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Sweet Basil's Cafe Restaurant

498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
+1 973-994-3600
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (34 reviews)
“french toast” (11 reviews)
“poached pear” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
498 S Livingston Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039-4352
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Sweet Basil's is my favorite place for brunch. The have a nice dinner menu too. Big variety and excellent food. I went there today, Father's Day - not to celebrate the holiday, I had a friend staying with me and we decided to go to...More

Thank Nicole N
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Mediocrity with a high price tag. This restaurant appeals to people who automatically assume that expensive is/must be good.

Thank CaptainDanny
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not your ordinary breakfast menu. Sure they have bacon and eggs, but they also offer Crab Cakes and eggs! This place really has a nice vibe. Everything we ordered was delish! Great coffee as well.

Thank tommybiz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is solid. I often order one of the salads or the ahi tuna dish, which I believe is also considered a salad. All good. But lately the service has been poor. The servers are nice but there are simply not enough. On a...More

Thank AmyC723
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...More

Thank Norjeff2
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
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!...More

Thank Mary G
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
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 &...More

Thank hotyogi
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
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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