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Reviewed 6 August 2021 via mobile

One of the anticipated highlights of our trip. The return to Louis' Basque Corner for a Basque Food Extravaganza! Served Family Style at long communal tables.where you can make new friends. Vegetable Soup with Tomato broth/Potatoes/Carrots/Onions/Celery, Salad, Pinto Beans, Fries, Chicken Legs in Tomatoes/Peppers/ Onions,...and Main Courses.Nang had Grilled Salmon in Caper/Parsley Cream Sauce. I had Lamb Sweetbreads with Garlic/Peppers/Onions. Either Ice Cream with Chocolate Syrup or Cheese/Grapes for dessert. What a feast! Our waitress has worked there for years and the newer waiter James was a hoot.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 5 August 2021

We ate here on the first night we arrived in Reno, which was a Sunday. The food, drink, and service here is great. We started with their signature drink: picon punch. We usually don't care for drinks containing bitters, but this concoction is balanced and...delicious. They also serve the best lamb chops we have ever had, and the side dishes are good too. My wife and I shared the entree, which was enough food for us. After our nine-hour drive, we were very tired and hungry, but not excited to be in a noisy, family-style seating arrangement (we didn't know this prior to our arrival); however, we met some very nice, interesting fellow travelers and had a good time. The communal carafes of red wine was nice, unexpected touch.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 19 May 2021

Really friendly staff. If going for dinner, a reservation is recommended as they seem to fill up fast. Don't miss their "Happy Hour" because drinks are two for one. Deborah the general manager has been there forever and will make sure your visit and food...are perfect.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 4 May 2021

Get ready for steam bowls of chicken, beans, soup accompanied by salad and bread served family style. The base menu is more than enough food, but the main courses are also excellent; we had the file mignon which was perfectly cooked and delectable. While not...haute cuisine, all of the food items are tasty and the portions are large. Hard to imagine not having enough left overs for dinner the following night. Good service and a fun vibe complete the experience in a Reno classic restaurant.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 4 May 2021 via mobile

With social distancing requirements, family style tables still used but there is a lot of distance between different families and dishes are not share among groups. Food is still great and there are mountains of it. Lamb chops were tremendous. Leg of lamb also good....Beans were as good as ever as were fries. Vegetable barley soup was excellent. Red wine blend competed favorably with picon punch. You can’t go wrong here and price is more than reasonable.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 9 March 2021

The food was not as good as the old Louie's used to have. I have not bee here in over 16 years. The service was good and the restaurant handled pandemic precautions well.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 7 May 2020

Went with co-workers in the evening. We were going to eat in the main restaurant, but it was crowded, so we sat at the bar instead, and learned that the bar menu is different from the restaurant menu. They have only three burgers on the...menu, but all 3 are amazing (I have visited several times now and tried them all). For me, the house salad is an excellent side, but you can get a mountain of garlic fries if you prefer. Note that the bar food is reasonably priced, but the main restaurant is significantly more.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 21 December 2019

I first went to Louis Basque Corner in 1970 when I was on a work assignment in Reno. I was living in Chicago at the time. The locals asked if I liked basque food. I told them I had never had any. They told me...Louis Basque was the place to go. I really liked it. In the intervening years every time I was in Reno I made a point of going there. Louis serves family style, which is different than regular restaurants. You sit at large tables as if you were a member of a large family having thanksgiving dinner. They serve three courses: soup and salad, entree, dessert. The salad is brought in large bowls for the table. These are passed around the table and you take as much as you want. If you want more you can ask someone to pass the bowl. If the salad bowl is emptied another will be brought. Same thing with the soup. The soup is very good, like home made by a good cook. You can have as much as you want. You order the entree individually and its brought on a large serving dish from which you take as much as you want. What usually happens is people try other entrees by asking the person who ordered it if they're willing to share. Same thing with dessert, although some desserts don't lend themselves to sharing. There are carafes of red wine brought to the table and you can have as much as you want, when a carafe is empty they'll bring another. The restaurant recently changed hands. We moved to Nevada six years ago and have been to Louis several times. We went back this week to see if it changed under the new owners. We went on a Wednesday. Usually you can do a walk in at midweek. When we got there the parking lot was full and we had to find a parking spot a block away. We thought we might be in trouble without a reservation. The parking lot is shared with a distillery/brewery owned by the same folks who now own Louis. As it turned out the parking lot was mostly filled with the distillery patrons. Here are the changes the new owners have made. It's still family style but the tables are smaller, they now seat 8 instead of 12. The menu has changed, before it was almost all basque with a few American dishes, now it's mostly? American dishes, steaks and such, with some basque. The food is still very good as is the service. It looks like the original restaurant staff was kept on.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 11 November 2019 via mobile

Had dinner here on Tuesday night. The place was packed and everyone seemed to be having a good time. People are seated at tables of 8 side by side with whoever comes in to dine. Most if the dudes are served family style in large...bowls and everyone helps themselves. They served split pea soup followed by mixed salad, crispy French fries, stewed beans, chicken Vasquez ( baked chicken with tomatoes, green peppers,onions and garlic) and bowls of bread. Every meal also comes with red house wine and desert of cheese and melon or vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce. You then order your entree of choice. I had the sirloin steak and DH had the sautéd sweetbreads. Both were excellent. There was way more food than we could eat. Want to return.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 10 October 2019

We were a little put off when we waked in, but when the food started rolling out, pleasantly surprised. It's not no fancy food, just food done well. We had a party of eleven and all of our entrees were good. I had the lamb...chops and they were so good. if your a light eater, don't order an entree, you will get plenty of food.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Response from Lorena B | Reviewed this property |
No, unfortunately not at the bar but there are high tops set up close to the bar and they are welcome to eat there. I personally would rather take the child to the dining area in case it gets loud from the drinking customers.
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Louis' Basque Corner is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4