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“Great Food, Great Location, Great Staff”
Review of Du Progres

Du Progres
Ranked #14 of 958 Restaurants in Ghent
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$22 - US$29
Cuisines: Belgian, French, Steakhouse
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Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Restaurant Du Progres is a real family restaurant. Nowadays, the third generation of the family De Baets commits to giving their clientele the best value for money. The restaurant serves unadulterated Belgian classics and is famous for its mashed potatoes, honest tastes and the unsurpassed price/quality ratio. We accept: visa, mastercard, amex, bancontact, sodexocard, Monizze
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We were two couples, went there for dinner (booked in advance, which is recommended). Some earlier reviews have mentioned poor service - we experienced nothing of that kind, rather the opposite: friendly and helpful. Servings are generous and the meat is well-cooked. Can fully recommend this restaurant. Total bill for 4 (main courses, desserts and drinks) around EUR 150 - considered reasonable.

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1  Thank PalleFrandsen
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Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

I've been to Du Progres a couple of times. Their steak "James Bond" is lean, well-prepared beef accompanied by a complex, flavorful sauce - cream, tarragon, peppercorns, and more. Superb. Their croquettes are very good, too.

1  Thank PeglegEd
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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We were keen to visit Du Progres after reading the Tripadvisor reviews and booked a table on-line a fortnight before our trip to Ghent as we were worried that Easter Holidays would have been busier than normal.
Our table was booked for 9pm and the restaurant was busy but not full when we arrived. We took the advice of the waiter who recommended a Tripel Karmeleit beer to drink with our meal.
We ordered a Chateaubriand Steak for 2 persons. The waiter looked horrified when we ordered it well-done and shook his head in despair, but we stuck to our guns and it was absolutely perfect. The french fries were mouthwatering and the vegetables delicious.
I thought it rather expensive, but situated on a main square we weren't too surprised.

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Thank Anne D
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had a lovely meal here, the only thing we encountered here and in fact everywhere in Europe is people smoking at outside tables so we chose to sit inside. This was a pity as the view onto the square is lovely.

Thank McGonegal
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

As other reviewers said, you will definitely hear about Du Progres when staying in Ghent. So we booked reservations for dinner, and were very excited! The food was delicious...and the restaurant itself is very cute. The service was not great though....our first server actually just abandoned us, and we sat with no wine or food, or anyone coming over to us for about 20 minutes. Finally someone came and we had to reorder our wine and appetizer. If you don't speak Dutch or French, be prepared for lots of attitude! Once our food and wine came, it was very good, I just think the service could use some work.

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Thank ArleyAnn
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