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Fine classic cuisine and quality wines are served in this rustic restaurant housed in an old building. The owner/chef has been running the show since 1976 and was awarded his first... — Michelin Guide

If money is no object, dress up and seek out this traditional, much-lauded little Antwerp classic that is so discreet that it's almost invisible within a 16th-century old-city house. — Lonely Planet

Behind the heavy doors of a 16th-century stone house, this Michelin two-star restaurant offers the finest dining in town in an intimate room furnished in oak. Chef Johan Segers comes to... — Frommer's

This lovingly refurbished 17th-century house boasts some of Belgium's best cooking—with prices to match—by chef Johan Segers. The Flemish food (poached tongue fish stuffed with rhubarb in... — concierge.com

Traditional Flemish surroundings with heavy oak chairs and beamed ceilings are the setting for some of the best (and priciest) food in the city. — Fodor's

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Sir Anthony Van Dijck

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A location amid the delightful 16th-century Vlaeykensgang courtyard's jumble of cafes, restaurants, and antique apartments all but guarantees a pleasant atmosphere here. This used to be a... — Frommer's

After earning two Michelin stars in the 1970s, chef Marc Paesbrugghe opted for a more relaxed approach in the 1990s for this fine-dining fixture. — Fodor's

Tucked away on a side street and featuring a bright courtyard, this restaurant once boasted Michelin stars, until owner-chef Marc Paesbrugghe got tired of the hassle and restyled it as a... — concierge.com

One of the gourmet landmarks of Antwerp, this elegant restaurant is perfectly located on the corner of the Grote Markt. French cuisine served in tasteful surroundings. — Insight Guides

Hidden in a tiny, cobbled laneway in a 16th-century building, this exquisite restaurant is among Antwerp's finest for Flemish cuisine with flair, best appreciated over its four-course 'gourmet' menu (around €45). — Lonely Planet

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The Jane

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Michelin-starred chef Sergio Herman is best known for his cooking at the legendary restaurant Oud Sluis in the Netherlands, but now his new Antwerp eatery, The Jane, is creating waves.... — Wallpaper

Jane has managed to transform this imposing chapel into a trendy temple of food! The former altar has been replaced by an open-plan kitchen, devoted to the preparation of good food from... — Michelin Guide

Fine dining meets rock ’n' roll at Antwerp's most dramatic restaurant, where architect Piet Boon has preserved the ceiling of an old military-hospital chapel in its decaying state and put... — Lonely Planet

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Het Gebaar

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Chef Roger van Damme only does fancy and only does lunch. At the entrance to Antwerp's petite botanical gardens, the former gardener's house is a deeply romantic setting to write off an... — Lonely Planet

This restaurant is located in an elegant building on the edge of the botanical park. Luxury tea room cuisine, which the chef enriches with modern twists; mouthwatering desserts! Non-stop... — Michelin Guide

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Dome

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Chef Julien Burlat is obsessed with quality and constantly on the lookout for the finest ingredients. The menu changes according to his latest discoveries and feature dishes that are... — Michelin Guide

Architecture and food aficionados will appreciate the classic French cuisine and somber decor in this splendid Art Nouveau building. This former teahouse, sewing school, and police office... — Fodor's

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the glorious

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This former industrial warehouse has a carefully designed, trendy interior. It features an à la carte Wining & Dining concept. — Michelin Guide

You probably think beer when you think Belgium, but this tiny French-influenced restaurant is all about the wine, with more than 45 international varieties offered by the glass, plus a... — Fodor's

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Fiskebar

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This hip Scandinavian-style fish joint won't win awards for its sparse décor, but no matter—you're here for the fresh, reasonably priced seafood. — Fodor's

A white-tiled Danish joint perfect for scallop cevice and aquavit. — Travel + Leisure

There’s always an almighty crush for tables in this bustling former fishmongers’ shop. — Lonely Planet

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De Foyer

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This magnificent space is the foyer of the 19th-century Bourla Theater and is one of Antwerp's most popular addresses. With an ornately painted dome, potted palms, red velvet drapes, and... — Frommer's

Located inside the Bourlaschouwburg theatre, this stunning café-restaurant serves up traditional fare as well as a delicious brunch and pancakes in the afternoon. — Insight Guides

Even if you aren't hungry, it's worth stopping for a drink at the stunningly beautiful De Foyer cafe in Antwerp. You'll feel like royalty under the magnificent dome of the the 19th... — Afar Magazine

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Het Pomphuis

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This extraordinary restaurant occupies a huge warehouse dating from 1920, where the decor includes three enormous bilge pumps. Enjoy the sophisticated, contemporary menu and views of the... — Michelin Guide

As the Flemish name, Het Pomphuis, suggests, this restaurant is in what was once a pumping station in Antwerp's docklands area. These days, the neighbourhood is becoming a trendy place to... — Afar Magazine

Who would have thought the industrial look could be as swanky as this? Het Pomphuis serves an upmarket menu, including dishes such as cod on a bed of mashed potatoes topped with poached... — concierge.com

The name translates to the Pump House, and in its heyday it drained the neighboring dry-dock to allow for ship maintenance. It still looks the part; the vast interior, with an eclectic... — Fodor's

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de Kleine Zavel

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What was once a hotel for people in the shipping industry is now one of the more polished restaurants along the banks of the Scheldt (albeit hidden down a side street). Peer up at the... — Fodor's

Don't be fooled by the vintage floor, retro counter, little bare tables, wine shelves and old wooden beer racks. The food served at this typical Antwerp bistro is as up-to-the-minute as... — Michelin Guide

A restaurant with high gastronomic standing for fusion cuisine with an accent on fish and Mediterranean flavours. — Lonely Planet

A quick walk from Grote Markt, this traditional restaurant serves rib-sticking Flemish dishes prepared the old-fashioned way; the saddle of hare with "melted" root vegetables is a standout. — Travel + Leisure

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KOMMILFOO

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A comfortable, modern dining room is the setting for the culinary creations of this innovative chef who alternates ever-evolving recipes with molecular experimentation. Pyrenean goat is... — Michelin Guide

Michelin-starred chef Olivier de Vinck takes a middle way between ‘molecular’ and traditional cuisine styles in this uncluttered top-notch Zuid restaurant. — Lonely Planet

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De Peerdestal

French 74 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

In this large, rustic, two-floor restaurant, you can enjoy a light meal of a salad or indulge in heartier fare such as mussels, fish, or steak (horse meat is a specialty here). Despite... — Frommer's

One of many restaurants in this atmospheric cobblestone quarter. This one caters to tourists keen to sample the house speciality - horse (paard in Flemish). — Lonely Planet

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In the shadow of the cathedral

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Cozier and more traditional than the wave of contemporary restaurants dominating the scene, this little place makes good on its name: it has a dining room facing the cathedral square and... — Fodor's

This attractive restaurant in the city center features traditional Belgian cuisine gussied up just a bit. Mussels and eel assume several guises on the menu, and beef is also well... — Frommer's

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Dome sur mer

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There's a quiet grandeur to this part of Antwerp, and this small, bright, elegant seafood place makes the most of its setting. There's a welcome flexibility to the menu, with large,... — Lonely Planet

In 2006, the owners of Dôme opened this seafood brasserie across the square in the Zurenborg district. With a wide marble bar, open kitchen, and walls of windows, it's the perfect place... — Travel + Leisure

This manor house has been transformed into a trendy seafood brasserie. It has a whitewashed decor punctuated by several bluish coloured aquariums full of goldfish. — Michelin Guide

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Ciro's

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An authentically nostalgic restaurant that dates back to 1962 and sports an almost untouched midcentury interior. The cuisine, too, is full of Flemish classics: smoked eel on toast, pot... — Lonely Planet

The nostalgic interior, working class atmosphere and traditional Belgian fare will provide the opportunity to turn a meal at Ciro's into a taste of Antwerp's past. Steak and chips with... — Michelin Guide

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L'entrepot du congo

Cafés 70 The TripExpert score is determined by calculating the general consensus of expert reviewers. Learn more →

As the name might suggest, dark marble tabletops, chequerboard floors, mirror panels and carved wooden beams on the high ceiling are all surveyed by a portrait of a young King Baudouin.... — Lonely Planet

Formerly a Congolese warehouse, this lively local favorite is a great place to grab a casual meal. The decor is standard Flanders: worn black-and-white floor tiles, paper-menu place mats... — concierge.com

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Kapitein Zeppos

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This busy café-bar is found deep in the hipster spawning grounds of Mechelseplein, and while the menu is limited to a half-dozen Flemish favorites (beef carbonnade/stoofvlees and the... — Fodor's

This friendly youthful cafe-restaurant pays homage to classic children’s-TV character Kapitein Zeppos and serves a good range of pub food, Flemish classics and everything from mussels to... — Lonely Planet

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Invincible

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Kenny and Wendy's restaurant really is InVINcible! The food, which is of French inspiration, has the starring role. The vol-au-vent, for instance, plays off sweetbreads! All paired with... — Michelin Guide

Located in a house on a narrow street, this small French-style bistro has one of the better wine lists in the city, paired expertly with some old Gallic standards; try the homemade pâté... — Fodor's

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Rascasse

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Hunting lodge modernised with a simple, bright spirit. The chef has a creative vein that excels with the day's fish catch but is also convincing in land dishes. — Michelin Guide

For its 25th anniversary, the current owners of RAS – an acronym for Restaurant on the Stream – tasked local Antwerp agency Co.studio to refresh the interiors and maximise the connection... — Wallpaper

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De Groote Witte Arend

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Retaining the Tuscan stone arcade of a 15th- and 17th-century convent building, as well as a little family chapel, this place combines the joys of a good beer bar with the satisfaction of... — Lonely Planet

De Groote Witte Arend, in a secret courtyard near the Jordaens house, is in a former convent. The background music tends to be Vivaldi or Telemann, the atmosphere is genteel without being... — Fodor's

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