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Quai 38

#2 of 1,180 Restaurants in Lille
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38 Rue St Sebastien, 59000, Lille, France
0320421068
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 345
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  • 120
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  • 17
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Outstanding fish experience

Located a mile or so from the city centre this place is worth the trip and lives up to the hype. The first surprise was how sophisticated the place felt. We had looked at the website which gave the impression it was just a cafe style place but the opposite was true. Muted colours and drapes to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
zonda
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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317 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located a mile or so from the city centre this place is worth the trip and lives up to the hype. The first surprise was how sophisticated the place felt. We had looked at the website which gave the impression it was just a cafe style place but the opposite was true. Muted colours and drapes to break up the... More 

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Thank zonda
Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

This restaurant was full on the Friday night we visited, despite being out of the usual tourist areas. If you love seafood, this is the place to go. We had razor clams in garlic to start. I had a house speciality to follow - lobster in a jeweled couscous. It was terrific. My partner had John Dory fillets with cockles... More 

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1 Thank Graham W
Sydney, Australia
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48 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The restaurant is spacious with each table separated from its neighbour by a half furled curtain. The menu provides a wide range of fish and shellfish. Our entrees were mi cuit tuna with black mushrooms and cucumber, and Thai style scallops.... both dishes were perfectly cooked and delicious. For mains we had scallops St Jacques - tender, sweet, perfectly seasoned,... More 

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1 Thank 975Sue1955
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly service. Buzzy atmosphere in a trendy setting. Varied and unusual menu for fish livers. We had razor clams, scallops, monkfish cheeks & sea bass.

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Thank TheBliks
Marrakech, Morocco
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

The seafood is excellent and we liked the lobster very much. The cooking was perfect. it was a very romantic evening.

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Thank Marwan T
Gistel, Belgium
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

I don't eat meat, so eat a lot of fish. I can tell you: these guys know how to prepare fish. The starter I had (lobster soup with scallops) was the best starter I had in the last 2 years. The main (sea bass) was also very good, big portion. Just the dessert (café gourmand) was a bit dissapointing for... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Went for lunch. Excellent seafood! Razor clams slightly over cooked,but a delicious sauce and salad. The crab croquettes also beautifully sauced. The half lobster with Autumn veg and couscous was divine, as was the Scallops with beurre blanc. Very good food and decent ,appropriate wine list.

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az
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

We shared the razor clam appetizer-delicious. The entrees were very generous. Lobster with couscous and vegetables was excellent. The sweetbreads with shrimp was also well prepared with a lovely light sauce. One glass of wine, one appetizer and two of the more expensive entrees was 108Euro. Although not a bargain, the food was excellent and the atmosphere perfect for a... More 

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Split-Dalmatia County, Croatia
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382 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

maybe difficult to find when you are not from Lille, but it is worth to look after it!! Great food, perfect service, brilliant wine

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Thank Greg L
Delft, The Netherlands
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

Awesome fish restaurant. The best I ever had. I guess, because of the local market, they serve fresh fish. It was a bit expensive, but totally worth of your money.

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Thank Chayan S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 Rue St Sebastien, 59000, Lille, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Nord-Pas-de-Calais  >  Nord  >  Lille
  • Phone Number: 0320421068

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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