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Basque Norte Restaurant

3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
+1 530-891-5204
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good10%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“tapas” (9 reviews)
“beans” (11 reviews)
“soup” (12 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Spanish
$$ - $$$
3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
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Reviewed 8 June 2017

Great Old School, family run vibe at this place. Excellent food and service. No CA nouveau cuisine hear. Just well executed Basque fare in a family fashion.

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Basque Norte Restaurant has to be the best restaurant anywhere between San Francisco and Portland or Seattle! The best NY Steak anywhere, period. My daughter said the chicken was "the best I've ever had in my life." Even the simple things here are over the...More

Thank yosemiterisk
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

If you are interested in a fine dining experience a wonderful date or special occasion basque Norte will not let you down amazing steaks and great specialty sauces

Thank Geoff E
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Good basic food, served family style for a hard drinking fun loving crowd. The only downside is the owner/hostess always seems a bit put out by it all. This is not fine dining this is good old time Dinner House original. I cannot even say...More

1  Thank ManOfC0nstantS0rr0w
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

This family style restaurant is great. The cocktails are good. The steak is amazing. Its a comfortable, casual atmosphere. A family owned restaurant. The more people you have in your party, the better. My favorite meals here have been with big groups. Enjoy!

Thank Kaibacha
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The owner cuts his own steaks and the 14 oz New York Steak is the best we have ever had. We often aren't able to finish it so we either get the steak for 1 of us and the prawns for the other. If we...More

Thank the4ms2014
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Basque Norte has been around a long time. Wonderful owners, family style sides, just don't order the halibut. Not good, dry, no flavor, portion size horrible. Plus, it was very expensive! I know, I know, why would you order fish? Heard it was good and...More

Thank Claudine L
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I love this place. I can't visit Chico without stopping here for dinner at least once. The food is great! The Tapa Sampler (2 shrimp, 1 beef skewer, 1 porky shank) is delicious. Sangria is the best. The owners are great!

1  Thank mrcleanjj
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Many moons ago when we lived in Lancaster we would make the trek over the hill through Tehachapi to Bakersfield to the best Basque experience in the area at the Wool Growers. Community dining at its best, good food and always an experience. When we...More

Thank WilsyPV
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Basque Norte offers some of the best cuts of meat in Chico and the family style dining will satisfy everyone's tastes. Tapas and the best drinks in town are offered in the bar area! Bring the whole family and enjoy!

Thank LoriA964
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20 March 2016|
Response from Jeffery S | Reviewed this property |
All types of beverages are offered.I have used their website to get menu and prices. I hope this helps. J.Soon
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 20:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3355 Esplanade, Chico, CA 95973-0205
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-891-5204
Basque Restaurant with plenty of parking and handicap access. Full bar and tapas. Specials and reservations accepted. Closed Monday and Tuesday. (530) 891-5204
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