The first Basil’s on Market bistro-style restaurant opened in 2014 in downtown Troy. The downtown Dayton restaurant, which overlooks the Great Miami River, welcomed its first customers in 2016. A Mason location, currently shuttered, opened in 2018. Another venture, Stone Ground Deli and Locktender, opened in Piqua in 2019, but has shut down permanently due primarily to the coronavirus pandemic.
The downtown Dayton Basil’s is known for an all-you-can-eat Friday night crab special that was added in Troy earlier this year. Uhlir said Tuesday that the Mall at Fairfield Commons Basil’s on Market will also offer the all-you-can-eat crab special.