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Epi's A Basque Restaurant

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1115 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642-2305
208-884-0142
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Delightful from the greeting to the service and atmosphere and finally the food. Just can't say too much more but if you don't have a great dinner here you are not alive!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
William Z
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Eagle, Idaho
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Eagle, Idaho
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Delightful from the greeting to the service and atmosphere and finally the food. Just can't say too much more but if you don't have a great dinner here you are not alive!

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Boise, Idaho
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Lovely, local, delightful! Great for date-night, or family night. the food is fantastic, so is the service and atmosphere.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

As European visitors in the area, this restaurant provided us with a welcome change of pace after weeks of American "cuisine". The foods served are very authentic "old continent", starting with the real French baguettes all way to the garlicky roasted chicken and grilled cod. The service is proud of the restaurants heritage which is good, but a tad too... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Our party of three had a wonderful basque meal at Epi's during Boise's popular Jaialdi Basque festival. Aside from the great food, Chris Ansotegui, a co-owner and grand-daughter of the restaurant's namesake, makes you feel like a close friend of the family even when calling to make a reservation. Our starters included a hearty Basque red bean soup and a... More 

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Meridian, ID
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

From the time we stepped in and smelled the aroma until we left full and happy, the experience was special. We were treated like family or old friends through the dinner. All the staff was attentive and patient with all our questions. The soup was amazing. A creamy wild mushroom was served along with incredible French bread. My husband had... More 

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Green Valley, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Don't give many 5 star reviews but Epi's deserves theirs. Service is good, everyone is warm and friendly, and the food is great. We had the lamb stew on the lighter plate and it was more than we could finish. Every plate comes with a choice of soup AND salad, along with a side. The rice pudding for desert which... More 

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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

You will not be disappointed by the quantity or quality of the food. Be prepared as all of the dishes we had were very rich in flavor. It was a filling meal and we were glad for the experience.

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Herriman,ut
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I went here because I am staying in Meridian and looked up on TripAdvisor the top reviewed restaurants in town and They were in the top two or three (can't remember which). I love to explore new types of foods and like to avoid big chains, soo decided to go there. Unfortunately, they were booked that night but learned to... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The great experience started when I called to make a reservation. I called before it opened and the lady who called back genuinely sounded and said she was excited for us to eat there. We were warmly greeted and even got hugs when we left. The mushroom soup was the best ever. The food was pretty good. I really enjoyed... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I was born in Boise but never tried Basque cuisine until now.. Oh, what i have been missing. Epi's was the recommendation I got time and again so I made a reservation despite some reviews about high prices. The staff were truly exceptional and welcoming. The prices were not too high in my opinion given the amount of food you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1115 N Main St, Meridian, ID 83642-2305
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Meridian
  • Phone Number: 208-884-0142

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Spanish, Basque

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic

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