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Review of J.e.f.

J.e.f.
Ranked #70 of 905 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: European
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Yum. Just yum. The chef cooks with the seasons, organic, picks lovely meat and veggies - which can be paired with beautiful and affordable wines.
The benefit of sharing everything is that we could taste almost everything offered on the menu.
Highlights were amazing clams with orange and fennel, beef and beetroot, and a fantastic starter: marrowbone served with snails - a real culinary surprise.
If i would return with 4 people, I wouldn't share main dishes anymore, because I don't think that all the flavors are meant together. Sharing everything with 2, or sharing first dishes and-or dessert seams perfect.

One of the best things about j.e.f.: this is very affordable dining. We paid 60 euro's a person, for appetizers, first + mains, and 2 bottles of wine to smooth the whole evening. Worth every euro.

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

We live in a foodie city and love little places that are chef owned. J.e.F reminded us of our favorite restaurant at home. It was just perfect. The interior is rather plain, but it works. The food is the star of the show, after all. The menu was wonderful and the food was absolutely incredible, local, organic, seasonal, delicious. You can tell that Jason and Famke have a passion for feeding and nourishing people and that they really care about you having a good experience. They even printed English menus for us. We liked it so much that we made reservations for two nights later and they gave us the best seat in the house and special commemorative menus to take home. We absolutely loved this place - it would be reason enough to return to Ghent!

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Reviewed 22 August 2013

We were at J.e.f. last night. We had to call weeks in advance to be sure of our seats so it built quite an image for itself. Me and my wife enjoyed dinner. We did not take a starter but instead 2 goestjes (Gentse Kop & Kippenleverpastei) and both where fine en were nice with the champagne we took. On the menu they mention 'sharing is caring' so we put everything in the middle of the table. Also our main courses: onglet and chicken. All plates are easy to share because of the beautiful but at the same time simple composition on the plate with simple ingredients like beetroot, chickenfillet,... We asked for some recommendations on wine (Chateau Chapeau) and desserts (blackberries/yoghurt and chocolate plum) and all these were very good. I think the hostess was the chefs wife. You can see she's as passionate as the chef. The male host on the other hand was less welcoming. Very short descriptions (he offered us the menu's simply in our hands while we saw the hostess somewhat later explaining everything at the table next to ours). I think this restaurant is good value for innovative cuisine. Just some work on consistent service level of the entire crew.

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Reviewed 28 July 2013

We went to JEF for lunch and it was AMAZING!
We had a 3-course menu with wine and water which cost us about 70EURO.
A real bargain!

The quality of ingredients was outstanding, presentation incredible and service impeccable.
Loved it and wish we had such places in London...

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Thank AgnieszkaP
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Reviewed 31 March 2013

Went there for 25 euro lunch, excellent value for money, service and atmosphere relaxed. Close to gravensteen. We certainly will return.

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Thank zandmanneke
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