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Bistro Balthazar

Dutch, European, Belgian
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Paleisstraat 20, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
32 491 13 12 11
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice food in a cozy and hip atmosphere. Terras near the river with nice view makes this place a perfect spot for lunch, dinner or a drink.

Thank Thomas D
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

We were staying in the boat hotel just down the road so stumbled across this lovely little place whilst out for a walk. The service was brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. We were looking for some lunch but the waitor explained that the kitchen was closed so suggested a platter of hot and cold bites instead which we... More 

Thank Treacl32
Kuurne, Belgium
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

I visited this establishment several times already and keep coming back. The interior design is beautiful, the atmosphere really great. And than there's the food... If you like honest dishes and no posh but food with good taste combinations at a reasonable price, this is the place to be. Enjoy their hamburger or the stew with beer. They're succulent! Francis

Thank tulpino
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71 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

Excellent service! People were so friendly, food was super delicious and it was lively with mix of people, young,old,hip etc. Also very nice view to the canal! There is only one negative thing. The benches against the wall were so uncomfortable. Idea is nice that they use old benches and it was too high to eat comfortably, I got back... More 

Thank Varje A
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

Top notch location, especially on a summer evening, the music is good, a good place to have a drink, or even a bite, try the mussel balthazar ! There delicious! The price is okay, you pay what you get for

Thank Roco L
Sao Paulo, SP
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

Good food, good drinks and fancy people. To me is where the socialites from Kortrijk go. Nice environment and awesome decoration. But people is what makes a place, and unless I go with a large group of friends, it is not my thing.

Thank KaryDiaz
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

nice place, good food, friendly people! from basic pasta to oysters and a nice wine list, there is lost of variety. Honestly I have a friend who will always have a comment on something, but even he is onl y but enthousiastic about this great bistro place...

1 Thank de_wereld_is_klein
Zwevegem, Belgium
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231 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

vintage style café and bistro is one of the new places to be in Kortrijk. Reservations required. Very nice outside seating. Young/trendy audience. Good food - the classics.

Thank Filip V
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

This place is a bit hip with outdoor seating viewing the canal and one of the new bridges. We had a good meal of Dover sole and pork cheek stew ( a local favorite, and not those cheeks!). Would also recommend Omer beer. Need a reservation on Saturday nights. Convenient if you are on a boat.

Thank JimWils
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2012

Very nice restaurant with a warm atmosphere. Staff is very kind and welcoming. Excellent quality Belgian and French cuisine . After dinner we just moved from the restaurant area to the bar and had a great night out with our friends and colleagues. During summer, great terrace to enjoy drinks while looking over the river .

9 Thank fwknuttie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Dutch, European, Belgian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Paleisstraat 20, Kortrijk 8500, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Kortrijk
  • Phone Number: 32 491 13 12 11

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?