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The Basil Leaf Cafe, Danville, CA

The Basil Leaf Cafe

3.9
3.9
792 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
The Basil Leaf Café combines traditional homemade Italian flare with fresh and delicious California cuisine. Whether you are in the mood for pasta or a delightful entrée salad, fresh seafood or steak, you’ll find it in our casual and friendly dining room. Homemade desserts, risottos, soups, pasta sauces and salad dressings are created daily. Inviting outdoor patio. Lunch and Dinner served daily. Champagne Brunch every Saturday, and Sunday.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian
  • Hours of operation
    Monday: 11:30am - 8:30pm; Tuesday: Closed; Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 8:30pm; Friday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Saturday: 10:30am - 9:00pm; Sunday: 10:30am - 8:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am- 2:30pm; HAPPY HOUR! Monday to Friday: 2pm - 5pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 831-2828
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Let us bring The Basil Leaf Cafe's delicious food to you. Call and let us make your next event a carefree success.
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant’s semi-private dining area is available for holiday parties, meetings, showers – any and all gatherings. Careful attention to detail ensures your event will be a success where you can relax, eat, drink and socialize with family and friends.
  • Neighborhood
    Danville
  • Cross street
    Church
  • Parking details
    The Basil Leaf Cafe has street parking around the restaurant and is located within walking distance of two large, free municipal lots.
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 792 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 0.8Value

NoiseModerate

792 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Restaurant was permanent out of business

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  2. TEEJAY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is closed and didn’t notify anyone. Planes a brunch for 2 weeks and walked up to our reservation with closed doors and a change of owner sign. At least notify people so they don’t get plans jackedup.

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  3. Dbird

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    So sorry that this excellent brunch restaurant is closing. Danville needs more places like this

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  4. Jim47

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The Basil Leaf Cafe Close the week end after we ate. Most of the staff had resigned, so service was slow but the few staff worked very hard and the food was quite good. Sorry to see them go, they will be replaced by a Mexican Rest set to open in October.

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  5. JoeC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I've eaten here before and to be fair the other visits warranted a much higher review. According to the staff the rest. is being sold and will become a Mexican Rest. so they had limited menu and were understaffed in the Kitchen because of the new ownership. It is my understanding that the Basil Leaf will close down for 2 months to be remodeled and become a Mexican rest.

    1 person found this helpful

  6. Rick

    San Francisco

    62 reviews

    1.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Man, has Basil Leaf lost its way. Only one waitress, un-bused tables, no bartender. This place used to be a place for a better than acceptable meal at a reasonable price. No more - in every possible way to construe that phrase.

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  7. RussN

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It is a shame they are closing. We have lived in Danville for 42 years and always have a good meal, great location and friendly service. Will miss Basil Leaf very much

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  8. Busybea

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    There were only 3 tables in the whole restaurant that had customers and it was Saturday night in Danville. My husband and I split a salad. It didn’t look like it had any dressing on it at all. It was the house salad with balsamic dressing, or supposed to be. My Saltimbocca was okay and my husband like the Pomodoro with chicken. Our friends had the Rigatoni which she liked but her husband ordered salmon that was over cooked. He was not happy and hardly ate it. Portions are really big too - i would prefer less and be happy with my dinner. I have had lunch there and liked it but I don’t think we will be having dinner there again.

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  9. CindyC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time here. The food is consistently good. Danville is a great place to people watch.

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  10. Ladyj

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birthday. I am just appointed to hear that they will be closing soon. I have gone there for many years and have always enjoyed their brunch and their staff. I will miss them😿

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Google Map for The Basil Leaf Cafe

501 Hartz Avenue, Danville, CA 94526

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Church
  • Neighborhood
    Danville
  • Hours of operation
    Monday: 11:30am - 8:30pm; Tuesday: Closed; Wednesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 8:30pm; Friday: 11:30am - 9:00pm; Saturday: 10:30am - 9:00pm; Sunday: 10:30am - 8:30pm; Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am- 2:30pm; HAPPY HOUR! Monday to Friday: 2pm - 5pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    The Basil Leaf Cafe has street parking around the restaurant and is located within walking distance of two large, free municipal lots.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (925) 831-2828
  • Catering
    Let us bring The Basil Leaf Cafe's delicious food to you. Call and let us make your next event a carefree success.
  • Private party facilities
    The restaurant’s semi-private dining area is available for holiday parties, meetings, showers – any and all gatherings. Careful attention to detail ensures your event will be a success where you can relax, eat, drink and socialize with family and friends.
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