Louis’ Basque Corner Revisited
I had such a good experience the first time that I visited Louis’ Basque Corner so I decided to go back and try them for dinner (Click here for my last review on Louis’ Basque Corner). This restaurant is located at 301 E 4th St. in close to downtown Reno and they are open 4pm-9:30pm on Sunday and Monday and from 11am-9:30pm Tuesday-Saturday.
On this visit I also seated myself at the bar because I was starving and in almost any situation I can expect to get faster service at the bar. I’ll skip the bit on ambiance for this review since it is in my last one. The bartender got my drink order right away and promptly got me the menu for dinner. The bartender was back with my drinks and took my order. I ordered the lamb burger which comes smothered with sautéed onions for $9.95; I also got the garlic fries with it for an extra $1.00. My fellow diner got the Chorizo burger which comes with sautéed red bell pepper, onion, and a special spread for $9.95; my friend also opted for a salad as the side.
I had a coupon for Louis’ Basque corner and I was told I couldn’t use it because it was only good for the family style dinner. This really disappointed me as the coupon stated it was good for 20% off dinner and didn’t specify that it must be a family style dinner. I pointed this out to the bartender who said that’s the way it was and he couldn’t honor it; he did however agree to give me a free drink so I was semi-satisfied.
The food came very quickly and I quickly began to try the food. I don’t normally like lamb because of it’s really greasy quality but I found the burger to be delicious, albeit it was a little greasy. The garlic fries were the same as when I had tried them before; they were simply heavenly! My dinner dates meal, however, was not excellent. The Chorizo burger was really great; it wasn’t too spicy as I thought it might be. The trouble with this dish was the salad; you can even tell by my photo that that salad is brown! This was truly disappointing to me… I don’t know why it is so hard to get an appropriate salad in this town (if you’re interested in my other truly terrible salad experience check out my last review).
All in all I felt like Louis’ Basque corner has good food, just stay away from ordering anything green. Fried foods and meats are the only good things to eat here! I was pretty satisfied with the service but Louis’ Basque corner needs to be clearer on their coupons. Even though I was given a free drink I was still a little disappointed that they wouldn’t honor their coupon.