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Basilic Restaurant

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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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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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San Francisco, California
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles 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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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78 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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).

1 Thank OCProfessor
Los Angeles, California
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605 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

I have eaten here several times but after my wife and I enjoyed dinner here last Saturday night I felt compelled to write a review. This is a small place on Balboa Island's touristy main street but the quality of the cooking is marvelous. On this visit I had grilled Copper River Salmon that was beautifully presented and cooked perfectly.... More 

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Albany, California
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Best food and Best service on Balboa. Hands down. Intimate, cozy environment. Be prepared to know your neighbors at the tables next to you. Can be very stuffy on warm nights. But it is a lovely experience, with classic and sumptous food. Parking is difficult, if not next to impossible. But if you are staying on the island and want... More 

Thank russandmarti
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

This is a small restaurant in balboa island. It is very European,excellent food one of the best in OC. It is small so I recommend making a reservation ahead


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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?