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Basilic Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
French, Swiss, European
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217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
+1 949-673-0570
17:30 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will not go wrong at this lovely restaurant. Our Meal was out of this world. Every plate is the epitome of perfection. The wine list is over the top. When in Newport Beach it will be worth your time to visit the Island and Basilic.

Thank Rocket-Manlv
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been dining here regularly for the past 6 months. Every occasion the food is phenomenal, the service impeccable, the staff ever so gracious and on point. If you loved Paris, you'll love Basilic. Highly recommend: Beef tartare, charcuterie, roasted duck, the rack of lamb, the filet mignon special, the New York steak, the creme brûlée, the chef special dessert.... More 

Thank ssherman4
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my birthday. Cozy French/Swiss restaurant with about 8 tables inside and 1 outside. Ordered the bouillabaisse and hubby the lamb chops, both of which were good. Dessert of the day was awesome. Great food overall and good value.

Thank Redj1963
San Francisco, California
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Basilic. The foie gras was delicious, the creative seasonal salad was fresh, the fish (special) perfectly cooked. Nice champagne by the glass and well as wine choices with dinner. It is a cute little place. It was nice to get away from our large hotel. We would definitely come back should we be near... More 

Thank YvonneP683
Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Great French restaurant... tiny, with only about 8 or so tables, so reserve... but worth it... The owners are the chef and waiter I believe, and they treat you like family. The menu is small but has grand choices and wonderful taste. They made us a special dishes based on some dietary restrictions and every time i go there it's... More 

Thank DMorex
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017

excellent food and service, but make a reservation if you can, since there are only 8 tables indoors and one table outside. pricey and tiny.

Thank Jan K
Irvine, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 28 December 2016

What a great place for French food, cozy and intimate atmosphere and good service. My husband and I were looking for a French restaurant to celebrate our wedding anniversary and also, I wanted to have duck confit (my favourite) as there aren't many restaurants out here (Irvine and the surrounding) that serve duck (or that we know of). We were... More 

Thank sheenacyw
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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very cute small restaurant. The veal and lamb were delicious. The mushroom and parsley soup was not our favorite. Prices were very reasonable. The restroom is a voyage.

Thank HappyHolekampers
Glendale, Arizona
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90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

When we lived on the Island we could always count on a great meal and quality service that made our guests feel special. It also was our "go to place" for date night!

Thank TheEpicureanQueen
Orange County, CA
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79 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

A tiny but great place on the island, good French/Swiss food, highly recommended (We travel 40 minutes each way to eat here).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 80
French, Swiss, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-673-0570

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?