Although we live in Gent We had never before been to Du Progres. We just (wrongly) assumed it was a tourist trap being situated on the Korenmarkt. Thanks to Trip Advisor we decided to give it a go. On a very snowy Sunday, we headed into town having first phoned to make a reservation. The staff were very, very friendly and we were soon seated. They specialise in steaks so my husband and son shared a cateaubriand (21 euros each) while I had a cote a l'os (22 euros). The home-made leek soup to start was fantastic. The meat came served with either frites and salad or warm vegetables. We had both and they were plentiful. Although we didn't order it, we were pleasantlky surprised to see that there was a day menu availble, even on the weekend for only 12 euros which the neighbouring table had. Soup, rump steak, frites and salad. Very good value for money! They also offer regular brasserie food such as spaghetti, Stoverij, vol-au-vents, fish dishes and other met options.
We will definately be back.