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

EGGPLANT CAPONATA $9
roasted eggplant, zucchini, peppers & onions, mixed with a balsamic vinegar reduction, topped with melted goat cheese

SKILLET MAC & CHEESE $9
gruyere, manchego, aged cheddar

SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP $9
parmesan, baked pita chips

SPINACH & ARTICHOKE DIP $9
parmesan, baked pita chips

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

 

 

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

GARDEN SALAD $5 small / $9 large
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

SHRIMP AND ARUGULA SPAGHETTI $18
fresh tomato, garlic, white wine

CLASSIC SPAGHETTI MARINARA $15
pecorino-romano, fresh basil

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
bourbon bbq sauce, frizzled onions, bacon, sliced cheddar & spicy slaw

CHEESEBURGER
choice of american, cheddar, swiss, jack $12
gorgonzola, goat cheese, or manchengo +.50

THE NAKED BURGER $11

FULLY LOADED BURGER $14
avocado, cheddar & chipotle aioli

STEAK SANDWICH $16
grilled hanger steak, caramelized onion, roasted red peppers, american cheese

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

 

MAINS

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

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

GREEK CHICKEN $20
pan roasted bone-in chicken with grilled onions, kalamata olives, feta cheese & tomatoes in a lemon vinaigrette served with whipped potatoes

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

 

SIDES

HAND CUT FRENCH FRIES $5

MASH POTATOES $4

WILTED SPINACH $5

MIXED VEGGIES $4

HOMEMADE CORNBREAD $3

MINI ROASTED POTATOES $6

CHIPOTLE COLE SLAW $4

ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS $6

STEAMED / SAUTÉED BROCCOLI $5

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