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The Basin

14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
+1 408-867-1906
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good34%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“trout” (16 reviews)
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070-6071
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently stopped in here in later evening and sat at the bar for bar snacks, lovely salami platter and chardonnay. I enjoyed myself, was with a high school friend. Nice Bar, all kinds of drinks available. The place was packed, probably good to make a...More

Thank lmbutlar
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted a place to eat close to the Mountain Winery for a preconcert dinner. Chose The Basin and was delighted in every respect. The menu is diverse. Excellent choice for vegetarians, meat and fish eaters. The presentations are beautiful utilizing fresh and colorful ingredients. The...More

Thank rmg110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First, it's always safe to make a reservation at this fantastic restaurant. The Basin has a warm, cozy, neighborhood kind of atmosphere. The menu offer high quality food, and the deserts are too die for. My go-to favorite is always the delicious trout with asparagus....More

Thank iJenNaustin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at opening 5:00. Service was great, very friendly and accommodating. We ordered the blue cheese wedge salad which was very good. For dinner we ordered the chicken and Trout, both outstanding. Would could back here again.

Thank KevinDDenton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Geared for a younger crowd than we are in are 70's. Lots of energy, loud, many tables. We felt crammed against a wall on a very small table. Not a relaxing experience.

Thank atwellsue8
Reviewed 8 July 2017

The Basin never disappoints. The ambiance is exciting, the service impeccable, and the food spectacular. Oh and the price is quite reasonable for what you get. The cocktails are spot on and there are plenty of nice reasonable wines to choose from. We cant stop...More

Thank RichMLosGatos
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

With its established reputation for good food and service, few things stand in the way for an enjoyable evening out. Saratoga's highfalutins love that the waiters remember their favorite cocktail mixes, salad dressings, and steak tenderness. Never mind the tendons in an otherwise excellent liver,...More

Thank PeeWang
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

The Basin is accustomed to pre-concert diners who attend the Mountain Winery venue. The menu was full of tapas style plates--enough to share or have as an entree. We shared marinated olives, a Caesar salad, the Basin Bleu salad with a silky blue cheese dressing,...More

Thank Deborah G
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We started with appetizers: Taste of Spain (consisted of jamon, chorizo, Mahon cheese and assorted olives which was very good/tasty), Paella Penquena (one of the better Paellas we've had, even when compared to the Paellas in Spain) and a Caesar Salad (dressing was different and...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We came here for the first time to celebrate Father's Day Dinner with our two kids. It was difficult to park, so if you can Uber that would be ideal. The choices were simple and the food was delicious. My son ordered the duck breast...More

Thank Christina B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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