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22, Boulevard Thiers, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
05 59 85 16 63 ‎
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Bar Basque is great. The service, ambience and cuisine is straight forward and authentically very good. The regulars are there nightly if not for dinner then an order of tapas and their famous drink, la Macca B. Yes it is addictive. We stY in St Jean de Luz yearly for 3 weeks in September and without Bar Basque we would... More

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california
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102 reviews 102 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Hire another few people. Although the food was just average, it took a long time to even get a look at the menu board. I had to get up and ask and was embarrassed to do that. I felt bad for the guys who were working as hard and as efficiently as possibly human. We sat outside and thought inside... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

The restaurant opened in 1920 and still serves very good basque fooa. The foie gras is marvellous, the assietes are plentiful and the brochette de lotte with chorizo is typical of the basque food mixing spanish and french flavours. The ambiance is cosy and nice with locals eating their meals while reading the newspaper but during the high season things... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

The food was excellent at competitive prices with great service and suggestion of accompanying wines. Friendly and homely experience. We thought it worth recommending since it's away from the tourist-area restaurants of the harbour area; we stumbled upon it quite by accident. Despite it being a week day evening it was busy and for us it was the first positive... More

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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Bad expensive food Worse service the only thing worth seeing is the decor inside It is a pity as the Bar Basque was once THE place to go and to be seen in the 50s and 60s, it was double the size it is now and there was a great ambience. It has changed hands many times since then, but... More

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Very slow service and somehow our main course order was lost in the system on what seemed to be a relatively quiet evening. What is worse is that the staff hadn't noticed we had been waiting for a long time. An compensatory glass of wine each was offered and accepted. When the main meal finally arrived, the duck with honey... More

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UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We recently were lucky enough to spend a short break in St. Jean de Luz and Bar Basque almost became our 'local' as it is located away from the real tourist area and the food and service was relaxed and it is a great place to sit quietly for a morning coffee, afternoon apero or evening meal. The lunchtime menu... More

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Austin, Texas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We went to Bar Basque twice in our 3 days in St. Jean de Luz - once for drinks (5 stars), once for dinner (3 stars). It's a great place to relax mid-afternoon for a drink or a coffee on the outdoor patio. There is great people watching. Dinner, however, was a different story...the service was horrible. The waiter admittedly... More

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france
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Set back from the seafront, the bar is on the main street and it's very pleasant to sit outside and watch the world go by. We've been here at different times of day, and had a good variety of things from the menu. Service is always good, and the menu has all the traditional basque fare plus a few inventive... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2011

this bar was very typical of the area. the food was excellent, and good value.

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Additional Information about Le Bar Basque

Address: 22, Boulevard Thiers, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
Phone Number: 05 59 85 16 63 ‎
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: French

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