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Bar Jean

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5, rue de Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
+33 5 59 24 80 38
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08:30 - 02:00
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Hours:
Wed 09:00 - 01:00
Thu - Mon 08:30 - 02:00
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here on the night the markets stay open in summer (Wednesday). It did mean that the wait (and table) for Bar Jean wasn’t as good, but the food once we sat down was great. I had some oysters (huitres), we selected tapas from the bar that was tasty, had some fried calamari (beignets calamars), and enjoyed some sangria... More 

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Thank BenLK
British Columbia, Canada
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153 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a happening place! Our hotel, the Saint-Julien recommended we go here for lunch and we were delighted. It is a large bustling, informal restaurant, (we sat on benches), but due to the efficient service, we did not have to wait long. I had the potato-egg tortilla, since there were not a lot of vegetarian options. It was light,... More 

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Arlington, VA
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78 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had both lunch and dinner here multiple times in the course of a week with groups ranging from eight people to a over a dozen. The staff was extremely engaged, engaging, and friendly to our very international group. Every single thing on the menu ended up on our table at some point and I can recommend the fish (believe... More 

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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Tasty beef tartare and friendly service. We also each had a glass of wine and coffee. We sat outdoors which is particularly good for people-watching. Pleasant, laid-back vibe.

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Southwold, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We've been going to Bar Jean for many years but had never had the Paella before today. It's the best I've ever eaten, with a really interesting choice of spices and perfectly cooked chicken, octopus, mussels and langoustines. As ever the social experience of a visit is wonderful - friendly, characterful staff giving us and our young son a warm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Bar Jean seven years ago when Gloucester Rugby were playing Biarritz. One is often disappointed when a restaurant is revisited but I can assure you that we were not. If anything we had a better experience. We had hake seven years ago and we chose it again. It was perfectly cooked in a garlic onion and tomatoe sauce.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is a very trendy tapas bar in a buzzing part of biarritz. Beautiful tasty food with a super atmosphere and it is probably the busiest of all the tapas bars that I visited .Very good

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Thank gmitkev
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Whilst on holiday in Biarritz my wife and I frequented Bar Jean for lunch as well as dinner. Both times the restaurant was very busy. It is situated along side the market halls. The food on both visits was very good. Unfortunately with my wife being a vegetarian there was not a lot on the menu for her. Mushroom omelette... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Easy walk from Hotel St Julien. Ate here twice. Great for full dinner or just for drinks and a few tapas. The local residents keep it lively.

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Anlaby, Hull
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76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Obviously popular with locals and tourists alike, pretty much full outside at 730 and went in, staff were nice and food was good especially the self serve tapas. assiette and veal stew (minced) for main was without being great. First place we have been and a decent start

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$129
Cuisine
French, Bar, Mediterranean, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 02:00
Monday
08:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 01:00
Thursday
08:30 - 02:00
Friday
08:30 - 02:00
Saturday
08:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5, rue de Halles, 64200 Biarritz, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nouvelle-Aquitaine  >  Pyrenees-Atlantiques  >  Basque Country  >  Biarritz
  • Phone Number: +33 5 59 24 80 38

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