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Zeedijk-Knokke 589, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
+32 50 60 35 01
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Dining options: Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good ambiance

Location is perfect. Overlooking the sea and the promenade. It has a covered outdoor seating with gas heaters. We were welcomed properly and assisted to our table. It has a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating. Very good service and he saw to it that we had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
amyambao
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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228 reviews 228 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Classic venue where the huge terrace fills quickly and locals and visitors queue out the door . Menu is the same for the inside brasserie and terrace and is full of Belgian staples. Food was decent quality but the service is variable . Waiters get easily distracted when their regular clients appear and it is easy to get forgotten .... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Location is perfect. Overlooking the sea and the promenade. It has a covered outdoor seating with gas heaters. We were welcomed properly and assisted to our table. It has a relaxed and cozy atmosphere. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating. Very good service and he saw to it that we had everything. Food was very good both seafood and... More 

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Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Perfectly located at the seaside promenade protected from the wind with a (heated) terrace, this restaurants offers high quality Belgian brasserie food (especially the "filet américain = steak tartare is highly recommended). Food is great, but does not come cheap. Service is professional, but waiters can have tendancy to be rather rude towards non-locals.... a bit Parisian style in the... More 

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United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

nice location, inside decor is pretty and cozy, the covered terrace is too busy and noise, tables too close of each other, the personnel running all the time, doesn't give a relax place when you walk in they will really run over you to quickly pass with a tray, not waiting that the customer go and find a table food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

After a long walk or after a rainy day, finding some culinary pleasures with typical Belgian dishes is great at Rubens. The food is traditional, tasteful and fresh. The recommended red house wine, cooled, was just what we needed for a fish and a meat dish. Especially the croquettes of shrimps were delicious! The service came with a smile and... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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60 reviews 60 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A marvelous (big) covered and warmed terrace in winter, an open terrace (roof can be opened by sunny weather) in summer and a view on the North Sea gives a special "holiday atmosphere". But no reservations are allowed on the terrace and it's often crowded, unless you arrive early (at noon for lunch for example). If you want to book... More 

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London
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Three of us paid 160 euros for 2 courses each - one main course was only omelette and chips (the other mains were chicken and chips and cod). it was quite expensive for average food. Helpful and polite waiters though

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Beveren, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This place is well positioned if you have children, being just in front of the Rubensplein kids can play around on an almost traffic-free zone. Because is very popular prepare to wait 20 to 40 minutes to have a seat, crowded and noisy, look somewhere else if you appreciate quietness. Food is not bad but is not great either: quite... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were a party of 5. 3 of us were served 10 minutes after the first dishes arrived, Fries arrievd after the steak was finished. Not an excuse. Fries were charged on the bill. Thue usual shrimp croquettes were fine, the bouillabaise was plane, overpriced. Will defintely not return.

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Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We have been to Rubens many times, the last being in June 2014. First remark: if you don`t like the crowd then look of something else. This is the place where in afternoon you`ll see tens of people -of a certain age many of the them- parading in front of you with all possible colours and combinations of the rainbow.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Zeedijk-Knokke 589, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Knokke-Heist  >  Knokke
  • Phone Number: +32 50 60 35 01

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

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