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#51 of 1,182 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
Belgian, European, French
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Karel Oomsstraat 36, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
+32 3 216 00 55
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
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Antwerp, Belgium
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice environment (old Minerva factory), very comfortable seating, well experienced and competent staff. Owners always present. Stylish and classic !

Thank Marcel L
Antwerp, Belgium
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Dining at Minerva is not only enjoying excellent prepared food. The setting and the service make you relax and enjoy your meal. The cuisine is very classic French-Belgian style. Everything is perfectly prepared. The service is "old school" highest level. The new generations of waiters should come and see how it should be done. Very nice wine menu. Most wines... More 

Thank Georges V
Antwerp, Belgium
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We went there to celebrate an anniversary and hoped for a "chique" restaurant. We were delighted: very kind and fashionable personnel, exquisite food, good atmosphere. We took the 4 courses menu, which is being preceded by delicious "amuse-bouche" and after the last course you enjoy some more pastry and delicious moka ice. Outstanding experience.

Thank Benoit V
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

This is my favorite place to go for a traditional diner. Grey-haired waiters with decades of experience will treat you with the flair and savoir vivre of professionals who have seen it all. Using knife and fork, will peel a pear in front of you and you will be amazed by their dexterity. Excellent choice of wine and if the... More 

Thank Patrick C
Antwerp, Belgium
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful place. Where one is treated as a King and served food as for a gourmet. Traditional, classic. Old school, and I love old school. At €150 a head (evenings) it may look costly, but worth every penny.

Thank Celineantwerp
Antwerp, Belgium
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Excellent cuisine- cellar unique- professional service- Visited the restaurant with a American friend who returned to the restaurant aftre 14 years - staff recognized my friend

Thank Raymond-Armand
Lanaken, Belgium
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Minerva is an old Belgian car brand for luxury cars that were made in the first half of the 20th century. The restaurant is named after this car brand and reminds you of those days long foregone. Luxury dining in an old school way, classic Belgian/French cuisine with quality products. The staff has a typical local style and finishes the... More 

Thank Goycochea
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Excellent restaurant for old style dinning , perfect service ,very nice dishes . Value for money . Vallet parking

Thank travelln60
De Haan, Belgium
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233 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016

Despite the huge competition of trendy places , the Minerva maintains quality, hospitality and class. Most of the people are real antwerp upperclass, well dressed. Service, closely surveyed by the owner is a pleasure. I have been in this place at least 25 times and still I feel like entering a world apart. Pls. Keep it like this.

Thank tikki2015
Boechout, Belgium
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2015 via mobile

Enjoyable traditional cuisine with exquisite ingredients, prepared and served with pride. A bit pricy to our taste, nevertheless.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, European, French
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Karel Oomsstraat 36, Antwerp 2018, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 216 00 55

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?