Basils Dining

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$31 to $50
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Greek
One of the Top Ten Restaurants in Illinois is closer than you think here at Basils! We offer exceptional lamb, steaks, seafood, and incredible rotating Chef's features. With an ever changing selection of 12 of the best beers on tap, an extensive wine list, and seasonal specialty cocktails there is sure to be something for everyone on the menu. To enhance the food and drinks, Basils holds the highest standards for service and customer satisfaction. Welcome Home.
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Chicago
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Attentive service. Food was good and served hot. Felt prices were a little high and liquor prices were also high. Enjoyed our meal and would return.

F
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good craft cocktails and the Greek wine was ok but could have used a bigger selection. Service was excellent. Food just mediocre. Guys, there should not be potatoes in the moussaka. Don't need to be doing this to your food to keep the costs down. Pasticcio was barely passable. For a Greek restaurant, their Greek offerings need some work.

w
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great as always! We will be back.

RL
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We have been to Basil's twice now and I wonder why we don't think of it more often as we enjoy the food. Our service at first was slow but got much better so really no complaints.

J
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal before heading to the Paramount for a play. We had a 6PM reservation and were seated immediately.

SM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly service, great food what more could you ask for. Great go to for eating out.

PY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A very nice meal and friendly staff. Despite there being large group of homecoming kids near us the service was still very good and timely.

JF
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great upscale dining. The kind of attentive service and exceptional food you’d expect from a higher end restaurant. My only suggestion would be the restaurant put families with children in a separate room.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first trip to Basils and I loved everything! I met up with a friend who lives in the area and she suggested the place. Our server Myra was AMAZING! Super friendly and helpful! She helped my friend and I navigate our options on the menu(we are both vegetarian) and was so accommodating! Even the gentleman who greeted me at the door and sat us was a pleasure to deal with. Myra even took special precaution in regards to my entree as I have a life-threatening shellfish allergy. Never felt rushed and loved everything about the place. I work in fine dining in the south burbs, so I know a class-act establishment when I see one. Will definitely return!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The service was out of this world terrible. We sat at our table for about 20 minutes before anyone even came to greet us. It was another 20 before we had drinks. The shrimp was over cooked, the scallop tasted terrible. All in all not a great experience.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Any kudos you could give the food was far overridden by the extreme bad service. We had a reservation and were told it would take 20 minutes to get our table. After complaining, they suddenly found one in 5 minutes. There are no chairs for elderly people to sit in upon check in so they are left to stand. Our server forgot things we requested. The only regular service we got was the water server. We had to ask for bread because it was 30 minutes before our server showed up. Our drinks took 30 minutes from the bar. The noise level prohibited normal conversation. I would skip this restaurant and go somewhere else to get fine Greek dining as there is too little attention given to what is standard service detail everywhere else.

I
Chicago
121 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We find the lamb chop quality to be very good. We also like the roasted potatoes. Lamb is expensive, but when we split the larger lamb chop dinner, price is fair.

JR
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome. Bartender (didn't get her name, feather in her hair) was excellent, very knowledgable about entre's and was very pleasant and personable. Food was delicious as always.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Celebrating friends new job!

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for a relaxing dinner. Food and service make it very worthwhile.

MS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my mom’s 85th birthday. Food was fabulous!!!

S
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Moussaka very salty! Waitress delightful. Drinks good.

b
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Basils is an above average Greek dining experience. The food is authentic and tasty, but a bit on the pricy side. Service can range from average to excellent. Alot of restaurant competition in the Naperville area, so they need to stay consistent. Give them a try!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Our food was excellent
Wine was very good service was good until we were finished dining and declined desert. It took a long time to get the check

FA
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent! I wish I would have ordered the "Chef Special" as it was delicious! My Cod entrée was also super! Very friendly waitress and bartender! We will be back!

BC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 25th Anniversary that night. We chose Basils for the food! I didn’t even think they could take the evening to another level. They went above my expectations. We walked in gave them our name an the gentleman welcomed us an congratulated us on our Anniversary. He grabs two menus walked to our table. My wife and I was looking over the menu waitress Kayla came over to greet us an again mentioned our anniversary. I wife noticed on the menu it had printed “Happy 25th Anniversary” that was a nice touch. Kayla brought us a share bottle of champagne for two if was gift. We ordered to much food, but left some room for dessert. Please save room for dessert. We couldn’t decide so we ordered two desserts, it was a special evening. Our marriage started out of us only being together for 5 years so to have 25 is a blessing. We had such a great experience an will have memories to share! Thanks Basils and Kayla for being part of our night and making it shine even brighter.

M
Chicago
43 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been going to Basils for 7+ years, and the food has always been superb. Over that time, I have met and liked a number of new servers, but Angelo was ALWAYS the constant. He will be missed terribly, but we will still continue coming home to Basils for the food!

OT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, outdoor dining was pleasant and peaceful and our server Maya was a gem!

RD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The only issue was the wait service was bad.. Not attentive at all.

FS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Greek cuisine in the southwest suburbs.

P
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoyed our dinner on their outdoor patio where tables are not crowded together. Service was knowledgeable of the wine and dinner offerings. It was a little slow when we waited for checkout. The Australian sea bass was delicious and cooked perfectly. The roasted lamb shank was slightly salty than usual- we love them. We love this restaurant.

JA
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great find! Everything we had was delicious. Do not skip on the grilled calamari! Gyro was fantastic and some of the best tzatziki I’ve ever had. Will definitely return next time I’m in the area.

GG
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

While we have enjoyed dining at Basil's many times in the past, our recent visit was disappointing. The food was lackluster and the service slow and basically indifferent.

g
Chicago
72 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There were 5 of us and we had everything from steak to chicken marsala to the roasted lamb to the fish to the lamb meatballs. Everything was spectacular. Even the homemade pita breads was light and fluffy on the inside and a beautiful crunch on the outside. The wine list is small, but well priced with a good balance. The baklava sundae is scrumptious. Thye also have a lovely outdoor area which was full on the night we were there and a nice bar. This is wonderful for a large group, date night and even a special occasion. We are starting to have nothing, but fast food and chain restaurants out here in the southwest suburbs. This quite a find.

D
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Basil's never ever disappoints! We love Basil's! We drive 46 minutes to dine there and it is always worth it!

KH
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great restaurant. Very good caviar with avocado. My son ordered lamb mac and cheese. I ordered lamb loin with roasted potatoes. My husband ordered seafood with orzo. The lava cake with ice cream is awesome. The French pressed coffee is a plus.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had a delicious meal at Basils. The Chilean Sea Bass was perfectly prepared, and my husband could not eat all of his gyro as the serving was HUGE! Mayrah was our waitress, and she was WONDERFUL! Overall, a great experience.

C
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an anniversary dinner for my in-laws. Staff went above and beyond, even making a custom menu for them. The food was great.

P
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not a huge fan of Greek food but wedge salad and lemon chicken were delicious and served promptly and cold/hot. Server was excellent. Gladly return with guests.

LK
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My grand-twins birthday dinner.
The very best food

KB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food, great service! My only complaint is that they were out of several menu items we wanted, but they were good enough to offer free dessert to make up for it.

JP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We had dinner outside. Great ambience food was just wonderful vi had the steak with a side of pasta

Always great to be greeted by Angelo WELCOME HOME

OT
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome - would go every day if I could

OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very nice, food was good service great

M
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. And the food was great! We will be back!!!