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Bar Jean

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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 185
    Excellent
  • 244
    Very good
  • 71
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 23
    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
A Biarritz institution, going strong for a good reason!

Everyone should pop by this Biarritz institution opposite the covered market, if not for a meal, at least to soak up the atmosphere with locals and visitors alike creating a buzz from lunchtime onwards. The renovated Les Halles opposite mean that there are fewer cars and the tables can spill... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
EMNP
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Geneva, Switzerland
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Geneva, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Everyone should pop by this Biarritz institution opposite the covered market, if not for a meal, at least to soak up the atmosphere with locals and visitors alike creating a buzz from lunchtime onwards. The renovated Les Halles opposite mean that there are fewer cars and the tables can spill further onto the road. Great tapas, drinks, and small eats,... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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442 reviews 442 reviews
354 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I arrived at Bar Jean around 6.30pm, sat in the sunshine, ordered a glass of Rueda and some tapas. Within an hour the entire area had transformed; the restaurant staff were run off their feet, the crowds spilled out onto the street and a festival atmosphere ensued...it was quite a spectacle. Interestingly, the excellent servers appeared to be used to... More 

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Poole, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is a hugely busy and obviously successful tapas bar and restaurant in the trendy Halles district of the town cenrtre. Varied menu of the usual tapas dishes with a typiical Baqe flavour. Generous portions - a starter of chiperons is enough for two..very good value for money, a full dinners with wine is unlikely to be more than 30/35... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

This little gem has everything - good food friendly service and a real buzzy atmosphere. We found this place whilst wandering around and enjoyed it so much we went back the next night.

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Biarritz, France
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324 reviews 324 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

In 5 years living in Biarritz I have only managed to eat here twice. Both have been out of season because otherwise you can never get a seat. It is a pintxos bar first and a restaurant second so come and try the pintxos and if it is to your liking then come back for a proper sit-down meal.

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

A pleasant and packed tapas bar by the Halles, frequented mostly by locals but with a few tourists even in December. The pintxos on the bar were appetising and very popular with patrons. Seats are hard to come by and worth grabbing if you want to try something more substantial from the menu. We had a couple of menu dishes,... More 

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Gandia, Spain
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We have been to Bar Jean only once as the second time it was so overrun with patrons that not a seat was to be had. That being said you dont want to sit. This is a tapas bar and is best enjoyed by standing at the bar and eating the local tapas. In these sorts of places in Spain... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Tourist Trap! Tourist Trap! Tourist Trap! Shocking service....very ordinary dishes at inflated prices.......I ordered a piece of beef if you can call it that - more like a slab of fat and gristle. complained to the waitress.....no response forthcoming. Visit at your peril!

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Kildare
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 via mobile

this is a little gem , good food and wine and friendly service made this an experience and visit well worth while. Be sure to pay a visit if in Biarritz you will not be disappointed

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We had dinner here outside in the poring rain. Luckily we sat under the blinds. It was romantic, good atmosphere, nice people and good food. If you want something else instead of the standard tourist 'we all have the same menu' restaurants? Go here, we highly recommend it.

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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: Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, 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?