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Sweet Basil Bistro, Big Bear Lake, CA

Sweet Basil Bistro

4.7
4.7
303 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Sweet Basil Bistro is Big Bear's original Italian Bistro, family owned and operated for more than 17 years. Located within walking distance of Big Bear's downtown Village, Sweet Basil Bistro offers lunch, dinner, wine, craft cocktails and more, in an intimate atmosphere. Join us for a date night or family celebration, or just treat yourself.

Our menu includes pastas with homemade sauces, salads, steaks, seafood dishes, appetizers, homemade desserts and so much more. All of our meals and sauces are prepared in house.

Online ordering for pickup and takeout are available at SweetBasilBistro.net

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2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Bistro, Contemporary Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch and Dinner Menus Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Menu Wed–Fri 3:30 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (909) 866-9212
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Alison Faust
  • Area
    Big Bear Lake
  • Cross Street
    Below the Bowling Barn. Big Bear Blvd between Lynn Road & Bonanza Trail
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Big Bear has a free Trolley! Check their website for times and availbility! https://www.mountaintransit.org/routes-schedule/
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan

What 303 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Inland Empire

    Best Value

303 Reviews
  1. koekkto

    Turkey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i was so happy to find the place. we book one day before, when came a table was prepared with utensils and glasses with ices water, it is so nice and gives a feeling that they were waiting for us! the lady was very smiley and nice, she carefully helped us to choose the dishes which were really tasty! i rarely leave a review but this place made our day :)

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  2. markc

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    So good we went two nights of our three visiting Big Bear Lake! Everything delicious. Attentive, fun, hard working service. And a menu that has something for everyone done to perfection. We live in SF, but will go out of our way to come again.

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  3. jbeaty1

    Palm Springs

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had not eaten at Sweet Basil for many years but it used to be our favorite spot and it did not disappoint!! The ambiance has not changed over the years and the food was outstanding! I do not remember lobster lasagna being on the menu before, but I will definitely order it again. It was delicious and the harvest salad was very special as well.

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  4. markc

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful food. service and drinks! Going back again tomorrow.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent and the service was lovely. Would definitely return.

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  6. dfish

    Las Vegas

    166 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    166 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice quaint restaurant. Authentic dishes and good service.

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  7. Abfab

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The meatloaf is outstanding. Lobster lasagna is filled with lobster.

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  8. BrianM

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent choice of Italian faire. Small and cosy restaurant. Make reservations

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  9. Valerie

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cute little restaurant. Excellent staff service. Really impressed with their gluten free options. I had the gf vegetable penne with bolognese and it was great. My husband had the calamari and said it was excellent. The capresse salad was also very good.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been here about four times and always love the food. It can be a little noisy so we just try to eat early. Great people, food and overall experience every time we’ve come!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sweet Basil Bistro using the Order Online button. Sweet Basil Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (909) 866-9212.

Sweet Basil Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 303 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 3 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Sweet Basil Bistro

40629 Big Bear Lake Blvd, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Below the Bowling Barn. Big Bear Blvd between Lynn Road & Bonanza Trail
  • Area
    Big Bear Lake
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch and Dinner Menus Wed–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Menu Wed–Fri 3:30 pm–8:30 pm Sat, Sun 2:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Bistro, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Big Bear has a free Trolley! Check their website for times and availbility! https://www.mountaintransit.org/routes-schedule/
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Alison Faust
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Vegan
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