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Quai 38

38 Rue St Sebastien, 59000 Lille, France
0320421068
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Ranked #3 of 882 restaurants in Lille
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

In a quiet neighbourhood, off the beaten track, lovely place with refined food. An international classic. The staff is professional and courtious, you know you're in a good place when the menu is on a big chalk board that gets moved to your table. Expect a pricey night well worth it!

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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

At last! A very good place in Lille, friendly staff, great food wit superb ingredients (it is all fish by the way). King prawns tempura, great sea bass mango tartar... A giant grilled turbot with delicious local veggies, a delicious plate of several fishes, tasty desserts (creme brûlée, chocolate mousse, millefeuilles reinvented...) all going down with a vieilles vignes pouilly... More

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Just had a lunch on a sat - never eaten anywhere else is Lille so I cannot compare to others. Overall, I agree with many reviews. Great service, interior, etc. it is a sea food restaurant and good was good but not sure it is really that excellent... I had cod and my husband sole... I think they were both... More

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Hockley
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5 reviews 5 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We booked by e mail a week before arriving in Lille. For a weekend break The restaraunt is not in the town centre so we took a short taxi journey to get here, the taxi driver said we had chosen well and he was right A warm welcome , the most friendly service we had in our stay and an... More

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Amsterdam
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Quai 38 is located in a not-so-charming just-off-city-centre steet, but once inside, there's only accolades that come to mind. The decor is very pleasing, the waiter/waitresses are very friendly, charming and courteous. Regulars are greeted with a kiss and the atmosphere is cozy. The food is simply fantastic. We skipped the first course and were blown away by the main... More

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Stainburn, United Kingdom
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206 reviews 206 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My wife and I had an awesome dinner here. It's a beautiful restaurant and the food is delicious. The menu is not very large but there is something for everyone. And it's nice that the tables are not crammed next to each other. Service was excellent, very friendly too. Would love to go back.

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Belgium
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45 reviews 45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Arrived on a Thu evening around 19:30 and the restaurant was completely empty. Nothing to worry however as rapidly after it had a pleasant occupacy. The owners were very helpfull and full of pride for the first class fish and seafood they had on offer. We really enjoyed all of it. First place I ever had a rum baba as... More

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Bristol england
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014 via mobile

Great place with brilliant food and friendly staff. Little bit out of town but a nice 15 to 20 minute walk and well worth it.

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Brussels
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73 reviews 73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

We visited the Saturday before Xmas. Lille was heaving with people. The weather was awful. Quai 38 is a 15 minute walk from the center of town and I would recommend walking because Lille is a charming place much neglected by tourists. Qua 38 is a well run restaurant. The manageress sees to that. Her English is good. Her smile... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Situated just to the north of the old town of Lille, about 15 minutes walk (thorough the charming old town) or 5 minute taxi ride (around boring ring roads) from the train station. Service was excellent - exactly the right balance of attentiveness v leading you alone. Good english spoken when I struggled with the french (which is quite early... More

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