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Zeedijk-Knokke 589, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
+32 50 60 35 01
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Outdoor seating

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    Very good
  • 33
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  • 14
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Knokke Classic !

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
philipperogiest
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Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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211 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
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32 reviews 32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Livingston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch today as there was no queue to get in which isn't always the case. Food was good and our waiter was attentive enough but how they can charge those prices is unbelievable. As I say was okay but if you have time look around further from the beachfront

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Somewhere on Planet Earth
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Service is horrible price outrageous food Average. This place is a tourist trap and is living of its location and past reputation.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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