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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
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
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
Food, service & atmosphere was outstanding. Great place to celebrate special occasions.
Charlie Nichols via google.com - Jun 9, 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
My wife and I stopped by for a lunch around 1:15 on a Wednesday. We had our dog with us and sat outside at a table. We had the french dip sandwiches with salad and it was excellent! Our server was very nice and we enjoyed the bistro lunch experience. We hope to return again on our next trip to Big Bear.
Jonathan Shutz via google.com - Jun 2, 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
Loved the food and the atmosphere!
No Show via google.com - May 25, 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
Amazing food... Amazing owner.. amazing everything.. a must eat in big bear ... read more
J C via google.com - Apr 28, 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
If you want the best dinning experience. BAM! Here you go.
Jt Barretto via google.com - Apr 12, 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
Absolutely fabulous food, service and menu EVERY TIME! A must-visit in Big Bear!!!
Joanne Norton via google.com - Apr 9, 2021
Easily the best meal I've had in Big Bear last few weeks while on vacation. I had butternut squash ravioli in parmesan sauce which was one of the specials, the pasta was tender, sauce was creamy and full of parmesan goodness lol... Yum ... read more
PJ Solo via google.com - Apr 8, 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
Amazing food, service, and atmosphere. From appetizer to dessert all was phenomenal!
Nicole Wheeler via google.com - Apr 2, 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
La mejor comida italiana que he probado. Muy buena atención ... read more
jose daniel olaves via google.com - Mar 25, 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
Great food, great service ... read more
Colton Schmitz via google.com - Mar 20, 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
The bolognese is a great sauce The waitress/owner was amazing ... read more
trish sayz via google.com - Mar 17, 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
Great Italian food but only for pick up.
Victor Cahua via google.com - Feb 26, 2021
Everything was delicious fast courteous service great experience..
Derek Hermon via google.com - Feb 20, 2021
Great food!
Chris Homewood via google.com - Feb 18, 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
Very good pasta, super friendly staff.
Katia Gadea via google.com - Feb 9, 2021
Great food! Everything was at the right temperature, even the ice cream! Highly recommend. Very friendly.
Michele Kubiak via google.com - Feb 7, 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
Really great food! The Salmon was perfect (blackened to perfection) and the pasta delicious. Their service is also great. Online ordering is rare in this town but they have it and follow up with a call. So happy we found this place!
Jason Richelson via google.com - Jan 30, 2021
Ordered take out and we loved it! We will definitely be back for more!
Flavius Garmacea via google.com - Jan 26, 2021
Good quality italian take out during covid-19. Ordered the Lasagna and build your own pasta which was good quality and portion size. Only ask would be for a bit more sauce when ordering as take out, as it soaks in a bit by the time you make it home.
Wendy Smyth via google.com - Jan 12, 2021
Delicious and superb service. We made large takeaway order for 8 people and it was ready in 20 min. Everything was so good.from 3 kinds of pastas to chicken parm and shrimp and flanken steak. Also mini donuts were great. While waiting we had 2 quick cocktails. Veey good. Can't thank them enough. Really really good food.
Yuval K via google.com - Jan 4, 2021
I want to say a big thanks to the personal of this Bistro!!! The food is so delicious 😋 and we enjoyed it so much! We ordered lobster lasagna, Italian shrimp and grits, and of course tiramisu! Everything was Perfect and full of flavor, just as it should be when it cooked with love! Really recommend this wonderful place!
Anna Shevtsova via google.com - Jan 3, 2021
We ordered delivery through Big Bear Takeout and it was amazing!! Highly recommend the Butternut Squash Ravioli. No pictures because we are too quickly! 😂 ... read more
Jordan Sale via google.com - Jan 2, 2021
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