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Louis' Basque Corner

301 E Fourth St, Reno, NV 89512-3313
(775) 323-7203
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Ranked #94 of 773 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
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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
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Food was plentiful, family style dining, which is a must for Basque food. Each course was perfectly timed so each dish could be thoroughly enjoyed as well allow some time for the family to converse and get caught up on much needed family time. I had that night's special prime rib. It was superb. One of the tastiest prime rib... More

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Morro Bay, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Meal was served family style and there was plenty to go around for the four of us. It was $19.95 each without the entree. Only one of us got a steak entree for extra. Beans and salad were so-so; bread good; ox tail very good; and french fries okay. Large tables so that they seat you with other people and... More

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San Francisco, CA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Similarly to other reviewers, we visited as the result of seeing this restaurant on Guy Fieri's "Diners, Dumpsters and Dives". I guess this restaurant qualified as a "dive"? We should have known better than to rely upon Guy for recommendations, since his own brand (Johnny Garlic's) needs a lot of work, in our limited experience with it . We ordered... More

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Elko, Nevada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Having enjoyed Basque food for more than 40 years at numerous traditional Basque restaurants, I finally tried Louis'. Atmosphere was rustic and enjoyable. Drinks before dinner were generous and very good. The meal courses were what you would expect, plentiful and tasty. I found the salad lacking and uninspired. The true test of basque food for me is the meat.... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Our favorite spot whenever we go to Reno. Great bar. The family style meals are fantastic and filling. We love the lamb dishes and the sweetbreads. Almost too much food to eat at one seating.. Authentic atmosphere. Great value.

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United States
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53 reviews 53 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

My boyfriend and I moved to Reno about two months ago. We obviously wanted to try the food in town and saw Louis was featured on Triple D and wanted to give it a try. Totally different type of dining, and completely awesome! This is family style seating. Basically, you are seated with others at a table of 8-10. If... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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San Francisco
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54 reviews 54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

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Depoe Bay, Oregon
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101 reviews 101 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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180 reviews 180 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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Additional Information about Louis' Basque Corner

Address: 301 E Fourth St, Reno, NV 89512-3313
Phone Number: (775) 323-7203
Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: French, Central European, Eclectic, International

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