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

Lunch Menu

Sweet Basil’s Cafe – Livingston NJ

Livingston NJ Lunch Restaurant

Lunch Restaurant Essex County NJ

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

BYOB

specialty sandwiches & tacos

served with hand-cut fries or side salad

Baja Fish Tacos $15.95
blackened tilapia, two flour tortillas,  roasted pineapple salsa, fresh guacamole & queso fresco

SeaBass Tacos $19.95
two (2) seabass tacos flour tortillas, topped with mango slaw, sliced avocado, chipotle ailoli served with salad, past or French fries

Steak Tacos $21.95
caramelized onions, lettuce, avocado, queso fresco, harissa sauce

Ahi Tuna Tacos $18.95
seared ahi tuna, mango slaw, sliced avocado, chili wasabi

Roasted Veggie Tacos $16.50
portobello mushrooms, cauliflower, onions, brussels sprouts, red peppers & avocado topped with queso fresco & harissa aioli

Ahi Multigrain Sandwich $17.95
pan seared ahi tuna served medium-rare with guacamole, arugula, wasabi glaze, sautéed onion & tomato served on toasted multigrain bread

Pulled Pork Sandwich $15.95
8-hour roast pork with bbq sauce, spicy slaw on a soft bun


solo sandwiches

add hand-cut fries $4.50

Buffalo Chicken Sandwich $12.95
crispy chicken cutlet in buffalo sauce, creamy blue cheese, lettuce & tomato, on baguette

Italian Chicken Sandwich $12.95
grilled chicken, fresh mozzarella, roasted red pepper, arugula & balsamic, on baguette
substitute crispy chicken cutlet

Chicken Cheesesteak $12.95
grilled chicken, potatoes, peppers, onions, jalapenos, American cheese, served on baguette

Grilled Chicken Sandwich $12.95
grilled chicken, sauteed spinach, onions, bacon & tomato served on a baguette

Spicy Chicken Sandwich $12.95
crispy chicken cutlet, spicy slaw, Sriracha sauce, Swiss cheese, bacon, tomato, pickles

 


 

hot & cold sandwiches

served with pasta or a house salad; substitute hand-cut fries/$2.50, gluten free bread/$2.50

1) Chicken & Arugula Wrap $13.95
grilled chicken, arugula, walnuts, ranch, dried cranberries & feta cheese

2) Veggie Sandwich $13.95
roasted portobello mushroom, fried eggplant, tomato, arugula & fresh avocado, drizzled with herb aioli on multi-grain bread

3) New Orleans Cajun Chicken Wrap $13.95
cajun chicken, greens, cucumbers, ranch dressing & fresh mozzarella

4) Roast Turkey, Bacon & Avocado Wrap $14.50
roast turkey, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, greens, tomato, mayo & jack cheese

5) Jumbo Crab Cake Sandwich $18.50
on a fresh baked roll served with tartar sauce or honey mustard, lettuce & tomato

6) Classic Cutlet $13.95
buttermilk fried chicken cutlet, fresh mozzarella, pesto mayo, lettuce & tomato on baguette

7) Chicken, Bacon & Avocado $13.95
grilled chicken, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato & mayo on toasted multigrain bread

8) Sweet Basil’s BLT $13.95
melted brie, arugula, tomato & applewood smoked bacon on a baguette with mayo or honey mustard

9) Roast Turkey & Brie $14.50
with honey mustard on baguette

10) Grilled Eggplant $12.95
fresh mozzarella, arugula, roasted red peppers & balsamic vinaigrette on baguette

11) Club Sandwich $13.95
choice of turkey or chicken, romaine on toasted wheat with bacon, lettuce, tomato & mayo

12) Roast Turkey $13.95
guacamole, vermont cheddar, romaine &  mayonnaise on toasted multigrain bread

13) Pommery Chicken $13.50
whole grain mustard, roasted red peppers & snow peas on baguette

14) Apricot Chicken $13.50
almonds, celery, dried cranberries & apricots on multigrain bread

15) Tahini Tuna Fish $13.50
tuna, onion, carrot, celery & sesame tahini on baguette

Half-Sandwich & Cup of Soup
choose from 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, or 15  – $13.50
Add $1.25 for lentil OR carrot apple

 


salad platters

served with pasta, salad & sliced baguette

16) Pommery Chicken Salad $15.50

17) Apricot Chicken Salad $15.50

18) Tahini Tuna Fish Salad $15.50

1/2 Salad Platter & Cup of Soup $15.50
add $1.25 for vegan or cream based soup


housemade soups

Split Pea $4.95 cup/$8.50 Bowl

Lentil with Fresh Vegetable (Vegan) $5.95 cup/$10.50 Bowl

Roasted Apple & Carrot (cream based) $5.95 cup/$10.50 Bowl


 

Children’s Menu
(Lunch: 10a.m. – 4 p.m.)
Served With Apple Slices or French Fries

KIDS CHICKEN FINGERS $12.95
2 all natural, non-processed white meat chicken fingers

KIDS GRILLED CHEESE $10.50
american cheese on multi, whole wheat or rye toast

BEVERAGES

MILK $3.95

CHOCOLATE MILK $4.25

SMOOTHIES $8 and up

HOT CHOCOLATE $3.50 / $4 – add whipped cream

PEPPERMINT HOT CHOCOLATE $4.75

TROPICANA OJ $4.95

CRANBERRY / APPLE JUICE $4.75

MILKSHAKES $6.95 & up

 

café salads

add: grilled chicken/$6;  grilled salmon/$10;  grilled shrimp/$9;  homemade veggie burger patty/$7;  steak/$12;  seared ahi tune/$10

PROTEIN SALAD $17
mixed greens, quinoa, lentils, chickpeas, avocado, walnuts, craisins, tomato & cucumber, cilantro lime vinaigrette

SWEET GREEN SALAD $16
red beets, granny smith apples, sweet yellow corn, red beans,cherry tomatoes, craisins & red onion over mixed greens

Steak Salad $21.95
grilled marinated hanger steak with mesclun greens,avocado, red onion & tomato with lemon vinaigrette

Chipotle Garlic Grilled Shrimp $20
mixed greens, mango, avocado, tomato & cilantro lime vinaigrette

Cobb Salad $18
grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, tomato, applewood smoked bacon, avocado, crumbled gorgonzola cheese & citrus vinaigrette

Chicken Caesar $16.50
romaine, house-made Caesar dressing, croutons & grated parmesan with fresh grilled chicken

Vegan Cafe Salad $19.95
mixed greens, mango, avocado, tomato & cilantro lime vinaigrette topped with a vegan veggie burger

Jumbo Crab Cake Salad $20
honey mustard, tomato, cucumber & mixed field greens

Pan Seared Citrus Salmon Salad $20
greens, red onion, tomato & cucumbers with citrus vinaigrette

Yellowfin Tuna Salad $21
seared sushi grade tuna with a chipotle, cilantro & lime sauce, mixed greens, mango, avocado, tomato & orange sesame vinaigrette

Arugula & Pear Salad $12.95
arugula, tomato, sliced anjou pear, tomato & crumbled gorgonzola with citrus vinaigrette

California Spring Mix $12.95
granny smith apples, tomato, caramelized walnuts & crumbled gorgonzola with balsamic vinaigrette


healthy bowls

FARMERS BOWL (V) $15.95
roasted medley of butternut squash, brussel sprouts & cauliflower with quinoa,
white beans & kale over brown rice, light shallot vinaigrette dressing (served warm

HARVEST BOWL (V) $15.95
maple roasted sweet potato, spinach, quinoa, chickpeas & pecans with brown rice (served warm)

MEDITERRANEAN BOWL (V) $16.95
israeli couscous, roasted cauliflower, shredded brussel sprouts, quinoa, diced red bell pepper, white beans, cherry tomato, red onion, kalamata olives & cucumber, lemon vinaigrette dressing (served cold)

POWER BOWL (V) $16.95
chickpeas, quinoa, kale, roasted eggplant, white button mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, white beans & diced red bell peppers, lemon vinaigrette

add: grilled chicken/$6, grilled salmon/$10, grilled shrimp/$9
homemade vegan veggie burger/$7, steak/$12, seared ahi tuna/$10


 

gourmet burgers

served with side of salad or french fries

choose from:
BEEF/ 8 oz Angus beef OR
CHICKEN/fresh ground all white meat chicken with fresh herbs & scallions or
VEGAN VEGGIE BURGER /made with fresh vegetables, black beans, lentils, fresh herbs & organic brown rice

Memphis Burger $16.95
topped with bourbon bbq sauce, applewood smoked bacon, frizzled onions, spicy slaw & cheddar cheese

Fully Loaded Burger $16.95
avocado, cheddar cheese & chipotle aioli

Hamburger $13.95
add Applewood Smoked Bacon $3
add avocodo $2

Cheese Burger $14.95
American, Cheddar, Swiss or Jack cheese
add Applewood smoked bacon $3
add avocado $2