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The Basin, Saratoga, CA

The Basin

4.4
4.4
1851 Reviews
$30 and under
American
For two decades, The Basin has been the neighborhood restaurant where friends and family can come together to celebrate the best things in life: good food, good health and good wine!

The Basin has several dining areas for your enjoyment—the main dining room and bar, the candle lit den, and the patio under our 200-year-old oak tree’s canopy of leaves—along with a full service bar.

Our restaurant takes “family” to heart, by ensuring all guests, as well as our associates are treated like family, from the moment they walk through the door, until we say “Goodbye, until next time!”

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Spanish, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Phone number
    (408) 867-1906
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Nally
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful private dining rooms are perfect for a quiet dinner for two, a power meeting, corporate event or celebration. Our private rooms seat up to 28 guests and have 60” flat screen televisions that are equipped with all your audio & data conferencing needs. Please call for pricing and availability.
  • Private party contact
    Eilene Lavandowski: (408) 867-1906
  • Neighborhood
    Saratoga
  • Cross street
    5th Street
  • Parking details
    Public Parking lots available nearby.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,851 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 2Value

NoiseModerate

1,851 Reviews
  1. PollyHS

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another family gathering at The Basin. With new owners we find it just as wonderful as always. The staff was very accommodating in understanding the late arrival of 4 of our 7 party members. The dining room was full and they quickly accommodated us in their back room which was great. The service and food were outstanding.

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  2. Momof3

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The place has changed owners and because of that change the food tasted drastically different. I had been looking so forward to a great evening with amazing food only to be let down. The menu has stayed the same but the chef did not prepare the food in the same way. It was my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area but sadly I won’t be going back.

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  3. JoeR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bravo! 12 of us celebrated my son’s 24th birthday! The atmosphere was exactly right, but the food was just incredible! We all shared the ahi tartar and the Brussel sprouts, and the consensus for each and both was “Outstanding!” We were also lucky enough to share several of the desserts, and it would be very difficult to choose my favorite — except I am a chocoholic and “Good Lord!” That was amazing! The staff was young but professional, friendly, flexible, and attentive! I will definitely return — often!

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  4. CherylG

    DO NOT USE

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was absolutely perfect. Fun, romantic, and delicious.

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  5. peninsulafoodie

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu, great food. Took a little while to get served but other than that was a good experience

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My friends and I hadn’t been to the basin since the change of ownership. We were pleasantly surprised with the food. The ahi tartare and garlic shrimp appetizers were fresh and not overly sauced or seasoned. The table had the New York, salmon and amazing spring pea risotto and the chicken. All were excellent. We will definitely be back soon. The owner is currently working to update the interior which is needed. I look forward to returning.

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  7. PeggyM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    First time dining here. The ambiance is nice and relaxed. The service was very good and friendly although I think we may have had a couple of new bus person/waiter assistants because they were over zealous about taking away plates still in use and didn't bring extra plates for shared entrees. That was easily remedied. The food was great, fresh, and well presented. The bar staff was friendly and fun. Will definitely be returning.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate on the outside patio with the big oak tree. The heaters were perfect, and there was just one other couple on the patio. Daniel (Co-owner and chef) did a fabulous job attending to my wife’s dietary restrictions. Steven was very attentive to our needs. Food was perfectly prepared and very tasty. Much better experience under the new chef and management team (started July ‘19).

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  9. CaseyP

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is perfect for a special night out, a business event, or just a fun meal with friends. Impeccable and friendly service. Outstanding food.

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  10. TracyL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing, our server, food runner, and busser were fantastic, prompt, attentive, and well paced. The only slight distraction was the manager seemed a bit confused and unorganised. She had a great staff that helped her through things, but there was lot's of last minute table set up changes and some confusion as to how to do things. We really enjoyed our evening over all. Best place in Saratoga!

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The Basin is rated 4.4 stars by 1851 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for The Basin

14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Saratoga
  • Hours of operation
    Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Spanish, Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Parking lots available nearby.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Daniel Nally
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (408) 867-1906
  • Private party facilities
    Our beautiful private dining rooms are perfect for a quiet dinner for two, a power meeting, corporate event or celebration. Our private rooms seat up to 28 guests and have 60” flat screen televisions that are equipped with all your audio & data conferencing needs. Please call for pricing and availability.
  • Private party contact
    Eilene Lavandowski: (408) 867-1906
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