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Basil Seasonal Dining

San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8226
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“lamb meatballs” (33 reviews)
“fig salad” (6 reviews)
“linguine” (21 reviews)
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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

The abalone appetizer was not good, minimal amount of chewy overpriced abalone. The beet salad was light on beets and heavy on arugula, just average. The porcini ravioli was the saving grace. Based on what we ate, I wouldn’t recommend this place. The service was...More

Thank chatfemme7
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We enjoyed a pleasant lunch at Basil Seasonal Dining. The patio tables were full so we sat inside by the window. The food was very good as was the service. One issue is dogs indoors - the restaurant permits people to bring their dogs into...More

Thank Prescott2007
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

The food was so beautiful and delicious. Flavors blended really well together and service was lovely. Also pet friendly! Definitely recommend this place.

Thank Katiii_rundel
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Food was nice... just ok really. Lunch salads were tiny for the price, more like a side salad with no options to add anything like chicken or shrimp... lovely location and patio. Could be better.

Thank Hdpup
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We enjoyed a nice lunch at Basil and had no problem getting a table on the patio on a Sunday; it was off season which probably helped. The food was tasty. The lamb meatballs were substantial enough for a meal with leftovers. The black ink...More

Thank ScottandJanelle
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We had a family dinner at this very well rated restaurant downtown Carmel. The place is cosy. With a reservation you don’t have to wait too long. The place is quite busy over weekends. We had excellent seafood as starters. Oysters were very fresh and...More

Thank Alain J
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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 9 September 2017

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 bl0831
Reviewed 4 September 2017

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 18 August 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 45
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
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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Menu based on seasonal products, locally grown produce & organic ingredients, fresh wild and sustainable seafood every day, modern & creative local California cuisine. Now open for Brunch, Sundays from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
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