Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar

4.6
758 reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar has been serving Atlanta for over 25 years with great food, friendly service, and unmatched atmosphere. Recently rennovated and refreshed, our menu is a fusion of Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Italian and Spanish, offered up both tapas-style and a variety of options avialable on our full menus.

Join us in our cozy main dining room or relax on our spacious patio surrounded by gorgeous landscape and city views. We look forward to serving you soon!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 758 People Are Saying
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Food
4.4
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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BrynK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, good service, and lovely ambiance. Will definitely be going back soon!

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TinaR
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Another phenomenal dinner and experience at this favorite Atlanta restaurant. It’s always a pleasure and the food is absolutely wonderful.

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KarlaM
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were so excited to try this restaurant after stalking the menu weeks before and it absolutely did not disappoint. We tried Lebanese wine for the first time which was delightful. Every dish was superb- we had the baked Brie and the grape leaves for appetizers. The shrimp Santorini entree was absolutely decadent. For dessert, we had the limoncello cake and the tiramisu and had to keep ourselves from licking the plates. The staff was so friendly and helpful with the menu and the ambiance was so pleasant. We are sad to be visiting from out of town and unable to be regulars. Definitely worth the short drive out of downtown!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentic Mediterranean in a elegant but cozy ambiance, nice cocktail list and wine selections from casual to fancy wine lovers, tapas and rack of lamb were outstanding. Charming owner brings a personal touch by interacting with guests and checking on everyone’s experience. Lovely!

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Slim
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our food was beyond our expectations of wonderful flavors, the atmosphere comfortable and the service impeccable.

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vipBrentR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall very good. Valet should learn to open the door for passengers - especially if it is a lady. Very minor thing - but nice touch.

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vipRGrn
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect-food amazing, service outstanding and staff couldn’t be nicer. Would highly recommend!

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vipmelnel
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food here is consistently good and the bartender makes great martinis …. not sweet.

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vipBlueeyes
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

I would have rated the food 5 stars but one in our party ordered the curry chicken salad and there was no curry in her chicken salad. However, she did really like it.
I had the Shrimp Santorni which was excellent, and my other friend had the Salmon and loved it.

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vipMichaelS
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The music on the patio was so loud that conversation would be strained. The cocktails were very well done. My date thought the grouper was superb. I had the paella and was very disappointed.

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vipLynn
Atlanta
56 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Basil is great restaurant
Love the Greek salad , crab fritters

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vipPegM
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best patio in Buckhead

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vipmelnel
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was delicious as well as presentation. We had scallops and grits, trout and sea bass with a variety of salads. The bar made some great cocktails. Owner was more than accommodating and rearranged tables so we could sit under cover as requested. Definitely returning for lunch and dinner. Noise level definitely depends on where you sit and how close you are to guitarist who was very good.

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DeeN
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Quite breezy the day we choose to sit on the deck but lovely. We were comfortable and noticed they have heaters in ceiling for when cooler. Waitress was very pleasant and knowledgeable of the cuisine. Food was very tasty - great place for a Saturday lunch with white tablecloth instead of local fast food places. Ladies like a bit of class!
Food was very good and well presented.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasant patio happy hour and tapas with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Celebrated big birthdays. Pleasant atmosphere, good food and was not rushed at all. Could enjoy the company and eat at a nice slow pace.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect date night with excellent food! The staff is amazing.

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WilliamH
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love our servers (especially Sophia and Sam) and owner Joseph. Nice portions for lunch. Great Sunday brunch. Outdoors uncovered, plus outdoors covered, plus indoors. Has been a great go-to restaurant during COVID. Clientele is friendly -- it's a neighborhood type of place. Some items on menu are definitely Mediterranean, but there's also other sopecialties that are pleasing. If you don't see exactly what you fancy, just ask. They may be able to please you.

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vipGlobaldiner61
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on 11 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great service!

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vipJazzman
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

The outdoor seating is grand - beautiful setting. We ordered three tapas items and salads. The salads were fresh and well prepared. The mushroom flatbread was tasty, but too salty to our taste. The roasted cauliflower was very good. The fried ravioli were skimpy on fillings. Service was slow and indifferent, but many establishments are suffering from Covid-19 worker shortages.

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Jimg
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Assuming due to Covid, we had a limited wait staff. Three people working bar, waiting tables, and bussing. Older gentlemen who waited on us definitely not a waiter. Food; salmon steak special was delicious, clams were tough and pasta overcooked, trout was just OK.

So, this was disappointing.
Restaurant needs to hire staff or limit seating. Also, food not up to expectations.

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DWDW
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great atmostphere, food, and service.

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BerriJ
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It was the perfect patio dining experience. Our meal choices didn’t disappoint either. The service was excellent, just the right amount of attentiveness. We look forward to dining there again soon.

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sara
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fun to eat at Basil. It was rainy so we ate on the covered outdoor area. Mushroom flatbread was extra wonderful last night
Good service. Comfortable.

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ReeE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday-excellent mouse for dessert

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Candy
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was our first time. My husband and I wanted something different with outdoor seating. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was outstanding. It was seasoned to perfection. They were a little busy and service could have been better but overall a great experience.

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AnnaW
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited Basil's last night and we were delighted. We were served a house starter of a flour tortilla with a tasty meat sauce. It's always fun to have the chef surprise with a special item as a greeting! I started with Crispy Cauliflower with middle eastern spices. My partner ordered the Kibbeh Crochettes. Both were seasoned perfectly and they were tapas prepared very well. Salads were fresh and tasty. I enjoyed the Heart of Palms Salad and the Caprese salad looked fantastic on my partners plate. Our entrees were the Fusilli pasta Marguerite- spiced with a lovely pepper flavor and Mediterranean Chicken cooked with feta cheese. We enjoyed a spectacular Fall evening on the outdoor deck. We will definitely return several times.

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vipLarry
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Great outdoor space and super menu.

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ChristineJ
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner - great food, great service and a beautiful evening on the patio.

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vipPegM
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best patio in Buckhead

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vipcaro
Atlanta
57 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Fish special was wonderful. Like all restaurants they are understaffed but it’s such a nice outdoor setting.

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gaild
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time on the deck at Basil's! The food was sooo good - Mediterranean chicken and shrimp Santorini - yum! Plus a half-price bottle of good wine is hard to beat. The deck was a lovely place for a delicious, relaxing meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and relaxed friendly staff. The food was well prepared and presented with care. I would return again.

CJ
ChristineJ
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch on the front patio. The weather was beautiful and the food and service could not have been better. Will definitely be back.

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Sylviac
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely lunch in a great setting. Even though I live nearby I hadn’t been in a while but will definitely be back soon.

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LaraF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great family-owned feel and very reasonably priced!

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vipMargueriteI
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice patio especially on a rainy evening. Shrimp Scarpinni was good as well as the Greek salad. Nice wine selection

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JackieS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service was outstanding, the food delicious. Will definitely return

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service

FAQs

Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 758 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.