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.

Louis' Basque Corner

301 E Fourth St, Reno, NV 89512-3313
(775) 323-7203
Improve this listing
Ranked #80 of 769 restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Reserve with OpenTable
Louis' Basque Corner is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $10 - $15
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Central European, Eclectic, International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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!
Write a Review

67 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have visited Louis' many times over the years, and always make a point of having at least one meal there whenever we are in Reno, or just passing through it. Family style, unpretentious, and always a pleasant experience with good food and good conversation with fellow diners. The staff is young, enthusiastic, and professional. This time, we chose the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Francisco
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Family Style Dining is always intriguing as you dine with people that you don’t know. Tables are filled up, and then the multicourse dinner begins. Louis’ Basque Corner in Downtown Reno is almost 50 years old and if the walls could talk one would hear how appreciative everyone was with the plentiful food and the random chance to make new... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Depoe Bay, Oregon
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Francisco
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Oakland, California
Senior Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Verdi, Nevada
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davis, California
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reno, Nevada
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reno, Nevada, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Louis' Basque Corner also viewed


Been to Louis' Basque Corner? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

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

Manage your listing