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“Surprisingly good - service excellent.”
Review of Brasserie Gustav

Brasserie Gustav
Ranked #1,066 of 1,480 Restaurants in Antwerp
Price range: US$11 - US$26
Cuisines: International
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Surprisingly good - service excellent.”
Reviewed 31 March 2013

Without reserving a table on an opera night (the restaurant is right behind the opera house) - the staff made us feel very welcome and offered us a choice of tables. The service excellent and very friendly. When asking to share a starter, this wad no trouble, in fact our waiter had kindly asked the kitchen to split the food onto two plates. The portion sizes generous. Recommendations for wine & beer good. A lovely meal!

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  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
New York City, New York
Level 6 Contributor
526 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
“An Old Fashioned Café That Is Worth A Visit”
Reviewed 14 March 2013

Gustav is an old fashioned, cavernous 19th century café right next to the Opera. It probably used to be extremely elegant, and while it is now a little worn around the edges, it is still wonderful. A great place for a coffee, or a drink before the opera, or for lunch. We had salads and sandwiches, but they offer more than that, although I don't think this is a place you go to for the food. The food is OK but not special...but the atmosphere is. We had two lunches there, and while it wasn't crowded at all, the clientele was eclectic and interesting...musicians in white tie on their way to a concert, people working on their laptops, businessmen discussing whatever businessmen discuss, ladies who lunch, people stopping by for a quick coffee before going on to something else, etc.

Visited March 2013
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good home made food in a wonderful interior.”
Reviewed 11 January 2013

For quality Belgian food in a lovely interior, visit Brasserie Gustav.
It offers a typical brasserie menu and atmosphere.
The breakfast and brunch are highly recommended.

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank Charspy
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Antwerp, Belgium
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Beautiful restaurant, conveniently located, great food”
Reviewed 8 January 2013

Nice brasserie in a beautiful location. The food is great Belgian/French cuisine, but casual in this venue. Friendly staff. The location is very convenient, near the Opera house, the cinema, the train station and depot for public transportation.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank Antwerpgirl_10
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Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely place ...”
Reviewed 25 November 2012

Nice interior, great service, friendly.
Food and drinks are of high quality.
Same building as the operahouse of Antwerp.. so before, after a show....

  • Visited November 2012
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