We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Basque Norte Restaurant

3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
530-891-5204
Website
Menu
Update restaurant details
Ranked #11 of 274 restaurants in Chico
Cuisines: Seafood, Spanish, Steakhouse, Tapas
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Basque Restaurant with plenty of parking and handicap access. Full bar and tapas. Specials and reservations accepted. Closed Monday and Tuesday. (530) 891-5204
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Basque Restaurant with plenty of parking and handicap access. Full bar and tapas. Specials and reservations accepted. Closed Monday and Tuesday. (530) 891-5204
Write a Review

18 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
    12
    5
    1
    0
    0
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Maxwell, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Basque Norte has been a family favorite dining experience for over 21 years. So, I wasn't surprised when my almost 21-year-old daughter asked if we could celebrate her birthday at Basque Norte. I was happy to accede to her wishes. As there would be seven in our party, I called for reservations and was able to make them easily at... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chico, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

There is more served than we could eat at one sitting. I seems pricey until you see what you get. Soup, salad, spicy red beans, potatoes, pasta, bread, entree and ice cream are all included. I had a full rack of pork ribs and they were excellent. My wife ordered a salad al la carte and we still brought food... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lindon, Utah
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I can not say enough good about this place! It is a family business and they make sure you are treated like family. The porterhouse and filet are fantastic! It's family style and they bring you so much food you will need to be taken to your car in a wheel barrow by the time you are done! They bring... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chico
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Came here for dinner before dancing at the Elks. Food was delivered family style and seemed pricey for having to serve yourself but the quality was excellent. I had the filet and it was thick and cooked to perfection. My husband had the Rib Eye and it was also cooked to perfection and they both were extremely tasty. We will... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bandon, OR
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Not only is the quantity of food impressive, but the taste! First, there is a relish tray and bread and butter. Then a course of salad, beans, and spaghetti served family style. With the main course comes a bowl of green beans and onions and a bowl of roasted potatoes, which were absolutely second and third-helping worthy! The lamb was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We were looking for steak and veggies for our low-carb diet and we were happy with the result here at Basque Norte. However, they are set up for multiple courses and not having them all made it a bit on the expensive side for what we ate. The filets were very good though, as was the service. Atmosphere is kind... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chico, California
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We had not been here for a couple years, now I wonder why? The food comes in several courses, each better than the last! The soup was especially good but it changes so I can't say what to order. It IS a bit expensive but we got to choose our side dishes and then split the meat and it was... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chico, California
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

We have lived in Chico many years and recently ate here with a large group, The place looks the same as it did 25 years ago, It's dark, dusty and dated. We sat in a long table that was cramped in a hallway. The entrees were good but pricey. I expected more than CANNED green beans for a $30 entree.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We took some friends from out-of-state to Basque Norte the other night. I hadn't been there in a few years and had nearly forgotten how charming it is. It is on the edge of town, heading north, so it is easy to forget it's there. But this restaurant has a large following of regulars and it is a terrific place... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oroville, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

This is our special place to go, to celebrate, or for a romantic dinner. Food is expensive, but there is lots of it. LOTS! The beer battered prawms are oh so delicious!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed Basque Norte Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Basque Norte Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Basque Norte Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing