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Louis' Basque Corner

301 E Fourth St, Reno, NV 89512-3313
(775) 323-7203
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Ranked #81 of 763 restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: French, Central European, Eclectic, International
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Evans Street
Transit: Located kitty-corner from the main downtown bus station.
Description: Welcome To Louis" Basque Corner, home of the famous Picon Punch! Dinners served family-style with authentic specialties such as chicken and tongue Basquaise, oxtails, tripas callos, lamb chops, New York steak and many daily specials. Fish served daily. Banquet facilities hold up to 125 people. Located east of the Bowling Stadium and the downtown Events Center. Free Parking!
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English first
Depoe Bay, Oregon
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

After my wife saw an old Triple-D show highlighting this restaurant, she was excited to go. Too bad her meal turned out to be a disaster. We went early on Friday as the bartender told us it would fill up quick (we stopped in to check it out on Thursday after eating elsewhere). We showed up and were promptly seated.... More

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San Francisco
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158 reviews 158 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

There are several good Basque restaurants in northern Nevada. The best are in the Carson Valley area with its history of sheep raising. But Louis' is no slouch. It is a traditional Basque meal where all dishes are put on the table family style, where second helpings are no problem, where one eats until one is full. Our meal begins... More

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Oakland, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

I needed a Basque food fix so when I was in Reno I headed to Louis Basque Corner. If anything it was better than my previous visits. Every course held its own and the oxtails bourguignon and leg of lamb were superb. Couldn't pass up a picon punch either. I met a varied group of folks during my meal which... More

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Verdi, Nevada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Louis has changed owners. The new guys have done a great job keeping the traditional Basque family style seating and service. Each time we go we have met interesting people. The food is very good and the bar is friendly. This is a good family destination in a poor part of town.

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Davis, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

This basque restaurant seats family style. My partner had leg of lamb and I had sauteed sweetbreads. The meal came with split pea soup, salad, beans, red wine & bread. We had lunch just after 11 and were seated with a very gregarious, articulate truck driver from Utah. We had a blast and enjoyed our meal.

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Reno, Nevada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had a family get together with kids and a hungry crowd - thought of Louis Basque Corner and their family style meals. The meat was cooked perfectly - I recommend the steaks and lamb chops.

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Reno, Nevada, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

It's nice and friendly and the food was good. They are holding up there part for Picon Punch made you feel real good inside. I would recommend it to out of towners.

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CT
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

This is a wonderful family style dining experience. The food is prepared and served in the Basque tradition. Lunch is great, happy hour is great, dinner is great too. Stop in and try the Basque food and drink. There aren't many places in the US that offer this. We enjoyed everything we tried. Not to be missed.

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Reno, Nevada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Highly recommend Louis', food was awesome & service was great. First time coming here & will definitely be back!

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Yorktown, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

You get bread, salad, beans, water, and wine and you still get an entre. Friendly staff, great food. Each person ordered something on the menu and everyone enjoyed it. I highly recommend it.

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