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Quai 38

#2 of 1,064 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
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 235
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
STroek
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Hasselt, Belgium
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Hasselt, Belgium
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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The Hague
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Went here for lunch after reading other reviews and was certainly not disappointed. Charming staff and really good food. There were a number of empty tables in the rather large restaurant but the way the place was decorated gave it an intimate feeling. Really worth visiting for a good meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is within walking distance of the centre of Lille, albeit rather a long walk. So you could go by taxi. However you get there, I would certainly urge you to go. This is a wonderful fish restaurant. We had the crab croquettes followed by the catch-of-the-day sea bass – not cheap, but perfectly cooked and very tasty. The menu... More 

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Newport
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We popped in here the day before our wedding anniversary to reserve a table, and were so glad we did so. The meal was great, from the starters of crab croquettes, through to the lobster and prawn kebab, and finishing with mille feuille and a strawberry concoction whose name escapes me. A superb bottle of Pouilly Fuissé helped the meal... More 

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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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Earth City, Missouri
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58 reviews 58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Restaurant Details

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: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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