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San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8226
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed lunch here while visiting Carmel. The menu was varied, but our salads were disappointing. My roasted beet salad had 2 cups of greens at most and not much else. The grilled peach salad was better as was the cheese board. Our server wasn't...More

Thank kansch7
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our meal at Basil - the gnocchi without the butter & the vegetable plate were fantastic. Really dinner option for vegans as Carmel is pretty behind the times in the veg-friendly department. The atmosphere could use some improvement for a nicer restaurant (there...More

Thank Betsy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped for lunch at Basil while exploring the galleries in Carmel. Our waitress, Sherrie, was a real gem. She was very helpful with the menu, recommendations on local beers, and had plenty of advice on things to do in town. We were lucky to...More

Thank Derwood M
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food being served here. Small restaurant (max 24 pp inside and some seatings outside) in a small alleyway just off the street opposite of tiny jewelry shop. Fish, burger, salad and soups. Attentive and hands on service. Recommended

Thank appeltjes
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We went with friends to Basil and what a treat. The service was excellent along with the food. This is a certified green restaurant and the Chef Soerk Peters does an excellent job in using local produce.

Thank DonnaNPG
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food here was amazing. Beef Cheeks, Lamb meatballs, squid ink pasta and the fish, perfect. The Pea Ravioli was incredible, yes Pea Ravioli!. Dining room is small. Be prepared to sit outside, it can be cold, but they have heaters and blankets. The service...More

Thank Todd F
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Basil is a little hard to find but worth the effort. Although pricey, the food is excellent and the service is friendly. Vegetarians will appreciate the specially prepared roasted vegetable plate.

Thank JBuckel
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Our concierge recommended this restaurant. We had the lamb meatballs as an appetizer, followed by our entrees which were the chicken on a bed of carrot purée and grilled asparagus, and the other was a delicious English pea ravioli . It is a friendly, laid...More

Thank travelingalnow
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Great menu and specials are different every night. We had dinner here two nights in a row. Our experience was slightly better on the Saturday night because the service was somewhat more efficient (dishes arrived quicker). We had the fish special, a pasta dish, lamb...More

Thank S K
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Obviously people review restaurants based on their own palettes and as such I love this place. Started with a daily special salad of lettuce/figs/mozzarella which was so fresh and delicious. We followed with Sole for me and roasted veg dish for my husband, both of...More

Thank SydneyHols
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
    (Ocean & 7th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Carmel
  • Phone Number: +1 831-626-8226
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