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

Tues - Fri:
11 am - 8 pm   •   Sat: 10 am - 8 pm   •   Sun: 10 am - 3 pm   •   CLOSED MONDAY

Dinner Menu

Sweet Basil’s Cafe – Livingston NJ

Livingston NJ Dinner Restaurant

Dinner Essex County NJ

APPETIZERS

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

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

 

TAPAS **upon availability**

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

 

SALADS

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

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

YELLOWFIN TUNA SALAD  $18
MIXED GREENS, MANGO, AVOCADO, TOMATO, 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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MAINS

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

PAN ROASTED BRANZINO $24
FRESH HERBS, BROCCOLI RABE, GRILLED LEMON – ALSO A GLUTEN FREE ITEM

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

GRILLED SALMON $22
ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES, SAUTÉED SPINACH

ATLANTIC ROASTED SALMON $22
LEMON BUTTER OVER WILTED SPINACH – ALSO A GLUTEN FREE ITEM

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

CRISPY HALF BIRD $20
FRIED, MASHED POTATO, WILTED SPINACH, HONEY BUTTER

CHICKEN SAVOY $20
BONELESS BREAST, PARMESAN CRUST, ROASTED CARROTS, WHIPPED POTATO, BALSAMIC REDUCTION

BRICK OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN $22
½ BONE-IN CHICKEN, MASHED POTATOES, SAUTEED SPINACH, PAN SAUCE

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 $17
ADD CHICKEN $5 / SHRIMP $8
ROASTED ARTICHOKES, CONFIT TOMATO, ENGLISH PEAS, FRESH HERBS, GARLIC CRUMBS

ANGEL HAIR PASTA $19
SAUTEED CHICKEN, ROASTED TOMATOES, ARTICHOKE HEARTS, BABY SNAP PEAS IN A WHITE WINE LEMON

PENNE ALLA VODKA $18
WITH GRILLED CHICKEN

 

 

 

 

 

BURGERS

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

CLASSIC BURGER $13
ANGUS BEEF, LETTUCE, TOMATO, ONION, PICKLE

CHEESEBURGER $14
ANGUS BEEF, CHOICE OF CHEESE (AMERICAN, CHEDDAR, SWISS), LETTUCE, TOMATO, ONION, PICKLE

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

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

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

 

TACOS

STEAK TACO (3) $19
CARAMELIZED ONIONS, LETTUCE, AVOCADO, QUESO FRESCO, HARISSA SAUCE

BAJA FISH TACO (3) $18
BLACKENED TILAPIA, PINEAPPLE SALSA, AVOCADO, CHIPOTLE AIOLI SAUCE

SHRIMP TACO (3) $20
TEMPURA BATTERED, THAI GLAZE, PINEAPPLE SALSA, SHREDDED CABBAGE

ALL TACOS SERVED ON FLOUR TORTILLAS, CORN TORTILLA
AVAILABLE FOR GLUTEN FREE.

SIDES

HOUSE CUT FRIES $5

WILTED SPINACH $6

ROASTED GARLIC BROCCOLINI $6

BISTRO FRIES $7
GARLIC OIL, PARMESAN, PARSLEY

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS $8

KIDS (12 and Under)

KIDS PASTA $7
SPAGHETTI, CHOICE OF RED SAUCE OR BUTTER

CHEESE BURGER WITH FRIES $12