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Bistrot Basque

#19 of 330 Restaurants in Caen
Certificate of Excellence
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Spanish, Basque
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24 Quai de Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
0231382126
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7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 132
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 14
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  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Basque cuisine in Caen

Drooped into this Bistro for dinner and we were not disappointed. Had the tapas to share to start which was fantastic! Had a great bottle of Basque white wine to go with the sea bass which was cooked to perfection. Fresh, flavourful and the potatoe and veg with it was very good as well. I finished... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Smoltman
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Courtenay, Canada
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Courtenay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Drooped into this Bistro for dinner and we were not disappointed. Had the tapas to share to start which was fantastic! Had a great bottle of Basque white wine to go with the sea bass which was cooked to perfection. Fresh, flavourful and the potatoe and veg with it was very good as well. I finished off with the ewe... More 

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We came here on the ratings of tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Great food for adults but also for children. Gratin dauphinois instead of the usual "frittes". The seafood was fantastic and I can recommend the white wine Gaillac cuvée heritage which is truly fantastic. I am even trying to source it directly from the wine maker. I would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Had a great meal with friends , Seafood was very good . Service excellent , atmosphere very nice. A good wine selection . Enjoyed every aspect of our experience at the restaurant. Have some sweets after dinner - super !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

Found this after high recommendations off trip advisor and it wasn't a let down food was fantastic at great value for money. Great service and staff were very friendly loved it!!. Jay & Wend

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great staff. They coped well with my poor French. Food was excellent. Will go again if I get the chance

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

For a quickly delicious lunch while we stopped over in Caen Bistrot Basque was perfect! Traditional food, great service, highly recommended!

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Once again Trip Advisor reviews recommended a great spot in Caen. We ate there with our 18 year old son and we each enjoyed our meal. The location on the marina was nice as we ate on the terrace. And my son's steak was delicious as it was part of a 3 course price fixe menu. I enjoyed the bass... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

get a table on the terrace. then wait for the sunset sipping sangria while your morue is ready. order it for two. just amazing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had the pleasure of dining here on our way home to the UK from the Dordogne. What a find. My wife and I shared a trio of seafood as as starter and it was terrific. Prawns, moules, clams and squid all cooked to perfection on the grill and covered in garlic and butter. My wife had a main of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We went there after reading some positive posts on Trip Advisor and it has been better than expected. Waiters are friendly and very active and we got excellent appetizers and a large meal of very good grilled meat and grilled fresh fish. The basque wine a lyle bit "heavy" but in general a place with a good value. Go there!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 24 Quai de Vendeuvre, 14000 Caen, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Normandy  >  Basse-Normandie  >  Calvados  >  Caen
  • Phone Number: 0231382126

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Spanish, Basque
Open Hours
Monday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?