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Bistro De Schaar

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$$$
French, Belgian, Barbecue
As featured in Best Food in Bruges
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Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050335979
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Hours:
Fri - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Cosy restaurant in typical Bruges hous dating from 1614, grilling on open...
Cosy restaurant in typical Bruges hous dating from 1614, grilling on open fire in the restaurant, chef owner, in summer beautiful terras near the canal with vew on small harbour, seasonal cooking
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    Very good
  • 28
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  • 4
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  • 2
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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
Had an absolutely great dinner here!

We had an absolutely great dinner here! It was great to be able to sit so close to the water. The sole was perfectly cooked and really fresh! Will definitely be back some day soon!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Timothy V
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Doing business
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We had an absolutely great dinner here! It was great to be able to sit so close to the water. The sole was perfectly cooked and really fresh! Will definitely be back some day soon!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great food with very obliging owners to offer the best service. The menu choice was very good and tasted fantastic

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Whitstable, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

If only this place were round the corner! The ambiance is like an old-fashioned inn, with tables arranged more or less around the open fire, so you can see your food being grilled. The meat and fish are excellent. The cooking is not fancy, but the products are very good quality and the cooking allows them to speak for themselves.... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I was recommended this family owned bistro by my B&B host nearby. Located at the corner of a bridge along the canal it provided another beautiful place to have dinner. I ordered only the main course of grilled duck (rare) with a raspberry sauce with beans and croquettes. One of the best bistro meals I've had the fortune to dine... More 

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St Malo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Delicious home cooked food. We stayed in Bruges 2 nights and ate there both nights. We didn't even look for somewhere else to go! Gorgeous food, cooked in front of us on the open fire. Friendly staff. We would drive miles to eat there again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

If you get over the long waiting time and the not so friendly waitress, the food is quite good and the overall experience is a good one. That if you have at least 50€ loose change in your pocket. Yes, it's expensive but again...the food was very good.

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

wonderful food in this family run small restaurant, ample portions and a wide variety. One of our favorite places in Brugges, right on a small canal.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A local host brought us to this place and it was a good recommendation indeed. We had duck, and beef steaks. Food was good, but the service was a little slow.

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Bruges, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We are regular guests at Bistro De Schaar and do want to point out the excellent price for the quality you get. Very friendly and personal service. Especially the way they prepare their meat dishes is really something else. Enjoy!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were looking for alternatives to the tourist traps, and found this restaurant a longish walk from the center of the city -- and worth it. My wife had wonderfully prepared salmon, while I had a generous and tasty rack of lamb. We arrived early on a Saturday night with reservations. By the time we left the place was packed.... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro De Schaar

Address: Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
Phone Number: 050335979
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 27 - 36
Cuisine: French, Belgian, Barbecue

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: 050335979

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 27 - 36
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Doing business

Description

Cosy restaurant in typical Bruges hous dating from 1614, grilling on open fire in the restaurant, chef owner, in summer beautiful terras near the canal with vew on small harbour, seasonal cooking
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?