"Basilic is a secret window into the past, a virtual time machine to another era somewhere high in the Alps. Keeping it classic – while also remaining relevant – is an extraordinarily difficult balancing act. Rare is the restaurant that pulls this off without eventually feeling dated. Basilic understands this perfectly and continues to feel fresh even when serving something as simple as a slice of cheese. Every meal here involves at least two paper doilies, and the wine list is strictly, unapologetically French. Dated? Not in the slightest."
217 Marine Avenue, Newport Beach, Calif., 92662 | Open Tuesdays - Saturdays from 5:30 pm | Reservations 949.673.0570