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413 Lake Ave, St James, NY 11780-2207
+1 631-862-4444
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
413 Lake Ave, St James, NY 11780-2207
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is deliciously, carefully, expertly, prepared with many complex and unusual tastes and flavors contributing to a fine eating experience. The quality of the meats and fish is high. Service is warm and caring. I felt genuinely welcomed to experience and appreciate the food...More

Thank carolfriedling
Reviewed 16 July 2018

Very comfortable, awesome food! The owners, were so friendly and helpful when choosing our dinner choices. Food came out hot and yummy. The New England Clam Chowder and Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding were out of this world! We sat outside surrounded by flowers and felt...More

Thank barbken8
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

We googled restaurants near me and found this gem. Food was delicious. Service was friendly and quick. We would definitely go back.

Thank Christine P
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Very cozy family type cafeteria/restaurant with home style prepared fresh meals! Cudos 👍 PS: husband- owner cook, so expect good Persian meat. -------------------------------------///////////////////////////

Thank Bogdan902
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We just happened to be looking for somewhere to have lunch when we spotted Basil. What a wonderful place! The food was amazing my husband had the blackened chicken with slices of tomato. I had cornish hen with rice with Caramelized onion it was so...More

Thank andrea r
Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Had the lamb chops on the recommendation of the owner and they were great. Nice atmosphere and attentive service. Husband and wife owners could not have been nicer. Will make this restaurant a regular.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Went here spur of the moment. Delicious food, husband and wife owned and excellent service. A dinner to remember. BYO. Will definitely recommend to others.

Thank Declan M
Reviewed 2 April 2018

This place is small, run by a couple who combine very good food with very friendly and prompt service. The food is a mix of Persian and Italianesque specialties. We had lamb and Cornish game hens. The mushroom bisque was wonderfully flavorful and the hen...More

1  Thank Jeffrey L
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

This tiny middle eastern restaurant in Saint James is a gem. The extensive menu has many tempting dishes to choose from. I had a Cornish hen special, prepared with subtle spices. It was delicious. My husband enjoyed the lamb shank. Our waitress was very pleasant...More

1  Thank rachelsue
Reviewed 13 March 2018

This was our first visit to the Basil Cafe in St. James. This is a small restaurant with an exposed to view kitchen and they have a BYOB/No corking fee policy. The space is nicely decorated and the acoustics are good. The cuisine is mainly...More

Thank Mark S
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Child-friendly, Romantic
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  • Address: 413 Lake Ave, St James, NY 11780-2207
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Long Island  >  St James
  • Phone Number: +1 631-862-4444
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