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Bistro Basque

13 River St, Milford, CT 06460-3313
203-878-2092
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Ranked #4 of 217 restaurants in Milford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, Bistro, Basque
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Milford, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Let me start by saying I have absolutely loved this restaurant and have eaten here countless times. The atmosphere is awesome. Both inside and the patio outside. The lomo and cauliflower are my favorite tapas. Delicious. However, the service and food in general have gone terribly downhill. I have been embarrassed bringing friends here the past 4 times and will... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Friends of ours brought us to this place and we had a truly outstanding dinner. Great food, great wine, great service, great ambience, the works. We went on a beautiful early summer evening and enjoyed the outdoor seating area in the back, but the inside was just as lovely. I recommend this restaurant very highly.

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Milford, Connecticut
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I've had dinner and drinks her multiple times. Many of the tapas are outstanding and offer true honest flavours of the Basque region. The entrees are equally excellent, especially the paella (which is a bit less typical Basque, but who cares). The owner/waiter couldn't be more French and will make you feel comfortable and is likely to make a few... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The atmosphere and food are delicious. I especially love the back patio room.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Went on a date night. The waiter was very charismatic with a French accent. He was very helpful in making recommendations. Had a bottle of wine with our meal, just a Malbec. For a salad the duck frisée was excellent. Appetizer/tapas we had the goat cheese bruschetta which was very yummy. Dinner I would recommend the Cazuela de mariscos, was... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Bistro Basque has definitely earned it's certificate of excellence for a reason. It is by far one of the best restaurants in Milford area! I was here on New Year's Eve and the place was packed. We had to wait for about 15 minutes before being seated, so we sat down at the bar and the wonderful manager, who spoke... More

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Blue Hill, Maine
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57 reviews 57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have had great dinners in the past here, a place we have had family gatherings with the ME, CT and NY family members. BUT last night was a truly exceptional experience. It was one of the best dinners we have ever had. It started with getting to the restuarant before they were actually open for the evening and being... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This tapas restaurant in the heart of downtown Milford is on our short list of favorite restaurants. The food is excellent and the service attentive. The owner, David, is almost always there, with a pleasant greeting for everyone. We usually get 4 or 5 tapas for the two of us and share. We have yet to experience a meal we... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

There is no better restaurant in Milford. On top of that, I'm not sure there are better restaurants in Connecticut for this time of cuisine. The owner, David Fernandez, is always pushing the envelope of creative tapas and blends well the French and Spanish cuisine of his native Basque country. Whether you go for tapas only or venture over to... More

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

One of my favorite places to go when I want to celebrate an important event or just indulge myself. Love the ambiance and the service is always first rate.

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