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Sweet Basil Bistro

40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
+1 909-866-9212
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pasta” (26 reviews)
“sand dabs” (5 reviews)
“flank steak” (6 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Always great meals at Sweet Basil Bistro. Although the restaurant is tiny in size, the meals and flavors are huge! Daily soup is always exceptional. Last time we visited were served the Steak and Lobster Tail - Both fantastic. Excellent service.

Thank K-D_BBL
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Sweet Basil Bistro is easily accessed alongside Big Bear's landmark bowling alley. We were certainly relieved not to be seated in the cramped entryway and felt uncomfortable for the couples attempting to enjoy their meal as we and other guests came in from the cold....More

Thank WP664
Reviewed 17 January 2018

The only real Italian restaurant in Big Bear Lake. Good variety, fresh and good service. Both lunch and dinner are a little over priced, but so are most decent restaurants in the resort

Thank dclaus47
Reviewed 10 January 2018

There was plenty of quantity, but very little flavor. Pesto was so bland I had to add lots of salt just to give it flavor.

Thank hhredevil
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This restaurant was highly recommended to us, so we were interested in trying it. For starters we had a caprese salad and the soup of the day, a cabbage and Italian sausage soup. Both were very good. For a main course we had a veal...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 25 September 2017

We were in Big Bear for a couple of special occasions so wanted some special dining experiences and Sweet Basil Bistro was one of our picks. I'd have to say that it was probably my favorite dinner of the trip. My husband had the gorgonzola...More

Thank CacheOn
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We loved this restaurant. The food was delicious, the service was good, and the atmosphere was inviting. I had a seabass dinner (it was a special for the night) that was one of the best I've had - moist fish, wonderful flavors, and good side...More

Thank FuntravelsCalifornia
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Very nice n comfy cute little place with immediate service n attentive. The artichoke was grilled n soaked in yummy oil. Perfectly n yummy. The meat lasagne is with flat noodles, perhaps homemade and great sauce with lots of cheese. Very nice. The chicken parmigiana...More

Thank 2kitty2
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Their Caesar salad is one of the best I have ever had - lots of shaved Parmesan cheese, minimal croutons, and anchovies (optional). My husband had the lobster lasagna (very good) and I had the filet mignon with Gorgonzola (also very good). The tiramisu was...More

Thank Mary M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We dined here with our friends and enjoyed it very much! I had a steak which was excellent. My wife really liked the chicken piccata. Their Old Fashioned was outstanding, as was the bread pudding. Our servers were very nice as well. A great way...More

Thank Mamjensen
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18 October 2016|
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Response from DLFA81 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't find it very expensive. It was good quality good and wine.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-9212
  • E-mail
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