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Louis' Basque Corner

#84 of 736 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
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French, International, Spanish, Eclectic, 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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Hours:
Sun - Mon 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Louis' Basque Corner is a great place to have a meal with a large group. The food is top quality with the unique flavors of Northern Nevada Basque cuisine. The service and food are both great. The decor is rustic, but nice, with pictures of Basque country on the walls. The two big screen TVs over the bar were showing... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Ate here for the second year in a row with a golf group. The food is just great. Family style salad, soup and beans. Entrees were so good and unexpected..... Lamb roast, sweetbreads, steak and salmon. Wine and dessert included. Very relaxed and welcoming. Would come here anytime.

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Nevada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

It's been some time since I last ate at Louis'. They freshened up the place but left all the charm. when you go in the first thing you notice is the great bar complete with their signature cocktail, the Picon. I went with 9 friends for dinner and drinks and we all had a great time and some great dinners.... More 

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Richland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I love family style Basque food. Louis' Basque Corner serves great sirloin and great lamb roast. It is very noisy and very busy (or at least it was on Friday nite). But family style Basque eateries are that way. Organized chaos. We were seated at a table with 2 other couples and one man. We were walk ins and waited... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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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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
12 helpful votes 12 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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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, Spanish, Eclectic, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?