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Open Fire

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French, Belgian, Seafood, European
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Zeedijk 658, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
+32 50 60 17 26
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Wirral, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2015

Went for a 50th birthday party and the food was excellent , but.....all the party except one chose from the set menu with a single person chosing from the a la carte. This apparently was not acceptable and we either had all to go a la carte or all from the set menu to help the staff in the kitchen.... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2015

We had to wait almost one hour for our dinner. They were simply understaffed. Seafood was amazing. Worth the wait...

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Thank Anneleen V
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

Warm reception and friendly and attentive service. Sophisticated cuisine. Do try the bisque aux crevettes grises! The boudin and the duck were perfectly done. Good suggestion of a south african cabernet sauvignon. We will be back. Fair prices.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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703 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 316 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2014

Modern and trendy restaurant with colorful paintings along the boulevard by the sea.Busy place even on a rainy and windy off season evening. The food was excellent as was the friendly but correct service.

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Nicest place for diner in knokke The finest food! I really recommend this place! I tryed the beef and it was just perfect and tender. Not much desert but good list of wines. Thanks

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Bruges, Belgium
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

Read about this restaurant and with the good critics i got we decided to find out ourselfs. First up is the location. Beach is right infront of you. This is always a great bonus. The belgium coast is very fortunated with its coastline and has along the entire stretch of their coast an perfect beach with a fairly calm sea.... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

Characterised by very slow service, served with a flourish that is better than the mediocre food that is over priced. We would have liked a dessert ( Wife's birthday), but had to ask for the bill and go elsewhere, the service being so poor. Don't eat here- there are lots of restaurants nearby of good quality.

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Stowe
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2013

Good food and service. Not something you find easily in this town. The sole meuniere is fantastic, if not exactly low priced.

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Stowe
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

The restaurant has gone through several owners in the last 30 years. Was good 20 years ago and the quality has not suffered. Still a good place to eat. The menu is short, simple and the dishes are prepared with care and pride. Well worth a visit.

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New Delhi, India
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Took my office team for a dinner they liked the sea-food, the potions were big. The set-meal was good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Belgian, Seafood, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeedijk 658, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Knokke-Heist  >  Knokke
  • Phone Number: +32 50 60 17 26

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