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12, rue Louis Barthou, 64200 Biarritz, France
+33.5.59.24.24.96
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12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 184
    Excellent
  • 140
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious meal

Enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant which was recommended by our hotel. The food was delicious and worth the wait. It is a very busy restaurant and you are seated close to other tables but food was worth it. There were only 2 waiters working the very busy restaurant floor and they had a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
M B
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Melboutne
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a delicious meal at this restaurant which was recommended by our hotel. The food was delicious and worth the wait. It is a very busy restaurant and you are seated close to other tables but food was worth it. There were only 2 waiters working the very busy restaurant floor and they had a system and moved from tables... More 

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Thank M B
Pebble Beach, California
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Excellant cuisine, poor service. Not that the servers are bad - they do the best they can. But at least one more is needed. The boss is apparently more interested in saving money than providing for his customers. The very good chef should find a job in a more deserving restaurant.

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London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Am sorry to have to echo some of the recent comments before this one. We dined here on Tues last, having booked and it was not all as I expected. After ordering the salmon, the waiter literally threw the cutlery down on the table in front of me, I should have taken a photo. I am not being picky. I... More 

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Thank Rowan A
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

And the cuisine is very far from what one would expect. At times felt like pre-cooked. Perhaps understaffed - had to walk to the kitchen twice to ask for something. NOT recommended.

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Thank N A
Cape Town
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Worst restaurant experience ever. We made a booking a week before it was time to go and we had rather high expectations. As we arrived at 20.30 the restaurant was busy and there seemed to be a shortage of waiters. After being seated at our table we wait for more than 20 minutes and without a sign of being noticed... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Friday night, full house - too big challenge for poor staff. The place itself is very fascinating, the terrace is the place to be in summer, even in thunderstorm. Menu at 26 euros is reasonably priced, but not as good as the menu (only in French) suggests. Two men staff is absolutely too little: long wait for menu, no water... More 

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Thank Reijo L
Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

3 course menu of top class eats for €26. The most expensive white wine we could find was a nice Basque number for €22. Tremendous value for the quality. Some of the caveats in other reviews are on the mark: you really need to book; there are only 2 really busy waiters so they are not at your beck and... More 

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Thank M B
Stockton, California
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Wife and I were very excited to have dinner here. We had read great reviews and Michelin Guide gives it the bar gourmand. Also, we had dinner at two other places in town and they mentioned it was good food. We arrived on time and were seated immediately. Then they forgot about us. We did not see someone again for... More 

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Thank MandoMan
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My opinion: They should remove all tables from the terrace and fill it with nice flowers and a fountain and only serve tables by reservation. Keep it real, increase the prices rather than get more orders and end up making a joke of them selves and their customers. My story: I was looking forward to this restaurant. I wasn't lucky... More 

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Thank Modhayan
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

We had the three course set menu for dinner at Le Clos Basque for 26 euros. Very good quality and the serving staff made helpful recommendations. All our food was delicious. The calamari and jambon cru starter was a highlight. You have to book to get a place. Definitely recommend going.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12, rue Louis Barthou, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
  • Phone Number: +33.5.59.24.24.96

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 32 - 39
  • Cuisine: French, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?