8333 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9006934.090689 -118.371344
Daily, 7:30am - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
It amazes me that with as many places that there is to go for brunch in Weho that Basix wouldn't try harder. I went there on a Saturday night when it was really slow and the following morning for a busy brunch and the service was the same. 15mins before anyone greets you, you might as well forget about getting your water refilled or your coffee. The manager had to ask if we had menus cause one can only assume that many have been seated before without service and menus. They may read this and say "we'll we were busy" and I would say that it's Brunch, it's going to be busy. Just because a server takes your order and then a food runner brings you food does not mean you provide service. If that were true then we should tip the McDonalds staff.
My Kind of Dinner? Key Lime Pie and Red Velvet! – I read about this place being excellent for people watching and decided to stop in for wine and dessert. The combination of low lighting, open floor plan, and large windows worked the intimate vibe.
Upon arriving, I had no idea what the parking would look like but the valet was friendly and the price, so long as you ate there, was really quite reasonable.
I choose to sit up at the bar in hopes to chat it up with the bar tender or servers to find out what the locals enjoyed doing, places to avoid, and find out what relocation challenges were. Boy did I luck out! They were so sweet and really humored me.
The wine list is decent, sadly they only carry one Pinot Grigio, but it was still good. The desserts were just so delicious and mouth watering.
All in all? This place is a great place to go with others or solo. Try the Key Lime Pie....you'll thank me later.
WHAT HAPPENED? – I keep trying to like Basix again, but I can't. A year and more ago it was a decent to good spot for breakfast but over the last several months, it's just gone down hill. it is close to home and all of the waiters are as nice as can be, but the food has become just bland and bad. Over the last few months I have tried it over a dozen times, simplifying my order, just trying to get a decent breakfast but the kitchen is totally incompetent. The final straw was today - french toast and a side of bacon. The french toast was burnt on the outside, cold all the way thru and the bacon was cold. Both came on a cold plate. Over a dozen attempts at breakfast have all been cold, not as ordered or just plain bad. Under cooked potatoes, over cooked eggs, runny omelets, over cooked burgers, cold oatmeal, cold toast, gummy bacon, etc. I think its time to write off this place. Its a shame, nice people working there and a convenient location, but the food is just awful.
Upscale neighborhood restaurant – Basix Cafe struck me as the "BLD restaurant" in WeHo. Overall, a good selection of sandwiches, burgers, salads & entrees; a real crowd-pleaser for those groups of friends with varied food palates & budgets. This place is relatively inexpensive for dinner ($15-$17 incl. tax/tip) for an entree per person & dessert to share. The only complaint is that there are potato chips instead of french fries with the burgers. This would have been a travesty if it were not for the amazing burgers that took up enough space in our stomachs. Food review:
Kobe Beef Burger - This comes out with the lettuce, tomato & onion on the side. Ordered medium, the outside was tenderly seared while the inside was juicy and without risking bloody. You can request sauce, but try it as is & appreciate the Kobe beef as it is. Otherwise, just save $3 and get the regular hamburger if you're going to alter it.
Salmon Burger - Favorite of the evening. The fish patty was perfectly flaked, compounded, and had a consistently crispy texture. Because the patty did not fall apart, I pestered the waiter to tell me how the chef was able to fry the patty without breading it. Included with the burger is a delightfully tangy and creamy side of freshly-made tartar sauce.
Vegetable Pizza - Must share with friends! The pizza came out in a wooden board, sliced up & begging to be pried apart with a knife to separate the melted cheese. It had a sweet taste to it, and must have been from the combination of diced garden vegetables & specialty mozzerella. The pizza sauce was mixed with the toppings, rather than under the cheese like other pizza joints. No worries, this kept the pizza crust crispy throughout the meal & wasn't at all soggy.
Overall, great value & atmosphere & place for group meals.
First time patron – Basix is anything but basic. I found the food to be pretty good. Excellent omletes and potatoes. Friendly wait staff. Was it just the day I went or is the staff always male only? Tight eating quaters. Just a bit of advice, if you don't like smoking or dining with dogs make sure you request a table indoors. The staff was quite accommodating when I requested to move indoors because another patron was smoking. Overall it was a good spot for breakfast or brunch. I'd definitely go again.
delicious mojitos. excellent food but mehhh service – i love this place. seriously i go all the time. delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner. even better mojitos. the service is poor though. i always have to wait a long time to get water or to order. and then the food takes a while. but great people watching while you wait forever to get your food.
Reliably Excellent – This is a great place to eat brunch, lunch, or dinner. I've eaten at Basix countless times, and it is reliably excellent. You can always count on superb cocktails. Their mojito and their cosmopolitan are my favorites. The menu selection is vast and their food is reliably good. Their club sandwiches are tasty and huge. Their skirt steak with chimichurri sauce is *amazing*. Their brunch food is likewise very good across the board. I like their eggs benedict and their crabcakes benedict. Another nice thing is that they allow you to replace your french fries with fresh vegetables or a fruit medley that's not just fruit out of a jar but really fresh and tasty. Finally, the waitstaff is always friendly, and the service is prompt. They have a great location in a pleasant part of West Hollywood, and their outdoor patio is great all year round.
GREAT restaurant (terrible parking situation) – If parking was easier, I'd be a regular here! The food is great, the service is great, and the patio makes for a great atmosphere. I love the goat cheese salad!
Italian-influenced curbside dining at a see-and-be-seen Boystown fave. – In Short
Anchored by a huge sidewalk patio, Basix exemplifies the WeHo tradition of people watching with one's mouth full. The neighborhood clientele is lively, and tables are close enough to allow easy eavesdropping. The health-conscious menu teems with salads, pastas, pizzas and panini sandwiches. Chicken fettuccine comes in a spicy jalapeno-cream sauce, while a thin tri-colore pizza is a sampler of three popular toppings. Side dish faves include the black bean-turkey chili and crispy house-made potato chips.
Consistenly great food and great service – I have been a regular at this plce for a couple years and EVERYTIME I go the food is great and the service is wonderful. I have never once had to wait for refills, the food is always fresh, always hot, and great. The BBQ CX pizza is awesome, the crabcakes are to die for, and the brunch is sensational. I can only hope this place never changes
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