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The Basin

14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
+1 408-867-1906
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While staying in Saratoga this past week my friend and I liked the menu at Basin and after our event at Montalvo Center for Arts we grabbed a couple of seats at the bar and shared some delicious food. The bartender was extremely knowledgeable about...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gsax
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Good restaurant, good service, good wine selection, but a little overpriced. Good place for family, small group of friends or romantic dinner.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Igor U
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Overall really liked The Basin for dinner before Mountain Winery concert. We sat outside on the patio so didn't experience the "high noise level" that other reviewers have noted about the interior of the restaurant. Our service was fine; not outstanding but met expectations. I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 August 2018

Staff & Service was very good.Food was very good Would have preferred if they had more choices on the menu. Samir.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Samir M
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Really like the food in general. Very authentic feel to the food and great Spanish ingredients. You pay for that. I tried getting the steak with chimichurri sauce but it was the less expensive cut and wasn’t thrilled. Caesar salad not special but it’s a...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank williamLF
Reviewed 27 August 2018

Great food and a Saratoga mainstay for the neighborhood. A little expensive to visit weekly but the food is great and we often sit at the bar for drinks and appetizers

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank paulathoren
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Basin has been serving very good food for some time now. It is nearly always busy, and there are many interesting menu items. A bonus is the nice bar you can eat at, with a TV. Only room for about 12 people at the...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank 474tylerh
Reviewed 18 July 2018

I recently visited The Basin in Saratoga, it must be said that the food was very disappointing, the service was good and with the wine list, however the food preparation and delivery of the food was incredibly average. I would not return.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank cartier10
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

Service was very good and food was fantastic.. Highly recommended!! Atmosphere was lovely and all staff were friendly!!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GMWC1
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Many years ago we enjoyed the ambience and terrific food here. Not so last night. First of all, the decor is sad, with a carpet that has a Hunter-Thompson (from Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) hallucinatory pattern, seemingly put in during 1930s, faded, stained,...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank sunshine_susan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 20 - USD 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: +1 408-867-1906
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