We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Exellent meal, will be back for more!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El bife

El bife
Ranked #99 of 1,396 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
england
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Exellent meal, will be back for more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

We found this restaurant via Trip Advisor reviews so only think its fair to leave some feedback so others might too be encouraged to eat here.

Much as others have said, the meat quality is exellent and the staff go out of their way to cook it just the way you want it. We went early evening with not so many diners around and the atmosphere was unhurried and just perfect for us.

Guess its not the cheapest eating place in Antwerp but illustrates the classic, "you get what you pay for".

Would have no hesitation in recommending this restaurant and we will certainly return on our next visit to Antwerp.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank travellersharinginfo
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

167 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    81
    63
    13
    5
    5
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Best Steak in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

The best steak in Antwerp. No frills. Just honest steak. You must try it. Highly recommended. You wont be disappointed. Definitely will go back again.

Helpful?
Thank Teresa G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
139 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

We were attracted to El Bife because of the positive tripadvisor reviews that it had and to which we are going to contribute.

The menu was in Dutch, but the waiter saw us trying to translate it on our smartphones and went to the effort of translating the whole menu for us.

The food and wine was nice and the quality of the meat was very good. I'd definitely recommend dining here if in Antwerp.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank sdempsey
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Arendal, Norway
Level Contributor
15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant a must in Antwerp”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2014

I found this restaurant via trip advisor app as I always use when I am out travelling.
We where three colleagues out eating and had a lovely meal here.
We all ate the 250g grilled tenderloin accompanied by local beer.
Food and atmosphere was really nice and I must say that the bbq made this beef very special.
Highly recommendable and I will definitely go again when I am in Antwerp.
A must

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Fredrik D
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Antwerpen
Level Contributor
95 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Consistent quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2014

We have eaten at El Bife many times and whenever we are in Antwerp we go there. It specialises in quality meat and the steaks are superb as are the lamb dishes. They cook to order and they always deliver the meat cooked exactly as one orders. There is not a wide range of vegetables but the accompanying salads are always fresh and varied. The frites match up to the demanding standards of Belgian frys and the jacket potatoes are large enough for the hungriest.
A nice touch is the tray of spicy and other dips which is presented before the main course along with generous quantities of fresh bread. There s a small but decent wine list although we are usually very happy with the house wine from Chile. The restaurant is a long room and one does not feel to be on top of other people. The proprietors make one feel at home and the service is quietly efficient. English, French, Spanish and of course Flemish are spoken. One leaves El Bife feeling very satisfied.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
1 Thank Terry B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed El bife also viewed

Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
Antwerp, Antwerp Province
 

Been to El bife? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing