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Louis' Basque Corner

301 E Fourth St, Reno, NV 89512-3313
(775) 323-7203
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Ranked #70 of 771 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
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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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44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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

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San Francisco
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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167 reviews 167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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Oakland, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

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Verdi, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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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.

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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.

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