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“Fabulous lunch, impeccible servive”

De Vitrine - De Vitrine wordt La Chaparitta
Ranked #84 of 958 Restaurants in Ghent
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 3 March 2014

I booked this place for a special birthday lunch with friends as it was near our hotel. The food was delicious - as "amuse-bouches" they offered us small pieces of scallop and secondly delicately battered pork scratching. The veggie option was a beautifully presented wafer thin slice of crispy beetroot. Gorgeous.

For mains we had razor clams to start and pork. Veggie option was a delicious plate of caramalised Jerusalem artichokes.

The service was attentive and impeccible. The place itself, an old butcher's shop was really unusual with interesting (and to us slightly prudish Brits) slightly risque!

Would highly recommend this place.

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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Set in an old butcher shop. Exceptionally good service. They were booked but called us back to say we could come if we arrived early and left by 9 which worked for us. A set menu of small, interesting and delicious dishes. Vegetarian options possible if you call and request in advance. Fun place.

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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We went to de vitrine and were pleasantly surprised. The food was very delicious, and the bread was served with butter and with pork fat, delicious to the next level. Most of the food had some special twist to it, especially the dessert that was made with chervil and herbs (herb cream, chervil granita). It's in the red light district neighborhood, which is a bit strange for a restaurant location, and the restaurant is in an old butchery which is recognizable in many elements of the building.

Thank Kevin V
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

Very, very cosy interior and great vibe.
The food is "honest" and down to earth, very simple, not pretentious, but high quality, lots of taste and you hear yourself saying mmmmm all the time.
I can't recommend it enough.

We had scallops, gnocchi, pork and desert. More than enough.

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Thank Heroneya
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

I read an article mentioning this place and made the effort to drive to Ghent for a dinner there, don't regret it at all. Since it is not fancy at all but more a small bistro style venue dressing up is not necessary. there is only one menue (4 courses a 45 euros plus option for 5th plus 10) which is very fair for what you get. We had a Simmenthaler-cattle beef tartare wrapped in a kohlarabi canneloni which was DELICIOUS! then special mussels followed by a genius creation of Zottegemse chicken with a mix of cauliflower and roasted hazelnuts and mashed whatever. This was a taste revelation ! Congrats to the chef, one of the best dishes I ever tasted! one of those you have maybe a couple times a year even if you eat out a lot.
Service was nice and friendly too, for me a must next time I am there.
there is only 4 wines white and red each, good but not extraordinary, which means it doesn't kill the taste of food and reasonably priced.
took a couple pics...DON'T FORGET TO Make a reservation, there are only 6 tables I think.
According to the waiter the menue changes every 2-3 weeks...
Tipp: The Design B+B Logidenri is only 100 yards away and great, 5-min walk to the cathedral.

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