With influences stemming from Italy and Spain, The Basin serves up both types of food with American flair. In downtown Saratoga, just southwest of San Jose, The Basin has a wide selection of small plates such as the Paella Pequena, Lamb Sliders, house made Burrata and Truffle Fries. Seafood and Salads are available with fresh Shucked Oysters, House Cured Wild Salmon and the Fancy Green Salad on the lighter side. If you are hankering for a large entrée, the Pork N’ Clams with a Snake River Farms tenderloin and littleneck clams should hit the spot, as will the Thick Cut N. Y. Steak with Yukon potatoes and broccoli. 18 rotating wines by the glass, approximately 100 in bottle, craft cocktails, and beer, along with whiskeys, vodkas and gin keep the adult beverages varied and appetizing. The Basin is where fresh food and good friends meet in Saratoga.