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Bar Jean

$$$$
Spanish, Basque
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5, rue de Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
05 59 24 80 38
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8:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Thu - Mon 8:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 218
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    Very good
  • 98
    Average
  • 38
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  • 32
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Very busy...but great food

This was one of the restaurants recommended to us in Biarritz and we had a fantastic meal there. The food was delicious. We had a selection of tapas between two and their cod dish was probably the best thing I ate during my whole time in Biarritz. The one downside was how busy it was. It is in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Ryan G
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Romantic
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Surrey
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very lively and popular bar in the Market streets. It's always busy and a greta place to hang out. There is some seating though many drinkers sit on the steps of the market hall or stand around and chat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

This was one of the restaurants recommended to us in Biarritz and we had a fantastic meal there. The food was delicious. We had a selection of tapas between two and their cod dish was probably the best thing I ate during my whole time in Biarritz. The one downside was how busy it was. It is in the centre... More 

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Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were recommended this restaurant by friends and it didn't disappoint. Was very busy and we had not made a reservation but were found a table very quickly. The service was excellent and a good variety was available for all the family. The waiters were all friendly and had we been staying in the city longer would have gone again.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Went there twice and both times the food was excellent and service was efficient and very friendly (check out the son of the family; 17y old - Cesar - young men like him will make France great again...). This is a brasserie/tapas-restaurant so don't expect more than that - value for money and pretence this is an awesome place. I... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Fantastic food with a local theme. I could have eaten there every night of the stay but did not have the fortune to do so!

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Cork, Ireland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Very disappointing visit to Bar Jean. Went specifically as it was recommended for tapas in our lonely planet guidebook. The waiters were very rude when we first arrived. The kitchen is not open until 7:30 and the staff were not very nice in explaining this to us. We had a plate of tapas which weren't as nice as some we... More 

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Umea, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Busy tapas restaurant in the heart of Biarritz. The food was decent, but it was sometimes difficult to get the waiters attention.

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Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were seated indoors downstairs as rain was due on that night. Initially I thought I'd faint with the heat! But it passed & we had a lovely night with a bottle of the local frizzante wine & a great plate of mixed seafood & got chatting to the table next door to us. It's that kind of informal place.... More 

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Perth
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Lively atmosphere with a vibrant trendy outdoor eating area as well as extensive indoor dining for inclement weather. An amazing array of help yourself Tapas, and a very large punch bowl of enticing Sangria. The food from the menu is pretty average, so that is why I am not giving it 5 stars.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Bar Jean is supposed to be a good place. So, said many people to us. Even locals. The location is in the middle of everything at Les Halles. I can't say if it's the place for the in-crowd. For me that has visited many places in so many cities it was just another brasserie. However very friendly staff. We were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5, rue de Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
  • Phone Number: 05 59 24 80 38

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 129
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
8:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
8:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?