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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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Wed 09:00 - 01:00
Thu - Mon 08:30 - 02:00
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Bordeaux, France
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416 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had arrived in Biarritz on a Sunday and wanted to try and find a place for lunch. The staff at our hotel suggested Bar Jean for tapas and other Basque food. Got there to find the place jammed with young people, families and older diners. They take no reservations and if you leave you are at the bottom of... More 

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Thank mitch w
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very busy bar restaurant in a great central location. Lots of locals and a great atmosphere . Excellent taps

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Thank hammonddevelopments
London, United Kingdom
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Go there if you want to eat and drink until late (or early in the morning). Not sure until what time they serve food at the restaurant but at the bar you can find "tapas". Drinks are reasonable priced for the area and you are within few minutes to/from the beach and just besides The Halles. Didn't try the restaurant... More 

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Thank aurper
London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you go to Biarritz, you have to go to Bar Jean! Inside is noisy but great atmosphere so we always prefer to stay on the terrace outside. Great atmosphere all year round. A must visit.

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Thank CarolineGB72
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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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160 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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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Thank M-Evan-Chen
Arlington, VA
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83 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 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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Thank anissa96
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38 reviews
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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Thank middleterra
Southwold, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Thank erikacjc
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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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, European, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?