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Basil's Restaurant
Today 6:00 am – 12:00 am
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The Marquette Hotel 710 Marquette Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55402
710 Marquette Avenue SouthUSMinnesotaMinneapolis55402
$$Restaurant, American Restaurant
American Restaurant
Banquet Hall
Food Service
Bar & Grill
Today 6:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday 6:00 am – 12:00 amTuesday 6:00 am – 12:00 amWednesday 6:00 am – 12:00 amThursday 6:00 am – 12:00 amFriday 6:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 6:00 am – 12:00 amSunday 6:00 am – 10:00 pm
Basil’s Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis offers a casual dining experience with a contemporary flare. Experience both an imaginative and intensely flavored breakfast and lunch menu.
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Contemporary American cuisine served for all 3 meals in a casual & comfortable dining environment.- Google
"The coupon was for 2 glasses of house wine, 1 appetizer, 2 salads and 2 entrees."
"I know Groupon is also offering a Basil's deal."
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Todd P
5 months ago
My son and I were traveling over the weekend, and he is allergic to practically every ingredient that most restaurants use. So, I called ahead of time to ensure that this restaurant to which I'd never been would be able to accommodate my son's particular situation. When we first arrived, we met with Chef Mark, and he worked with us to create a lunch meal that worked for my son. The food was great, so we came back for dinner with similar results. When we come back to Minneapolis in the future, we will be sure to go to Basil's for every meal, as they are very customer oriented and their food is high quality at a very reasonable price!!!
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Steven Pitts
5 months ago
the new menu shows an effort to modernize the dated old menu. good drinks and good food.
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Gary Morgan
a year ago
Doing the math for Basil’s coupon users I used a Living Social coupon for dinner at Basil’s last night. Dinner was fine although I found the advertising for the coupon deceptive. I know Groupon is also offering a Basil’s deal. Looking around last night, I’d guess that the majority of the diners were couples using coupons. The deal as it reads: 1 - Amuse Bouche for Two to Share 2 - Choice of Soup or Salad 2 – Choice of Entrée 2 – Glasses of wine Living Social stated value: $125 Living Social paid value: $49 Groupon stated value: $130 Groupon paid value: $69 Here’s what you actually get: * Amuse bouche (olive tomato tartare) on a piece of toast. Basil’s most expensive appetizer (charcuterie or crab cakes) is $14. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say that this amuse bouche is worth $14 (although it’s not.) * The choice of salad is the “Basil’s Salad” which goes for $10. Last night the soup was tomato, basil, curry (and it was fine.) * The most expensive entrée you can get with the deal is the Basil’s Steak Au Poivre which lists for $32. * If you check out their wines online, their most expensive wine by the glass is $12. Looking at their wine list at the restaurant last night, they also had a couple for $15. For this deal, they bring 2 individual carafes, I assume of five ounces each, to the table. I’ll be generous and suggest that the wine was worth $12 a glass. Okay, now for the math. Amuse bouche:…$14 Salads:…………………$20 Steaks: ………………$64 Wine: ……………………$24 Total “value”…$122 As I said before, I don’t believe the Amuse Bouche or the wine is actually worth that, but I was being generous. So how does Living Social come up with a stated value of $125? How does Groupon come up with a stated value of $130? NOW THE KICKER With the Living Social deal we also bought a “French Wine Flight of three two-ounce glasses for each guest.” Living Social stated value: $28 Living Social paid value: $10 With 6 ounces of wine per guest plus the original glass of wine, it seemed like each guest would get the equivalent of 2 glasses of wine. (The average pour in the US is 5-6 ounces.) NOT THE CASE. When you paid the $10 for the wine flight, it REPLACES the wine that came with the original deal. So, you need to remove the value of the $24 from the original calculation. The bill they gave us at the end of the meal (so we could calculate gratuity) was just over $100. That is probably and accurate value. What Living Social claimed the value was, was $153. I don’t see ANY way they could come up to that number. BTW – If you dine here, you can park for free in the IDS. The entry is right off of Marquette and you go down to the 3rd level. The restaurant will give you a parking voucher.
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S Foodess
a year ago
Don't waste your time or money -- or a special occasion, like we did. The food was artfully arranged on the plate, but it was bland, flavorless, and the portion sizes were the tiniest I've seen anywhere. They took away our regular menu and gave us the Living Social only menu: 2 glasses of bad house wine, 4 teeny apples slices as an "appetizer," 2 salads of no substance, and the smallest, blandest entrees known to man (our steak and walleye were maybe 4oz). My "sides" included all of 6 brussel spouts, 3 beet slices, a couple sprouts. I could not imagine having paid the outrageous $106 total that was the "actual" price, and I'm upset I paid $50 for the Living Social deal. We enjoy fine dining out frequently, with/without Living Social deals. This was our absolute worst experience.
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Fouad Antoine Moub
6 months ago
Well seriously I dnt know why the bad review and the low stars but for me it was perfect sitting on the balcony with my fiancee we both enjoyed the food ... yummi .. try the steak with blue cheese yummi
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Jeremy Newhouse
8 months ago
Don't go here with Groupon or Living Social. You can only order off a very small coupon menu. BTW...the only appetizer you're offered is literally two slices of apple. Fine if they told you this before hand, bait and switch when they don't.
Leanne Homa
a year ago
We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at Basil's last night. The food was excellent and the presentation was lovely; the waitress was delightful and the other staff members did a great job. It was quiet enough so we could actually hear each other talk--which seems like a rare treat. Our table overlooked the Crystal Court of the IDS building, so we felt like we were outside. Then we went to the Rodriguez concert at the State Theater and he was great too. Wonderful evening "was had by all"!
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Eric Dunn
a year ago
I came in town for the IMS show decided to stop in here also. Im 27 years old, I got treated like I was 16 and did not belong. I will not be recommending this place to anyone.


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