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413 Lake Avenue, St James, NY 11780
+1 631-862-4444
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“flatbread” (2 reviews)
“basmati rice” (3 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean
$$ - $$$
413 Lake Avenue, St James, NY 11780
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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We went to Basil this evening with friends and I have to say it was one of the best meals I’ve had in St. James. The atmosphere is warm, relaxed, and friendly. Our server, Ryan, was helpful and knowledgeable about the menu. We all ordered...More

Thank deen995
Reviewed 2 December 2017

I had dined all the time when it was ZAR. The new Basil owners are cousins of the ZAR owners...ANOTHER OUTSTANDING RESTAURANT!!!! The food is incredibly fresh, the atmosphere is urban with a touch of 2nd Avenue, Manhattan and the service is wonderful! Of course...More

Thank rubey2s
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Went to Basil for the first time and simply loved the restaurant and everything about it. Upon entry we were greeted warmly by the host and shortly after being seated the owner came and introduced herself to us. We started with the shrimp skewers and...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We went to Basil last night with friends who had been there a few times. We were welcomed like old friends. Service was attentive, not intrusive, knowledgeable and caring. The food was excellent and interesting

Thank andrewgF6665TR
Reviewed 1 October 2017

An accidental find, but definitely will be going back again! Our waitress, Nikki, couldn't have been better. She was sweet, attentive, informative and just a pleasure. The owner was circulating throughout the evening and was warm, friendly and made sure everything was going well. Because...More

Thank dawnakins
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Ok I was there on a Wednesday night hoping to avoid the crowds and try a location that I was told was excellent. Well dont expect valet parking or bright light (thats a good thing) The front of the location felt like I was walking...More

3  Thank thfootball05
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The food is prepared fresh for you in their open kitchen which overlooks the dining room. If weather permits there is outdoor seating in front and in the back. I have had the hummus appetizer, and flatbreads and would highly recommend both. The Koobadeh is...More

1  Thank Dan T
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Once upon a time there was a very popular Persian restaurant called Zan's. It closed, but a new and even nicer restaurant called Basil was born in the same place. The two owners are cousins, and they both know how to combine delicate exotic Middle...More

1  Thank Irma G
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  • Address: 413 Lake Avenue, St James, NY 11780
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  St James
  • Phone Number: +1 631-862-4444
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