Sweet Basil's Cafe - Livingston, NJ Restaurant, Essex County
498 South Livingston Ave • Livingston, NJ
Restaurant Hours: Sun & Mon: 8 am - 3 pm
Tues - Sat: 8 am - 9 pm

Dinner Menu

Sweet Basil’s Cafe – Livingston NJ

Livingston NJ Dinner Restaurant

Dinner Essex County NJ

BRUSCHETTA

1 for $3.50;/ 3 for $10 / feel free to mix & match

TOMATO BASIL
tomato, basil & balsamic

MUSHROOM GOAT CHEESE
fresh herbs, portobello & garlic

AVOCADO
roasted corn, tomato, cilantro & lime

 

HOUSEMADE SOUPS

CREAM OF CARROT & APPLE $4.50 cup/$9 bowl

HEARTY SPLIT PEA $3.25 cup/$6.5 bowl

VEGAN VEGETABLE & LENTIL $4.50 cup/$9 bowl

 

APPETIZERS

CRISPY CALAMARI $12
polenta crusted calamari tossed with capers, cherry peppers & marinara

SKILLET MAC & CHEESE $9
gruyere, manchego, aged cheddar
Add grilled shrimp +$5

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS $9
spanish chorizo sausage, extra virgin olive oil, oregano

THAI CALAMARI $12
fried calamari tossed in a thai garlic chili sauce with hot cherry peppers & scallions, garnished with arugula

BANG BANG SHRIMP  $12
jumbo shrimp coated with a thai garlic sweet & sour sauce, mixed with hot cherry peppers, served with shaved cucumber & onion salad

FRIED CAULIFLOWER $8
description should read “side of blue cheese & spicy buffalo sauce

 

 

TACOS

each entrée comes with 2 tacos, French fries and black bean corn salsa
substitute French fries for an extra taco
served on flour tortilla, corn tortilla available

CHILI GARLIC SHRIMP TACOS $20
crispy sweet thai chili glazed shrimp, pineapple salsa, shredded cabbage

BAJA FISH TACOS $18
blackened tilapia topped with pineapple salsa, chipotle sauce & fresh avocado

PULLED PORK TACOS $17
15 hour slow roasted pork, spicy chipotle slaw, house bourbon BBQ sauce

ROTISSERIE CHICKEN TACOS $17
rotisserie seasoned chicken, black bean corn salsa, shredded lettuce, queso fresco, cilantro & lime

SNAPPER TACO $17
pineapple salsa, sliced avocado, chipotle aioli

VEGGIE TACOS $17
seasoned & roasted cauliflower, crimini mushrooms, red peppers, grilled zucchini, queso fresco & chives

CHILI GARLIC SHRIMP TACOS $20
crispy sweet thai chili glazed shrimp, pineapple salsa, shredded cabbage, flour tortillas

BAJA FISH TACOS $18
blackened tilapia, pineapple salsa, chipotle sauce, flour tortillas

FROM THE GARDEN $5 small / $9 large

ROASTED BABY BEET SALAD
caramelized cipollini onion, baby arugula, gorgonzola, tossed in balsamic vinaigrette

TRADITIONAL CAESAR
crisp romaine, fresh croutons, pecorino-romano house made caesar dressing

CALI SPRING MIX
green apple, tomato, gorgonzola, candied walnuts, balsamic vinaigrette

WILD ARUGULA & PEAR
tomato, gorgonzola, citrus vinaigrette

WALNUT CRUSTED GOAT CHEESE
roasted portobello, mixed greens, toasted walnuts, goat cheese, lemon vinaigrette

SWEET BASIL’S WEDGE SALAD
iceberg lettuce, candied bacon, crumbled blue cheese dressing, grape tomatoes

GARDEN SALAD
mixed greens, tomato, onion, cucumber balsamic vinaigrette

Add a protein to any large salad:
chicken $4/  salmon $8/ shrimp $8/ hanger steak $8/ veggie burger $6

 

SALADS AS A MAIN

YELLOWFIN TUNA $18
seared sushi grade tuna, mango, avocado, tomato, orange sesame vinaigrette

CHIPOTLE GARLIC SHRIMP $17
mixed greens, avocado, mango, tomato, cilantro lime vinaigrette

VEGAN CAFÉ $16
homemade veggie burger, greens, mango, tomato, avocado, cilantro lime vinaigrette

CHAR GRILLED HANGER STEAK $16
avacado, mixed greens, tomato, red onion, lemon vinaigrette

CRAB CAKE SALAD $15
mixed greens, tomato & balsamic vinaigrette, with honey mustard

PASTA

RICOTTA GNOCCHI POMODORO $16
handmade ricotta dumplings, fresh tomato, basil, pecorino

BRAISED SHORT RIB RAGOUT $18
wild mushrooms, pappardelle

PENNE ALLA VODKA $15
parmesan, tomato, peas, cream

 

BURGERS & SANDWICHES

Served with fries or house salad

Substitute a home made veggie burger or chicken burger

THE MEMPHIS BURGER $15.50
bourbon bbq sauce, frizzled onions, bacon, sliced cheddar & spicy slaw

CHEESEBURGER
choice of american, cheddar, swiss, jack $13
gorgonzola or goat cheese +.50

THE NAKED BURGER $12

FULLY LOADED BURGER $14.50
avocado, cheddar & chipotle aioli

CRAB CAKE SANDWICH $15
on a soft roll served with tartar sauce

OPEN FACED HANGER STEAK SANDWICH $16
garlic toasted baguette, caramelized onions, demi glaze

GRILLED CHICKEN CHEESESTEAK $ 14
sautéed peppers & onions, aged white cheddar cheese

 

MAINS

 

MAPLE GLAZED SALMON $20
vermont maple syrup-whole grain mustard glaze, butternut squash risotto, brussels sprouts

BRAISED BEEF SHORTRIBS $21
whipped potato, hericot vert, port wine demi

HANGER “STEAK FRITTES” $19
8 oz. certified angus steak, charred sweet onion, beef jus, pan-crisped mini potatoes

CHICKEN SAVOY $18
1/2 chicken, balsamic, garlic, parmesan, whipped potatoes

COUNTRY FRIED CHICKEN $18
creamy whipped potatoes, honey butter, homemade cornbread

BBQ BABY BACK RIBS $18
half rack, housemade bourbon bbq, handcut fries, homemade cornbread

THREE NUT CRUSTED COD $21
pistachios, almonds & pecans, herb risotto, grilled zucchini, charred lemon

ATLANTIC SALMON $21
pan seared,  fall root vegetable succotash,  pearl onions, wilted arugula

FALL ROOT VEGETABLE RISOTTO $17
butternut squash, carrot, sweet potato, turnips, grilled zucchini, charred brussel sprouts

SWEET BASIL PORK CHOP $19
granny smith apples, roasted shallots, demi glaze, mashed potatoes

 

 

SIDES

WILTED SPINACH $5

BRUSSEL SPROUTS $6

MIXED VEGETABLE MEDLEY  $5

MASH POTATOES $4

HAND CUT FRENCH FRIES $5

MINI ROASTED POTATOES $6

BEVERAGES

Organic Fair Trade Estate Coffee/Iced Coffee* $2.75, $3/iced
Add shot of espresso $1

Cappuccino, Latte or Mocha $3.75

Espresso $2

Caramel Swirl Latte $4

Frozen Caramel Swirl $4.5

Sweetened Iced Cappuccino $4.5

Frozen Mochaccino $4.5

Hot Chocolate $2.5, $3/with whip

Mint Hot Chocolate $3.5

Chai/Iced Chai $3.75, $4.50/iced

Mighty Leaf Tea (Hot or Iced) $3.5

Iced Tea* $2.75

Fountain Sodas* $2.75

*free in-house refills (coffee, iced coffee, iced tea & fountain sodas)

Lemonade $2.75

Fresh Pomegranate Lemonade $3

Arnold Palmer (½ Lemonade, ½ Iced Tea) $2.75

Frozen Lemonade or Frozen Mojito Lemonade $4.5

Frozen Pomegranate Lemonade $4.5

OJ Strawberry Banana Smoothie $4.5

Strawberry Mango Smoothie $4.5

Mixed Berry Vanilla Smoothie $4.5

Root Beer or Coke Float $4.5

Milkshakes $5

Milk/Chocolate Milk $2.75/sm, $3.75/lg

Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice $3.5/sm, $4.5/lg

Tropicana $2.75/sm, $3.75/lg

Apple or Cranberry Juice $2.5/sm, $3.5/lg