We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistro De Schaar

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
French, Belgian, Barbecue
As featured in Best Food in Bruges
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
050335979
Website
Wednesday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Fri - Tue 12:00 pm - 2:15 pm
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 252 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 135
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Excellent in food, service, and atmosphere

With the help of our innkeeper, we got reservations on a busy night. It isn't in the town centre but a nice, pretty area to walk around. The food, wine, and service were excellent. The prices are what one would expect of a very nice restaurant. Very enjoyable and I highly recommend it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
duckoutofwater
,
Tennessee
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
Add Photo Write a Review

252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Tennessee
Level Contributor
61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

With the help of our innkeeper, we got reservations on a busy night. It isn't in the town centre but a nice, pretty area to walk around. The food, wine, and service were excellent. The prices are what one would expect of a very nice restaurant. Very enjoyable and I highly recommend it.

Was this review helpful? Yes
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

On my first visit I had the Monkfish, shrimp croquettes and the best salad I've ever eaten, the Lukewarm Goat Cheese on a Crusty Salad. This salad was a base of nice greens with a piece of toast made from bread so fine it was like cake, toasted or baked in an oven so that it was evenly crunchy and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Knoxville, TN
Level Contributor
98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

... but you won't be clipped here. The food, the wine, the service, the venue are all superb. Our meal here was a highlight of our visit to Belgium. We happened to be in Brugge around the May Day holiday, so many places we wanted to eat were booked solid. Fortunately, our wizard innkeeper got us reservations here. It isn't... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Whitstable, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
St Malo
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Level Contributor
61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Bistro De Schaar also viewed

Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 
Bruges, West Flanders Province
Bruges, West Flanders Province
 

Been to Bistro De Schaar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bistro De Schaar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?