I come. I have a gluten intolerance and is always the dish I choose.

K
Detroit
13 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We were seated quickly even though we were early for our reservation. Food was very good if a little slow to appear, though it was busy. The service was not very good. The server spilled a sauce on the table and never wiped it up. She reached across the table to give plates to diners. She promised to refill sodas but didn’t. I was also seated facing a back room which had the door open and so I saw piles of stuff which wasn’t great. Would I go back? Probably through I’d hope the service was better to match the food.

JH
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Great location and food. The hostess greeted us promptly and our reserved table was ready. In fact, the hostess even called me in advance to make sure a "high top" table would be acceptable for our group (it was). The service could be improved - the server couldn't answer simple questions about the craft beers, didn't know who ordered what when the food was served and had to be reminded to bring additional drinks after they were ordered. (These things are simple to fix with training.)

LC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice evening and good meal-the back of the restaurant is very loud when full-hard to have a conversation. Service very good as always!

DB
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We've always enjoyed our dinner at Basil. Looking forward to our next time.

C
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time here. Great sushi. Waiter very nice and attentive.

HC
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

This was my second time to Basils. I feel the food is pretty good and the prices are reasonable, however the service is always very slow, even when they’re not busy. And the bathrooms are so grimy... makes me wonder about the kitchen.

CW
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always fresh and delicious. Great menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food is really good! I highly recommend the sushi and spicy garlic shrimp. It was our first visit and we will definitely eat here again!

C
Cincinnati
53 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to dine. Food is great and the service is even better.

DD
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Basil 1792 is a local favorite! Great food, great service. A welcome change of pace to other area dining spots!

EL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Decided to eat our pre-race meal here as it had good reviews. It didn’t disappoint! Food was excellent and service was fast and friendly! We were in town for a race and this hit the spot!

JO
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I eat here a few times a year. We can sit outside and have some sushi or light appetizers and a drink or two. Everything has always been very good there. Somehow we always have the same server and he does a good job and is friendly.

SL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters, my husband and I all went to celebrate my birthday. They were so accommodating with my 4 yeard old niece and 2 year old nephew. Our food was delicious and the service was great. We were so pleased with our experience.

SC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliva was our waitress and she did an excellent job.

PW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Terrific location in the heart of Hamilton, OH. There's a dish that will please everyone on this extensive menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone enjoyed their meals. The server stayed on top of refills. We had a few people from out of town and they said they would return to Basil.

K
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

The noise level was so high our group could not communicate without yelling. We saw a lot a tables were also having difficulty. Tim ceilings don’t help that. It was very crowded. I ordered steak which obviously was a mistake in a predominately Asian restaurant. It was so overdone and tough it was not edible. The waiter never came back to ask how anything was. Maybe due to the crowd. Will not return anytime soon.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good and fair price drinks !

J
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside so there was noise from the street but that is expected when outside. Delicious meals all around.

SU
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We really enjoyed sitting outside. Server was very nice although she did forget our appetizers. She offered to comp them which was very nice but since we already had our meals we didn't take them.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was super freakin good. The Crab Rangoon was soul shaking. Would 10/10 recommend. 100% will be back.

MW
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been here multiple times but this visit far exceeded our expectations. Olivia was awesome and our food was outstanding!

c
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Basil has excellent quality food. The sushi is exquisite and they have many rolls to choose from. Lots of menu options that are asian inspired as well as American fare. Perfect date night or everyday dining. Daily drink specials are amazing!

JD
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

We just don’t get it. The food is so good! The atmosphere is fantastic! The service however, is truly terrible. I mean really really bad. The first time we came to this restaurant, we had a male server and he was great so we returned. The second time we had a guy who was clearly distracted but we thought it was a fluke. Our food was wrong etc etc. Then we came back and a lady (dark pony tail and glasses) was so rude that we almost thought it was a filming for a tv show (yep that bad). Again, food was wrong. We loved the food so much that we returned this weekend (we considered leaving when we thought we were getting pony tail server again but we dodged the bullet) and the guy messed up our food again and was MIA the entire time. The man helping with the water was great and very attentive but the server, ouch! We only asked for “no onions.” We didn’t have complicated orders. We’re friendly and low maintenance. We all waited in the car while my husband stood around waiting for the check while the server chatted it up somewhere. Sadly, we won’t go back because of the servers. It’s such a shame because this place has great potential. The food is truly fantastic and the atmosphere is great. Three strikes in a row is just too many.

ED
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Not as good as in times past that we have eaten there. The curry was obviously made with a bag of frozen vegetables rather than fresh. Service was not as good this time either. We were greeted and seated promptly but after that we did not see a waitress for at least 10 minutes. We finally asked and the staff realized their mistake in not assigning someone to our table of 5! It was not that busy at the time either - around 8:15 pm.

W
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service, overall a good find in Hamilton. The ambiance was noisy but it was Friday afternoon so that was to be expected. The staff was especially conscious of our dietary restrictions.

TH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1zt time ever at Basil. Food was awesome. Service fast. Alot of great choices on the menu.

d
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

My Mango stir fry--Average
My wife's burger--Excellent
Moo Goo Guy Pan--Above Average
Pad Thai noodles--Above Average

noise was a factor and we sat in a booth

KH
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dinner after a ball game. Trusted local restaurant

C
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

We visit Basil 1971 frequently and a few times we have had a the waiter we have this time. He has to be the rudest individual.
Food is always good. But honestly the service with him is always disappointing and ruins the visit.

MS
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Nice spot, great food. I asked for a Medium rare burger and it came out well, I didn't send it back because I was in a hurry and very hungry. And it took about 5 or so minutes before a Server actually came over and greeted us at our table. Even though the burger was more done that I prefer it was still delicious and my wifes noodle dish was outstanding. The sushi was great and the food came out quick after ordering. Cool spot in Hamilton and will definately be going back.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and food!

JM
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the outdoor dining area, which was perfect, despite a bit of typical street noise. We also took advantage of the daily beer and fried rice specials, straying from our usual Pad Thai, but we were not disappointed with delicious, generous portions. The egg rolls were great, too!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was top notch. Food tasty and not overpriced. Will definitely be back.