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Sweet Basil Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
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40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
+1 909-866-9212
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Big Bear Region, California
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87 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places to eat in big bear The owner can serve more people then 4 other servers in big bear I have eaten here 4 times food is always great Bread is fresh baked best Italian food in big bear Small cozy best run place in big bear It's best to make a reservation that's the only... More 

Thank David S
Glendora, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Every time we go to Big Bear I have to hit Sweet Basil Bistro and have the most delicious grilled portobello mushroom panini with misto. This is the first place I ever had a mushroom sandwich and Sweet Basil's sandwich has become the gold standard and its unbeatable!

Thank giname2016
Kennewick, Washington
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526 reviews
316 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Small restaurant on the edge of the Village. It was busy mid-afternoon and they were also catering an event, so I suspect it could be very busy at peak hours. Our server was an absolute delight, making sure we had a nice time and a nice meal. The food was quite good; one of the better ones I had in... More 

Thank OutdoorBoomer
Stevenson Ranch, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Amazing food. The lobster lasagna is 5 star, service is great. Very clean and well appointed restaurant.

Thank Csj44
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Great food and service. We had their half sandwich with soup & salad. The cream of spinach soup was delicious! The salad and sandwich very tasty as well. Highly recommend. The waitress was friendly and fun too.

Thank Charles L
Desert Hot Springs, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

We vacation In BBL every August and can't get enough of this hidden gem. Excellent food for lunch or dinner as well as great service.

Thank g0lfclubs
The Villages, Florida
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Catering was for 17 of us and we were extremely happy with the service from beginning to end (meaning the clean up). The food was delicious and we had a lovely variety. The garlic shrimp were the best I've had---A Must Try. Definitely recommend. If you don't want the catering, you can always go to the restaurant.

Thank shirleyvan
Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Sweet Basil is cute. No doubt. Tiny..maybe twelve tables. If you are a couple, you get a tiny table, so don't order a lot of food! There was nowhere to put it...made it a bit uncomfortable and crowded. Staff is super friendly, food was good. A family place most definitely....and a local place....tons of small children. Happy and angry ones.... More 

Thank Bill N Lisa J
Carlsbad, California
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Get the lobster lasagna it was great. The chicken Parma was just OK. The food was rich (read lots of butter) so if you have issues then be careful. All in all great food and service.

Thank plnrboy
Lancaster, California
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

The food was very good and the service was good. However, they changed the amount that I put down for tip and added a dollar to the amount. Didn't think that was proper!

Thank Pam W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Italian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40629 Lakeview Drive, CA 92315
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Big Bear Region
  • Phone Number: +1 909-866-9212

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?