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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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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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
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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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74 reviews
35 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
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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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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
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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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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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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, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?