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

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

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

 

TAPAS

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

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MEATBALLS  $10
CRUSHED TOMATO, MOZZARELLA CHEESE, CROSTINI OR CUCUMBER-CARROT SLAW,  TOASTED SESAME SEEDS

CHICKEN CROQUETTES $8
PANKO BREADED & DEEP FRIED

GRILLED OCTOPUS $16
FINGERLING POTATOES, CHERRY TOMATOES, SCALLIONS & ARTICHOKE HEARTS

GAMBAS $10
SAUTEED SHRIMP AL AJILLO (GARLIC), BUTTER & WHITE WINE SAUCE

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

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, ORANGESESAME 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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SOUPS $6 / $9

SPLIT PEA

CREAM OF CARROT APPLE

VEGAN VEGETABLE LENTIL

 

MAINS

BRONZINO $23
ARTICHOKE RISOTTO, CONFIT TOMATO, ENGLISH PEAS, SUNDRIED TOMATO TAPENADE

PAN ROASTED BRANZINO $24
FRESH HERBS, BROCCOLI RABE, GRILLED LEMON

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

GRILLED SALMON $22
ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES, SAUTÉED SPINACH , GOAT CHEESE, SUNDRIED TOMATO TAPENADE

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

CHICKEN SCARPARIELLO $22
½ BONE IN ORGANIC FREE RANGE CHICKEN, SCARPARIELLO PAN SAUCE, ROASTED FINGERLING POTATOES

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

CRISPY HALF BIRD $22
FRIED, MASHED POTATO, WILTED SPINACH, HONEY BUTTER

CHICKEN SAVOY $20
BONELESS BREAST, PARMESAN CRUST, ROASTED CARROTS, WHIPPED POTATO, BALSAMIC REDUCTION
(SUBSTITUTE BONE IN HALF CHICKEN $2)
(20 MINUTE WAIT TIME)

BRICK OVEN ROASTED CHICKEN $22
½ BONE IN ORGANIC FREE RANGE CHICKEN, ROASTED VEGETABLES, SHALLOTS & TARRAGON SAUCE

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

SHORT RIBS $25
BRAISED BONELESS BEEF SHORT RIB, WHIPPED POTATO, CARROTS, NATURAL REDUCTION

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

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

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

MEATBALL BUCATINI $18
TRADITIONAL MEATBALLS, CRUSHED TOMATO, CREAM, FRESH RICOTTA, TOASTED GARLIC CRUMBS

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

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
SHREDDED LETTUCE, AVOCADO, PEPPERS, ONIONS, CILANTRO, POBLANO PEPPER 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

VEGGIE TACO (3) $18
CAULIFLOWER, ONIONS, PEPPERS, BRUSSELS SPROUTS, AVOCADO, QUESO FESCO, SMOKED CHILI AIOLI

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

MIXED VEGETABLES $7

ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS $8

BROCCOLI RABE & GARLIC $7

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)

KIDS (12 and Under)

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

CHEESE BURGER WITH FRIES $12

KIDS GRILLED CHEESE $7
WHOLE WHEAT OR MULTIGRAIN, AMERICAN CHEESE, FRENCH FRIES OR APPLE SLICES