Top 5 Restaurants in Antwerp

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Jeff Katcherian

  • Food & Wine

  • Belgium

  • Europe

  • Antwerp

  • Foodie

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Often recognized as the city of diamonds, Antwerp, Belgium is renowned for its rich history, vibrant culture and culinary delights. In this guide, I'll take you on a gastronomic adventure through the top five restaurants in Antwerp, each offering a unique culinary experience that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you craving for more. Whether you're a food enthusiast, a connoisseur or simply looking for an extraordinary dining experience, these restaurants are sure to impress. Let's begin our culinary journey!

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Antwerp's culinary scene is a testament to the city's vibrant and diverse gastronomy. From Michelin-starred establishments to cozy bistros, these top five restaurants offer a range of dining experiences that cater to every palate. Whether you're seeking innovative dishes, traditional Belgian flavors or heavenly desserts, Antwerp's culinary delights will leave you with unforgettable memories. Embark on this gastronomic journey and savor the flavors that make Antwerp a true food lover's paradise.

The Jane: Located in a former chapel, The Jane is a two-Michelin-star restaurant that seamlessly combines elegant design with exquisite cuisine. Renowned chefs Nick Bril and Sergio Herman have crafted a menu that showcases their creative flair and passion for culinary innovation. Expect an unforgettable dining experience featuring meticulously prepared dishes that harmoniously blend flavors and textures. The restaurant's stunning interior adds to the ambiance, creating an atmosphere of grandeur and sophistication.

't Zilte: Situated on the top floor of the MAS (Museum aan de Stroom), 't Zilte offers breathtaking panoramic views of Antwerp's skyline while serving culinary masterpieces. With two Michelin stars, chef Viki Geunes crafts dishes that celebrate Belgian flavors with a contemporary twist. The menu showcases seasonal and locally sourced ingredients, ensuring a fresh and unforgettable dining experience. From the first bite to the last, 't Zilte will transport you to a world of culinary bliss.

Het Gebaar: For those seeking a touch of nostalgia and indulgence, Het Gebaar is the perfect choice. This charming restaurant, led by renowned patissier Roger Van Damme, provides an exceptional pastry and dessert experience. The menu features delicate pastries, handcrafted chocolates and divine desserts, all presented with artistic flair. The warm and cozy atmosphere, coupled with Van Damme's creative mastery, makes Het Gebaar a haven for dessert lovers.

Bistrot du Nord: If you're in search of traditional Belgian cuisine with a modern twist, Bistrot du Nord is a must-visit. Located in the heart of Antwerp, this restaurant offers a cozy and welcoming ambiance. Chef Wouter Van Steenwinkel focuses on seasonal and regional ingredients, preparing classic Belgian dishes with a contemporary touch. From hearty stews to succulent seafood, Bistrot du Nord takes traditional flavors and elevates them to new culinary heights.

RAS: For a unique and memorable dining experience, RAS is the place to be. Situated in an intimate setting with only a few tables, this Michelin-starred gem combines exquisite cuisine with impeccable service. Chef Alex Joseph creates an ever-changing menu that showcases his passion for bold flavors and innovative techniques. RAS offers a multi-course tasting menu that surprises and delights with each dish, taking you on a culinary journey you won't soon forget.

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