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

STARTERS

SHORT RIB ARANCINI $12
Smoked Paprika Aioli, Parmesan

SHRIMP SKEWER $14
Shrimp, Honey, Garlic, Harrisa, Chickpea Salad

THAI CALAMARI $13
Sweet Chili Sauce, Garlic & Black Pepper Aioli

CRAB BLT SLIDERS $14
Crab Cake, Bacon Marmalade, Gem Lettuce, Tomato

MAC & CHEESE $10
Macaroni, Gouda, Aged Gruyere, Panko Crust

ORGANIC ANGUS BEEF MEATBALLS $10
Spiced Tomato Sauce, Parmesan, Rye Croute, Cumin Mayonnaise

STEAMED PEI MUSSELS $9/$18
White Wine, Cream, Parsley, Garlic, Crusty French Loaf

DIP TRIO  $7 each or 3 for $16
Baba Ganoush, Hummus, White Bean & Za’atar, Fresh Pita

SOUPS $6 / $9

SPLIT PEA

CREAM OF CARROT APPLE

VEGAN VEGETABLE LENTIL

 

SALADS

CLASSIC CAESAR $10
Romaine Hearts, Torn Croutons, Aged Parmesan, Classic Dressing

CLASSIC SPINACH SALAD $11
Mushroom, Bacon, Pickled Red Onion, Tomato, Buttermilk Dressing

BEET & GOAT CHEESE SALAD $12
Raw & Pickled Beets, Goat Cheese, Baby Spinach, Pine Nut, Edamame, Balsamic Reduction

YELLOWFIN TUNA SALAD $18
Mixed Greens, Mango, Avocado, Tomato, Orange Sesame Vinaigrette, Chipotle Lime Sauce

BURRATA $12
Maple Glazed Squash, Frisee Lettuce, Confit Tomato, Hazelnut, Pesto, Black Pepper Honey & Balsamic Reduction, Croute

VEGAN CAFÉ $17
Veggie Burger, Greens, Mango, Tomato, Avocado, Cilantro & Lime Vinaigrette

CHIPOTLE GARLIC SHRIMP $17
Mixed Greens, Avocado, Mango, Tomato, Cilantro & Lime Vinaigrette

ADD:
tuna $10 ~ shrimp $8 ~ salmon $8 ~ 6oz Steak $10 ~ veggie patty $6 ~ chicken $5

MAINS

MAPLE GLAZED ATLANTIC SALMON $23
Whole Grain Mustard and Maple Glazed Salmon, Carmelized Fall Vegetable Couscous, Roast Squash Puree, Dill Pesto & Reduced Balsamic

STEAK FRITES $24
Grilled Marinated Hanger Steak, Triple Cooked Steak Fries, Bordelaise Sauce, Peppercorn Sauce, Creamed Spinach

FREE RANGE BRICK CHICKEN $22
Breast & Thigh, Parsnip Puree, Crispy Sunchokes, Roast Cipolini Onions, Buttered Brocolini, Pan Sauce

SEA BASS $24
Roast Mini Rainbow Potato, Buttered Spinach, Celery Root Puree, Sundried Tomato Tapenade

24 HOUR BRAISED SHORT RIB $24
Whipped Potato, Roast Heirloom Carrots, Bordelaise Sauce, Gremolata

ROASTED ARTICHOKE RISOTTO $18
Roasted Artichoke Risotto, Wild Mushroom Fricassee, Crispy Hazelnuts & Sunchoke Chips
ADD: chicken $5 ~ shrimp $8

QUEEN SCALLOPS $25
Parmesan & Tarragon Risotto, Bacon Marmalade, Crispy Bacon, Herb Oil

COTTAGE PIE $19
Slow Cooked Braised Beef, Whipped Potato, Seasonal Vegetables

FREE RANGE FRIED CHICKEN $22
Mashed Potato, Sautéed Spinach, Pan Gravy, Spiced Honey Butter

PAN SEARED GNOCCHI $19
Tarragon & Basil Cream, English Peas, Asparagus, Confit Tomato, Crispy Sopressa, Parmesan

SLOW ROAST PORK SHOULDER RAGU $19
Fettucine, Basil, Ricotta

 

BURGERS / TACOS

ANGUS BURGER $15 (Bacon $1.50)
(Fully Loaded: Cheddar, Avocado, Chipotle Aioli – $1.50)
8oz. Aberdeen Angus Burger, Potato Roll, LTO, Pickles, House Fries, Slaw, Aged Cheddar, Substitute American, Swiss

VEGAN CAFÉ BURGER $14
Potato Roll, LTO, Pickle, Chipotle Aioli, Avocado, Slaw, House Fries

BRAISED BRISKET TACO (3) $20
Pickled Red Onion, Avocado Puree, Queso Fresca

CRISPY PAPRIKA DUSTED COD TACO (3) $19
Red Cabbage & Roasted Corn Slaw, Avocado Yogurt, Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

ROAST VEGETABLE TACO (3) $18
Zucchini, Red Pepper, Cauliflower, Red Onion, Anaheim Chile, Smoked Paprika Aioli, Cotija Cheese

SHRIMP TACO (3)  $20
Crispy Thai Glazed Shrimp, Pineapple Salsa, Shredded Cabbage

SIDES

HOUSE FRIES $5

TRIPLE COOOKED STEAK FRIES $7

BUTTERED SPINACH $7

ROAST BRUSSELS SPROUTS, PANCETTA $8

WHIPPED POTATO $6

MIXED SAUTEED VEGETABLES $8

 

DESSERTS – $10

Croissant Bread & Butter Pudding
vanilla ice cream, bourbon caramel sauce

White Chocolate Crème Brulee
shortbread cookies

Flourless Chocolate Caramel Torte
strawberry coulis, whipped cream

Meyer Lemon Tart
fresh raspberries, sweet mascarpone

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

Rishi Tea (Hot or Iced) $3.75

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 $7

Strawberry Mango Smoothie $7

Mixed Berry Vanilla Smoothie $7

Tropical Breeze Smoothie $7
strawberry, mango, pineapple and orange juice

Incredible Hulk Smoothie $7
pineapple, bananas, spinach, broccoli and ginger with apple juice

PB&J Smoothie $7
strawberry, blueberry, bananas, peanut butter and apple juice

Root Beer or Coke Float $4.5

Milkshakes $6

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)