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Enjoyed!! Lobster cakes delish..service great!
Laura O'Brien via google.com - Sep 19, 2021
Great Italian pasta and seafood. LOVE the fried miniature donuts and dipping sauce for dessert. Pleasant waitstaff.
Marty Tullio via google.com - Sep 16, 2021
From the moment we entered this gem, it immediately felt comfortable and the staff greeted us warmly
From the moment we entered this gem, it immediately felt comfortable and the staff greeted us warmly. Our waitress Michelle, had the patience of Job! She spent quite a bit of time answering all of our questions. The four of us each ordered something different and every one of the entrees were delicious! To top it off our best friends ... read more
K P. via yelp.com - Sep 12, 2021
Took a couple of friends to sweet Basil it was a awesome experience we were greeted and served by Mi
Took a couple of friends to sweet Basil it was a awesome experience we were greeted and served by Michelle she made us feel at home right away. The service was outstanding and the food is beyond amazing. Thank you Sweet Basil for such a fantastic dining experience. We will definitely be back!!!
John P. via yelp.com - Sep 12, 2021
Excellent and Personalized Service...in Francias...A Votre Service. Great food and uncommon wines. Enjoyed a Red Blend from South Africa!
Ravi Lai via google.com - Sep 4, 2021
Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Love this new restaurant on El Paseo. My new favorite spot!
Amazing food, service and atmosphere! Love this new restaurant on El Paseo. My new favorite spot!
Mary S. via yelp.com - Sep 4, 2021
I really enjoyed my meal and fun with my pretty angel betty😊
I really enjoyed my meal and fun with my pretty angel betty😊 ... read more
Reggie A. Mason via facebook.com - Aug 16, 2021
great food & service!! sally pasta was off the chain alongside the Caesar. Cheesecake was absolutely
great food & service!! sally pasta was off the chain alongside the Caesar. Cheesecake was absolutely delicious!! Definitely will be back for more ... read more
Lauren H. via yelp.com - Jul 28, 2021
I appreciated the friendly staff and the food was tasty. I know the restaurants have been impacted g
I appreciated the friendly staff and the food was tasty. I know the restaurants have been impacted greatly with COVID measures and the additional costs, not to mention the recent historical inflation, but I personally feel items are a bit overpriced for the portion size. All that being said, I'd visit Sweet Basil again if in the area ... read more
Ryan-Sum Dum Gai- S. via yelp.com - Jul 26, 2021
Always enjoyed a great meal there. Some nice wines to complement the dishes. Attentive and caring se
Always enjoyed a great meal there. Some nice wines to complement the dishes. Attentive and caring service. Michelle, the server was very Professional. Enjoy the experience. Bon Appetite!!
Ravi L. via yelp.com - Jul 25, 2021
Popped in for a quick bite right when we got to town, service and food was spot on…. We got the grilled artichoke, chicken sandwich and beet goat cheese salad. Yum yum. Excited to go back and Spend more time….
Beverly Pagano via google.com - Jul 20, 2021
This is my favorite spot in the desert for dinner. The owner Sally is so nice and such a hard worker
This is my favorite spot in the desert for dinner. The owner Sally is so nice and such a hard worker. I recommend the Pork Tenderloin or the Filet Mignon with the Gorgonzola crust. Amazing .
Janes B. via yelp.com - Jul 18, 2021
This little gem is clean and friendly. The food is fresh, tasty, and uncomplicated. The miso side salad has a very light dressing and is perfect. I enjoyed my curried chicken salad Naanwich . I left an empty plate! Nice wine list but mixed drinks unavailable.
Clare Abadie via google.com - Jul 15, 2021
Food is spectacular. Service was superb.
Rich Massey via google.com - Jul 11, 2021
We are glad we happened across this place when we were Googling restaurants at El Paseo. Just had a delicious and light dinner -perfect for these hot summer evenings. I had the Sally pasta with a small Mista salad, Husband had the Naan French Dip. It was all really delicious! The portions are not the usual unbearably huge portio ... read more
Donna Monger via google.com - Jul 10, 2021
I was looking for a salad/sandwich restaurant for lunch and found Sweet Basil through yelp. It is in
I was looking for a salad/sandwich restaurant for lunch and found Sweet Basil through yelp. It is in a great location right on El Paseo with plenty of parking behind the restaurant including a back entrance. The restaurant has beautiful decor and is not white table cloth fancy but not casual either, it's a nice medium ground. I order ... read more
Ally P. via yelp.com - Jul 4, 2021
We had dinner on a slow, hot Thursday evening last week and just wanted to say what a delightful tim
We had dinner on a slow, hot Thursday evening last week and just wanted to say what a delightful time we had here. My brother, who is REALLY concerned about Covid germs despite being fully vaccinated, had hoped to sit outside and that's what we had reserved. But being 115 or so degrees outside, the night we came they were sitting eve ... read more
Bill C. via yelp.com - Jun 29, 2021
What a bright and cheerful little place to eat. Unique and delicious dishes. Friendly stuff. Great service.
Susan Lokken via google.com - Jun 26, 2021
Came to Sweet Basil the night we arrived looking for a healthy and easy dinner. This restaurant did
Came to Sweet Basil the night we arrived looking for a healthy and easy dinner. This restaurant did not disappoint! Everything was delicious - the bruschetta on pita, the zucchini soup, and Sally's pasta. The service was great too! Highly recommend if you're looking for a delicious dinner in the desert.
Taryn J. via yelp.com - Jun 19, 2021
I got take out for dinner a few weeks ago based on Yelp reviews while vacationing in the area. The f
I got take out for dinner a few weeks ago based on Yelp reviews while vacationing in the area. The food was absolutely delicious. Lobster cakes- delicious, portion was a little smaller than I expected. Caprese salad- so refreshing and tasty Blackened salmon with orzo- perfectly cooked and the orzo was so flavorful. Croissant bread pu ... read more
Michelle K. via yelp.com - Jun 19, 2021
If you are looking for delicious well prepared food, this is the place for you. We visited Saturday
If you are looking for delicious well prepared food, this is the place for you. We visited Saturday evening June 12th. We ordered Lobster Lasagna, Pistachio Crusted Barramundi, Cabbage Meatball Soup and Bread Pudding. All was beautifully crafted and perfectly seasoned. We feel that this restaurant is one of the best in the valley. Tr ... read more
George P. via yelp.com - Jun 13, 2021
Had lunch here with a girlfriend and we loved it. There are plenty of naan sandwich choices but the
Had lunch here with a girlfriend and we loved it. There are plenty of naan sandwich choices but the wide variety of salads was great. Good wine choices too. Lovely outdoor seating right on el Paseo makes for good people watching.
lesliebauman via tripadvisor.com - Jun 10, 2021
What a great find meandering around El Paseo. Food was delicious and food was fantastic.
What a great find meandering around El Paseo. Food was delicious and food was fantastic.
Scott W. via yelp.com - Jun 6, 2021
Spectacular place, food and people! Took my family in for lunch today, what a great place. Chef Sall
Spectacular place, food and people! Took my family in for lunch today, what a great place. Chef Sally and the crew were so friendly, attentive and the food was sooo good! Had the beef dip on naan, melted gruyere cheese and caramelized onions...Wow! This place is truly a restaurant that makes everything in house from recipes created b ... read more
S I. via yelp.com - May 29, 2021
Nice wait staff. A very pleasant experience.
valarie sullivan via google.com - May 23, 2021
Great atmosphere wonderful service awesome owner ... read more
kevin mackinnon via google.com - May 23, 2021
Overall the restaurant was very nice. The menu was really great! The lobster cakes were a little lacking in seasoning and fresh lobster chunks, the apple fennel salad was delicious! the Caesar salad was extremely mild even though I ordered extra anchovies on my salad. The desserts were great! I definitely will return and try somethin ... read more
Wendi Schwartz via google.com - May 16, 2021
This was my 1st experience with Sweet Basil! Ordered take out for lunch today and it was fantastic, I will definitely dine here again!
Kelley Schick via google.com - May 14, 2021
Ordered takeout from this restaurant for lunch today! Their website was extremely easy to order from, and I loved that they included photos of most of the food. I ordered the Tuscan Tuna Naanwich with the salad for the side. It was excellent!! Wonderful Value for lunch! I WILL be back for sure!
Dayle Gomez via google.com - May 14, 2021
Always great. The food and the service. My go to place.
Pamela Rumi via google.com - May 13, 2021
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. I had been to their previous restaurant in Big Bear many
I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. I had been to their previous restaurant in Big Bear many times and had wanted to try this. It does not disappoint , the food is impeccable. I have lived in Beverly Hills and London and I am a foodie. They know how to perfectly season without being excessive. Everything is very fresh and I fe ... read more
Steve C. via yelp.com - May 9, 2021
We just wandered in and they had a table for us. Sally, the chef and owner, greeted us and we opted
We just wandered in and they had a table for us. Sally, the chef and owner, greeted us and we opted to sit inside with all safeguards in place. The food was excellent. My filet mignon stuffed with Gorgonzola was perfect. So we're my wife's lobster cakes. Chocolate lasagne for dessert was awesome. Even their least expensive white wine ... read more
Joel G. via yelp.com - May 7, 2021
Delicious lunch menu. If you can get in. Go.
Jeffrey Hammel via google.com - May 4, 2021
Excellent establishment in Palm Desert. Food was very good and the service was excellent.
Ron via google.com - May 2, 2021
We were headed to dinner and looking for the Italian restaurant next door. We walked past and notice
We were headed to dinner and looking for the Italian restaurant next door. We walked past and noticed the food on everyone's plate at Sweet Basil and ended up deciding to eat there, the food looked so good. To start we ordered the grilled artichoke, a shrimp dish and each had a salad. The artichoke was pretty boring and needed season ... read more
Cari N. via yelp.com - May 2, 2021
Love this new-ish restaurant on El Paseo. Good atmosphere, especially the outdoor patio. Have been m
Love this new-ish restaurant on El Paseo. Good atmosphere, especially the outdoor patio. Have been many times. Food and service has always been outstanding. Love every one of the naan sandwiches and the salads. Haven't tried the main entrees yet. Wait staff and owner Sally are excellent, friendly and attentive!
Loree M. via yelp.com - May 2, 2021
Fabulous food, service and ambiance! We absolutely loved the menu and the charming vibe sitting outs
Fabulous food, service and ambiance! We absolutely loved the menu and the charming vibe sitting outside in the tented patio. It felt like we were at a bed and breakfast. Loved the server and the owner. Great place to relax and unwind!
Krista H. via yelp.com - Apr 27, 2021
Very nice place! Good to be out and about again. Came across this place awhile back and it looked in
Very nice place! Good to be out and about again. Came across this place awhile back and it looked interesting. Friendly service, and good food.
Carl B. via yelp.com - Apr 26, 2021
Amazing place!!!!! The food is delicious, the owner always ask us if everything is ok and they really fast. We will definitely be back.
Oded Rahom via google.com - Apr 18, 2021
Best restaurant in the Desert !!! You must not miss it !!❤️❤️❤️
Best restaurant in the Desert !!! You must not miss it !!❤️❤️❤️ ... read more
Debbie Sander via facebook.com - Apr 17, 2021
Outstanding Food and Wonderful outdoor patio!What a pleasant surprise! Highly recommend! Exceeded al
Outstanding Food and Wonderful outdoor patio!What a pleasant surprise! Highly recommend! Exceeded all expectations. First Time Diner! The Caprese Salad has baby arugula perfectly dressed and the Buffalo Mozzarella was so fresh and good. Sally Pasta is light and delicious. Blackened Salmon was perfect! Tomato Basil Capellini very mild ... read more
Ramsey H. via yelp.com - Apr 11, 2021
We were so excited to try this wonderful restaurant on el Paseo and it turned out to be more wonderf
We were so excited to try this wonderful restaurant on el Paseo and it turned out to be more wonderful than expected. Aside from comfortable outdoor dining and excellent service, our meal was close to perfection. We shared the lobster lasagna and flank steak along with a few appetizers and topped off a delicious meal with chocolate l ... read more
Susan R. via yelp.com - Apr 11, 2021
We stumbled into this place and what a find! A lovely menu (I had shrimp and grits) and a small but
We stumbled into this place and what a find! A lovely menu (I had shrimp and grits) and a small but excellent wine list. We were greeted by the owner/chef and had excellent service from our waiter. This is a family business which I love to support.
Bob T. via yelp.com - Apr 11, 2021
This was our first time at Sweet Basil and we loved it. The staff is very friendly, attentive and th
This was our first time at Sweet Basil and we loved it. The staff is very friendly, attentive and the food was excellent. We had the Harvest Salad, Sally Pasta and Gorgonzola stuffed Filet Mignon. The wine selection was excellent too. I really recommend these dishes, they were excellent. Also, the mashed potatoes are the best I've ev ... read more
Darren K. via yelp.com - Apr 8, 2021
Cortesía, buen servicio, buena preparación de la comida.
Cortesía, buen servicio, buena preparación de la comida.
Marcelo Jimenez via facebook.com - Mar 28, 2021
I’ve been to Sweet Basil several times and always love the food. The chef/owner Sally is both a tale
I’ve been to Sweet Basil several times and always love the food. The chef/owner Sally is both a talented chef and wonderful at the front of the house. Her soups are awesome, as are the naan-wiches. Can’t wait to go again!
jmichelleps via tripadvisor.com - Mar 28, 2021
My husband and I ate dinner at Sweet Basil California Eatery the food was amazing and the service wa
My husband and I ate dinner at Sweet Basil California Eatery the food was amazing and the service was excellent too. We started our meal with zucchini soup and eggplant cigars both dishes tasted delicious. My husband had the filet with rice pilaf and I had pork tenderloin with garlic mash. Both dishes were so good. Defiantly going ba ... read more
Lisa W. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2021
My spouse and I, who own a business on El Paseo, visited this lovely establishment, for the first ti
My spouse and I, who own a business on El Paseo, visited this lovely establishment, for the first time a couple of weeks ago. The proprietors, Sally and Martin, welcomed us graciously. The food was excellent and the service superb!! We've been back again since, ordered something different and found the quality of the food and service ... read more
Douglas L. via yelp.com - Mar 27, 2021
Amazing food, atmosphere and service!!!! Love the lobster cakes 😍
Amazing food, atmosphere and service!!!! Love the lobster cakes 😍 ... read more
Savannah Rose Irwin via facebook.com - Mar 22, 2021
I've eaten both lunch and dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Loved the beet/arugula/quinoa salad,
I've eaten both lunch and dinner at this wonderful restaurant. Loved the beet/arugula/quinoa salad, curry chicken salad naan, naan appetizer, fried donuts and lots of other things!! Sally, chef/owner is delightful and has a well trained staff. Will be coming here often. So glad they made it through the Covid shut-downs!!!!!
Barbara B. via yelp.com - Mar 21, 2021
We LOVE Sweet Basil. One of our favorites on El Paseo! Terrific dishes, courteous, polite, helpful s
We LOVE Sweet Basil. One of our favorites on El Paseo! Terrific dishes, courteous, polite, helpful staff, attentive and engaged owner and just a great all around dining experience.
Thomas B. via yelp.com - Mar 21, 2021
I had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, Loved, loved, loved the mushroom gravy o
I had the meatloaf with mashed potatoes and mushroom gravy, Loved, loved, loved the mushroom gravy on the meatloaf rather than tomato sauce. The noon bread with the house made cheese spread was great too ... read more
Michael M. via yelp.com - Mar 20, 2021
Nice atmosphere on a beautiful night. Great food, friendly staff and reasonably priced! Had the Egg
Nice atmosphere on a beautiful night. Great food, friendly staff and reasonably priced! Had the Egg plant cigars, Caesar salad. The shrimp and grits was awesome. Pasta sauce and meatball very tasty! Will definitely go back! Oh... and the chocolate lasagna dessert was totally fun.
HarrysdadPS via tripadvisor.com - Mar 20, 2021
Fabulous food, salmon salad is amazing.
Kim Sweet via google.com - Mar 19, 2021
We loved our lunch at Sweet Basil. I had the Roasted Beet and Quinoa salad; my husband had the Harve
We loved our lunch at Sweet Basil. I had the Roasted Beet and Quinoa salad; my husband had the Harvest Salad with grilled chicken. For dessert, we enjoyed Creme Brulee and Cheesecake with berries. Service and ambiance were excellent. Food was terrific.
Carol H. via yelp.com - Mar 19, 2021
Great food and service.
Peter Zamorez via google.com - Mar 13, 2021
Amazing Food fantastic Accommodation superb Was greeted by the friendly chef (a wonderful person) Wi
Amazing Food fantastic Accommodation superb Was greeted by the friendly chef (a wonderful person) Will come back over and over ... read more
Ramin Y. via yelp.com - Mar 6, 2021
We stopped here for a late lunch last Sunday. Very nice outdoor atmosphere under the circumstances.
We stopped here for a late lunch last Sunday. Very nice outdoor atmosphere under the circumstances. We ordered a couple of sandwiches mine tuna my wife a filet type. Cant say we were in love with the naan bread type-really had no taste but what was inside was very good-and the risotto type salad served with it was just ok. We did hav ... read more
Bonnie G. via yelp.com - Mar 6, 2021
We had a great experience at Sweet Basil. They have a lovely outdoor area and the staff were friend
We had a great experience at Sweet Basil. They have a lovely outdoor area and the staff were friendly and prompt. The desserts were to die for. We can’t wait to go back.
Janeen Hudson Bahr via facebook.com - Mar 5, 2021
Great menu, food and service. Love the location on El Paseo in Palm Desert. Recommend!
Christiane Joubert via google.com - Mar 1, 2021
Super good valentines day lunch, French pressed coffee, mimosas, pork sandwich on Naan bread and sweet dessert sitting across the table....
issgman via google.com - Feb 14, 2021
I love this place. The Pork Tenderloin is amazing and the filet with the Gorgonzola crust is the bes
I love this place. The Pork Tenderloin is amazing and the filet with the Gorgonzola crust is the best too. Good wine selection and great staff.
Skip P. via yelp.com - Feb 4, 2021
Great food! So many unique options... the naan and garlic was to die for! The beet salad, pasta and
Great food! So many unique options... the naan and garlic was to die for! The beet salad, pasta and garlic shrimp were also amazing. Such a cute patio too.... will definitely be back!!
Katie G. via yelp.com - Feb 4, 2021
The perfect lunch spot! We ate outside on the patio and had delicious naanwiches. Prompt service and
The perfect lunch spot! We ate outside on the patio and had delicious naanwiches. Prompt service and great environment.
Stephanie S. via yelp.com - Jan 31, 2021
Ordered take out and we loved it! We will definitely be back for more!
Flavius Garmacea via google.com - Jan 26, 2021
Stopped by here today for lunch. Lovely setting on El Paseo, shame this is their last day of table s
Stopped by here today for lunch. Lovely setting on El Paseo, shame this is their last day of table service. Sadly COVID 19 has changed the restaurant scene. Staff here are very nice. Felt comfortable, well attended to. Eggplant Cigars $14. deep fried, sausage, goat cheese, tomato basil sauce This was a California rendition of fried m ... read more
Jay A. via yelp.com - Dec 6, 2020
Prime spot to be. Delicious food and great service from a very smiley Vernon and Lael. Owner has a f
Prime spot to be. Delicious food and great service from a very smiley Vernon and Lael. Owner has a fantastic smile and passionate about her restaurant! I encourage everyone to try this place as the food and dining experience is excellent! Thank you for a wonderful dinner! J ... read more
Julian H. via yelp.com - Dec 5, 2020
excellent food and service. will definitely be back
excellent food and service. will definitely be back ... read more
Marc Kutten via facebook.com - Dec 4, 2020
Excellent food -great service and peaceful atmosphere
Excellent food -great service and peaceful atmosphere ... read more
Geri Bick via facebook.com - Nov 26, 2020
Good sandwich, loved the little cucumber salad side also. Naan bread was yummy!
Good sandwich, loved the little cucumber salad side also. Naan bread was yummy!
Patty Graney Prunty via facebook.com - Nov 25, 2020
The place has only been open a few days and has kinks to work out. Was told they are short-staffed i
The place has only been open a few days and has kinks to work out. Was told they are short-staffed in the kitchen which most likely attributed to what we experienced. Harvest salad was delicious but was brought out with the grill-scorched naan bread after our other dishes, and only after we inquired as to its whereabouts. The lobster ... read more
Kathy B. via yelp.com - Nov 16, 2020
The food delicious the atmosphere relaxing and the owner are very sweet highly recommended ❤️
The food delicious the atmosphere relaxing and the owner are very sweet highly recommended ❤️ ... read more
Valentina Anghel via facebook.com - Nov 15, 2020
Always happy when new eateries pop up. During my morning walk Wednesday stopped by and saw their ado
Always happy when new eateries pop up. During my morning walk Wednesday stopped by and saw their adorable set up outside and spoke to the hostess who informed us it was their opening day. Went today, four days later with my daughter for lunch. Very pretty outdoor seating area with decent distance between tables. Saturday afternoon ar ... read more
Nefussy via tripadvisor.com - Nov 14, 2020
Celebrated our birthdays by having dinner at this brand new place. Loved every minute & every bite.
Celebrated our birthdays by having dinner at this brand new place. Loved every minute & every bite. Creative menu & scrumptious desserts. The French press coffee from a local roaster, Coachella, was the perfect touch. Staff was friendly, creative patio seating with fun music.
Shelley P. via yelp.com - Nov 14, 2020
Food was amazing. Had the large harvest salad with flank steak. Hubbie had meat loaf. Service was go
Food was amazing. Had the large harvest salad with flank steak. Hubbie had meat loaf. Service was good. Outdoor seating with heaters was nice along el Paseo.
Pam G. via yelp.com - Nov 13, 2020
We ate lunch at Sweet Basil on opening day. Wow! Very impressed with the outdoor accommodations, the
We ate lunch at Sweet Basil on opening day. Wow! Very impressed with the outdoor accommodations, the service, and the quality of the food. Vernon was top notch! We will return.
Scott B. via yelp.com - Nov 11, 2020
It's in PD?! I saw it driving by and I thought oh it has the same name as the restaurant in Big Bear
It's in PD?! I saw it driving by and I thought oh it has the same name as the restaurant in Big Bear that had fantastic food & service when we used to go skiing. Out of curiosity I looked it up and it's the same owners! Welcome to PD! I can't wait to eat there. I know it is a bad time to open due to Covid but I saw some outdoor seati ... read more
Susanne C. via yelp.com - Nov 11, 2020
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