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Dec 27, 2012 06:38 PM

One great dinner in Antwerp

your favorite place in antwerp for dinner please? $ no object- thanks

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    1. great local cuisine..your fave place thx

      1. this was posted one year ago fyi- many thx
        zkoulerm Dec 6, 2011 04:37 AM
        It all depends on what you are looking for. Here is a decent list of what I've found so far (I am from the US and now live in the South of Antwerp)

        In the south:
        - Not open on the weekends, but my favorite Italian place is Particolare - it's a small deli with a ton of prepared dishes. Always fresh, always expertly balanced, and always changing! Check it out if you end up here during a weeknight. The owner is fun too :)
        - A great patisserie is in the South called Dela Faille
        - A casual quick lunch if you are in the mood for a Brasserie is Den Artiste
        - Also, you should try Fiskebar if you like fish!! It's most likely the best fish in Antwerp - it's all written in Flemish on chalk boards. That means it's fresh!
        - If you are in the mood for sushi, there are a few good places. Izumi is really nice, very expensive, and very authentic

        - There is a really charming italian place in the center called Il Gallo Nero that has great fresh ingredients.
        - If you are missing a great burger (if you don't live in the US), Burgerij is really nice. Not walkable from the center though.
        - If you have transportation (10 mins south by car in Aarselaar) I'm obsessed with Hana Japanese Restaurant on A12. Get the fried chicken bowl and some fresh simple sushi.

        1. re: intrepid3591

          many thanks, looking for a great sit down dinner..not formal..but great food

      2. Dear intrepid,

        check out some of the following places:

        Invincible - - for local dishes, simple no fuss presentations and a very adventurous wine list.
        Interesting also for its sushi-counter type of seating.

        Veranda - located in Berchem, Guldenvliesstraat - for fixed course no options menu of very intelligent composition and attention to quality produce. (Book well in advance


        If you had a car you ought to consider Nuance in Duffel, a fifteen minute ride from Antwerpen.
        Try to go there now, so you can say in the not too remote future when they will have three stars "I ate there"!

        As much as I respect all other chowhounds' opinions, I would like to say that the recommendation for fiskebar in another reply to your query, is imho wrong. Very wrong, in fact.


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