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“A delight to the palate” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of 12 Place du Marche

12 Place du Marche
Ranked #170 of 1,396 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$16 - US$38
Cuisines: French, Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: No less than six elegant chandeliers hang above the counter at this restaurant in Antwerp, diffusing a soft light throughout the elegant dining room, The same subtlety is applied to the dishes served at 12 place du Marché where Italian is married with French cuisine using seasonal ingredients put together by the chef Thomas who regularly renews the menu. In this market, you'll want to taste everything on offer...
bardolino
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217 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“A delight to the palate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014 via mobile

Main thing, of course, is that the food is delicious and the service very attentive. We booked a table for 6 a couple of weeks before we ate there, and every seat was filled, so perhaps you do have to book a while in advance. One negative thing is that the chairs are not very comfortable, and I was told the same applies to the leathery benches against the walls. The location is good, close to the big flea market, as the name suggests, and to the theater. Forget free parking, but there are parking garages near by and public transportation too.

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

It was nice, staff was extremly friendly and helpfull.

Food was good although a bit overpriced. I have had better in antwerp for less money

Great experience and definitly recommend this.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

The dishes we had were not only a piece of art, but really delicious. Service was good and even the 'regular' housewine was wonderful.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Richmond surrey
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Good food but slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

The staff were charming and helpful. The menu also offered an English translation which made choosing easier! (Flemmish is not an easy language). Loved the Velloute of green and white asparagus and brown shrimp and the lamd was delicious. The service however slowed down after the tsrters and we waited a good 40 minutes for our second course. No one offered more wine or water either.

A good evening, but luckily we were on holiday and were able to longer for a long time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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New York City, New York
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499 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Very Good Food in a Simple Setting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2013

This is an excellent restaurant that serves quite sophisticated food. It is a little out of the way (but close to the city center), the setting is not fancy but the dining room is nice...quite modern in look and feel. The service is excellent and friendly. The choice of food is not extensive, but we found it very satisfactory. If it is on the menu when you visit, try the cauliflower velouté with crevettes. It is to die for.

Visited March 2013
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