Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar

4.4
785 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 785 People Are Saying
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4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipLynn
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

outstanding crab fitters, greek salad with grilled chicken. very nice outdoor seating.

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DaNeishaG
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The ambiance was really nice. Our server was really knowledgeable about the food pairings and options and the food was great. Dessert was awesome and I look forward to coming back to try other items on the menu.

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Bronco
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Food was good. Service aggressive but OK. Biggest complaint is that we were not told the price of the specials. When the bill came, the specials were a very expensive surprise- roughly one and a half times the regular menu prices for similar items. So, they "got us" - but they won't have us coming back.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Service was great and the food was very good.

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bazzieJ
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cute!

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ChefRusty659
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyable meal and experience. I would definitely go back and try some of the other items on the menu.

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vipJenn
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic! Great service, fabulous food and a deck to die for! Everything we had was very tasty. Try the shrimp dish or lamb shawarma.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Terrible experience was overcharged for food and drinks and some fee that was never disclosed to me. When I complained they were annoyed. They removed the overcharges but never apologized. Very shady.

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AbigailB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant and fantastic service. We went on Christmas day and we weren't aware that the restaurant was doing a special Christmas menu that was extremely overpriced. The food did not match the price point at all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Interesting, varied menu. Delicious food. Outstanding service—waiter was so friendly and attentive. This made for a very special Christmas dinner!

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GoBravos
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

We had Christmas Eve reservation. We expected to be able to order from the dinner menu, as the website said nothing about prescribed 3 course dinner. The 3 course dinner was good, but we spent significantly more than we expected. We never would have gone there had we known the 3 course dinner was the only option. They should be more transparent on the website!

Our waiter was unkempt and was in a great hurry. Service was poot.

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KarenM
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We dined here for Christmas Eve dinner and it was wonderful. I limited menu but everything was delicious! I am thankful they were open and operating on this holiday. The service and food was perfect. I can always count on Basil’s for an excellent dinner.

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viptkenney1971
Atlanta
60 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Basil's is a nice, quiet restaurant off of Peachtree in Buckhead. The valet is not very pleasant so that is not a great first impression. That all changes upon entering as the staff is VERY nice. From the Flatbread apps to the pasta/seafood/or steak entrees, everything on the menu that we had was great. They also have a good selection of drinks.

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MaryA
Mobile
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good food good service a bit loud due to large private party

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HRHMBM
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

One of my favorite local restaurants. Great food!

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vipGuyB
Atlanta
33 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Basil's is a nice restaurant that offers good food at a fair price. They try hard to serve.

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viprg9166
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Our server was great! We asked for substitutions for sides and he was very accommodating. The Pealla and Shrimp Santorini were delicious.

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vipFoodLover
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

The restaurant has terrible acoustics so it was so loud that I had to lip read what my friend across from me was saying. The service was slow, and it was difficult to get the waiter/owner to bring enough water throughout our meal. He acted put out when we asked for water. However, the cocktails and food are good.

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RosanneandParish
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is very good, always. It did get too noisy as the night progressed but I will still be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

The lamb and whole grilled fish were particularly excellent
The appetizers really good

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vipGlobaldiner61
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was wonderful.

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vipPegM
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect night on the patio with heaters

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BrynK
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipLeoatl
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Good neighborhood casual Mediterranean fare. Service is hit or miss based on past experience, and unfortunately, it was a miss this last time out. I hate complaining about service given the issues in the industry, but this is still a service business. Waiter poured the wrong wines by the glass, twice, could never get his attention. All that said, food was very good and still in our rotation. One last WARNING, is that they sneak in a service charge for using a credit card without any notice on the menu. That is unacceptable!

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N777
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I want to return because I think we caught them on a bad day. Overall the meal was good, but a few granular things to be mindful of. We were sitting in the outside area and felt like we would have recovered better service if inside. Some glasses and utensils we received were dirty. We didn’t know that we had fo use the brunch menu only until arrival and coffee/food wasn’t hot. They did make a pivot for me being vegan and it worked out well. The wine was also great.

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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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BelindaJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fresh, simple and very good. Would definitely recommend and return. Service was exceptional.

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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
5 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
59 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Basil is great restaurant
Love the Greek salad , crab fritters

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vipPegM
Atlanta
17 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.

FAQs

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

Basil’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 785 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.