Basil's Restaurant

The iconic café that overlooks the Crystal Court, Basil's is bright and attractive, the service professional, and the kitchen keeps the crowd happy with high-end salads, creative sandwiches, and interesting entrées. 


Type: American

Price: $$$

Features: Hotel Restaurant, Kid-friendly, No Personal Checks, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Neighborhood(s): Downtown Minneapolis, Minneapolis

Open Table: Reserve A Table

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Lunch — $20

*Your choice of appetizer or dessert

Appetizer (Choose one):

  • Ahi Tuna Taco                           
    Pickled fennel, avocado, Mont Chèvre cheese 
  • Quattro Formaggio Flatbread                      
    Belmont Wisconsin goat cheese, smoked mozzarella, Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano, truffle, artichoke  

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Classic Italian Tiramisu                      
    Ladyfingers, Mascarpone Mousse, Marsala wine
  • Caramel Toffee Cake                       
    Delicate cake, caramel toffee, white chocolate mousse

Entrée  (Choose one):

  • Basil’s Salad  V                          
  • Spring mix, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, golden currant, grape vinaigrette  Add grilled chicken, grilled shrimp, or grilled salmon  
  • Apple Pecan Steak Salad   GF              
  • Bibb lettuce, toasted pecans, Minnesota Amablu cheese. Pepin Heights Honeycisp apple, balsamic vinaigrette 
  • Coconut Chicken Thai Salad                
  • Snap peas, cranberries, cashews, Romaine, crispy wontons, red curry dressing  
  •  Fork N’ Knife Steak                     
  • Beef striploin, sourdough bread, Minnesota Amablu cheese, marinated tomato, caramelized onions 
  • Truffle Macaroni and Cheese   V             
  • Maple Leaf Wisconsin white cheddar béchamel, Campanelle pasta, black winter truffles

Dinner — $30 

Appetizer  (Choose one):

  • Quattro Formaggio Flatbread   V                   
    Belmont Wisconsin goat cheese, smoked mozzarella, Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano, truffle, artichoke 
  • Roast Chicken & Coconut Milk Soup         
  • Basil’s Salad   V                          
    Spring mix, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, golden currant, grape vinaigrette  
  • Organic Beet Salad   V  GF                      
    Organic spinach, Saint Pete’s Blue, hazelnuts, cranberries, fig vinaigrette  

Entrée  (Choose one):

  • Jambalaya   GF                                               
    Andouille sausage, shrimp, clams, tomatoes, Sassafras, Creole rice
  • Alaskan Chinook Salmon   GF                             
    Cashew gremolata, stewed lentils, tomato beurre blanc
  • Cedar River Chicken   GF                       
    Pan seared chicken breast, Brussel sprouts hash, tomato saffron jus lié
  • Boneless Beef Short Ribs                    
    Cipollini onions, roasted garlic, celery root, plum jus
  • Homemade Squash Gnocchi    V                     
    Fresh sage, roasted butternut squash, fresh asparagus, Asiago cheese

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Classic Italian Tiramisu                        
    Ladyfingers, Mascarpone Mousse, Marsala wine
  • Caramel Toffee Cake                         
    Delicate cake, caramel toffee, white chocolate mousse 
  • Basil’s Classic Italian Gelato                    
    Vanilla and Chocolate homemade Gelato
*V - Vegetarian selection 
*GF - Gluten free selection

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From Basil's Restaurant

The iconic balcony that overlooks the Crystal Court, Basil’s is the home of the Mary Tyler Moore and Harmon Killebrew tables.
Locally infused cuisine by Executive Chef Tim Kovacs and Chef de Cuisine Mark Lowman.
This talented and award-winning culinary team will craft a spectacular experience, offering a carefully selected menu choice for any occasion.
Chef Tim and Chef Mark present imaginative, boldly flavored dishes in the heart of Downtown Minneapolis, where you will enjoy their unique take on American cuisine in a casual atmosphere with an elegant flair.
Located on the 3rd floor of The Marquette Hotel, Basil’s is the Downtowns “Best kept secret” for breakfast, lunch and dinner, serving both traditional and chef’s favorite creations like our signature Steak Au Poivre or Shrimp and Andouille Jambalaya.