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Louis' Basque Corner

#132 of 794 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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French, Central European, Eclectic, International
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301 E Fourth St, Reno, NV 89512-3313 (Evans Street)
Located kitty-corner from the main downtown bus station.
(775) 323-7203
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Welcome To Louis" Basque Corner, home of the famous Picon Punch...
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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Good for:
Home Style

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Visitor rating
  • 35
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Amazing cuisine!

I had never had Basque food before, so I had no idea what to expect. They have 2 types of menu, a set course in the dining area for family-style dining, which is anywhere from $25 to $38 per person, or typical bar food such as sandwiches and burgers for around $14. Since we were a large party of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Jennifer A
Good for:
  • Home Style
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

I had never had Basque food before, so I had no idea what to expect. They have 2 types of menu, a set course in the dining area for family-style dining, which is anywhere from $25 to $38 per person, or typical bar food such as sandwiches and burgers for around $14. Since we were a large party of 7,... More 

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Fremont, California
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650 restaurant reviews
1,228 helpful votes 1,228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Louie's is a favorite historical restaurant to go in Reno. The basque food there is so good and the atmosphere is just perfect for this type of food. There are multiple courses of great food - course after course. Soup, salad, beans, fries with dinner. We had chicken. We also had their wine. Service is good. Portions are so plentiful... More 

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California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Was so excited to go eat at Louis Basque and they were totally rude As we walked in for dinner..... 43 Rd. Anniversary. No one was seated an they told us sorry no room!!! Really..

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Salisbury, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Went for lunch, you can choose the bar or the dining room. menus differ from bar to dining room. Sit on long tables. My wife got the lamb. I got steak. You have a choice of wine or beverage. Multiple courses, soup, salad, beans,of course plenty of bread; main course came with french fries. I am not a big fan... More 

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Wilton, Ca
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I always try to visit Louis' at least once whenever I'm in Reno. I'm a sucker for any dish involving lamb.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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72 reviews 72 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

When we were visiting Reno, Nevada for the first time, my brother-in-law took us to a local restaurant called ‘Louis Basque Corner.’ Parking is free; however, we walked to the location. We had no idea what to expect. The atmosphere is wholesome; it reminds me of an old western setting. Customers sit around a long table (approximately 10 chairs around... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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68 reviews 68 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 E Fourth St, Reno, NV 89512-3313
    (Evans Street)
  • Public Transportation: Located kitty-corner from the main downtown bus station.
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: (775) 323-7203

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: French, Central European, Eclectic, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?