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El bife

#91 of 1,181 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
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Hoogstraat 5, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 226 84 03
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Ghent, Belgium
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very nice restaurant close to the main squares of the city. The place looks nice and cosy. This restaurant is really for the meat lovers. The Argentinian steak was great. All off them are cooked upfront on charcoal. Meat, salad, fries and some garlic butter... nothing more you need! Service could be done a bit more relaxed...some of them are... More 

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Thank Stijn D
Kent
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here with a group of friends on a weekend away trip. The group I was with dine here every year and I can see why. I had the fillet steak and I must say it was probably the tastiest most tender piece of fillet I have ever had. The service is great, the ambience is spot on and the... More 

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Peer, Belgium
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Again we follow the TripAdvisor reviews and found this steak house, the restaurant decor was super simple and the smell ( no meat aroma) was not what I will expect from a steak house. Three guys of our group order the jumbo size of the steak- each order has a 750 gram steak with fries and salad for only 29... More 

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Thank LOOKA-DC
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40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I have to say that maybe is best restaurant I have been in Antwerpen. The quality of the meat is perfect, the cooked texture is the proper one and the wines they offer with the meat are really appropriate. I am very "racist" about wines as I barely accept non-Spanish wines but the somellier offer one wine from Chili with... More 

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Thank TheKitchenOfSpain
Brussels, Belgium
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47 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

I have visited el bife 3 times and the steak have been consistently fantastic. Grilled very well with loads of flavours. The best rib eye I have had in Belgium.

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Thank Ermanno S
Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
1 review
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

The food was average. We ordered a starter but they forgot it. Straight to the main course. Very fat spareribs and an overpriced steak. Service was also below average and the average in Antwerp is already low. Just skip it.

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Thank Stirdink
Antwerp, Belgium
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163 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This was one of my favorite meat restaurants, but since the previous owner is gone, this place went downhill. The service is awful and the food is average. Too bad, because it WAS one of the best grill restaurants.

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Thank Wim H
St Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Came with no booking so had to wait but the place was packed . Steaks were really good and tasty. Agree service wasn't the best and the salad average but compared to other places this was a much better experience. Antwerp cuisine overpriced and lower quality, customer service below par conpared to whatwe are used to in England - shame... More 

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Thank adriangol
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation for 19:30. We arrived on time with no table available. The lady prepared a clean table while we were waiting. Ordering seemed very complicated altough its only meat. Half the orders were forgotten. Nice meat, poor sidedishes and horrible service

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Thank Scheire S
Cairo, Egypt
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192 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

the mixed grill and the spare ribs were very good. prices are affordable and the staff were very friendly. highly recommended

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Thank Aya E

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Barbecue, Argentinian, South American
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hoogstraat 5, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 226 84 03

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?