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tmcnameeca Jul 7, 2006 06:21 PM

My favorite in the past has been the Star Hotel. Any comments pro or con on the Star will be welcome, as well as alternative suggestions. Also could use advice re accommodations. Thanks, hounds.

  1. SteveTimko Jul 7, 2006 06:26 PM

    The Star Hotel is supposed to be the best Basque in Nevada, maybe in the West. I've never eaten there, but it has an excellent reputation.

    1. The Chowhound Team Jul 8, 2006 10:36 PM

      Please note, lodging discussion is off topic for Chowhound, please confine the discussion to the food.

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      1. j
        jlawrence01 Jul 8, 2006 11:35 PM

        The three main Basque restaurants are on and around 3rd St. downtown and are fairly similar.

        Biltoki
        405 Silver St, Elko, NV
        Tel: (775) 738-9691

        Star Hotel
        246 Silver St , Elko, NV
        Phone - (775) 753-8696

        Nevada Dinner House
        351 Silver St , Elko, NV
        Phone - (775) 738-8485

        Personally, I have had pretty good meals at all of them. If I had to choose between the three, I think that I would head back to Biltoki as the lamb was truly outstanding and the sides a bit fresher.

        A lot of the locals swear by the Star Hotel and it was pretty good. The crowds there can be pretty overwhelming and the food and service suffers from it.

        The other Basque restaurant,

        Toki Ona
        1550 Idaho St
        Elko, NV 89801
        was alright but not worth an effort to get there. The food is not in the same league.

        Alternative include:

        Jrs Bar & Grill
        2050 Idaho St , Elko, NV
        Phone - (775) 778-0515

        Located in the Gold Country Inn, they serve the best breakfasts and a fairly creative menu.

        The Red Lion Casino restaurant/buffet serves pretty solid food that is a step above what is available elsewhere in Elko.

        Hope that helps.

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