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Louis' Basque Corner

#61 of 750 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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French, International, European, Spanish, Central European, Basque
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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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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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    Very good
  • 9
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  • 9
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family style with the family :)

This is very fun place but not for the shy. We went on a very busyfriday night. It was packed and super loud. We had the steak and the lamb for entrees. They were all cooked perfectly. The sides of bread, beans, fries, steamed mussels and clam chowder were yummy and has something to appeal to most... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Meridian, Idaho
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7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A grand evening. We we're travelling through Reno on our way to Lake Tahoe and decided to drop by for a bite. We arrived a couple of minutes before the restaurant started its 5:00 service, so stopped by the bar for a picon punch, a wonderful little Basque concoction featuring Picon -- a sour orange liquor. Shortly after 5:00, we... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If you are not from Reno, do yourself a favor, eat here. It's unique Basque Food cuisine. It's a cross between rustic French and an American steakhouse. They serve the best lamb chops in town and lamb leg, the steaks and salmon are excellent. Served in several courses with bread and salad, a soup, beans, and a primi dish of... More 

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Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is very fun place but not for the shy. We went on a very busyfriday night. It was packed and super loud. We had the steak and the lamb for entrees. They were all cooked perfectly. The sides of bread, beans, fries, steamed mussels and clam chowder were yummy and has something to appeal to most. Dessert was ice... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Meals are served family style. They will bring you more soup, salad,potatoes or chicken. You order a main dish and it comes with all the rest. The food is very good. You join at the next available table. This is an interesting way to meet new people.

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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Louis is one of Reno's classic places. Locals know and love this place because most of us have grown up eating there. Now, under the new ownership, Louis is a place to go on the weekends to party. The food, the drinks, the people and the owners are all first class people.

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Penn Valley CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We have camped at N. Tahoe for many years & make it a point to visit Louis' for lunch each year. How delightful to find that it has even improved, unlike most restaurants. My leg of lamb was tender & the soup (!) was delicious.

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Reno,NV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

My family and I have been eating at Louis Basque corner since we have moved to Reno in 1991. The quality has remained superb. From the chilled red wine, the dry jack cheese, lamb, tongue, sweetbreads, rabbit, chicken and steaks all are excellent. We have tried them all and they all are incredible. If you eat lunch there you won't... More 

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Monterey, California
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28 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice restaurant, good service, typical basque food. Served family style, as is usual. Food good but not as good as at the other Basque restaurant in Reno, the Santa Fe Hotel. The main course was OK at Louis's, but the salad and other items were not nearly as good as at the Santa Fe. The Basque people here are sheepherders,... More 

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Murrieta, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great bar, the Pecan Punch, their trademark drink. Terrific, bar tenders fantastic. Dinner sucked, they were out of their specials by 6pm the alternatives were poor to say the least. The steak my friend ordered needed a hack saw to cut, shrimp scampi we have had better at Red Lobster. Would not eat there again, drinks ok but that's it.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We loved our meal here. Busy, fun, and interesting. Servers in traditional Basque costumes. We ordered the top sirloin, which was only $26, which included a glass of wine, about four courses before dinner, and dessert afterward. It's all family-style, which means you sit with other folks (but I didn't feel compelled to say a word to them). The steak... 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, International, European, Spanish, Central European, Basque

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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