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All reviews sweetbreads lamb tongue ox tail soup fries green peppers burger picon punch family style red wine vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce an entree brought to the table come hungry sat at the bar great dinner
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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
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
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
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
Reviewed 9 October 2019

Great comfortable atmosphere with tasty home cooked comfort food. Service is great. Easy dining. The Ox tail is off the bone good

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 10 September 2019

Had dinner with 7 others - the ‘no entire meal’ is a great bargain ($28) and enables you to taste many basque foods including soup, salad, fries, chicken piccata or oxtails, dessert and wine. The entries are also tasty - we tried lamb chops, oxtail...and tongue. Make sure to try the special basque drinkMore

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 29 August 2019

Pleasant environment and staff. Great Picon Punch. Enjoyed the lamb burger. Plenty of food. My friend had a chorizo sandwich which looked delicious.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

We were seated very promptly, and our waiter was there to take our order quickly. The food was very good. You get PLENTY to eat here, so dont fill yourself up on the appetizers.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

Had the lamp medallions salad and fries for lunch. The lamb was insanely good. Sat at the bar and the bartender was friendly and provided great service. Definitely worth a try.

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 2 August 2019

Don't let the old building discourage you. It may look like your corner bar but is will be a memorable meal. Basque food is so tasty! The meal is all enclusive. You will be served family style with bread, wine, soup,appetizers, entree and dessert. Definately...come hungry! The seating is at long tables and you will make new friends while eating. Take your time. Reservations may be required. We had no problem walking in on a weeknight but they often get large groups. The staff were all friendly and seemed to be happy to do what they do.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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10 February 2016|
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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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