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Bistro Basque

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13 River St, Milford, CT 06460-3313
+1 203-878-2092
16:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Milford, Connecticut
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the 3 best restaurants in Milford, CT. Great appetizers (try the pork bites), great menu, excellent wine's.... great specials from seaonal available foods... David (owner) will always go the extra mile to make your experience memorable!! David (owner) will always go the

Thank dgarz0ne
Level Contributor
70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed lovely dinner with 5 colleagues. Staff were excellent and service smart. We had mixed tapas starters to share followed by shared mains so everybody tried everything. Paella was first class, as was the monk fish. Wine list was linked to the cuisine and good value.

Thank Mike A
Stratford, Connecticut
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98 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Upon entering Bistro Basque you get the feeling that you are leaving CT and entering a taverna in Spain ... you walk right into the bar, dark and inviting, and then the dining room ... small but very chic and European. The food was outstanding. We were two couples and we each ordered 4 different Tapas to share ... each... More 

Thank jmorth
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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63 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

My wife and I stopped there Saturday after being on the road all day. The Bistro has been open for 10 years and this was our first time there. We decided to sit at the bar which we found to be welcoming. "Juan", our initial bartender was very friendly and competent. We both ordered cocktails that were served immediately and... More 

Thank Trashcar
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

After littlf affaor visited this place intending to have a cocktail and an appetizer and stayed for dinner. Downs - proprietor brought a bottle ghat was $16 more than we ordered which we did not recogmize until after we ordered. Also ordered risotto appetizer whic was a special but not descibed as fried risotto cales. Upds -the food was wonderful.... More 

Thank BeeTourist
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

We took over the bar and the owner and his staff left us to enjoy our wine and tapas for the better part of two hours. The bartender recommended some wines by the glass that were spot on and from what I could see the tapas were also well received by our group. Great find in Milford.

Thank Pierre B
new york
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174 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

We wanted to try this place but when calling for a reservation, were told that the night we were interested in dining here, they were having a private function. They said we could dine next door at their 'sister restaurant' El Barrio. The unique situation we encountered is that we were able to order from both menus as they share... More 

Thank NewYorkelena
Randolph, Vermont
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277 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Admittedly, they don't have a Guggenheim Museum in Milford like they do in Bilbao, Spain, but they do have a place that will rival any bistro you will find in Bilbao. This place is intimate, but not small (they also have seating in the back), quiet, casual, hip (but not too hip), and friendly. It is not what you would... More 

Thank StepMorris1
Trumbull, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have been there several times. It's especially lovely in the warm weather when you are seated in their little outdoor hide-a-way. Service is very efficient. Since it is on the smaller side you wind up,chatting with the people sitting around you. Everyone is quite friendly

Thank Gale A
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Fresh, good food with a feel of Basque. I had the Cazuela De Mariscos , a great seafood stew served with hardy bread. Nice service with fun waiters!

Thank neurorad

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Spanish
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 13 River St, Milford, CT 06460-3313
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Milford
  • Phone Number: +1 203-878-2092

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