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Epi's a Basque Restaurant

Rated 3.76 out of 5 based on 156 reviews.
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1115 N Main St. Meridian, ID 83642 208-884-0142
phone 208-884-0142
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Restaurant Description:

Epi's a Basque Restaurant is a Basque restaurant located in Meridian, ID.

Meals Served:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Menu coming soon

  • Good for Groups
  • Good for Kids
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Brian Stockham said:

Delicious and Great Service
This was our first time at Epi's. Chris took time to explain different dishes in detail and assured us that any entree was also available on the "lighter fare" portion of the menu. I had the Filet Medallions and Red Bean Soup while my wife decided on the Sizzling Garlic Shrimp and chose the Mushroom Soup. We also had the Ham Croquetas (delicious) as an appetizer and followed the meal with the Apple Bread Pudding. I've never been a fan of bread pudding...until I tasted Epi's! The meal was excellent from appetizer through dessert!
November 23, 2016
Votes: +0

Matt said:

Great food! Great people!
I have eaten at epis's several times, great food and service! My favorite is the baked cod
July 26, 2014
Votes: +1

Nancy Emery said:

This guide says "meals served - Lunch". We were travelling & made a special effort to get here for lunch only to find that they were Not Open at lunch time.
October 21, 2012
Votes: +0

Rich said:

Wow, I'll have to try this!
Looking at all these reviews I feel left out by not eating there. As a local business owner I try to visit new restaurants in town and support the local economy. Now they're definitely on my list. See you soon!

September 10, 2011
Votes: +0

Hayley said:

Epi's was a fantastic place to dine. As soon as you walk in you feel right at home. As if you are visiting family for a holiday fest. The outside is cozy and homey looking and when we stepped inside we were greeted by name ( we had a reservation, highly recommend as it is a small dining area) and warmly recieved. The setting is quiet and romantic but with a personal feel to it. The amount of food you reieve is enough to leave you in a food coma. You receieve soup, bread and salad with your meal. The cream of tomatoe soup was hand made by the owner and wad delicous. The meal prices are a bit steep but is well worth the atmosphere you recieve. For deseret I had the chocolate truffle cake which is very rich and is the size of a slice of cheesecake. When you get up to leave the owner greets you again with hugs and warm embraces. The entire clan at Epi's makes you feel welcomed and like family. I would def. recommend this place for a date. Again it is a bit expensive but you only live once.
August 03, 2011
Votes: +1

Karen Wright said:

My husband and I travel a lot and seek out Basque restaurants. This one is a little different. Way more formal than most but the atmosphere was warm and cozy. We are used to a lot of food at most Basque restaurants (not that we need it). This was more like dining in a fine restaurant. The food was very good but I thought the meal was a bit on the pricey side. I'd go back if it were not for the price.
July 02, 2011
Votes: -2

MIke said:

Really loved the quality of food served in this restaurant.
June 02, 2011
Votes: -1

Josea H said:

Service is nice and atmosphere is cozy.
Food is very high priced and 'bad canned food or bachelor pad' quality. Not worth the amount of money charged for the meal. Many people we saw did not eat over 1/2 of the meal and was sent back wasted. I will not waste my time or money in this establishment again.
February 23, 2011
Votes: -5

Tim said:

Do try Epi's
Epi's is a great eating experience. I visit Nampa several times a year and always try to include dinner at Epi's. There is a terrific variety of food on the menu, from beef, lamb, fish and meatballs or tongue. When I asked about tongue, the preparation was described in such specific and loving detail that I ordered it. "Really?" was my charming hostesses response? Probably not a big seller. I found it delicious and would order it again.

Other reviewers have commented on price. You get your money's worth. The portions are generous and there are extras. The bread and soup/beans or salad are good and it is not unusual to see people carrying styofoam boxes of entree out to enjoy later.

They have been serving and pleasing customers for ten years so they are obviously doing something(s) right. Reservations are a good idea and it is nice to go during the week instead of weekend because they are able to spend more time with each table.
June 08, 2009
Votes: +5

Keith Botkin said:

Absolutely Number One
I lived in the Seattle for three decades and my wife and I dined in fine restaurants often. We counted one time and found we had been to seventy three restaurants that we would happily visit again. Years ago I dined in the Coconut Grove in Los Angles when it was the "in" place for Hollywood. I had to return to Meridian to Epi's Basque Restaurant to find the finest dining experience I have ever beeen privileged to enjoy. I have dined there several times and always found whatever was selected cooked to prefection. I have never experienced service to standup to the personal touch found at Epi's. The casual country home atmosphere and exquisite service that make you feel included as part of the family are unequaled. It is absolutely tops in my book.
May 06, 2009
Votes: +2

Brroke said:

So Good!
I reccommend every culinary group of students try this restaurant!smilies/smiley.gif
March 31, 2009
Votes: +0

Zack and Rayne said:

WOW what a treat
Well what can I say..........best meal ever the people are the best the food is the best we have been to about every place out there and this one just hit our #1 spot. After the meal we like it so much we made another reservation and our going to spend our 1 year wedding anniversary there this place is a little hidden treasure......make sure to make a reservation
March 07, 2009
Votes: +2

Erica Cornwall said:

Treat yourself!
You have to try Epis! Make a reservation and take your best friend, it is like eating at somones home. You will make friends, and have a meal that could possibly be rated "as a top ten meals" of your life. I heard rumors that this was the resteraunt to try and I am so glad I took the advice. Treat yourself and enjoy.
October 12, 2008
Votes: +1

Wildcat Dianne said:

My friend Leslie and I share the same birthday, April 30. We were looking for a place to eat for our birthday this year when some friends of Leslie's recommended Epi's. It is located in the old downtown of Meridian and in an old house that gives the restaurant a cozy, intimate, and warm feeling and atmosphere.

Upon arriving at Epi's and after being seated, Leslie and I were cheerfully greeted by the owner Christine, who is the granddaughter of the the person the restaurant is named for. She was tickled when Leslie and I mentioned it was our birthday and were recommended by friends to try her place out. Christine gave us a detailed history of her grandmother's birth in the Spanish Basque country and how she and her husband raised seven children in Hailey, Idaho before her death in 1983 at the age of 80.

Basque cuisine is not all chorizo. There are many different and varied types of foods that will satisfy almost everyone's tastes. The menu at Epi's is small and there are daily specials that our very nice waitress, Jane, explained to Leslie and me. There are also domestic and imported beers and wines from Basque country. It was a tough decision for me to decide whether to order the halibut in a citrus crust with creamy lobster sauce or the salmon, but I finally went with the halibut and Leslie ordered steak marinated in vinegar and assorted herbs and spices.

It wasn't that busy when Leslie and I ate at Epi's and the service was quick and very courteous. Our meals came with soup and salad. I had the shrimp chowder with rice and Leslie had the Basque bean soup, which was like a chili with a thin broth. Our dinners came with French or Basque fries and fresh cauliflower in a delicious Monterey Jack bechamel sauce. Leslie could not finish all of her steak and got a doggie bag, but piggy me cleared her plate. It was that good. Our waitress joked, "Good girl, you cleaned your plate!" Leslie saved some room for flan in caramel sauce and it came with two candles in honor of our birthdays. It was a miracle both Leslie and I got up from the table after such a magnificent feast! Christine embraced us goodbye and wished us happy birthdays!

Epi's is a little bit more expensive than other restaurants in the Boise/Meridian area, but it is well worth the money. It is a great place to go to experience the Basque culture and cuisine, and have a nice dinner with friends or family.
April 04, 2008
Votes: +2

taketheunder said:

just wonderful
I have been to Epi's three times. The bread and soups are superb.
I do not generally like red beans, but the red bean soup is delicous.
The people are friendly and know the menu. The lamb chops, halibut,
and steaks are wonderful. They treat everyone like family.
It can get very busy! Get reservations. If you do have to wait, they usually
bring out some table wine to sip on.
March 15, 2008
Votes: +1

Todd Wickstrom said:

I gave Epis 5 stars. This is one restaurant that always exceeds my expectations in every way possible. I would suggest reservations.
September 07, 2007
Votes: -1

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