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Basant Modern Indian, Chicago, IL

Basant Modern Indian

4.7
4.7
402 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Great for creative cocktails
Basant showcases modern Indian cuisine by complementing the flavors and traditions of India with fresh, local ingredients and classic techniques.

The festival of Basant is a tradition, followed for millennia, which symbolizes spring and new beginnings. At Basant, our menu offers skillfully done imaginative variants of traditional Indian cuisine, focusing on the crispness and cleanness of scents and flavors.

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2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (773) 770-3616
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jeet Singh
  • Neighborhood
    North Center
  • Cross street
    Byron and Lincoln (Close to Irving Park and Lincoln)
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Brown Line (Irving Park)
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 402 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Indian

402 Reviews
  1. NataA

    Milwaukee

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Basant is a lovely restaurant with sophisticated food and excellent service. They do have a nice patio. It can get noisy with families and boisterous children, and one could say it adds to the charm.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice ambiance, great service and the food was good too.

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  3. Lori

    Chicago

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food did not meet our expectations and our wait staff never asked us once how everything was or if we needed anything. Waited over 15 minutes for our check. The tandoori paneer was 97% cheese and only two tiny pieces of roasted pepper and a sliver of onion. The dal had very little flavor and the chicken Basant did not taste fresh. Very disappointing. The restaurant also said we didn’t honor our reservation when we did, so clearly they’re not paying attention to much.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jackfruit Haleem, fish Amritsar and cocktails were awesome

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  5. Adiner

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I would not recommend this restaurant. For the price the value in the food is just not there. I ordered the duck, and it wasn't a full duck breast. It was three pieces of breast on top of a lot of rice and a lot of sauce. (C'est bien Thai around the corner has a duck and green bean dish that has more duck at a fraction of the price.) The plantain was like 1/6 of a plantain and it was not fully cooked. (It was supposed to be caramelized.). The lamb meatballs left much to be desired. The fat wasn't well distributed and the sauce had an antiseptic quality. We were also disappointed in the cocktails. They seemed so interesting on the menu but just didn't pop. (I also think they could have used brick ice cubes but that's just a preference in terms of not watering down the drink and visual appeal.) The best dish was an app, Chicken Malai Cilantro. The lentils side was ok but again, would have been just as good at a take out place at a lower price. We left feeling like we didn't get the quality that we paid for.

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  6. LaraS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent! The ambiance, service, and food! Can’t wait to go back!

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  7. Ciccone

    Chicago

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    great food, well-appointed cocktail and beverage menu. Our server was fantastic. We will be back soon.

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  8. Nightstar

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Basant was great. We were running late and they accommodated us so well. The food was great and from what I heard the cocktails were too. We will definitely be back!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Basant Modern was a wonderful place to dine. We went here off of a friends recommendation and it did not disappoint. The restaurant was in a neighborhood close to ours. The inside was clean, comfortable, and chic with beautiful mandalas painted on the wall. The staff were efficient, friendly, and helpful.

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  10. 123ABC

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Going to Basant is always a treat! Great place, great drinks and great food.

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You can order delivery directly from Basant Modern Indian using the Order Online button. Basant Modern Indian also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 770-3616.

Basant Modern Indian is rated 4.7 stars by 402 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Basant Modern Indian

1939 W Byron St, Chicago, IL 60613

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Byron and Lincoln (Close to Irving Park and Lincoln)
  • Neighborhood
    North Center
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:30 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Cocktail Bar, Contemporary Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Brown Line (Irving Park)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jeet Singh
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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