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“Great experience after a long wait” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ratata - CLOSED

Ratata
Price range: $59 - $148
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Leuven, Belgium
Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great experience after a long wait”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2012

Got a gift voucher for dinner @ Luzine, and had to wait almost a year to get a table for 4.

But the experience was worth waiting for. We had the Signature menu with the wine arrangement (@ Euro 145).

Everything was just perfect: service, the food, the wine, the atmosphere.. We arrived at 7PM and left at 1AM, and enjoyed every minute of it.

I am definitely going back.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank pdaenens
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176 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Leuven, Belgium
Level Contributor
18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Pricy - but value for money”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2012

This is a restaurant to go to if you have something to celebrate (or just have too much money)
I do not like much fancy stuff and have a hard time trying out new dishes but this meal was superb!
There was only 1 thing I didn’t like the whole evening (and the other 5 people did, so it was pure personal taste).
The wines that come with the menu are very very good and just make it all worth while.
None of us (6) had anything bad to say about our evening at Luzine. We celebrated a relaxed Birthday and will do it again sometime in the future when we've saved up again.

--> You can give information if you have allergies or you can choose fish/meat/veg. (Which was good because I hate fish)

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 4animal
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
114 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Best restaurant in Leuven”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Luzine is the restaurant of well known Belgian tv-chef Jeroen Meus and his partners. The restaurant is situated along the canal in Leuven on an industry site. You have to know the place, as it is located on the top floor of a former factory and hardly recognizable from the outside. Inside the restaurant as a warm, cozy and classy atmosphere.

The dinner menu shows two menus: Luzine (4 courses @ Euro 65 or 5 courses @ Euro 75) or Signature (6 courses @ Euro 95). At lunch time the serve a 3 course menu @ Euro 40 and a 4 course @ Euro 65.

We went for the 4 course lunch and were not disappointed. Premium ingredients served in a haute cuisine way. Beautifull table ware and distinguished staff. It was our third visit (first time for lunch) and defenitely not our last time...

Downside: waiting time to get a table for dinner (specially at weekends). Reservations need to be made several months upfront. Lunch offers shorter waiting times.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank OCdR
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Leuven, Belgium
Level Contributor
233 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Totally different from the chef's TV cooking”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2012

While Jeroen Meus perfects grandmother's cooking on TV, his restaurant is more of a gastronomique experience. Good food aspiring to more. I'm a fan of limited menus (stick to what you do well, fresh ingredients and all that), but the choice out of 2 menus and no à la carte drives that a bit to the easy edge. Unfortunately expensive for what you get (and I've done my share of starred restaurants).

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank platinumcitytrip
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Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Exquise, fine dining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2012

You feel really welcome here. Decor and menu was excellent, as was the presentation of the food (small portions), however the service was not entirely what I would expect.
An excellent place for those who like fine dining!

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank KURT170
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