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“Unforgettable dinner” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of De Godevaart

De Godevaart
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Ranked #15 of 1,396 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$54 - US$162
Cuisines: French, Belgian, European
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Unforgettable dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

At the end of a long long working day entering in the restaurant has been like entering in a magic world.
Each dish has been a mix of tastes that resulted in a pure plaesure, excellent wine and superb service. The place is nice and elegant but music was not in line with the atmosphere. It is quite expensive but still worth a visit.

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Oeiras, Portugal
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501 reviews
341 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
“Superb diningexperience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

Looks can be deceiving. From the outside it looks like a normal shop (not even a restaurant), but once you ring the bell you enter a world of wonder.
Strating with the apperitif in the small back courtyard until your choices are ready and you can then go to your table.
I didn't like the decor that much, a bit of a classical approach (nice), but with jazz-related drawings that had nothing to do with the rest, and not even to the (loud) music played.
But forget all of that, because all of your senses will be stunned with the wonderful things that will come your way, starting with the presentation, the colours, the design, and then the smell and finally the amazing experiences at your first bite...it's just out of this world.
You can have a degustation menu (from 4 to 7 plates) or choose à la carte. But if one person at the table goes for à la carte, then it is not possible to have the menus.
The staff is friendly and VERY professional, knowing their dishes and wines extremelly well and sharing that knowledge in a friendly way.
This is not a cheap meal (...and that is an understatement), but going to De Godevaart is definitely one experience that you MUST have in Antwerp.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Hamburg, Germany
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53 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Sorry but when is this place open”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

we arrived saturday at 7 pm not yet open
Ok bolloks we go somewhere else in the beautiful old town
Sunday, we tray telephoning but an answering machine refers to a website
Go to the website, nice picture but nothing more than a picture
The door of the resteraunt has no opening times
We try and go on Sunday desperate to try the only popular tripadvisor resteraunts in the old town but nothing
Says ring bell, but nothing.

Either their heads are so full of creative cooking they have their loyal followers or they have no basic basic business knowledge.

My tip

The old town has a different resteraunt every 5 metres just go and look

Visited June 2014
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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Lovely surprises”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

Excellent pairings, taste and texture contrasts. Agree with previous comments with the local neighborhood being less desirable and in need of paint job inside, but food was excellent.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Antwerp
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83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Blown away by the amazing food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2014

De Godevaart has made it to the top of our list of gourmet restaurants in Antwerp. The food was a wonderfully creative, magical mix of textures, flavours and colours. The service was excellent. We will definitely be spreading the word and hope to visit again really soon!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RosieAntwerp
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