We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

dEssensi

Claimed
Save
Share
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
Read more
Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from dEssensi
Updated 07/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Ratings and reviews

Travelers' Choice
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

PRICE RANGE
$54 - $180
CUISINES
Belgian, Fusion, French, European
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
View all details
meals, features, about
Reviews (338)
Filter reviews
63 results
Traveler rating
46
9
4
3
1
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
Traveler rating
46
9
4
3
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviews chef's menu wine dishes courses details style reservation children
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
Reviewed June 25, 2020 via mobile

This is really exquisite! We had the 5 courses menu with accompanying wine. Every dish was super delicious and the service was of unseen quality. From beginning to the end a world class experience!

Date of visit: June 2020
Helpful?
Reviewed January 31, 2020

this is the place to be if you are looking for a beautiful restaurant with great food management is attentive and pleasing you during the whole evening in a casual "savoir vivre " style..................... as a matter of fact .........this is the biggest difference between...this restaurant and all the others of its kind.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Helpful?1  
philjeukens, Eigenaar at dEssensi, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2020

Dear Rudiger6, Thank you for your kind review, it was so good to have you here at dEssensi! See you soon! Warm regards, Philip Jeukens for the team.

Reviewed January 7, 2020

The lunch is cheap but nevertheless the service is perfect and very friendly. We could even change some details in the composition of the menu. The quality of.the food was perfect.

Date of visit: December 2019
Helpful?
Pjeukens, Eigenaar at dEssensi, responded to this reviewResponded January 14, 2020

Thank you for your kind review. So glad you enjoyed our food and service! Hope to see you agina soon. Warm regards, Philip Jeukens for the dEssensi Team

Reviewed October 6, 2019

We ordered the four course chef's menu. As could be expected from a restaurant in this price category the food was dainty and the service impeccable.

Date of visit: October 2019
Helpful?
philjeukens, Eigenaar at dEssensi, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you very much for the nice review! We sincereley appreciate your kind words and are looking forward to your next visit. Warm regards, Philip Jeukens

Reviewed September 13, 2019

Nice experience, good food and wine. ( laplan GTX Vermeersch ) I had a nice evening with my partner. We will come back.

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
philjeukens, Eigenaar at dEssensi, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2019

Dear guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this kind review. We enjoyed having you @dessensi and hope to see you again in the near future! Warm regards, Philip Jeukens

Reviewed September 12, 2019

Very nice restaurant, this explains why it can be difficult to get a reservation. Had tried several times in the past, without succes, but now we were there and enjoyed every moment. Stylish and trendy venue, very kind and attentionate staff will take care of...you so you enjoy a perfect evening. Menu offers a good variety of dishes and the wine list is comprehensive, what you get in your plate is very good !More

Date of visit: September 2019
Helpful?
Reviewed August 17, 2019 via mobile

Wanting to spend a quiet night out with my husband (first night out after the birth of our children 8 months earlier), we were very disappointed of the large table that was next to ours making us feel even more stressed when returning home. Although...the owners can‘t help that this table was obnoxiously loud, I would expect from a michelin starred restaurant that these size of tables are put in a chambre séparée. We did get apologies from the staff and at the end of the dinner another table in a more quiet area was offered, but it couldn‘t help us of having a less than optimal experience at the restaurant. We received this night as a gift, which makes it even sader.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Helpful?
philjeukens, Eigenaar at dEssensi, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2019

Dear Guest, Very sad to read your review and even more sad that you had a less than satisfactory experience at our restaurant. As you stated, fellow guests are beyond our scope of control, we have had tables of three or four guests which dominated...More

Reviewed June 6, 2019

The foo was really delicious and the wines were also good. The service was irreproachable but a bit stiff. We will certainly go back for another nice gastronomic night out. Thumbs up!

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?
philjeukens, Eigenaar at dEssensi, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Dear Dominiques, Thanks very much for the nice comments! Much appreciated! Hope to see you again soon. Philip Jeukens for the dEssensi team.

Reviewed June 2, 2019

Perfect chef's menu at a still acceptable price! 5 nicely composed dishes accompanied by fine wines.

Date of visit: June 2019
Helpful?
philjeukens, Eigenaar at dEssensi, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to review dEssensi and an ever bigger thank you for the greatly appreciated compliments! Hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Philip Jeukens for the team.

Reviewed May 25, 2019

We had an excellent diner (5 courses) on Friday evening. The food, the wine, and especially the combination/interaction of both were really great. The service and atmosphere were top!

Date of visit: May 2019
Helpful?
philjeukens, Eigenaar at dEssensi, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for your kind words, greatly appreciated! It was a true pleasure serving you and your guests. I hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards, Philip Jeukens for Team dEssensi

View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Van der Valk Hotel Dennenhof
677 reviews
5.30 miles away
Restaurant Hotel Klokkenhof
133 reviews
5.45 miles away
Antwerp Harbour Hotel
310 reviews
5.99 miles away
Van der Valk Hotel Antwerpen
1,765 reviews
6.05 miles away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Di Stephano
78 reviews
.15 miles away
Eat Things
37 reviews
.24 miles away
De Nieuwe Chinese Muur
21 reviews
.26 miles away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Park Vordenstein
83 reviews
2.13 miles away
Wijnegem
177 reviews
3.63 miles away
Kinderboerderij Mikerf
83 reviews
3.72 miles away
Gezondheidscentrum Gennesareth
31 reviews
2.24 miles away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from dEssensi staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing