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“Very good but impersonal service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Open Fire

Open Fire
Ranked #39 of 100 Restaurants in Knokke
Cuisines: Seafood, French, Belgian, European
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Keerbergen, Belgium
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very good but impersonal service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

We wnet there saterday 8//9/2012. It's a nice modern interior. The food was very good (raviola of lobster, kingcrab) but the service is very impersonal. Price/quality is ok, certainly for a place like Knokke.

  • Visited September 2012
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  • Dutch first
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Brussels, Belgium
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Excellent food at good prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

Throughout the years we've had lunch and dinner several times at Open Fire and we were never disappointed. The food is always excellent and the staff always friendly. It is one of the better restaurants with direct sea view in Knokke. During summer they also have a very nice terrace on the promenade (with even better sea view).

The menus offer an excellent value for money ratio. You have to order the same menu by table though; in any event the à la carte dishes are as good and not overpriced either. Their signature dish has been the King Crab for a while and it is simply fantastic! Pay the little extra for this dish because it's so worth it.

Good wine list and pousse-café list.

Very friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Family and baby-friendly (they have high chairs, they'll give you a table whit sufficient space to fit in the buggy, you can order one dish to be shared by two kids on two different plates…).

  • Visited August 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A la carte?”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2012

Location on sea front excellent; restaurant decor pleasant; food tasty and tastefully presented. Service good, however, we were very disappointed to see that four people at the same table could only choose three different main dishes from the a la carte menu, obliging two of our group to select the same dish. This is not a la carte! Given the glut of restaurants on the sea front, I would not return to this restaurant if we are a party of four or more.
Valerie Perales

  • Visited July 2012
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Antwerp, Belgium, Europe
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great service with a great location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

For a restaurant on the 'dijk', the quality of the food is very good. The service is also at a top level.

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“Excellent food, very nice view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2012

We had dinner at a table offering a nice view on the sea (and the sunset). We had a fantastic Alaska king crab. The place is quite small. The choice of the table is therefore very important (ask for the view!). The menu was short and to the point.
Nothing too simple nor too sophisticated. We found it perfect. It is not exactly cheap but definitely worth the price we paid.

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