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

Lunch Menu

Sweet Basil’s Cafe – Livingston NJ

Livingston NJ Lunch Restaurant

Lunch Restaurant Essex County NJ

specialty sandwiches & tacos

served with hand-cut fries or side salad

Ahi Multigrain Sandwich $15
pan seared ahi tuna served medium-rare with guacamole, arugula, wasabi glaze, sautéed onion & tomato served on toasted multigrain bread

Pulled Pork Sandwich $12
8-hour roast pork with bbq sauce on a soft bun

Steak Sandwich $15
grilled hanger steak with onions, peppers & melted American cheese

Baja Fish Tacos $13 
blackened tilapia served in two flour tortillas with roasted pineapple salsa, fresh guacamole & queso fresco

Red Snapper Tacos $15
pineapple salsa, sliced avocado, chipotle aioli

Steak Tacos $15
caramelized onions, lettuce, avocado, queso fresco, harissa sauce

Ahi Tuna Tacos $15
mango slaw, sliced avocado, chili wasabi

 


 

hot & cold sandwiches

served with pasta or a house salad; substitute hand-cut fries/$2, gluten free bread/$2

1) Chicken & Arugula Wrap $9.5
grilled chicken, arugula, walnuts, ranch, dried cranberries & feta cheese

2) San Francisco Haven (vegan)$9.5
hummus, avocado, cucumber & tomato in a sundried tomato wrap

3) New Orleans Cajun Chicken Wrap $9.5
cajun chicken, greens, cucumbers, ranch dressing & fresh mozzarella

4) Roast Turkey & Avocado Wrap $9.5
roast turkey, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, greens, tomato, mayo & jack cheese

5) Jumbo Crab Cake Sandwich $15
on a fresh baked roll served with tartar sauce or honey mustard

6) Classic Cutlet $9.5
buttermilk fried chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, pesto mayo, lettuce & tomato on baguette

7) Chicken, Bacon & Avocado $9.5
grilled chicken, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato & mayo on toasted multigrain bread

8) Sweet Basil’s BLT $9.5
melted brie, arugula, tomato & applewood smoked bacon on a baguette with mayo or honey mustard

9) Roast Turkey & Brie $9.5
with honey mustard on baguette

10) Grilled Eggplant $9.5
fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers & balsamic vinaigrette on baguette

11) Club Sandwich $9.5
choice of turkey or chicken on toasted wheat with bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo

12) Roast Turkey $9.5
guacamole, vermont cheddar, romaine & lemon mayonnaise on toasted multigrain bread

13) Pommery Chicken Salad $9.5
whole grain mustard, roasted red peppers & snow peas on baguette

14) Apricot Chicken Salad $9.5
almonds, celery, dried cranberries & apricots on multigrain bread

15) Tahini Tuna Fish Salad $9.5
tuna, onion, carrot, celery & sesame tahini on baguette

1/2 Sandwich & Cup of Soup $9.5
choose from: 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 or 15
add $1.25 for vegan or cream based soup

 


 

salad platters

served with cold pasta of the day, salad & sliced baguette

16) Pommery Chicken Salad $12

17) Apricot Chicken Salad $12

18) Tahini Tuna Fish Salad $12

1/2 Salad Platter & Cup of Soup $12
add $1.25 for vegan or cream based soup

 


 

housemade soups

not available on sundays

Split Pea $3.25 cup/$6.5 Bowl

Lentil with Fresh Vegetable (Vegan) $4.5 cup/$9 Bowl

Roasted Apple & Carrot (cream based) $4.5 cup/$9 Bowl

café salads

add:
grilled chicken/$4
grilled salmon/$8

grilled shrimp/$8

homemade veggie burger patty/$6

Steak Salad $16
grilled marinated hanger steak with mesclun greens,avocado, red onion & tomato with lemon vinaigrette

Chipotle Garlic Grilled Shrimp $17
greens, mango, avocado, tomato & cilantro lime vinaigrette

Cobb Salad $14
grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, crumbled gorgonzola cheese & citrus vinaigrette

Chicken Caesar $13
romaine, house-made Caesar dressing, croutons & grated parmesan with fresh grilled chicken

Vegan Cafe Salad $16
greens, mango, avocado, tomato & cilantro lime vinaigrette topped with a vegan veggie burger

Jumbo Crab Cake $15
honey mustard, tomato, cucumber & mixed field greens

Pan Seared Citrus Salmon $14
greens, red onion, tomato & cucumbers with citrus vinaigrette

Yellowfin Tuna Salad $18
seared sushi grade tuna with a chipotle, cilantro & lime sauce, mixed greens, mango, avocado, tomato & orange sesame vinaigrette

Arugula & Pear Salad $9
arugula, tomato, sliced anjou pear, tomato & crumbled gorgonzola with citrus vinaigrette

California Spring Mix $9
granny smith apples, tomato, caramelized walnuts & crumbled gorgonzola with balsamic vinaigrette

 


 

gourmet burgers

served with choice of hand-cut fries, salad or pasta

choose from:
BEEF/ground fresh in-house or
CHICKEN/fresh ground all white meat chicken with fresh herbs & scallions or
VEGGIE BURGER /made with fresh vegetables, black beans, lentils, fresh herbs & organic brown rice

Memphis Burger $15.50
topped with bourbon bbq sauce, applewood smoked bacon, frizzled onions, spicy slaw & cheddar cheese

Fully Loaded Burger $14.50
avocado, cheddar cheese & chipotle aioli

Bacon Blue Burger $14
applewood smoked bacon & gorgonzola

Bacon, Mushroom & Swiss Burger $14

Naked Burger $12

Cheeseburger $13
choice of American, Cheddar, Swiss or Jack

 


 

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

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

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