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“Good Thai, room for improvement regarding the service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Green Basil

Green Basil
Ranked #11 of 123 Restaurants in Vernon Hills
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Green Basil Thai Restaurant and Bar is an elegant but affordable dining experience of authentic family recipes that have been handed down for generations. The Green Basil experience begins upon entering the Zen like, dining room. The tension eases out of your body as you are warmly greeted by the professional well-seasoned staff. It is the perfect balance of tasteful upscale white tablecloth dining and a very comfortable friendly feeling.There is a large selection of authentic Thai dishes combining old world recipes with the freshest ingredients. Start your dining experience with one of the specialty drinks while you explore the vast menu. Your senses will delight in the complex flavor profiles offered by Chef Tom’s unique presentation of daily entrée favorites and authentic specials that will please the casual dinner and seasoned foodie alike.
Chicago, Illinois
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87 reviews
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“Good Thai, room for improvement regarding the service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2010

Awesome appetizers. Pot stickers and the sea food ragoons are delicious! Great thai dishes, love the pad thai. The service really needs some help, they are very slow and unorganized during the lunch rush.

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tomn6312
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“Good food, inconsistent service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2010

We have been going to Green Basil every Friday for a long time and are recognized as regulars. On this night a large group came in without reservations and demanded they be seated immediately. Our table was singled out as one they would use to seat this group. That being the case, we were rushed out, thus bringing an unsatisfactory end to the dinner. The management decided that satisfying these "one hit wonders" was more important than respecting long time, regular customers. We won't be going back.

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Lake County, IL
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3 reviews
“Our favorite Thai place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2009

By far the best Thai food north of Evanston. Never crowded, never a wait, stellar service, delicious food (enough to take half home for lunch the next day). What more could you ask for? You get what you pay for, and Green Basil is a terrific value for the money. They also put out occasional 10% coupons in Clipper magazine if cost is that big of an issue. Easy/plentiful parking. We frequent this place, it's become one of our favorites.

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“Good food, sizeable portions. Upscale atmosphere, but perhaps undesirably so. Major drawback is the expensive prices...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2008

Good food, sizeable portions. Upscale atmosphere, but perhaps undesirably so. Major drawback is the expensive prices for food you can get cheaper elsewhere.

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“Curried Duck was fabulous and the Sum Tom was fresh, well balanced with the flavors and the service rocked! DO IT!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2008

Curried Duck was fabulous and the Sum Tom was fresh, well balanced with the flavors and the service rocked! DO IT!

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