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le clos basque

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12, rue Louis Barthou, 64200 Biarritz, France
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sat 7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
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Chateau-d'Oex, Switzerland
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108 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far food average service slow and terrible wine list hopeless and expensive for the quality. Ate on the terrace quite busy but not full went because it had reasonable reviews and was in walking distance. Would not go again.

Thank Jelswiss
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic food and the special of the day (pork tagliatelle on our visit) is great value for money. Fantastic atmosphere, quite a small place but crammed with keen customers. As other people have mentioned the two waiters were a bit overstretched serving a completely full restaurant at lunch time.

Thank Alex B
Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service at this place is a complete joke. I don't fully blame the waiters as the restaurant is clearly understaffed, so the responsibility lies mainly with the management.It took 35 minutes for us to even get a menu. Our drinks were then forgotten about, bread was forgotten about, had to go up to the bar to pay my bill,... More 

Thank JakeKLM
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

I have known this restaurant for many years and always enjoyed eating here. The menu is simple, but excellent variety. Make a booking to ensure you get a place. If you do not like smokers then make sure you sit deep on the inside of the restaurant. Also suggest you get there early to ensure you get a nice table... More 

Thank winogabon
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

The old joke that the hardest place to find a good french restaurant is in France still holds true. There are so many mediocre places, especially is tourist magnets like Biarritz. So it was a great relief to find this place, which epitomizes everything a good down-to-earth French restaurant should be. Every dish we had was very good. Quality ingredients... More 

Thank ssejer
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This place is the place to go in Biarritz for foodies and elderly locals. The prices are reasonable and the cooking is excellent. Friendly staff, perfect atmosphere. The small selection of traditional basque dishes won't knock you off your feet, but if you are in to fine dining with focus on great local produce you will love it!

Thank Oskar L
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

This was the culinary highlight of our trip to Biarritz. This was one of the best dinners eaten out that i have ever had. The started of gazpaco and paella were outstanding! I had the game hen? with chorizo -- so perfect in every way that there needs to be a new word for delicious! Our table also had tuna,... More 

Thank James R
San Diego, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Loved this place so much we ate there twice. You must try the escargot - sauteed with carrots and onions with an olive tapenade crostini. It was unbelievable!!! And the local fish was superb.

Thank myra b
London, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We visited for dinner very late on a friday evening after being turned away from another restaurant. We were 2 vegetarians and 2 meat eaters and this was the first time during our month long stay in France that we ate something amazing and fully vegetarian that was already on the menu without having to argue with a waiter or... More 

Thank Barmaid89
Bali, Indonesia
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79 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Great value. Great wine. Great food. Great ambiance. Great service. Everything on the menubis incredible. I know because I went back 5 nights in a row just so I could try everything!

Thank rye726

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $39
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:45 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12, rue Louis Barthou, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?