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two perfectly seasoned dungeness crab cakes coated in cornflake crumbs served with our dipping sauce and organic greens.
Crab And Artichoke Melt
dungeness crab heaped on 7 grain bread with artichoke hearts, our dressing and muenster cheese.
dungeness crab, celery, dill & mayo in a soft roll.
Braised Pork Shanks
slow cooked pork in a red wine tomato sauce over brown rice.
The Veggie Wrap
a spinach tortilla wrap filled with organic greens, basil pesto, tomatoe, cucumber, roasted sweet red peppers, zuchini and avocado.
the vegetarian answer to corned beef: field roast veggie meat. served on whole wheat bread with sauerkraut and provolone cheese. can be made vegan with soy cheese and veganaise.
simply tomatoes, basil pesto, mozzarella and provolone. can be vegan with soy cheese.
Roasted Chicken And Apple Salad
organic greens, tomato, cucumber, apple slices and all natural chicken breast with cranberries and pecan pieces. your choice of dressings.
Mojo Crab Salad
dungeness crab in our zesty remoulade over organic greens, tomatoes and cucumbers.
Sweet Basil's Plentiful House Salad (full Or Half)
a plentiful dish of organic greens, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers and yellow squash topped with dried cranberries and sunflower seeds. your choice of dressings.
MAIN COURSE ENTRÉES
the following are a few of the chef's favorites for the season. as local produce and ingredients become available your server will let you know of any changes and additions. our "market vegetables" are purchased at our local farmers market.
Dungeness Crab Stuffed Portobello
a large oregon grown portobello with a slice of organic tomato is topped with dungeness crab, a touch of mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, and finished with provolone cheese. the dish is served with organic greens and our house dressing. Suggested Wine: 2006 Elstrom Estate Pinot Noir.
Thai Coconut Curry Salmon Filet
pacific wild caught salmon pan seared and poached in a yellow thai coconut sauce with potatoes, onion and carrots. (mildly spicy). Suggested Wine: 2009 Chehalem Pinot Gris.
chef john's favorite cajun dish. slow cooked rich brown sauce with onions, peppers and celery smothering sweet louisiana crawfish tail meat. served over rice with market vegetables on the side. Suggested Wine: 2009 Rex Hill Pinot Noir.
a staple of creole cooking. large shrimp are cooked in a tomato based creole sauce and served over rice. Suggested Wine: 2009 Chemistry White Blend.
Pork Shank Osso Buco
a 22oz pork shank cooked to perfection in a rich tomato and red wine sauce served over creamy parmesan polenta. served with market vegetables. Suggested Wine: 2007 L'Ecole No. 41 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
pan seared all natural chicken breast is served on a mixture of pan roasted red potatoes with mushrooms and andouille sausage, and topped with a creamy béarnaise sauce. served with market vegetables. (tchoupitoulas is pronounced chop-a-too-las). Suggested Wine: 2009 Flying Fish Merlot.
an all american favorite, here are three choices that are sure to please. each starts with a sherry veloute sauce with a medley of market vegetables. chicken pot pie, and vegetarian pot pie.
CHEESE, SALUMI/CHARCUTERIE PLATES & NIBBLES
a selection of our nightly cheeses served with accompaniments and bread.
spanish and italian cured meats, dry-cured sausage and olive tapenade.
a selection of imported olives served with bread sticks.
THE CAJUN INVASION
Our guests asked for more Cajun choices knowing that is Chef John's specialty. The new items prepared a little healthier using Olive Oil in place of butter and Vegetable stock as the base
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Chicken, Tasso Ham and Andouille Sausage
Shrimp, Crawfish, NW Crab plus Tasso and Andouille
Offering a healthy choice at the coast. Many vegetarian and Gluten free options. House smoked pork and meat options also available. At dinner Cajun/Creole dishes are featured plus local Northwest ingredients. Live music nightly in the Wine Bar.
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In January 2011, we had a fabulous meal in this charming little spot. Sadly, on our return in December, we arrived on the day the restaurant closes for a well deserved day off. Never mind, we'll come by next time and not make the mistake...More
If you are looking for a place to eat with good food and not tons of people this is the place. So many folks don't even know it's there and that's a shame because the food is so, so good. Give it a try.
We found this little restaurant tucked away in cannon beach by the use of our iPhones. It is very small but cozy. You feel at home with great music on Fridays. The service was excellent. The food was fresh and delicious. We definitely will be...More
This little cafe is tucked in the back of a strip of shops that would be easy to miss. The food here is fresh and unique...vegetarian and gluten free options. Next door is the wine bar featuring the best of local and other wines. On...More
Date of visit: November 2011
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Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 30 November 2011
Thank you for your review it is most appreciated. As it happens this weekend is our Cajun weekend and we have groups coming from Portland to enjoy a little bit of Louisiana in Cannon Beach.When our guests enjoy their visit with us we all take...More
First off...they have Gluten Free Pizza, and it's really good. With all the pizza served in Cannon Beach I didn't think anyone had gluten free, but thank you Sweet Basils. Also the food is really good, my husband had the pot pie and he LOVED...More
Sweet Basil's is off the main street tucked into a very cozy corner. When weather permits you can sit outside but inside is where you get to smell all the great dishes the chef is preparing. Pulled pork and shrimp poor boy are my favorite....More
Read the reviews before going and realized this place is not for everyone. Hope this might help...
If you would rather have a chef than a cook make your dinner then go here
If you would rather be left alone while enjoying your food than...More
the place was quaint, live music by a local musician
The service was horrid, now mind you it has maybe 10 tables.
When we arrived we were one of 5 tables that had patrons
it took over 10 minuets just to get a menu
Date of visit: September 2011
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Mrsilverfox, Owner at Sweet Basil's Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2011
It always is a concern when a guest is not happy at our place. My staff and myself work to have our guests enjoy there visit. When I see a review like this or any other negative one it concerns me. Fortunately I have never...More
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For us as business owners, lacked customer service & a clean environment. We felt on this day at least, the employees didn't enjoy serving customers. Just another day at work. We have higher expectations because of our... More
For us as business owners, lacked customer service & a clean environment. We felt on this day at least, the employees didn't enjoy serving customers. Just another day at work. We have higher expectations because of our business (several) .The only reason why we gave it a low rating was because of the lack of customer service, not very hospitable after we were seated, seemed like the waitress didn't enjoy her job. The place in general, at least in the dining area, not clean. If the dining room is not clean I have to question the kitchen cleanliness. The food was good and fresh.