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Visserskaai 32, Ostend 8400, Belgium
+32 59 70 31 28
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Het restaurant is NIET gesloten, in tegenstelling tot wat in de titel...
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
it was a great restaurant

at the end op 2013, they announced that they would close in march 2014. retiring and the building being demolished (just as the next door neighbour le Grillon).

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2014
ann v
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Oostende, belgium
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Scenic view
  • Entertaining clients
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124 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oostende, belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

at the end op 2013, they announced that they would close in march 2014. retiring and the building being demolished (just as the next door neighbour le Grillon).

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Manchester, England
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We had booked this restaurant based on the reviews and were so pleased we did. The charming hostess (wife of the chef we understand) could not have made us more welcome - checking everything was ok from time to time and with a lovely smile. Had the 35 Euro 4 course Gourmet menu - fantastic value and quality. Included the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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222 reviews 222 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

We went to Oostende for the day and found our favourite restaurant, “Le Grillon”, closed. Ach! We knew of this place as it is next door to Le Grillon and we always read the menu out of curiosity. It always looked good, but the Grillon had us hooked (a pun for a fish restaurant). So we gave it a try.... More 

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Temse, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

The food was great, we had the Gourmet Menu (4 courses), and chose only the fishdishes. We loved every course off it and will return when we visit Ostend next time.

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Bucharest, Romania
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Went to this restaurant as it was recommended by the tourist guide and it met all expectations. Pleasant atmosphere, excellent dishes, very good service, overall a great experience. A special note on the fish soup which was absolutely fantastic.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Surely it's not that difficult getting everything right in a restaurant and Au Vieux Port shows you perfectly how it's done. Three of us ate there on a Sunday evening recently and it was a delight to eat there. Excellent cooking, perfect timing and happy, efficient staff made for one of those evenings which reminds you how enjoyable dining in... More 

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

This is the third time I am going to "Au vieux port", and I have never been disappointed and I am already longing to go back. The restaurant has a classical approach with classic menus which related to the quality of the ingredients presents a perfect price quality ratio, moreover the winecard is also excellent. This restaurant is by no... More 

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Oostende
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Nice food, excellent service. Menu is cpmposed of classics of French and Belgian cuisine. Public is a little bit old, not trendy, no frills.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

A warm welcome on a freezing night and friendly, attentive service preceded a lovely 4-course menu. Tasty amuses bouches followed by local shrimp-based starters (very ample portions), a hearty bisque dressed with Armagnac and cream, mains of more fish and then just room to squeeze in desserts. Coffee came with chocolates, small macaroons and other bits and bobs. All of... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

What a cosy atmosphere, excellent service, a very professional hostess and well trained staff. And not to forget the superbe food. We chose the menu of the month, which is good value for money and offered a couple of specialty dishes of the chef-cook. The goose liver was delicious. The coquilles saint Jacques were superbe, but the most I liked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Visserskaai 32, Ostend 8400, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ostend
  • Phone Number: +32 59 70 31 28

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

Het restaurant is NIET gesloten, in tegenstelling tot wat in de titel vermeld wordt.

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