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Sweet Basil's Cafe Restaurant

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498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
+1 973-994-3600
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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West Orange, New Jersey
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352 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed April 12, 2017 via mobile

Had not been here since the restaurant moved from West Orange. Met my brother for lunch and the restaurant was busy but we were able to be seated immediately. My brother has the fish tacos with a side salad. He liked it a lot. I had a cup of the split pea soup. It was creamy and very good. I... More 

Thank Norjeff2
New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 11, 2017 via mobile

Tough to get a table and a bit crowded but the food is excellent! Our goto brunch destination in Livingston.

Thank Matt F
West Orange
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2017

If you plan on going on a Sunday morning, expect lines out the door. Breakfast is very good. Very different from your diner style breakfast. Omelets are actually made in an omelet pan and not on a grill which makes them more fluffy and delicious! Potatoes on the side were good. the only complaint I had was they only give... More 

Thank Mary G
Montville, New Jersey
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384 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed April 3, 2017

We were there for brunch. Food was very very good; Mexican omelet was moist and really good. Whole wheat blueberry pancakes were awesome. Coffee could have been stronger, but was fine. Parking is very challenging, but was OK

Thank Tom_B_NJ
Livingston, New Jersey
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 1, 2017

I live in town and honestly never thought to try Sweet Basil's until we were given a gift certificate over the holidays 3 years ago. My husband and I get the same dish every time we visit, which is French Toast with Buttery Pears & Maple Syrup and the Apricot Chicken Salad Platter with Field Greens and Balsamic and Pesto... More 

Thank hotyogi
West Orange, New Jersey
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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 14, 2017

I've mostly done lunch. Food is very good. Service is good.Nice menu of salads and sandwiches. Also have the option to order from the breakfast menu at lunch. Dinner is BYOB and they have complementary valet parking.

Thank rsquaredb
Livingston, New Jersey
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2017

good food with good service, bathrooms could be located at a better area, but space is limited, Noise level is above average,

Thank suditack
Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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96 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong at this eatery in Livingston. There is something for everyone on the carefully crafted menu. I am a creature of habit and tend to order the pan seared citrus salmon salad or a custom egg white omelette, but the Poached pear vanilla bean French toast is to die for if you feel like indulging. In addition... More 

Thank Brett L
New Vernon, New Jersey
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494 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2017 via mobile

Took my senior citizen mom to dinner early on a Saturday night. When we arrived we were seated right away since it was 20% full. The waiter was taking us to our table dropped a glass which shattered right next to our table. Instead of giving us another table, we stood for 5 minutes until the waiter cleaned up the... More 

Thank Dan P
Livingston, New Jersey
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Interesting choices for brunch. You may have a little wait as the place is popular, but they are attentive and efficient. Hats off to the owner who is on the floor and helps keep things moving. He takes pride in his business and it shows.

Thank strparkin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +1 973-994-3600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?