Families have traditions, and sometimes those traditions involve annually eating at the same restaurant. Our new-ish tradition is having dinner at Basil Restaurant for Father’s Day. When I say “new-ish”, I mean this has only been a tradition for a few years – but a tradition has to start somewhere, right?
Google categorizes it as an American restaurant, but it’s really more Italian-centric with American dish options. Basil is an interesting and unique place, which plays into its charm. The restaurant exists in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Medfield, MA and the restaurant itself looks like it was a small house at one point in time. Upon entering, you realize that the restaurant is really a lot bigger than the outside looks. The interior is charming and surprisingly upscale.
Lucky for us, we have the same waiter all three years we have been. His name is Victor, and he is not only the most attentive server I’ve encountered but the most entertaining! It really helped enhance our experience at Basil Restaurant. But it’s not only Victor – Basil boasts a great reputation as a restaurant that has personable servers, which sets the tone for family gatherings.
The food is just as good as the service. Samantha and I perused the menu, and to us, everything looked pretty good, so it was hard to narrow down the choices.
I went with the slow-roasted duckling topped with an orange marmalade sauce. The sauce added a refreshing taste to the roasted duckling, which was crispy on the outside, and roasted to perfection. The duckling came with sauteed spinach, peppers, and sweet mashed potatoes on the side.
Samantha went with the ravioli sampler because she loves ravioli. The sample is a great way to sample all of the ravioli dishes Basil has to offer. The type of ravioli includes butternut squash, chicken and walnut spinach, and lobster and shrimp ravioli topped with asparagus. There were six generously-sized kinds of ravioli; 2 of each of kind.
For dessert, we split the brownie sundae. It looked beautiful – a scoop of vanilla ice cream sandwiched between two brownies, with hot fudge spilled over the top brownie. The plate was garnished with fresh raspberries and topped with whipped cream. I can’t even describe how delicious it was – it hit the spot after the dinner!
Located in a residential neighborhood in Medfield, Basil is an ideal choice for family gatherings, no matter how large your family is! The service and food will make you want to come back year after year. It really is a fantastic experience on all fronts.