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Bistro De Schaar

$$ - $$$, European
Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 33 59 79
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“rack of lamb” (24 reviews)
“steak” (40 reviews)
“monkfish” (12 reviews)
Closed today
Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
Hooistraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on a Friday evening. We had fried plaice and scallops for starter. As Main course filet steak and monkfish. Food was freshly prepared at the grill in front of us. We had also a bottle of house white wine. Everything was delicious....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank cornelias177
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: July 2018
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.

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
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

Date of visit: February 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: December 2017
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

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank virginiag08
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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, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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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