Basant Modern Indian

4.7
17 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 17 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.5
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWendyF
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We loved it and will be back. Food was excellent and service attentive and friendly. Flavors were interesting, distinctive and robust. Salmon and lamb were competing for the #1 table favorite. Thanks for a nice night.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best Indian food we’ve had in Chicago

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TiffanyH
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!! Food was amazing, employees were terrific, the decorations and music were so very cool. The lamb shank was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend! Food was delicious and the service is excellent. We forgot our credit card and our server ran down the street to us.

I’d recommend the chicken saag, though everything we had was really good.

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vipCodyLee
Chicago
69 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Kitchen was amazing and it kept everything coming out in an organized and timely manner. Food was really strong. Just exceptional. Looking forward to returning

However: some constructive suggestions. They seriously need to get someone on board who can start training front of house service. Everyone was more than pleasant and capable, but woefully undertrained. The server was new and the person overseeing was shy and deferential. Even the food runner- who was nice - seemed semi-clueless. To succeed, I think they really need someone who knows how to train the FOH commensurate to the quality and caliber of the kitchen
(In other words, the service was really nice but pretty Shiite.)

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Holly
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great restaurant

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vipJOSH
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Outstanding flavors, and a good menu complimented by modern interpretations of Indian cuisine, such as cauliflower rice and a delicious cheese cake dessert. Don't miss the samosas. Highly recommended dining.

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jasonb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very good food. Best indian I have had in a while. Prices were a bit high but I got two meals out of my dish after appetizers so it was worth it. Could have been slightly faster at coming to my table to take my order as we have ourselves 2 hours to get to a movie and barely made it. Absolutely would go back.

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vipfws3
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our first time visiting and we were very impressed with the food. Well seasoned and quality ingredients cooked perfectly. The kitchen is somewhat slow getting out food, but they will work out the kinks as things pickup post pandemic. We were a larger group and tried most of the chicken dishes, which were all excellent. I had the Fish Tikka which was salmon. It needed a side sauce, which they were quick to get. We will be back again soon!

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vipfrenchie
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great indian food with different kind of dishes (seafood, chicken). Check out the menu. The owners are very friendly and can accomodate you.

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ManishaP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great time with friends. It is the best Indian food in the city. We had Jackfruit cutlets, Chicken Malai Cilantro for appetizers. For Entree Lamb Shank, Fish Basant, Sage Paneer, Lamb Roshangosh, Garlic Naan and Paratha. All the dishes were very fresh and flavorful. The meat dishes just melted in your mouth. The wine selection was great and reasonably priced. For Dessert we had the Gulab jamun cheesecake - a must have. Two sweets in one - great if U get a piece without the other on your spoon. Amazing with a piece of both in your spoon.

The chef and oweners and me wonderful people who are passionate about their food and service. Very knowledgeable. Highly recommend it - Can’t wait to go again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great flavors! Food was fresh and delicious. Lamb shank was fall off the bone and tender. Chicken Karahi was flavorful and portions were good. Staff was welcoming and knowledgeable. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and everything was delicious, sanitized and relaxing. A great experience for our first time dining out in about a year!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dine in experience! Started out with the Jackfruit cutlet which paired beautifully with the mint chutney. Also the Chicken Malai Cilantro was super tender. The Seafood Khichdi was browned well on a bed of riced cauliflower and lentils. Spicy, but complimented the salmon. The Malai Kofta was superb. Highly impressed with this new take on Indian. Very modern atmosphere and will be coming back very soon to try more items on the menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite Indian restaurant

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vipBurnsy28
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved this place! The ambience is cute and trendy, but they aren't relying on the decor to carry the place, because the food can definitely do this on its own. You can find traditional plates, but they have a few signature dishes to make it "modern" Indian. We loved every single thing we ate. (Naan was served so hot and fresh out the oven that we had to let it sit for a minute or so to cool off.) The staff was so kind and thankful for us coming in on Valentine's Day amid frigid temps and snow. I think this is a great spot for a date night or a group date, and I am sure families with adventurous eaters would love it as well! Great addition to the neighborhood!

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JulieD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so flavorful without being super spicy. Service was excellent. Can't wait to go back! Get there soon. I have a feeling that when word spreads and things open up again Basant will be packed.

FAQs

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 17 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.