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The Basin

14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
+1 408-867-1906
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (14 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
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Reviews (166)
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped by this place while taking a casual stroll in Saratoga. The main room had no customers but it was all reserved. We didn't have time for a full dinner, so somehow managed to get a table with the understanding that we would leave...More

Thank Rawa13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the food at the bar. WAY too much salt though, from the butter to the veggies and sauces. Great desserts, breads. I can tell they really put care into their dishes and ingredients. The wait and bar staff are so friendly. Prices don't match...More

Thank boobot1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting The Basin is always a great. Whether it's cocktails with friends or a satisfying weekend dinner to reward my hard work during the week, I have never been disappointed with my experiences at The Basin. The service is excellent and professional. The menu is...More

Thank Jettdi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant is small but quaint. The food is okay, not spectacular. We came as a group. The waiters were great as they were very attentive, kept pushing the alcohol on us. The menu is limited but not bad, just not as good as some...More

Thank SuzyDough
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a staycation in Saratoga. They recommended the Basin over the iconic Bella Saratoga (used to be called Bella Mia). Wow, food was amazing. What a unique, light paella. The NY sirloin steak with chimichurri sauce was surprisingly tender, and the truffle fries were...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stumbled in because it was within walking distance and we were Starving! Best natural, fresh (fish caught that day). Homemade dressings, sustainable and organic and you could taste the difference. One of my all time favorites with amazing service

Thank Coreen A
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Went for a business dinner with my manager on a Tuesday evening. Service was excellent, helpful and unobtrusive. Food was top notch - I had the beet salad and the crispy skinned trout which was yummy as well as the apple galette with ice cream...More

Thank VictoriaWH
Reviewed 6 April 2017

So, so, so delicious. From the truffle fries appetizer to the panna cotta desert, and everything in between was perfection. You will not be disappointed, I will go back if ever in town again.

Thank laamy24
Reviewed 27 February 2017

A very nice place to head if you are in Saratoga. Really friendly and superior service. I would say the food is just ok. The menu is small, and honestly, I have had better food. I had the dungeness crab pasta. The crab was barely...More

Thank Wapatula87
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed some novel and refreshing food creations, along with absolutely great and professional service. We shared three appetizers: fried four gras, shrimp in a garlic sauce, and a nice antipasto ("Taste of Spain") - all good. Then we had mushroom rigatoni (superb!), liver and onions...More

Thank fred200099
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
    (5th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Saratoga
  • Phone Number: +1 408-867-1906
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