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

Open 7 Days a Week, 10am - 8pm
Brunch Menu 10am - 3pm | Lunch Menu 10am - 4 pm | Dinner Menu 4pm - 8pm

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Delivery available through Doordash and UberEats

Dinner Menu

Sweet Basil’s Cafe – Livingston NJ

Livingston NJ Dinner Restaurant

Dinner Essex County NJ

Brunch & LunchNo Reservations / First Come, First Serve Basis.
DinnerReservations Accepted for Parties of Any Size.

BYOB

STARTERS

ROASTED BRUSSEL SPROUTS  $10
MAPLE MUSTARD, BACON, PARMESAN CHEESE

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

FRIED CALAMARI $13
LEMON-CHILI DUST, MARINARA DIPPING SAUCE

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

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

HOUSE MADE MEATBALLS $10 (Three per order)
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 / $12 large
ROASTED BEETS, CANDIED WALNUTS, GOAT CHEESE, ARUGULA, CITRUS VINAIGRETTE

PROTEIN SALAD  $16
MIXED GREENS, QUINOA, LENTILS, CHICKPEAS, AVOCADO, WALNUTS, RAISINS, TOMATO, CUCUMBER, CILANTRO LIME, VINAIGRETTE

SQUASH & BURRATA SALAD  $12
ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH, QUINOA, 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 $11, TUNA $10, SALMON $10, SHRIMP $9, VEGGIE PATTY $7, GRILLED CHICKEN $6
(protein add-ons, large sizes only)

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TACOS
3 tacos per order

STEAK TACO  $21
CARAMELIZED ONIONS, LETTUCE, AVOCADO, QUESO FRESCO, HARISSA AIOLI
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 $18
PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS, CAULIFLOWER, ONIONS, PEPPERS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, AVOCADO, QUESO FESCO, SMOKED CHILI AIOLI
served on flour tortilla

SEABASS TACO $24
PAN SEARED SEABASS, MANGO SLAW, SLICED AVOCADO, CHIPOTLE AIOLI, FLOUR 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 $16.50
CHEDDAR, AVOCADO, CHIPOTLE AIOLI, LETTUCE, TOMATO, PICKLE, ONION

MEMPHIS BURGER $15.95
BEEF, CHEDDAR CHEESE, BBQ SAUCE BACON, CRISPY ONIONS

CLASSIC BURGER $13.50
ADD CHEESE $1 – AMERICAN, SWISS, CHEDDAR
LETTUCE, TOMATO, ONION, PICKLE

FULLY LOADED VEGGIE BURGER $16.50
VEGGIE PATTY, CHEDDAR CHEESE, AVOCADO, CHIPOTLE AIOLI

 

SANDWICHES
Add a side of house fries $4.50 / add a side of bistro fries (garlic, parmesan, parsley) $5.50

CHICKEN CHEESESTEAK $11.95
GRILLED CHICKEN, POTATOES, PEPPERS, ONIONS, JALAPENOS, AMERICAN CHEESE, SERVED ON BAGUETTE

SPICY CHICKEN SANDWICH $11.95
CRISPY CHICKEN CUTLET, SPICY SLAW, SRIRACHA SAUCE, SWISS CHEESE, BACON, TOMATO, PICKLES, SERVED ON BAGUETTE

MAINS

SEAFOOD PAELLA $26
SHRIMP, BAY SCALLOPS, MUSSELS, CHORIZO, ROASTED BELL PEPPERS, GREEN ONIONS, PEAS & GARLIC IN WHITE WINE, SAFFRON RICE

PAN SEARED BRANZINO $26
CHERRY TOMATOES, CAPERS, SHALLOTS, LEMON BUTTER WHITE WINE SAUCE, SAUTEED SPINACH & HERB ROASTED POTATOES

HEART HEALTHY SALMON $24
PAN SEARED SALMON, SUNDRIED TOMATO & GOAT CHEESE OVER GRILLED EGGPLANT, ZUCCHINI, ROASTED RED PEPPERS & MUSHROOMS, PESTO OIL

MAPLE GLAZED SALMON $24
PAN ROASTED SALMON, MAPLE MUSTARD GLAZE, BUTTERNUT SQUASH RISOTTO, BRUSSELS SPROUTS

PESTO SALMON $24
PAN SEARED SALMON, PESTO, CREMINI & SHIITAKE MUSHROOM RISOTTO WITH ONIONS & PARMESAN CHEESE

BROILED ATLANTIC SALMON $24, BROILED SALMON, DILL LEMON SAUCE, MIXED VEGETABLES & BASMATI RICE

PESTO GRILLED CHICKEN $20 CHICKEN BREAST, SUNDRIED TOMATOES, GRILLED EGGPLANT, ZUCCHINI, ROASTED RED PEPPERS & PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS, BALSAMIC FIG GLAZE, MASHED POTATOES

CHICKEN GIAMBOTTA $18.50
CHICKEN BREAST, SWEET ITALIAN SAUSAGE, RED BELL PEPPERS, HOT CHERRY PEPPERS, MUSHROOMS, POTATOES, ONIONS & GARLIC, LIGHT RED SAUCE OVER PASTA

CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO $18.50 CHICKEN BREAST, SWEET ITALIAN SAUSAGE, HOT CHERRY PEPPERS, RED BELL PEPPERS, ONIONS, ROSEMARY, FINGERLING POTATOES, GARLIC WHITE WINE SAUCE OVER PASTA

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

CHICKEN SAVOY $18
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 $16.50
MUSHROOMS, ONIONS, MARSALA WINE SAUCE OVER PASTA OR MASHED POTATOES

CHICKEN PICCATA $17.50
PAN SEARED CHICKEN BREAST, CAPERS, WHITE WINE LEMON SAUCE, CHOICE OF PASTA OR MASHED POTATOES

CHICKEN FRANCESE $17.50
EGG BATTERED CHICKEN BREAST, BUTTER WHITE WINE LEMON SAUCE, CHOICE OF PASTA OR MASHED POTATOES

CHICKEN CACCIATORE $17.50
PAN SEARED CHICKEN BREAST, RED BELL PEPPERS, ONIONS, MUSHROOMS, GARLIC, LIGHT TOMATO SAUCE, CHOICE OF PASTA OR MASHED POTATOES

STEAK FRITES $25
GRILLED HANGAR, BISTRO FRIES, WILTED SPINACH, RED WINE SAUCE

GRILLED HANGER STEAK $25
GRILLED HANGER STEAK, FRESH THYME & GARLIC, DEMI GLAZE, MASHED POTATOES & SAUTEED SPINACH

BOURBON BBQ RIBS $26
HALF RACK, CHOICE OF HOUSE CUT OR BISTRO FRIES

MUSHROOM RISOTTO $17
WITH CHICKEN $22 / WITH SHRIMP $25
CREMINI & SHITAKE MUSHROOMS, ONIONS, CHARDONNAY WINE & PARMESAN CHEESE

PASTA ALLA NORMA  $16.95
RIGATONI, ROASTED EGGPLANT, GARLIC, FRESH BASIL, CRUSHED RED PEPPER, TOMATO SAUCE, PARMIGIANO REGGIANO, RICOTTA

PENNE ALLA VODKA  $15.95
WITH CHICKEN $19.95 / WITH SHRIMP $21.95
PENNE, MARINARA SAUCE, TOUCH OF HEAVY CREAM

SHRIMP SCAMPI $20
SAUTEED SHRIMP, SHALLOTS & GARLIC, WHITE WINE LEMON SAUCE OVER SPAGHETTI

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

vegan dinner menu

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

SWEET GREEN SALAD $15
BEETS, GRANNY SMITH APPLES, SWEET YELLOW CORN, RED BEANS, CHERRY TOMATOES, CRAISINS & RED ONIONS, MIXED GREENS, CILANTRO-LIME DRESSING
ADD VEGAN VEGGIE PATTY $7

PROTEIN SALAD  $16
MIXED GREENS, QUINOA, LENTILS, CHICKPEAS, AVOCADO, WALNUTS, RAISINS, TOMATO, CUCUMBER, CILANTRO LIME, VINAIGRETTE
ADD VEGAN VEGGIE PATTY $7

VEGAN VEGGIE TACOS $18
PORTOBELLO MUSHROOMS, CAULIFLOWER, ONIONS, PEPPERS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, AVOCADO, VEGAN AIOLI ON FLOUR TORTILLA

VEGAN DELIGHT BURGER $17
VEGAN VEGGIE PATTY, MOZZARELLA & CHEDDAR CHEESE MIX, AIOLI, VEGAN BUN, CHOICE OF SALAD OR FRIES

GRILLED VEGGIE KEBOBS $19
SERVED OVER BASMATI RICE

VEGAN EGGPLANT PASTA $16.95
RIGATONI, ROASTED EGGPLANT, GARLIC, FRESH BASIL, CRUSHED RED PEPPER, TOMATO SAUCE, SHREDDED VEGAN MOZZARELLA

all cheeses used are plant based
• aioli is made with vegan mayonnaise

PARMIGIANA
Served with Choice of Pasta or Mashed Potatoes

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

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

 

SIDES

BOX OF HOUSE FRIES $6

GARLIC SAUTEED SPINACH $7

BOX OF BISTRO FRIES $8
GARLIC OIL, PARMESAN, PARSLEY

MIXED VEGETABLES $7

BROCCOLI & GARLIC $7

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS $8

MASHED POTATOES $6

 

KIDS (12 and Under)

KIDS PASTA $9
SPAGHETTI, CHOICE OF RED SAUCE OR BUTTER

CHICKEN FINGERS & FRIES $1.95

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST WITH FRIES $9

KIDS BURGER WITH FRIES $13.50

KIDS GRILLED CHEESE & FRIES $9

SOUPS

SPLIT PEA – Cup $6 / Bowl $9

CREAM OF CARROT AND AND APPLE – Cup $7 / Bowl $10

VEGAN VEGETABLE LENTIL – Cup $7 / Bowl $10