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Bistro Basque

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13 River St, Milford, CT 06460-3313
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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New Haven, Connecticut
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87 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We dined outside. Great atmosphere. But waiter couldnt have cared less!! Between asking for menus and then 20 minutes to place our orders.... The men ordered gazpacho. The women ordered shared tapas. We shared an Endive, beet pear and blue cheese salad. Good But no pears and minimal cheese. Then we waited Forever. We loved every tapas. The charizo and... More 

Thank Roberta H
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210 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last night I invited five of my friends our for a drink and appetizers. I chose Bistro Basque for its location, bar and tapas. We walked into find 3 people sitting at the bar, and three or four tables of patrons in the dining room. Knowing we were only in for a drink and apps, we selected the two tables... More 

Thank AndrewBeach
Stratford, CT
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154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 1st visit to Bistro Basque. We heard good things about it so we went for my wife's Birthday. It is in Milford Center and it looks small from the outside but it really isn't. It has a back outside patio with many tables that is sheltered from the sun by an enormous ivy covered wall. Therefore dont... More 

Thank mrfoxwoods
Milford, Connecticut
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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 July 17, 2016

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 

Thank Pamela M
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016

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 

Thank Attabeach
Stratford, Connecticut
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 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 

Thank AlBauco
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

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

Thank ShiraFusionTravel
Norwalk, Connecticut
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283 reviews
238 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 

Thank pieroinusa
Freehold, New Jersey
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142 reviews
94 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 .

Thank James M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Spanish, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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?