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“Good place for a lunch, no wow experience”
Review of Jour de Fete

Jour de Fete
Ranked #217 of 869 Restaurants in Ghent
Price range: $29 - $37
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Reservations
Gent
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Good place for a lunch, no wow experience”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

First of all they moved to a new location : Gustaaf Callierlaan 233 which is nice but a little "cold".
You can have a starter and main course for 15EUR, which really is a bargain. Lunch for 2 with coffee and a glass of wine would cost you 45 to 50EUR. There is the choice between 3 starters and 3 main courses.
The menu has other choices but then you pay double.
People are extremely friendly and the food is prepared with excellent ingredients. Most choices have a sort of "Italian touch". Starting with a bit of bread and olive oil. Where the olive oil was quite ordinary. We had the aubergine salad and the Scottish salmon as a starter. The first was really tasteful the second could benefit from some extra vinegrette.
For main course we had the some pork tenderloin with ratatouille. Excellent quality of meat and vegetables but no special taste.
I am sure Jour de fête has a lot of potential but some special preparations would be appreciated.

  • Visited August 2013
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  • Dutch first
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  • Russian first
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English first
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“New adress, but still very good place to eat!”
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Jour de Fête has relocated to a new and bigger place in Ghent. If you're looking for a very price/quality business lunch, Jour de Fête is the place to be! If the weather is good, try the terrace!

  • Visited June 2013
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Ghent, Belgium
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264 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 434 helpful votes
“Top place in Ghent”
Reviewed December 23, 2011

What can I say? Might lack a little bit of finesse but it's alwaws a memorable night out. Interior, service, quality and wine top notch. Just needs a bit of extra subtlety to be excellent. Who knows...soon maybe!

Visited November 2011
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Always a surprise and never a dissapointment....”
Reviewed July 8, 2011

Every time I go to Jour de Fête, I choose the lunch and never disappointed.

  • Visited July 2011
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2 Thank Moredoua
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Ghent, Belgium
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47 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“nice example of fusion food, original combinations, but the preparation could be much, much better. Very good chocolate...”
Reviewed February 28, 2009

nice example of fusion food, original combinations, but the preparation could be much, much better. Very good chocolate cake though.

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