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San Carlos Ave between Ocean and 7th Ave, Carmel, CA 93921
+1 831-626-8226
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“lamb meatballs” (33 reviews)
“fig salad” (6 reviews)
“linguine” (21 reviews)
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11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
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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1 - 10 of 434 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was nice... just ok really. Lunch salads were tiny for the price, more like a side salad with no options to add anything like chicken or shrimp... lovely location and patio. Could be better.

Thank Hdpup
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We enjoyed a nice lunch at Basil and had no problem getting a table on the patio on a Sunday; it was off season which probably helped. The food was tasty. The lamb meatballs were substantial enough for a meal with leftovers. The black ink...More

Thank ScottandJanelle
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We had a family dinner at this very well rated restaurant downtown Carmel. The place is cosy. With a reservation you don’t have to wait too long. The place is quite busy over weekends. We had excellent seafood as starters. Oysters were very fresh and...More

Thank Alain J
Reviewed 10 September 2017

We enjoyed lunch here while visiting Carmel. The menu was varied, but our salads were disappointing. My roasted beet salad had 2 cups of greens at most and not much else. The grilled peach salad was better as was the cheese board. Our server wasn't...More

Thank kansch7
Reviewed 9 September 2017

We loved our meal at Basil - the gnocchi without the butter & the vegetable plate were fantastic. Really dinner option for vegans as Carmel is pretty behind the times in the veg-friendly department. The atmosphere could use some improvement for a nicer restaurant (there...More

Thank Betsy L
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We stopped for lunch at Basil while exploring the galleries in Carmel. Our waitress, Sherrie, was a real gem. She was very helpful with the menu, recommendations on local beers, and had plenty of advice on things to do in town. We were lucky to...More

Thank Derwood M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Great food being served here. Small restaurant (max 24 pp inside and some seatings outside) in a small alleyway just off the street opposite of tiny jewelry shop. Fish, burger, salad and soups. Attentive and hands on service. Recommended

Thank appeltjes
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We went with friends to Basil and what a treat. The service was excellent along with the food. This is a certified green restaurant and the Chef Soerk Peters does an excellent job in using local produce.

Thank DonnaNPG
Reviewed 8 August 2017

The food here was amazing. Beef Cheeks, Lamb meatballs, squid ink pasta and the fish, perfect. The Pea Ravioli was incredible, yes Pea Ravioli!. Dining room is small. Be prepared to sit outside, it can be cold, but they have heaters and blankets. The service...More

Thank Todd F
Reviewed 7 August 2017

Basil is a little hard to find but worth the effort. Although pricey, the food is excellent and the service is friendly. Vegetarians will appreciate the specially prepared roasted vegetable plate.

Thank JBuckel
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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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