Restaurant Review X2: Basil

Back in March, I went out to dinner with four lovely ladies. My sisters, Margaret and Eliza (Top left and right), Ivy and Alden (came later).

It was Margaret and Eliza’s birthday and we just had to celebrate at the best restaurant in town.


However, Basil in downtown Charleston is a very small restaurant and it gets quite packed. We got there just as they were opening so that we could get a table. Otherwise, who knows how long we would have had to wait. πŸ˜‰

I have to admit that I’ve only ever tried a few things on their menu. Specifically, is the entreΓ© I ALWAYS order is the Pad Thai.

It. Is. Amazing.

The girls and I ordered the basil rolls (best appetizer), the wonton soup and the pad thai (best entreΓ©) and Ivy ordered the Pad See-Eu (the beef dish above…which was also fabulous).

Since it was the girls’ birthdays, they brought out a fried green tea ice cream ball out to celebrate. Yum!


Fast forward to August.


Last week, my sisters, Margaret and Katie, and I went to the BRAND NEW Basil in Mount Pleasant.

This restaurant is much much bigger than the downtown Charleston location. A necessity with its popularity. πŸ™‚

It’s architecture is gorgeous and it is right on the marsh with a lovely outdoor patio. So beautiful.

The food in Mount Pleasant was just as good as the downtown Charleston location. So delicious! πŸ™‚

I can and will never get tired of the Pad Thai. Oh. Em. Gee!

So, if you have a chance, next time you’re in Charleston or Mount Pleasant, head over to Basil and try it out. Oh, and they also have a location in Charlotte, North Carolina…which I plan to visit too. πŸ™‚


  1. So, I read a lot of blogs and yours is, by far, the prettiest and most “clean” blog. Just love it…thought I should say that πŸ™‚

    P.S. I always order Pad Thai, too. My husband gets on me about not branching out, but Pad Thai is, by far, the hardest thing I’ve ever tried to make at home. Not because it’s actually hard, but because GOOD Pad Thai is SO hard to get right…I am still on the prowl for the perfect recipe, and uhh..I’ve tried a TON of them!

    1. Thank you so much Nicole! You just made my day…no, week!. πŸ™‚

      As for the Pad Thai…let me know when you’ve found a good recipe. I’ve only attempted it once, and it didn’t come close to the Pad Thai at Basil. Oh well….still on the hunt! πŸ˜‰

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