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San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8226
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Basil is located inside a half alley, with entrance from San Carlos only. It is a small restaurant, with mostly outdoor tables under umbrellas to protect the customers from the sun, It is surrounded by wine bars and an art gallery. The menu is limited,...More

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to Carmel for years and tried many restaurants but this was our first visit to Basil. The menu is interesting. Many vegan, gluten-free options as well as standards like a grilled pork chop or half-chicken. But upon sound counsel from our waitress...More

Thank Rick B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to Basil many (~10?) times... we've never been disappointed. Our most recent visit saw us choosing to share a grilled octopus starter (perfectly grilled -- a touch of char but the octopus was still soft to the fork -- NOT a product...More

Thank bebusby
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed nearby at the Coachman's Inn and Basil was within walking distance. However, I would drive here if I were staying in Monterey or Pacific Grove because the food is amazing! I had seared Ahi and it was just the right mix of ingredients where...More

Thank yojude
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No reservations, had a liquor license! Looked like a serious place with the reservations. Had abalone appetizer, very small peices with peas, but OK. Lots of people eating outside with the heaters and their dogs. Great Manhattan. Vaguely remember meatballs which were awesome. Really nice...More

Thank Spreckles
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While opening hours indicated closing on 21:30, we were told "kitchen is already closed " upon arrival on 20:25. The tone was very unfriendly...

Thank Eyal0001
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Loved the food. I ordered the beat salad and my sister ordered the vegetable plate. We were pleasantly surprised at how much flavour the food had. Our server was on top of filling up our drinks and making sure we were taken care of. Very...More

Thank brittanygirl87
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

The shrimp bisque was good. The beet salad was ok. Small place in a little walks shop area. Good waitress. But not a must see. Not for kids.

Thank CRMyers
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Good place to have lunch. The food was OK, good pasta, hamburger and soup. Service is OK. There are a small option of Salt LAke beers. Small wine list

Thank raferria
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The place was empty and felt cold. In fact, the whole town felt like a ghost town! Server was nice, but too chatty and loud for us. Food was not as tasty as we expected and octopus was overcooked! Great wine list. I may try...More

1  Thank Lauren H
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we made reservations for this sunday dinner. will you have any fish dishes for main course?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
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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