Antwerp

Restaurants in Antwerp

In 2006, the owners of Dôme opened this seafood brasserie across the square in the Zurenborg district. With a wide marble bar, open kitchen, and walls of windows, it's the perfect place to polish off a split of Krug and a couple dozen belon oysters.

A quick walk from Grote Markt, this traditional restaurant serves rib-sticking Flemish dishes prepared the old-fashioned way; the saddle of hare with "melted" root vegetables is a standout.

Perfect for pad thai with an industrial-emporium vibe.

You'll have to look closely to find this unassuming restaurant on the square's southeast corner, but don't be dissuaded. Fare is cheap, organic, and delicious - and a stealth fashion hot spot.

A white-tiled Danish joint perfect for scallop cevice and aquavit.

If you find yourself on the Lange Gasthuisstraat (and you should), combine lunch- linguine with black truffles perhaps - with amusing bourgeoise-watching at concept store Flamant home interior's swank brasserie.