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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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45 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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87 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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461 reviews
344 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Livingston, New Jersey
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

We came in with 12 people. They couldn't have been more accommodating. The food was excellent as was the service and the prices were reasonable. I heartily recommend Sweet Basil's Cafe.

Thank Michael K
North Caldwell, New Jersey
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

I have been going to Sweet Basil's for 15 years and it is consistently good. It is a family favorite. The owner takes personal care of the menu and the quality of the food. They are often trying new things on the menu. I'm reviewing it with hesitation out of selfishness because I don't want them to get a bigger... More 

Thank 6bella1
Weehawken, New Jersey
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634 reviews
389 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016

First of all, regardless of whatever else you order, you need to try the Roasted Apple & Carrot soup. Wow Wow Wow. I got the pulled pork Benedict and the other people I was with got the crab cake benedict and the "Poached Pear Vanilla Bean French Toast". We all tried each others items and it was consensus that the... More 

Thank psudino
Montclair, New Jersey
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

I was looking for a place to grab coffee with a friend, other then Starbucks which is overrun with kids around 2:00. Someone suggested Sweet Basils, so why not? The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The menu was plentiful with offerings to satisfy the health conscience as well as the loaded burger fan. We ended up having a nice and... More 

Thank Marnie G
Livingston, New Jersey
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

The Cajun chicken wrap was very good. However, the parking situation during lunch was very limited & I went there on a Wednesday! It's probably better for dinner, but the restaurant seems better for breakfast or lunch!

Thank BillyVn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?