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Bar Jean

5, rue de Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
05 59 24 80 38
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Ranked #58 of 244 restaurants in Biarritz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $129
Cuisines: Basque
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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Scandinavia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Had high expectations on this place but got sick pretty soon after having their chipirones a la plancha on Wed 16 July.

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Miami Beach, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I'll never come here again, the food came to our table different than what we ordered, when we complaint to the waitress she played dumb and called the manager/owner and she translated totally what she wanted so she didn't get in trouble, as arrogant as any person can be the owner told us that the food comes as is in... More

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Tonbridge
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Ate early while France was losing in the world cup. Stopped for a drink and stayed on to eat. Nice mix of toursits and locals on their way homeStaff stayed focused as the rush built up and didn't hustle us to get the table back. Staff very friendly and happy not to laugh at my french attempts while using their... More

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Bar Jean is known since years in Biarritz as the meeting point for locals and visitors. The quality of the tapas is excellent, as well as the service. The atmosphere is also a large plus for the place. It is crowded but in a nice manner. It is popular and the mix of people makes this place one of the... More

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Vancouver, Canada
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Food only okay. There are a lot of restaurants in this area, and lots with good reviews. This is a landmark restaurant, but the menu is small and the food just okay.

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Hoersholm, Denmark
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This small gem has a great atmosphere, slightly away from the more tourism affects harbour area. While it can be a bit noisy, it feels like a nice place to be and the service is friendly, although not hugely quick when it is busy. The food is very well prepared for the price level and nicely simple and easy. We... More

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Service - not good! But that's more of a rule in Biarritz. Make sure to be seen and heard by the staff in a djungle of loud, french speaking locals. How ever, food and wine is great! Will def be coming back!

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Lancashire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Busy brasserie at the side of Biarritz market, popular with locals as well as tourists. Very good food with a simple menu but that's not a criticism - sometimes there can be too much choice! In fact, my wife and I had dinner several times here during our stay in Biarritz so we could experience a number of the dishes.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Yes, we liked the restaurant, didn't have to wait to long to get a (very tight) table, and the food was very good, especially the sardines. Price was ok. But I can't believe lonely planet speakes so highly of it; This fantastic city must have (even) better places!

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wonderful lovely place with lot of people ;) tapas really nice and the food we got was surprising good!! We met a Australian couple thanks for the talk ;)

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