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Sweet Basil's Cafe

498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
+1 973-994-3600
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good42%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (40 reviews)
“poached pear” (10 reviews)
“french toast” (13 reviews)
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498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’ve been several times for Sweet Basil brunch on weekends and it’s wonderful. I went for dinner on a Saturday for the first time and was so impressed. We were a group of 3 and were seated immediately with our reservation. The environment isn’t the...More

Thank Stephenie A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Used to go here, when in West Orange- a hole in the wall. But you know what happens with those places- HUGE SUCCESS in Livingston and 4x the size. Food is fantastic. Unusual salads you have not seen or eaten. Awesome Lemonades. Sunday Brunches are...More

Thank Speedyedie1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in last week for a late lunch/bite to eat because of our schedules & that we got tied up earlier. I lived in Livingston a long time but was away from the area and didn't know this existed. My wife got Caesar's salad with...More

Thank patentesquire
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is pretty good and service was great. I would definitely go back. I've been there once but my wife was there a few more times and the food was always good.

Thank rdfone
Reviewed January 8, 2018

What a great place for dining. Not terribly romantic as it is full of hustle and bustle, noisy with everyone having an enjoyable time. I went with 5 others for brunch, were seated almost immediately and there with our choice of beverages on the table...More

Thank Travelingmaine
Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

I think this restaurant is very good for brunch if you come early enough. No reservations on holidays reservations every other day reservations taken. On a setting factor it is very lively or maybe to cramped sometimes. On a service factor it is usually pretty...More

Thank tintin1972
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here on a Friday afternoon. The place was busy, but we got a table pretty quickly. All of the food was really goo. I loved the burger that I tried. Service wAs excellent. Will come here again!

Thank Runnerny2244
Reviewed October 13, 2017 via mobile

The food is fresh and high quality, good quick service, interesting menu. Better option than the diner or IHOP.

Thank Jim V
Reviewed October 7, 2017 via mobile

Came in after the football game today we was seated immediately. We had a new waiter in training I guess because someone shadowed him and corrected him on menu items. The new waiter forgot two things but he was very friendly and so was all...More

Thank NuJerzee610
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Went for dinner tonight with best friends. Large menu with big selection of different choices from hamburgers to BBQ ribs. Large portions. Very attentive staff. Easy parking. No rushing by staff. Easy to get to. Nice small selection of specials. Salads were excellent and you...More

Thank tennisbum11746
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, 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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