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.

Details

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):

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

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Classic Italian Tiramisu                      
    Ladyfingers, mascarpone mousse, Marsala wine
  • Fresh Berries & Sorbet                       
    Blood orange sorbet, Grand Marnier-soaked fresh strawberries and raspberries

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  
  • Heirloom Tomato Panzanella   V              
  • Toasted French bread, heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, pesto, Kalamata olive dust 
  • 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 Sweet Potato Gnocchi   V             
  • Spinach, grape tomato, asparagus, pesto, Parmesan cheese

Dinner — $30 

Appetizer  (Choose one):

  • Quattro Formaggio   V                   
    Belmont Wisconsin goat cheese, smoked mozzarella, Romano, Parmigiano Reggiano, truffle, artichoke 
  • Tortilla Vegetable Soup     V  GF
  • Basil’s Salad   V                          
    Spring mix, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, golden currant, grape vinaigrette  
  • Heirloom Tomato Panzanella   V                       
    Toasted French bread, heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, pesto, Kalamata olive dust 

Entrée  (Choose one):

  • Jambalaya   GF                                               
    Andouille sausage, shrimp, clams, mussels, tomatoes, Creole rice
  • Pan-Seared Atlantic Salmon   GF                             
    Cashew gremolata, stewed lentils, bacon, tomato beurre blanc
  • Roasted Half Chicken   GF                       
    Cauliflower hash, tomato saffron coulis
  • Bistro Steak    GF                 
    6-ounce hangar steak, pan-glazed fingerling potatoes, basil butter
  • Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi    V                     
    Spinach, grape tomato, asparagus, pesto, Parmesan cheese

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Classic Italian Tiramisu                        
    Ladyfingers, mascarpone mousse, Marsala wine
  • Lemon Chiffon Cake                         
    Sponge cake, lemon curd, Italian butter cream
  • Fresh Berries & Sorbet                    
    Blood orange sorbet, Grand Marnier-soaked fresh strawberries and raspberries
*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.

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