Sweet Basil Bistro is Big Bear Lake’s newest and most intimate restaurant featuring fresh, country Italian cuisine in a quaint and cozy atmosphere. Family owned and operated by Chef Sally Hill, Sweet Basil Bistro’s varied and delectable Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch menus include delicious meals made with pride and integrity sure to please every guest including vegetarians and the little bambinos!
A local favorite in just a short time, the menu includes fresh and healthy salads, zesty House Made Pasta Sauces and Hot Pressed Panini Sandwiches. Specials for dinner include Lobster Lasagna, Ricotta and Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast along with House Made Italian Meatloaf, Grilled Salmon and Steaks. Sunday Brunch features specialty items such as Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict on Toast Ciabatta Bread topped with sauteed Arugula, Poached Eggs and a Creamy Parmesan Sauce. A full Bar is available along with a Boutique Wine Selection selected to complement Sweet Basil Bistro’s menu.
Located at 40629 Big Bear Blvd. (formerly Lakeview Dr.), adjacent to the Bowling Barn and within walking distance to the Village and Lake. Restaurant hours are Tuesday – Sunday 11am to 4pm, Cocktails and Appetizers 4 to 5pm and Dinner from 5pm to 9pm. Sunday Brunch 11am to 3pm. Closed Mondays, except Holidays. Reservations are welcome.
Sally Hill - Chef & Sweet Basil Bistro Owner
Chef Sally Hill has been in the restaurant business since she was 16. She has years of restaurant experience including working the front of the house, busing, serving, bartending, floor manager and bar manager. She received Bartender of the Year in 1995 for all of the Coachella Valley. After realizing her passion was the kitchen, she went back to school and received her Culinary Management Degree. After graduating, Sally went to work as a Sous-Chef for Jennifer Johnson at Jennifer’s Kitchen and Catering in Rancho Mirage, California. She has also worked at the Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming as a Banquet Chef and the Crescent H Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming as a Sous-Chef. She is now fulfilling her dream of having her own restaurant in Big Bear Lake with her family.
The Bistro has a Full Bar! – The Full Bar selection includes the Bistro’s Specialty Cocktail Menu created by Bartender Extraordinaire, Savannah Hill, who brought her top-rated concoctions from New York City. Favorite cocktails include Blushing Martinis, Sweet Basil Mojitos and Blackberry Gimlets. In addition, Sweet Basil’s Boutique Wines are selected to complement Sweet Basil Bistro’s menus.
SWEET BASIL BISTRO 909-866-9212
Big Bear’s Best and Newest Casual Italian Bistro.
Dishes made with Fresh Ingredients & Love Daily!