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“Disappointing”
Review of Den Artiest

Den Artiest
Ranked #35 of 400 Restaurants in Ostend
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We have been here quite a few times , the steaks are lovely but very expensive for what you get and we waited an hour and a half , not a lover of chips I asked for a jacket potato they forgot it, We had to ask and got 2 luke warm new potatoes in their skins, we had a couple of drunks come and sit behind us shouting and pushing their chair into the back of our chairs, the waitress did nothing she said to us that they were regulars and always came in drunk ate and went , but they had spoilt it for us , plus they followed us when we left, having said this it was a one off, we will go again and hope it will be better then

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This restaurant-café has been a popular place in Ostend since many many years ...and granted, the food is still great. We are very fond of their spaghetti bolognese and the marvelous grilled meat. But a lot has changed : this used to be a marvelous music café as well, with live music
on tuesay evenings and lot of belgian artists have performed here. Raymond , Jo Lemaire, JB Scott... We have spent many a dance night here and enjoyed it greatly. Alas, no more of this and with it also the friendly atmosphere has gone,baby, gone.
We still like the spaghetti but it's served in still bigger plates and still smaller portions... Our advice : we would gladly pay a few euros more and get a bigger(normal) portion!

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Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went there a couple of days ago. It was the third time and we been there twice on our last holiday in Oostend, because we really like the place and the food.
Food was delicious as usual (I really recommend the tuna filet), however we were a bit shocked to find a piece of shattered glass (about half the size of a thumbnail) among the french fries. Obviously mistakes can happen quite easily in any work environment but under no circumstances should there be any potentially life-endagering material on the plate!
We didn't want to make a fuss about it and just pointed out to the waitress what we found. I was really unhappy with the reaction, because instead of an apology (which would have been the least to do) we got a suspicious and doubtful look. The topic was simply ignored afterwards.
We were really puzzled over that reaction and so was the waitress over the lack of tip (she didn't seem to understand).
It's a pity, because we really liked the restaurant. However, after this experience, we won't go there anymore.

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2  Thank B0ris111
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

I have been here a couple of times, and i still have mixed feelings about it.
The quality of the meat it really good, that's undeniable.
BUT, the portions are not satisfying (At least for me), i tried Black angus, ribs and brazilian steak, they were all very good, and they were all very small.
Another thing that kills me is, you have to have cash. They simply don't accept card, the reasons why they do this are obvious, but still. It's annoying.
One of the ocasions i was there, the all restaurant was filled with serious smoke (Exausting problems i can assume, and when i say serious smoke i mean it), and we left the place smelling like we were cooking our own barbecue for a complete day.
I found better places in Ostend to eat a good steak, but the quality of the food here it's of course really good.
Avg price should be around 40€

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2  Thank Quartilho
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Reviewed November 14, 2013

While working in Oostende I have eaten here several times, the ribs and steak are amazing. All cooked on the open wood grill, the steak has been cooked exactly to my order. The staff and atmosphere just make this possibly the best place to eat in Belgium.

1  Thank Fraggleview
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