Sweet Basil's Cafe - Livingston, NJ Restaurant, Essex County
498 South Livingston Ave • Livingston, NJ
Open For 25% Capacity Inside Seating, Outside Seating, Take Out, Curbside Pickup, and Doordash Delivery

Open 7 Days a Week, 10am - 8pm | For Brunch, Lunch and Dinner


Dinner Menu

Sweet Basil’s Cafe – Livingston NJ

Livingston NJ Dinner Restaurant

Dinner Essex County NJ

STARTERS

ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS  $9
MAPLE MUSTARD, BACON, PARMESAN CHEESE

CRISPY AVOCADO $9
PANKO BREADING, SESAME SEEDS, BRUNOISE SALSA, ARUGULA, CHIPOTLE AIOLI

FRIED CALAMARI $13
LEMON-CHILI DUST, THAI BASIL SAUCE

MAC & CHEESE $10
ELBOW PASTA, SHARP CHEDDAR, WHITE CHEDDAR, TOASTED GARLIC CRUMBS

BANG-BANG SHRIMP $14
TEMPURA BATTERED, THAI GARLIC, SWEET & SOUR SAUCE

YELLOWFIN TUNA TARTARE $14
SOY-GINGER VINAIGRETTE, CUCUMBER, WONTON CRISP, SMOKED CHILI AIOLI

FRIED CAULIFLOWER $10
BUFFALO SAUCE BATTERED, BLUE CHEESE DIPPING SAUCE

NACHOS SUPREME $10
CORN TORTILLA CHIPS, BLACK BEANS, MONTERREY JACK & CHEDDAR CHEESE, PICO DE GALLO, JALAPENOS, GUACAMOLE, SOUR CREAM

EMPANADAS (MIX & MATCH) 2 FOR $11 / 3 FOR $15
• ARGENTINIAN EMPANADAS – BROWNED BEEF, HARD BOILED EGGS, ONIONS, RED BELL PEPPERS & SCALLIONS
CHICKEN EMPANADAS (CHCKEN TINGA) – SHREDDED CHICKEN, ONIONS, TOMATOES, CILANTRO & CHIPOLTE PEPPERS

CHICKEN CROQUETTES $8
PANKO BREADED & DEEP FRIED

HOUSE MADE MEATBALLS $10
CRUSHED TOMATO, SPRINKLED PARMESAN CHEESE, GARLIC CROSTINI

 

SALADS

CLASSIC CAESAR $6 small / $10 large
ROMAINE HEARTS, TORN CROUTONS, AGED PARMESAN, CLASSIC CAESAR DRESSING

GOAT CHEESE & BEETS $7 small / $11 large
ROASTED BEETS, PISTACHIO, GOAT CHEESE, ARUGULA, CITRUS VINAIGRETTE

PROTEIN SALAD  $15
MIXED GREENS, QUINOA, LENTILS, CHICKPEAS, AVOCADO, WALNUTS, RAISINS, TOMATO, CUCUMBER, CILANTRO LIME, VINAIGRETTE

WARM SQUASH & BURRATA SALAD  $12
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, QUINOA, POACHED CRANBERRIES, ARUGULA, CIDER-SHALLOT VINAIGRETTE

VEGAN CAFÉ SALAD  $18
VEGGIE BURGER, GREENS, MANGO, TOMATO, AVOCADO, CILANTRO-LIME VINAIGRETTE

YELLOWFIN TUNA SALAD  $18
MIXED GREENS, MANGO, AVOCADO, TOMATO, ORANGE-SESAME VINAIGRETTE, CHIPOTLE-LIME

CHIPOTLE-GARLIC SHRIMP SALAD  $18
GRILLED CHIPOLTE MARINATED SHRIMP, FIELD GREENS, MANGO, AVOCADO, TOMATO, CILANTRO-LIME VINAIGRETTE

ADD:
STEAK $10, TUNA $10, SALMON $8, SHRIMP $8, VEGGIE PATTY $6, GRILLED CHICKEN $5
(protein add-ons, large sizes only)

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TACOS
3 tacos per order

STEAK TACO  $19
SHREDDED LETTUCE, AVOCADO, PEPPERS, ONIONS, CILANTRO, POBLANO PEPPER SAUCE
served on flour tortilla

BAJA FISH TACO $18
BLACKENED TILAPIA, PINEAPPLE SALSA, AVOCADO, CHIPOTLE AIOLI SAUCE
served on flour tortilla

SHRIMP TACO $20
TEMPURA BATTERED, THAI GLAZE, PINEAPPLE SALSA, SHREDDED CABBAGE
served on flour tortilla

VEGGIE TACO $20
CAULIFLOWER, ONIONS, PEPPERS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, AVOCADO, QUESO FESCO, SMOKED CHILI AIOLI
served on flour tortilla

AL PASTOR $17
ROASTED PORK, CHOPPED ONIONS, GRILLED PINEAPPLE, TOMATILLO SAUCE, CILANTRO, CORN TORTILLA

SEABASS TACO $21
PAN SEARED SEABASS, MANGO SLAW, SLICED AVOCADO, CHIPOTLE AIOLI, FLOUR TORTILLA

CHICKEN TACO $16
DICED CHICKED, ONIONS, CILANTRO, TOMATILLO SAUCE, CORN TORTILLA

CORN TORTILLA AVAILABLE FOR GLUTEN FREE.

 

BURGERS

Choice of Angus Beef, Chicken OR Veggie Patty
Served with House Fries, Bistro Fries (add $1.00) OR Side Salad

FULLY LOADED BURGER $16
CHEDDAR, AVOCADO, CHIPOTLE AIOLI, LETTUCE, TOMATO, PICKLE, ONION

MEMPHIS BURGER $15
BEEF, CHEDDAR CHEESE, BBQ SAUCE BACON, CRISPY ONIONS

CLASSIC BURGER $13
ADD CHEESE $1 – AMERICAN, SWISS, CHEDDAR
LETTUCE, TOMATO, ONION, PICKLE

FULLY LOADED VEGGIE BURGER $16
VEGGIE PATTY, CHEDDAR CHEESE, AVOCADO, CHIPOTLE AIOLI

 

SANDWICHES
Add a side of house fries $3.50 / add a side of bistro fries (garlic, parmesan, parsley) $4.50

CHICKEN CHEESESTEAK $9.95
GRILLED CHICKEN, POTATOES, PEPPERS, ONIONS, JALAPENOS, AMERICAN CHEESE, SERVED ON BAGUETTE

GRILLED CHICKEN SANDWICH $9.95
GRILLED CHICKEN, SAUTÉED SPINACH, ONIONS, BACON & TOMATO SERVED ON BAGUETTE

SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH $9.95
CRISPY CHICKEN CUTLET, SPICY SLAW, SRIRACHA SAUCE, SWISS CHEESE, BACON, TOMATO, PICKLES, SERVED ON BAGUETTE

MAINS

BRANZINO $24
PAN SEARED BRANZINO WITH CHERRY TOMATOES, CAPERS, SPINACH, FINGERLING POTATOES

HEART HEALTHY SALMON $22
PAN SEARED SALMON, SUNDRIED TOMATO & GOAT CHEESE OVER GRILLED EGGPLANT, ZUCCHINI, ROASTED RED PEPPERS & MUSHROOMS, PESTO OIL

MAPLE GLAZED SALMON $22
PAN ROASTED SALMON, MAPLE MUSTARD GLAZE, BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO, BRUSSELS SPROUTS

ATLANTIC ROASTED SALMON $22
ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES, SAUTEED SPINACH, LIGHT LEMON BUTTER SAUCE

LAMB SHANK $24
SERVED WITH SPINACH & MASHED POTATOES, LAMB JUS

CHICKEN PAILLARD $18
GRILLED BREAST, MASHED POTATO, ROASTED ARTICHOKES, CONFIT TOMATO, LEMON CAPER SAUCE

CRISPY HALF BIRD $19
FRIED, MASHED POTATO, WILTED SPINACH, HONEY BUTTER

CHICKEN SAVOY $20
(SUBSTITUE BONE-IN HALF CHICKEN $2)
BONELESS BREAST, PARMESAN CRUST, ROASTED CARROTS, WHIPPED POTATO, BALSAMIC REDUCTION

BRICK OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN $21
½ BONE-IN CHICKEN, MASHED POTATOES, SAUTEED SPINACH, PAN SAUCE

CHICKEN MARSALA $16
MUSHROOMS, ONIONS, MARSALA WINE SAUCE OVER PASTA OR MASHED POTATOES

CHICKEN PICCATA $16
CAPERS, FRESH PARSLEY, LEMON BUTTER SAUCE OVER PASTA OR MASHED POTATOES

CHICKEN MURPHY $16
HOT & SWEET PEPPERS, ONIONS, GARLIC, LIGHT MARINARA SAUCE OVER PASTA OR MASHED POTATOES

CARNE ASADA $24
HANGER STEAK, ONIONS, SAUTEED RED PEPPERS, JALAPENOS, FRESH TOMATOES & CILANTRO, YELLOW RICE & BLACK BEANS

STEAK FRITES $23
GRILLED HANGAR, BISTRO FRIES, WILTED SPINACH, RED WINE SAUCE

BOURBON BBQ RIBS $20
HALF RACK, CHOICE OF HOUSE CUT OR BISTRO FRIES

ARTICHOKE RISOTTO (VEGETARIAN) $17
WITH CHICKEN $22 / WITH SHRIMP $25
ROASTED ARTICHOKES, CONFIT TOMATO, ENGLISH PEAS, FRESH HERBS, GARLIC CRUMBS

TUSCAN SPAGHETTI (VEGAN) $14
WITH CHICKEN $18 / WITH SHRIMP $20
TUSCAN WHITE BEANS, SAUTEED SPINACH & CHERRY TOMATOES, GARLIC WHITE WINE SAUCE

SPAGHETTI PUTTANESCA (VEGAN) $14
WITH SHRIMP $18 / WITH BRANZINO $22
KALAMATA OLIVES, CAPERS, ONIONS, MARINARA SAUCE

ANGEL HAIR PASTA (VEGAN) $14
WITH CHICKEN $18 / WITH SHRIMP $20
ROASTED TOMATOES, ARTICHOKE HEARTS, BABY SNAP PEAS IN A WHITE WINE LEMON SAUCE

PENNE & BROCCOLI (VEGAN) $14
WITH CHICKEN $18 / WITH SHRIMP $20
PENNE, BROCCOLI, OIL & GARLIC

PENNE ALLA VODKA (VEGETARIAN) $14
WITH CHICKEN $18 / WITH SHRIMP $20

SHRIMP SCAMPI $19
SAUTEED SHRIMP, OIL & GARLIC OVER SPAGHETTI

SHRIMP & BROCCOLI $19
SPAGHETTI, CONFIT TOMATO, WHITE WINE GARLIC SAUCE, TOUCH OF MARINARA

SPAGHETTI & MEATBALLS $16
TRADITIONAL MEATBALLS, CRUSHED TOMATO, CREAM, FRESH RICOTTA, TOASTED GARLIC CRUMBS

PARMIGIANA
Served with Choice of Pasta or Mashed Potatoes

CHICKEN PARMIGIANA $16
BREADED CHICKEN CUTLET, MELTED MOZZARELLA CHEESE, MARINARA SAUCE

SHRIMP PARMIGIANA $19
BREADED SHRIMP, MELTED MOZZARELLA CHEESE, MARINARA SAUCE

EGGPLANT PARMIGIANA $16
BREADED EGGPLANT, MELTED MOZZARELLA CHEESE, MARINARA SAUCE

 

SIDES

BOX OF HOUSE FRIES $5

GARLIC SAUTEED SPINACH $6

BOX OF BISTRO FRIES $7
GARLIC OIL, PARMESAN, PARSLEY

MIXED VEGETABLES $7

BROCCOLI & GARLIC $7

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS $8

RICE & BEANS $7

MASHED POTATOES $6

 

KIDS (12 and Under)

KIDS PASTA $8
SPAGHETTI, CHOICE OF RED SAUCE OR BUTTER

CHICKEN FINGERS & FRIES $9

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST WITH FRIES $9

KIDS BURGER WITH FRIES $12

KIDS GRILLED CHEESE & FRIES $8

SOUPS $6 / $9

SPLIT PEA

CREAM OF CARROT AND AND APPLE

VEGAN VEGETABLE LENTIL