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Basil Pizza & Wine Bar in Crown Heights

missmodular Oct 7, 2010 01:49 PM

Has anyone been here yet? Here's their website:


I'm hoping to check it out next weekend. Looks promising.

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  1. ChiefHDB RE: missmodular Oct 7, 2010 01:56 PM

    Yeah, good article today in the times. I just moved to the neighborhood and it was on my radar (but very low) until the article. Bruni doesn't really discuss the food quality as much as the neighborhood dynamic, so I'd love to hear from someone who's been.

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    1. re: ChiefHDB
      Jeffsayyes RE: ChiefHDB Oct 7, 2010 03:25 PM

      it's frustrating that there are no pictures of the pie on the web.

      1. re: Jeffsayyes
        ChiefHDB RE: Jeffsayyes Oct 7, 2010 05:38 PM

        Found this kosher blog. Guy tries the pizza but takes pictures of everything but....oy! http://kosherscene.wordpress.com/2010...

        Also see this intense (and entertaining) comments section: http://www.vosizneias.com/62959/2010/...

        Searched around for a pic of the pie...nothin! Guess I'll just have to go down there myself at some point.

        1. re: ChiefHDB
          tex.s.toast RE: ChiefHDB Oct 8, 2010 06:39 AM

          I too thought that the absence of food descriptins in bruni's article was surprising/disheartening, and would have liked to see at least an in-passing mention that the food was worthwhile (or were we supposed to assume as much becasue they bothered with the story?)

          as for pizza pics, from the "press" section of their site:


          there are some brief shots around the 1 minute mark, it looks pretty good (the nutella pie the reporter holds up at the end, not so much) the oven looks interesting and not like my favorite wood-fired places, it almost looks like its a gas-assist oven (could it be one of those "Wood-stone" brand ovens ive heard about, i think i read a sf bay area thread where a restaurant was accused of claiming its woodstone brand oven was a wood oven, or at least letting customers roll with the confusion.)

          1. re: ChiefHDB
            EricMM RE: ChiefHDB Oct 9, 2010 08:14 AM

            Those comments were very entertaining!

            1. re: ChiefHDB
              Chaimke RE: ChiefHDB Oct 24, 2010 10:35 AM

              I stand corrected and apologize for the omission. Here is a review with photos of Basil's pizza: http://kosherscene.wordpress.com/2010....

              1. re: Chaimke
                ChiefHDB RE: Chaimke Oct 24, 2010 02:48 PM

                No problem. Thanks for the pics.

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