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Quai 38

#2 of 1,077 Restaurants in Lille
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38 Rue St Sebastien, 59000 Lille, France
0320421068
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 16
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  • 3
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great

This restaurant is all a restaurant should be. The people running it are very friendly and knowledgable. The restaurant has a nice feel to it. Most importantly, the food is very good. The fish is great, even the dark pasta accompanying one of our meals was exceptional. It's only a short walk from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
DutchWhanau
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This restaurant is all a restaurant should be. The people running it are very friendly and knowledgable. The restaurant has a nice feel to it. Most importantly, the food is very good. The fish is great, even the dark pasta accompanying one of our meals was exceptional. It's only a short walk from the city centre, and very much worth... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

An absolute must in Vieux-Lille , window shop your way up Rue St Andre , stop in at one of the cool bars or coffee shops and make your final destination Quai 38 in Rue St Sebastien where chef Bertrand knows how to cook fish. We were a birthday party of 10 and were made to feel most welcome by... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Our first visit to this area to explore the WW1 battle sites and enjoy the excellent wines and food of France. We discovered this restaurant via Trip Advisor and, although it was quite a walk from the centre of the old town, it was well worth the effort and we were not disappointed in the least at what this restaurant... More 

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London, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

By the time you get to the northern end of Vieux Lille there isn't much to see, and the attractions of General de Gaulle's birthplace are finite. That explains why we were through the door of Quai 38 at 11.59 for our lunch. Fortunately this isn't seen as bad form in France. The décor was safe, rather bland, but the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

So ... where to start? The restaurant is located a +\- 20min walk away from the Grande Place. You would never imagine such a good fish restaurant so far away from the center, but it's worth 100% the walk. The staff is very kind and helpful. Fish is just perfect... If you are in Lille and love fish, just give... More 

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Grimbergen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We have visited the restaurant on april 3, 2015. The restaurant is at the border of the old city center, it takes you 15 to 20 minutes walk from it. But it is really a must to go over there when you are in Lille. One of the friendliest staff I have ever seen in France. Super service and very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Tripadvisor really comes into its own When I end up at places like this. The excellent reviews are spot on. Even from making the reservation online the month before, I was impressed with the efficiency. The staff were totally professional and made you feel very relaxed. The fish dishes were described in detail and the menu was very broad, a... More 

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Hasselt, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Based on earlier reviews on tripadvisor and we weren't disappointed at all. On the contrary. Excellent service - nice interior (spacious and cosy at the same time). A bit out of the city center but easy to cope on foot! Nice oysters as a starter with one extra for each person (Xmas threat!). Great Bar fish with sweet vegetables. Good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This was a restaurant where the superb cuisine was matched by truly wonderful hospitality. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel ' special'. The service was spot on --not overbearing but just the right amount of attentiveness . As for the menu-- not a big selection, but offering a select few fish dishes all wonderfully prepared and... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Visited for dinner for my fiancés birthday after seeing the Trip Advisor reviews and the place totally lived up to the expectations created. I went with the very friendly waitress recommendations of razor fish and cous cous with lobster and had one of the best meals I have ever eaten. The other dishes we tried were the foie gras and... More 

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Additional Information about Quai 38

Address: 38 Rue St Sebastien, 59000 Lille, France
Phone Number: 0320421068
Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille
Open Hours:
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm  7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Rue St Sebastien, 59000 Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille
  • Phone Number: 0320421068

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Doing business, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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