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“Overrated, Lacking Charm and Sophistication”

Restaurant De Graslei
Ranked #24 of 942 Restaurants in Ghent
Price range: $22 - $37
Cuisines: Belgian, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Restaurant De Graslei, located near one of the most charming places of Ghent. At Graslei nr7 you will discover an attractive and hospitable eatinghouse. You will receive a warm welcome and be served as a friend of the house. The best Belgian salads, fish- and meatdishes will be at your choise.
Reviewed May 1, 2013

We were excited to dine at this restaurant after all of the wonderful TA reviews, but unfortunately we were disappointed.

I ordered what was described on the menu as a local specialty, a stew, which turned out to be something like cream of chicken soup. Bread and butter - for which there is a €2.50 charge - was brought to our table unrequested; we sent it back.

Between the attempted upsell with the bread and the misleading menu descriptions, I was disappointed that we wasted our one meal in Ghent at this establishment.

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Thank bsgf
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Very kind service by several waiters.
Great atmosphere inside.
Delicious food. The big stake (1.2) is good for 2 hungry people and also comes with good fries .
Free wifi.

Recommended !

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Thank Tal A
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Reviewed April 26, 2013

Very nice restausrant, nice waiters and very good food! the big steak was delicious and enough for 2 hungry people or even 3 people. recommended!

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Thank tikolsky
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

It was a cold evening so, even if the view on the canal was nice, I chose to go inside. The restaurant, actually a brasserie, although without a definite personality has some "ambience". There is not much room between the tables, however. The waiters and waitresses are young, efficient and nice. I chose oystsers, mussels au natural (huge) potatoes and finished with an enormous hot "sabayon" with vanilla icecream on the bottom. Everything was delicious. Not inexpensive, but this is by far the best restaurant I have tried in Ghent and definetely a place where I shall go again.

Thank Perfecto S
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

What a gem right on the side of a beautiful river. Our group got 2 soups and 2 orders of mussels which was honestly our favorite part of the meal. But the steaks we all got were also incredible.The waitstaff was so friendly and helpful. What a great experience!

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Thank Carolyn N
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