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Bistro Basque

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13 River St, Milford, CT 06460-3313
+1 203-878-2092
11:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Thu 16:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:00
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Randolph, Vermont
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264 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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
4 of 5 bubbles 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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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to be in a nice place, eat authentic food, have good wine and pay a decent price the Bistro Basque is for you, I would recommend the cheese one of the best that you can find in that area, congrats to the chef !

Thank DuffyDuckFrance
Milford, Connecticut
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great tapas and main courses with a good wine selection. Very nice inner courtyard for the nice weather.

Thank rtp609
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The atmosphere of this restaurant is so European you can easily forget you are in Milford, CT. The food is consistently delicious and the menu has a good variety of "small plates" as well as delicious entrees. When I go there with friends we usually order a bunch of small plates to share and truly enjoy all of them. The... More 

Thank jacqueline c
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

My family loves this beautiful restaurant. The food is fantastic, the ambience, both indoors and out (yes, the summer patio is lovely), is terrific, and the staff is knowledgeable, efficient and fun. Then of course, there's the charm of the owner and you have a perfect dining experience.

Thank Regina K
New Haven, Connecticut
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98 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We dined outside. Great atmosphere. But waiter couldnt have cared less!! Between asking for menus and then 20 minutes to place our orders.... The men ordered gazpacho. The women ordered shared tapas. We shared an Endive, beet pear and blue cheese salad. Good But no pears and minimal cheese. Then we waited Forever. We loved every tapas. The charizo and... More 

Thank Roberta H
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235 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Last night I invited five of my friends our for a drink and appetizers. I chose Bistro Basque for its location, bar and tapas. We walked into find 3 people sitting at the bar, and three or four tables of patrons in the dining room. Knowing we were only in for a drink and apps, we selected the two tables... More 

Thank AndrewBeach
Stratford, CT
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154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

This was our 1st visit to Bistro Basque. We heard good things about it so we went for my wife's Birthday. It is in Milford Center and it looks small from the outside but it really isn't. It has a back outside patio with many tables that is sheltered from the sun by an enormous ivy covered wall. Therefore dont... More 

Thank mrfoxwoods

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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, French
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?