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Basilic Restaurant

217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
+1 949-673-0570
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“duck” (10 reviews)
“french swiss” (7 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (5 reviews)
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French, European, Swiss
217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662-1288
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Basilic is an accomplished and sophisticated French restaurant in the Swiss style. I have dined there with my partner on several occasions and each dish we have ordered and shared has displayed true mastery of the cuisine this restaurant offers. Most dishes fall into the...More

Thank Ted H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place. Ate here two nights in a row. First of all, it's small. Reservations are a must!! Cozy and comfortable ambiance. Yet it is not noisy at all. Normal conversation is quite possible. God I love that. Over the two nights we had...More

Thank tb911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We usually don't travel to this part of Newport Beach (especially in summer) due to the crowds/traffic/parking issues. Now that the tourist part of summer has at least on the calendar ended in southern California we tried Basilic. The reviews were correct. This is a...More

Thank KeSuLu
Reviewed 26 August 2017

For real celebrations it must be French - IMHO the best cuisine on earth, and Basilic didn't disappoint. Fine dining at its finest, smooth service, excellent food and wine - I recommend the steak au poivre (blu! naturellement), and the canard, but everyone's dish was...More

Thank 104stevenp
Reviewed 29 July 2017

This very little Jewel will delight your taste buds. From the wine selection to the fresh salad from the chefs garden encourages us to visit every time we are in Newport Beach CA. The fresh Sea Bass and Lamp are off the charts.

3  Thank Rocket-Manlv
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Basilic is celebrating 20 years of service and the food and service is just phenomenal. There are only 8 tables (plus 1 or 2 outside) in this quaint little Swiss/French bistro. The food is exceptional and the wine list is very nicely priced. Highly recommended...More

3  Thank bmanpennsylvania
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

3  Thank Rocket-Manlv
Reviewed 12 April 2017 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,...More

2  Thank ssherman4
Reviewed 11 April 2017 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.

1  Thank Redj1963
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...More

3  Thank YvonneP683
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French, European, Swiss
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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