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

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Lunch — $20 

Entrée  (Choose one):

  • Basil's Salad
    Spring mix, sunflower seeds, goat cheese, golden currant, grape vinaigrette
    Add shrimp, salmon, or steak 
  • Grilled Lemon Chicken 
    Tomato, spinach, Provolone, lemon chive mayo Greens, Fries or chips
  • Fork N' Knife Tenderloin Sandwich 
    Marinated Tomatoes and Minnesota Amablu Cheese Greens, Fries or chips

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Assorted Macaroons 
  • Classic Italian Tiramisu 
    Lady Fingers, Mascarpone Mousse, Espresso, Masala Wine 

Dinner — $30 

Appetizers (Choose one): 

  • Quattro Formaggio Flatbread

    Belmont Wisconsin goat's cheese, smoked mozzarella, romano cheese, parmigiano reggiano.
  • Grilled Caesar

    Grilled romaine hearts, kalamata olives, garlic croutons and shaved parmesan.
  • A Fetured Soup

Entrée  (Choose one):

  • Alaskan Chinook Salmon 
    Cashew gremolata, stewed lentils, tomato beurre blanc.
  • Cedar River Chicken
     Pan seared chicken breat, Brussle sprouts hash, tomato saffron jus lié.
  • Rock Salt Strip Steak 
    Dry aged 8oz striploin, corn succotash, new potatoes, fresh chervil.

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Classic Italian Tiramisu 
  • Créme Brulée
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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.