From the outside, Basils looks like a giant Greco-Roman temple. The flat facade features a giant archway with a window from floor to ceiling, and the building is lit from within by lamps hanging from the ceiling. It's an imposing and inviting sight.
Aurora residents have been thrilling to the addition of another restaurant in their town that isn't a chain. Far from it, Basils is Greek dining in a gorgeous setting with above average quality. Inside, classic columns fill the space, and sunlight washes in through the large, arched windows.
One needn't consult any oracles to figure out how to proceed when it comes to the menu. For how good the food is, the prices are extraordinarily reasonable: a gyros plate of gargantuan proportions is merely $12 for dinner and $10 for lunch. Seafood dishes are just under $20, and kebabs hang out in the mid-$20 range. Fear not, though: Entree sizes are big enough that no one goes away hungry. Basils Greek Dining is beautifully prepared Mediterranean food in an aesthetically pleasing space.
Average cost: $10-$20
Centerstage Reviewer: Bill Burman