Fodor's Expert Review Basilic Restaurant
This intimate French--Swiss bistro adds a touch of old-world elegance to Balboa Island with its white linen and flower-topped tables. Chef Bernard Althaus grows the herbs used in his classic French dishes. Head here for charcuterie, coq au vin, steak au poivre, and a fine glass of Bordeaux. Finish with a caramelized apple tarte tatin with ice cream.The restaurant offers a prix-fixe five-course tasting menu and a la carte items.
217 Marine Ave.
Newport Beach, California 92662, USA
- French classics
- Fine wine
- Old-school ambience