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“A Gem in Ghent”

De Vitrine - De Vitrine wordt La Chaparitta
Ranked #122 of 869 Restaurants in Ghent
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Gem in Ghent”
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

I highly recommend this restaurant. Set menu utilizing local ingredients, executed beautifully. The staff was wonderful and friendly. Our waitress even made some recommendations for our next leg in Antwerp and told us about the surrounding neighborhood. Call and make a reservation; you will not be disappointed unless you are a super picky eater then the set menu concept is not for you. This was a great experience and a very neat way to expererience Belgium food. They even offered cocktails utilizing Belguim ingredients and had a Belguim sparkling wine on the menu.

Visited August 2013
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  • French first
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  • Japanese first
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Gent
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the best restaurants in Ghent”
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Great atmosphere. Open kitchen, cooks entering into the restaurant serving with a little word, mixed crowd of business, families and travellers. A reservation is recommended. The restaurant is small. Claustrophobic people should go to the "packhuis" to eat an overcharged oyster.
One disadvantage is that they only serve one menu. Difficult eaters might get stressed...

  • Visited August 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious set menu and great wine recommendation”
Reviewed 31 July 2013

I enjoyed the set menu experience. All the dishes showed great attention to detail, service was pretty good, and the wine recommendation we got was just superb.
A bit of a ways out of the main thoroughfare but worth a trip.

Visited July 2013
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London
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Amazing quality of seasonal food - perfect for foodies”
Reviewed 28 July 2013

We went to De Vitrine for dinner and it was AMAZING!
We had a 4-course menu with wine and water which cost us about 130 EURO.
It was worth every cent.

The quality of ingredients was outstanding, presentation incredible and vibe just perfect for the summer evening.
Loved it and wish we had such places in London...

  • Visited July 2013
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Denmark
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“More of a 4½...”
Reviewed 8 July 2013

Great place, interesting concept, sweet staff. Some outstanding dishes - herring with carrots & lovage, smoked cod roe with kohlrabi & tarragon (!!!!), strawberry dessert. What separates this from a true 5-star revue are little things - slightly congealed rillettes, a pig cheek main that was a bit too much like pulled pork, over-salty cheese. Still absolutely worth a visit, just not quite perfect.

  • Visited June 2013
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