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Bistro De Schaar

$$ - $$$, European
Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 59 79
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“rack of lamb” (24 reviews)
“steak” (38 reviews)
Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

De Schaar (The Scissors) is a cozy restaurant run by a lovely couple who specialize in grill food. We visit every time we are in Brugge (I am Belgian). The food is grilled to absolute perfection, is tender and full of flavor. We ordered fish...More

Thank sari640
Reviewed July 22, 2018

Looking for somewhere to eat on a Sunday evening we decided to try Bistro De Schaar and are we happy we did. Possibly, one of the nicest meals in a long time. The duck breast with raspberry sauce - amazing and I am told that...More

Thank JCM81
nicoschaar, Owner at Bistro De Schaar, responded to this reviewResponded August 1, 2018

Thanks a lot for your review, those wre very kind words, and makes us feel apriciated and proud. Kind regards, Nico and Heidi.

Reviewed May 29, 2018 via mobile

We ate a very good steak here. Australian beef steak is perfect. The location is a little bit hidden but cozy. The staff was really friendly.

Thank Calaican
Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

On a Tuesday, when many restaurants are closed, we found ourselves wandering around looking for a place to have dinner. Lo and behold, across the street in front of us (!) was le Bistro de Schaar. We were reluctant, because of some of the recent...More

Thank Tim3d
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Like some other reviewers, we were staying in an adjacent hotel and were recommended this restaurant by the hotel manager. He kindly offered to book us a table on Valentines evening and we calmly waited for his call to say all was arranged. Quite bizarrely,...More

Thank case2heavy
Reviewed February 3, 2018

We were seated in this restaurant as a walk in, having thought it looked lovely from the outside. It was a warm and cosy and the food well cooked (we had steak and the cod). The only downside was that the service was less friendly...More

Thank v_h007
Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

We were looking forward to dining in this restaurant. We booked in advance and on arriving we were greeted with a very unfriendly waitress who was as chilly as the restaurant was warm. The food was expensive and very average. There are plenty of other...More

Thank Haaaarvey
Reviewed December 28, 2017

Beautiful Restaurant with a good wine selection - roaring fire place and fabulous steaks - just out of the centre - well worth a beautiful walk...... we will come again and again

Thank pdoc1967
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I came here on a Saturday night after it was recommended to us by our hotel concierge. It was so delicious! I had frogslegs in garlic to start - which I had never had before so thought why not! And they were...More

Thank Virginia G
Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

Wow! We have been blown away by the Belgium people’s kindness, however the hostess/waitress working tonight was an exception. We saw the fire from the street, and thought it would be nice to enjoy a glass of wine or beer by it, on this chilly...More

Thank Gabrielle A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$27 - $36
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 33 59 79
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Cosy restaurant in typical Bruges hous dating from 1614, grilling on open fire in the restaurant, chef owner, in summer beautiful terras near the canal with vew on small harbour, seasonal cooking
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