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“Wonderful”
Review of Fleur de Sel

Fleur de Sel
Ranked #3 of 37 Restaurants in Kasterlee
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Alex Verhoeven & Nathalie de Baenst welcome you at Fleur de Sel, an exclusive restaurant in Kasterlee.
Leuven, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
391 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Wonderful”
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Great food. Every dish is well-balanced and prepared with the best ingredients. We visited twice in a relatively short period and both visits surprised us positively. A young team indeed, but the service is top. Very nice wine list.

  • Visited November 2013
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Antwerp
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A Michelin Promise but very complex and too many gels”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

The cook is a very talented one, with Michelin ambitions for sure. We went with 8 friends and though very friendly staff (some where not very natural however) we did several of the dishes. In general we found the dishes a little too refined and too complex and the pure tastes of the food are lost in gels and salves.
Would I recommend, not directly but it is not bad as my rating indicates

  • Visited November 2013
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Lille, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Delicious, fabulous !!”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

What a suprise. On all levels the max, service is done with a professional attidue explaining each item that was brought on the table. The dishes were Michelin quality. Although we took the lunch menu with the 3 courses for 38 €, it felt I got 6 courses. My sincere compliments for the whole crew and I definitely will come back.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Bobby-T-bass
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Europe
Level 5 Contributor
95 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“wonderful balance of flavours”
Reviewed August 23, 2013

Fleur de sel is a relatively recent restaurant owned and operated by very young people. The food looks and tastes like it is made by chefs with quite some experience. We had the 6 course menu and every single dish looked colourful, was nicely decorated and tasted great. I especially liked the fish dishes and the dessert. For a small intermezzo the chef came personally to each table to assemble and explain the drink that replaced the more traditional sorbet. There still is some room for improvement on the service part: we went in July, on a nice summer day and the hostess had decided that food would be served outside, I think this was a mistake: the restaurant is next to a busy road so there was a lot of traffic noise, and some wasps, once the sun had set it became chilly and there was not enough light to see how the dessert looked like. For the meat dish we had to wait too long after the dish was served for the sauce to arrive. But I think this is just some beginners mistakes and definitely plan to return (in winter, so we can eat inside)

  • Visited July 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Nice restaurant, the food was fresh and good, the plates well decorated. The service was also friendly and good, even though we had to wait a bit to get our bottle of water and extra bread, there are only 2 waiters for the whole restaurant.
At lunch time they serve a 3 course menu for 38 euros excluding drinks, they were gracious enough to let us switch dessert with coffee for the same price, knowing that with coffee comes a selection of "mini-desserts", that was quite nice.
Price ratio is OK for the quality but this is not cheap given the relative small size of portions that get served. Overall, we liked it and would go again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Champagne188636
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