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Louis' Basque Corner

#43 of 710 Restaurants in Reno
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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301 E 4th St, Reno, NV 89512-3313 (Evans Street)
+1 775-323-7203
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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San Francisco, United States
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The "family style" aspect of Louis' Basque Corner was not well-advertised on Yelp, so when we got there we were quite surprised by the long tables and boisterous conversations going on around the wood-paneled room. We decided to go ahead and eat there despite the fact that the ambiance was rather not our preference. We ended up having a fantastic... More 

Thank Anna_E_Hiller
Simi Valley, CA
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I really wanted to like this place. After all, I had never been to a Basque restaurant before. I am very forgiving of dives, and thought the seating of groups together on long tables by our surly, old waitress was... interesting, but the over-worn plates and cheap utensils did not give way to a delightful meal, even with the carafe... More 

Thank Simiopolis
Reno, Nevada
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

After many decades this restaurant was recently sold by the founding family. The new owners are keeping most of the menu items and have added some new ones. The upstairs was originally the hotel part of the facility, but has been closed for a number of years. The atmosphere is still good, with the antique bar and simple, sturdy tables... More 

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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017

My good friend needed a great steak so I took him to one of the best places in Reno to eat. Locals try to keep it quiet but the word is out! Basque is family style with always plenty of food for all. A full bar to start us off with pleasant company at a family dining table of other... More 

Thank waterguy555
Dallas, Texas
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161 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

A fun place to dine. Order one of their excellent entres and the whole table shares an aray of sides: beans, bread, salad, soup, wine, potatoes, mussels & rice and dessert. WE all had fun

Thank Timmy232
Reno, Nevada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was my first time at here, I truly enjoyed the family style dinner with son, daughter and 6 others, it felt strange at first sitting with strangers but that feeling soon disappeared and then felt like a fun family sit down. We started with their Picon Punch, then everyone orders their own entrees. Fresh French bread and white clam... More 

Thank PFRose
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85 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We had a group of seven, so we were seated at our own table. It was a great experience with wonderful service. The waiters were personable and made sure we had everything we needed. Food was prepared and served quickly. We ordered a variety of entrees, with two people ordering the non-entree option. The entrees were large enough for sharing.... More 

Thank Bill2100
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

I'm giving 3 stars only because I remember this place being better. This place is very busy - just like my previous visits. Ambiance is fun with communal tables and family style meal sharing. This last visit must have been a really off night for the staff. The good - the staff is energetic and the food came out fast.... More 

Thank 808choosytraveler
Redding, California
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

The first time I ate here was with my parents in the 1950's. Every time since that I have visited Reno I have made an effort to eat here because of the delicious dinners, the variety of offerings, the opportunity to visit with folks from all over and the great ambiance. I don't think you can find another place offering... More 

Thank Adorevoyagerpartout
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125 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Overall, good food. Big portions, multiple courses, including picon punch (must try). Chicken was memorable, though New York strip was pretty grizzly and undercooked. I'd definitely come back, looks like a hole in the wall from the outside, but good value for sure.

Thank Scott S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E 4th St, Reno, NV 89512-3313
    (Evans Street)
  • Public Transportation: Located kitty-corner from the main downtown bus station.
  • Location: United States  >  Nevada (NV)  >  Reno
  • Phone Number: +1 775-323-7203
Welcome To Louis" Basque Corner, home of the famous Picon Punch!

Dinners served family-style with authentic specialties such as chicken and tongue Basquaise, oxtails, tripas callos, lamb chops, New York steak and many daily specials. Fish served daily. Banquet facilities hold up to 125 people. Located east of the Bowling Stadium and the downtown Events Center. Free Parking!

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