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30, Boulevard Thiers, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
05 59 51 05 22
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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149 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Just steps from our hotel we found this pleasant restaurant that offered very flavorful Basque dishes. We started with a plate of tapas (mushroom and cheese croquette, cod and potato croquette, Bayonne ham, and chorizo). I took the salmon, which came beautifully cooked and presented as a rose while my husband had grilled scallops served on risotto with ham and... More 

Thank Marion T
Santa Barbara, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We were the only non-locals in the restaurant. We both chose the full menu of the day and it was a nice selection. We chose different entrees and both liked them for their spin on the regular local food. The service was fair not great but the gentlemen were happy to answer our questions regarding the menu. the dessert of... More 

Thank Dinaskids
Paris, France
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74 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

The steaming hot fish soup was remarquable for its flavours, taste and colour. The prawn salad and bread were well appreciated along with the duck pâté served with toast on arrival but the steak wasn't cooked to taste and went back to the kitchen half eaten.

Thank Chalindia
Prague, Czech Republic
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212 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Our visit started with some complications about the reservation, but at the end we get the table in the bar side, which I found later as an advantage. The starters and the wine from Navarra were OK and the main courses partly too. The clou of this place are tho local quests together with the owner. The have made such... More 

Thank Ladislav V
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent evening meal here . We chose from the set menu - the carpaccio de boeuf ( entree) and merluz / hake ( both delicious) and from the aka carte part of the menu - soupe de poisson ( beyond excellent. !!!!! ) and duck breast ( very tasty) . We had excellent , prompt service from... More 

Thank Vari D
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Good food, good service. Good location. Have the squid in ink if on the menu. A little pricey but not bad value.

Thank hillers2015
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Ive had 2 birthday meals here, and I hope to have more. Genuinely exceptional cooking of top quality ingredients. Simple presentation and cooking but with top quality technique. Loved the fois gras and the duck, as did my (then) 2 .5 year old son who ate a whole leg of confit, much to the good humour of the lovely staff.... More 

Thank Padsky
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were lucky enough to find this place during a recent trip to France and I am so glad we did. Fantastic food, excellent service and I liked the fact that it was located a little outside the center of town. Entrecôte was perfectly cooked and full of flavor. Even something as simple as the French fries were delicious, fresh... More 

Thank J W
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

What a great find, thanks to Tripadvisor! Wonderful honest French food, cooked & seasoned perfectly. We opted for a light lunch of fish soup and a foie gras starter and both were outstanding, coupled with friendly attentive service. Would definitely like to return to explore the menu in more detail

Thank dpo148
Evergreen, Colorado
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I am nearing the end of a 26 day trip to France, and this is one of the best, if not the best, meals I have had here. There is nothing "typical" about this restaurant. The food was beautifully prepared and presented, and very imaginative. Local ingredients were livened up by unexpected flavors--preserved lemon, and possibly tamarind. Portions were extremely... More 

Thank Linda30773

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 30, Boulevard Thiers, 64500 Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • Phone Number: 05 59 51 05 22

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