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“Delicious sea bass special”
Review of Green Basil

Green Basil
Ranked #10 of 121 Restaurants in Vernon Hills
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
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Description: Green Basil Thai Restaurant and Bar is an elegant but affordable dining experience of authentic family recipes that have been handed down for generations. The Green Basil experience begins upon entering the Zen like, dining room. The tension eases out of your body as you are warmly greeted by the professional well-seasoned staff. It is the perfect balance of tasteful upscale white tablecloth dining and a very comfortable friendly feeling.There is a large selection of authentic Thai dishes combining old world recipes with the freshest ingredients. Start your dining experience with one of the specialty drinks while you explore the vast menu. Your senses will delight in the complex flavor profiles offered by Chef Tom’s unique presentation of daily entrée favorites and authentic specials that will please the casual dinner and seasoned foodie alike.
Shreveport, Louisiana
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Delicious sea bass special”
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I ate here with a friend last week and we split several excellent dishes. For appetizers we had the fish cakes (these had more of a bite than I thought) and a tasty papaya salad. For entrees we split the Crying Tiger and Sea Bass Jeean. Both were good, but I especially loved the sea bass as the mushrooms and warm broth brought it up to a whole new level of tastiness. I highly recommend trying it. I will definitely be back on my next trip into town.

Visited June 2014
1 Thank Jennifer S
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Bridgewater NJ USA
Level 6 Contributor
739 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
“Excellent Thai food”
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Went on a whim....probably should have had a reservation, but we did get in on a Saturday night. Tasty foods. The Chef's specialties on the back with seafood and scallops were a hit with our group and the Pad Thai was good too.

Visited May 2014
1 Thank giftedelaine
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent taste of Thai in the suburbs”
Reviewed 4 March 2014

The atmosphere was subtle and pleasant. The service was excellent and the food outstanding. A little on the pricey side but well worth it.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank PowderPuff3
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Vernon Hills, Illinois
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious Thai food, nice atmosphere, friendly service”
Reviewed 4 March 2014 via mobile

We've enjoyed going to Green Basil since it opened. It's great to find a local, family-owned restaurant where the owners and staff recognize us and where we always enjoy delicious food and great service. We especially enjoy the Pad Thai, red curry entree, spicy basil entree, and Green Basil duck. Best Cosmos in town!

  • Visited December 2013
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1 Thank aworld
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Level 6 Contributor
368 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2014

This is class. This is like going to Las Vegas and eating at one of the posh Thai Restaurants like the one in the MGM Grand. Went here twice for dinner in January 2014.

First time, appetizers, excellent dishes, tea and desserts. Second time, all appetizers, bottle of wine and desserts.

Class place. Food is supreme. Wine was half-price special - got a bottle of Russian River Valley Chardonnay from California for $14 (reg, price $28). You would pay $12 a glass for this quality at most high-end restaurants. That half-price bottle (or glass at $4) was the "month special". They better hold that over into the next month. That alone is worth going to get.

Dinners were excellent. Pad Thai noodles, Ginger Pork, - all great. Desserts - good selection (you'll find something you like). Appetizers - spring rolls, pot stickers, combination platter - ALL excellent.

I was just impressed at the atmosphere of the place. CLASS. Had big band music that felt like you were more at an Italian place in Vegas (Louis Prima, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett - type music).

Dinner tab was NOT expensive at all and everything was first class.

I will be going back again and even thinking about holding a Rolls-Royce Owners club dinner here or even a book signing party. A hidden gem among a lot of "shopping center" and franchise places in Vernon Hills.

This is a MUST GO TO place.

  • Visited January 2014
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