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Bistro Basque

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13 River St, Milford, CT 06460-3313
203-878-2092
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Milford, Connecticut
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A perfect place for a special occasion. Don't misunderstand, this is not traditional tapas. This is actual Basque Pintxo, which is similar but with different flavors and standard fare. But the food here is excellent, the service is wonderful, and the location is fantastic. I love it here and can't recommend it highly enough for your special occasion.

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Thank Chandra G
Hoboken, New Jersey
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I were looking for an overnight getaway from New Jersey. We decided to go to New Haven and visit the Yale campus. Found this restaurant on TripAdvosr and we were not disappointed We sat in their outside patio. The food is a mix of Portuguese and Spanish. We started with two tapas and then main dishes of... More 

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Thank Pamela M
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's unlikely that we'll pass thru Milford again, so I'm very happy we scored with our dining choice. BB is a charming little place on the Main Street (parking cld be an issue). I started with a Daytripper cocktail, a tequila & Aperol concoction--great! My wife had a white sangria. We shared 4 tapas and that was plenty! Each was... More 

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Thank Attabeach
Stratford, Connecticut
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26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Driven by this place 100 times and never knew it was there. A coworker suggested I go and I'm glad he did. The service is great, the owner was tending bar and so we sat at the bar and it was outstanding. We had 5-6 small plates/tapas and one was better then the next. Drinks were on point and the... More 

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Thank AlBauco
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has a lovely little garden and back room perfect for romantic meetings and good deserts. Their food is interesting though expensive. The bar area is nice and intimate. Small and intimate place for dinner

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Thank ShiraFusionTravel
Norwalk, Connecticut
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278 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Squid and then shrimp tapas were very good. Adding the crepes as dessert and a glass of rose for the meal made it for a very satisfying dinner. Add al fresco dining in the small veranda behind the place. Good service, combining black dressed waiters with casual style managers. My other companions had magi, and really liked it. Close to... More 

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Thank pieroinusa
Freehold, New Jersey
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139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Another great restaurant within walking distance of Milford Landing and Milford Boat Works marinas. In addition to an excellent menu they make outstanding cocktails. Try the "Pétanque" which is unique to them .

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Thank James M
San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Wow! A friend invite me with his family for a birthday and this was a big surprise. The food is high quality and much better than the "best" restaurants around. Wine selection is excellent. I recommend the fish specials and the Paella. Worth it!

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Thank BigGsfo
Easton, Connecticut
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Nice menu selection of tapas and entrees.. It was Saturday evening so it was crowded and a bit noisy but a lot of fun.

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Thank tw0hrahs
Hamden, Connecticut
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Name of restaurant is betrayed by an overall lack of quality in food. Overall ingredients such as squid , scallops were not fresh and lacked flavor. Scallops listed as giant sea scallops were about the size of a quarter and were accompanied by mashed potatoes,which tasted as if they were made from an instant mix(yes, hard to believe but sadly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Spanish, French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 River St, Milford, CT 06460-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Milford
  • Phone Number: 203-878-2092

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