Basil's Restaurant

A dish at Basil's Restaurant in IDS Center in downtown Minneapolis
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

From Basil's Restaurant


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Lunch — $20

*Your choice of appetizer or dessert

Appetizer (Choose one):

  • Truffle Spinach Dip   V                        
    mont chevre cheese, thyme, crostinis 
  • Ginger Calamari                       
    sweet curry spice, ginger aioli, grilled lemon  

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Classic Italian Tiramisu                      
    Ladyfingers, mascarpone mousse, Marsala wine
  • Sticky Toffee Cake                     
    spiced sponge cake, white chocolate mousse, caramel toffee syrup

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  
  • Roasted Beet Salad   V              
  • baby kale, faro, toasted hazelnuts, manchego, molasses orange 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 
  • Homemade Potato Leek Gnocchi   V             
  • forest mushroom, grape tomato, parmesan cheese, balsamic reduction 

Dinner — $30 

Appetizer  (Choose one):

  • Goat Cheese Wonton   V                   
    lemon, thyme, strawberry cucumber bruschetta 
  • Tom Kha Chicken Soup     
    coconut milk, kaffir lime, lemongrass, wild mushroom
  • Basil’s Salad   V                          
    spring mix, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, golden currant, grape vinaigrette  
  • Roasted Beet Salad   V                       
    baby kale, faro, toasted hazelnuts, manchego, molasses orange vinaigrette 

Entrée  (Choose one):

  • Bourride   GF                                               
    black cod, shrimp, clams, mussles, potatoes, lobster butter
  • Smoked Steel Head Trout                            
    rye crust, brussel sprouts, lingonberry malt gastrique
  • Glazed Pork Shank                          
    fobidden black rice, roasted winter vegetables, black vinegar glaze
  • Cabernet Braised Short Rib    GF                 
    butternut puree, roasted root vegetable, cranberry demi glace
  • Homemade Potato Leek Gnocchi    V                     
    forest mushroom, grape tomato, parmesan cheese, balsamic reduction 

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Coconut Kaffier Lime Cremux                         
    white chocolate, green tea, apricot
  • Banana Creme Caramel   GF                          
    banana custard, vanilla bean, caramel, dark rum
  • "Smores"                  
    chocolate ganache, marshmallow mousse, graham cracker, smoked buttermilk ice cream 
*V - Vegetarian selection 
*GF - Gluten free selection

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From Basil's Restaurant

The iconic balcony that overlooks the IDS Crystal Court, Basil’s is the home of the Mary Tyler Moore and Harmon Killebrew tables.

Our talented culinary team of by Executive Chef Dan Klein and his culinary team Chef Travis Shaw, Chef Mark Lowman and Sous -Chef Seng Sengpanya , will craft a spectacular experience with imaginative, boldly flavored dishes in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. You will enjoy their unique take on American cuisine in a casual atmosphere with an elegant flair infusing fresh herbs, vegetable and honey from our rooftop garden and beehives.

Located on the 3rd floor of The Marquette Hotel, Basil’s is the Downtowns “Best kept secret” for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Voted “Diners’ Choice”, “Best American Cuisine”, “Best Scenic view” by our Open Table diner’s Basil’s Restaurant received the “Certificate of Excellence” from TripAdvisor for its exceptional cuisine and guest’s satisfaction.