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

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 Tiramisu

Dinner — $30 

Appetizer  (Choose one):

  • Quattro Formaggio Flatbread
  • Belmont Wisconsin goat’s cheese, smoked mozzarella, Romano cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Grilled Caesar
    Grilled romaine heart, Kalamata Olives, garlic croutons and shaved parmesan

  • Featured Soup

Entrée  (Choose one):

  • Alaskan Chinook Salmon
  • Belmont Wisconsin goat’s cheese, smoked mozzarella, Romano cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano
  • Cedar River chicken Pan seared chicken breast
    Brussel sprouts hash, tomato saffron jus lié

  • Rock Salt Strip Steak
  • Dry aged 8oz striploin, corn succotash, new potatoes, fresh chervil

Dessert (Choose one):

  • Assorted Macaroons 
  • Classic Tiramisu 
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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.