We arrived a bit after the normal lunch hour since we dropped off our bags at the B&B first. We were shown to a table by a fairly surly maitre D'. We had looked for mussels in Ghent to no avail and had been told we were sure to find them here. The mussels "nature" that my partner had were small but tasty. I had the Provencale ones that just had a bunch of vegetables thrown in but which didn't really do anything to enhance the flavor of the mussels. The "frites" were no better than you'd get at a decent American diner. What really irritated us though was that the prices for beverages were astronomical. I'm used to paying 25% extra for a beer or other beverage in more touristy areas but my tea was 5.50 Euros and the beer was about 6.50, so almost three times as much as we were paying elsewhere! The other waiters that eventually came by were less surly but not friendly. Usually waiters are either slow or unfriendly but these guys were both. We had to track them down. In general in Flanders we had had very helpful, friendly waiters. To top it off, I left my umbrella at the door to save their wood floors from the water but when I left, I found the right size red umbrella, the only one there, which I eventually realized was not the expensive one I had bought two days earlier. When we came back to ask about it and look for it, the surly "greeter" had nothing better to say than "what do you want us to do?". He could have at least said he was sorry that it happened or took our information in case someone brought it back.
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