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Le Zoute Zoen

#144 of 1,131 Restaurants in Antwerp
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Zirkstraat 23, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
+32 3 226 92 20
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 18:00 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went to this restaurant to celebrate my girlfriend's birthday. We expected some quality given the price and positive reviews. However, despite I informed them it was my girlfriend's birthday while making the reservation, they did not do anything with this information. Then, we took the Zoen-menu of which we liked 2 out of the four dishes (starter: paté and... More 

Thank Rolo22345
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194 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

After my 5 stars review of several months ago Le Zoute Zoen is still a restaurant to be recommended for its decor and the quality of the food. It's just that the dame blanche did not taste very good (did not think a dame blanche could be anything but delicious) and the service was no longer superfriendly. I do, however,... More 

Thank bonsi7
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Food was not special but decent quality. Wine list is a joke. A lot of unpayable wines and by now part of it undrinkable wines. Big part of the list sold out, so no real choice of wines. Never had such a bad wine experience. You do not understand the restaurant business when you run a restauran twithout a good... More 

1 Thank traveler9999999999
WilliamZoen, Eigenaar at Le Zoute Zoen, responded to this review

Our winelist currently contains 259 (!) wines to choose from. +- 50 wines from all over the world with prices variating from €22 to €60. It also contains a large stock of french classics (1986 - 2005), all at conciderable cheaper prices then you would normally pay in a restaurant. So our winelist is affordable and cerainly not 'a joke'.... More 

Coventry, UK
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114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

I am having some difficulty in writing a review on Le Zoute Zoen but overall it just did not hit the spot for me. Externally the restaurant appears inviting, internally the décor is pleasant and the staff seemed as though they wished to look after us. Us, being a party of seven, in Antwerp to celebrate a very large milestone... More 

1 Thank RnBrian
Antwerp, Belgium
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186 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Let me start by saying that we didn't have to pay for the meal, which makes a difference... Anyway, we had a very nice lunch here. Beautiful setting, very good food and skillful and friendly waiter. One remark, we had a look at the wine list, which was very extensive but prices were just outrageous compared to similar restaurants. We... More 

Thank deedee-2004
Oldenzaal, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

The food okay but overpriced, the service absolutely insincere. Where the restaurant looks nice it is clear they are not very keen on non-residents, the waiters reminding me of a show I once saw at the Folies Bergère in Paris: the moment they face you they grin as if they have a tooth ache, when they turn away the grin... More 

1 Thank sudamakan12
Raleigh, North Carolina
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is a truthfully bad review of a restaurant down the street from where I am living in Antwerp that I previously reviewed very positively-but I must re-review. We will never return after this incredible display of rudeness for no reason other than, we assume, the fact that we are American, speak English, and he assumed we were tourists- the... More 

2 Thank Kimberfly1987
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120 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Located in a quiet street in central Antwerp Le Zoute Zoen has a welcoming design. The waiters were friendly, attentive, efficient and knowledgeable about the menu. The menu is varied and special requests, for example to choose your own vegetarian meal, are encouraged. Good wine selection. Within a short walking distance from public transportation;

Thank bonsi7
Antwerp, Belgium
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Upon arrival, the interior and welcome is extremely pleasant. Huge wine selection. Menu is regularly updated. Great food and always a vegetarian selection. If something does not suit your requirements, the chef is very willing to adjust accordingly. Centrally located to centre of old City of Antwerp

Thank VivianneStaplehurst
Melsele, Belgium
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

As this was not my first visit to Le Zoute Zoen, my expectations were rather high. The homely atmosphere, the attentive staf and off course the delicious and wonderful looking food made this to a great dining experience. And if you pick something from the "Zoenmenu", even the price is more than reasonable.

Thank Vicky V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$37 - US$147
French, Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Zirkstraat 23, Antwerp 2000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Antwerp Province  >  Antwerp
  • Phone Number: +32 3 226 92 20

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