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Open Fire

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Belgian, Seafood, French, European
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Zeedijk 658, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
+32 50 60 17 26
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Knokke, Belgium
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for lunch with a friend. For me, it was the first time in this restaurant. We choose the lunch menu. First, 4 oysters, then we took the "Skrei", an Arctic Cod. The fish was cooked to perfection and was served with a herb and potatoe puree. We skipped the desert and choose for coffee. Defenitely will go back!

Thank magdak13
Wirral, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Went for a 50th birthday party and the food was excellent , but.....all the party except one chose from the set menu with a single person chosing from the a la carte. This apparently was not acceptable and we either had all to go a la carte or all from the set menu to help the staff in the kitchen.... More 

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 May 2015

We had to wait almost one hour for our dinner. They were simply understaffed. Seafood was amazing. Worth the wait...

Thank Anneleen V
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014 via mobile

Warm reception and friendly and attentive service. Sophisticated cuisine. Do try the bisque aux crevettes grises! The boudin and the duck were perfectly done. Good suggestion of a south african cabernet sauvignon. We will be back. Fair prices.

1 Thank Antonino P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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824 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Modern and trendy restaurant with colorful paintings along the boulevard by the sea.Busy place even on a rainy and windy off season evening. The food was excellent as was the friendly but correct service.

Thank T-Bird1974
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Nicest place for diner in knokke The finest food! I really recommend this place! I tryed the beef and it was just perfect and tender. Not much desert but good list of wines. Thanks

1 Thank Atelier123
Bruges, Belgium
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2013

Read about this restaurant and with the good critics i got we decided to find out ourselfs. First up is the location. Beach is right infront of you. This is always a great bonus. The belgium coast is very fortunated with its coastline and has along the entire stretch of their coast an perfect beach with a fairly calm sea.... More 

Thank Rolling81
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Characterised by very slow service, served with a flourish that is better than the mediocre food that is over priced. We would have liked a dessert ( Wife's birthday), but had to ask for the bill and go elsewhere, the service being so poor. Don't eat here- there are lots of restaurants nearby of good quality.

1 Thank goldsb
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2013

Good food and service. Not something you find easily in this town. The sole meuniere is fantastic, if not exactly low priced.

Thank SuitcaseAllergist
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51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2013

The restaurant has gone through several owners in the last 30 years. Was good 20 years ago and the quality has not suffered. Still a good place to eat. The menu is short, simple and the dishes are prepared with care and pride. Well worth a visit.

Thank SuitcaseAllergist

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Seafood, French, European
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zeedijk 658, Knokke, Knokke-Heist 8300, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Knokke-Heist  >  Knokke
  • Phone Number: +32 50 60 17 26

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