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le clos basque

12, rue Louis Barthou, 64200 Biarritz, France
+33.5.59.24.24.96
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Ranked #22 of 230 restaurants in Biarritz
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $39 - $48
Cuisines: French, Basque
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Dorridge, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This was among the least expensive meals we had in France but was one of the best, with a good value house red wine. Service was spot on and a nice ambiance to the place

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Melbourne
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60 reviews 60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

This restaurant is sensational. I had the foie gras terrine to start and the braised pork cheeks for main course. I was there in a group of four and we all tasted a little of each others meals. Every single meal was divine and I would have been happy to eat any of them. The fish was incredible fresh, the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

We visited this place as we were in a rush to go somewhere and saw Tripadvisor had recommended the place. The hours say they open at 12. My wife and I were there at 11:55 with another woman and waited for it to open. Since we had to go back onto a bus at 12:45, we stood in plain view... More

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London, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Make sure to make a reservation as the place is always full. We found this place thanks to a reference in a Michelin guide book. It has a lovely interior with a few tables (7 or so) and a terrace. The food was quite artistic, beautifully presented, the wine list quite extensive. I had rolls stuffed with crab meat, risotto... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Had lunch here on final day of our Biarritz holiday. Lovely little place; pretty outside dining area which, unfortunately for us was already reserved for other diners. Beautiful food, elegantly presented. Service very very good; waiting staff worked very hard and were very professional and skilled in their craft. Very good wine selection too; highly recommend that you make time... More

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Sydney, Australia
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807 reviews 807 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
567 helpful votes 567 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

With its tiles and exposed stonework,hung with abstract art,this place could be in Spain. This Basque kitchen is known for its savory offerings and regional specialities. Check out one of the best fish dishes.... a local Atlantic whitefish,known as Maigre. Fresh sea bass and scallops feature frequently on the menu. I love the codfish platter with choriso and artichokes for... More

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London
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

This place has fantastic food! My husband got the scallops and I got the prawns and coscos- both dishes were cooked perfectly and beautifully presented. It was my husbands favorite for the whole trip. Our outdoor seating was lovely although there was some ongoing construction across the street that did take away slightly from the experience (but of course the... More

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

The restaurant: Charming ambiance; an intimate restaurant, where the unassuming chic clientele dine with friends; the people they love. The menu is more than adequate, producing excellent cuisine; exciting, imaginative and well executed every time. Their chocolate is sublime! Good helpful service. Why would anyone want to rush, savour the moment, good food and wine, good company. Finesse is priceless.... More

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Oslo
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Absolutely very nice, sitting out in their winter garden in October. The menu is only in French, so I took a chance and wasn't disappointed with my three course meal. Friendly service, reasonably priced.

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Riga, Latvia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This is a very good restaurant in the centre of Biarritz, not far from the beach. It is listed in Michelin guide of Biarritz and it has the usual features of Michelin listed restaurants - small menu of food cooked from fresh ingredients, good presentation. The portions are quite small and cooking is quite simple, but everything we tried was... More

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