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Seafood, Belgian, European, Dutch, Soups
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Albert I-promenade 16 | BUS 17, Ostend 8400, Belgium
+32 59 80 20 34
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent fish soup - shrimp croquettes - mussels. One of the nicer places in Ostend that is not a tourist trap. Local people also like this place. Go there!

1 Thank svenrf
Oudenburg, België
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

9/9/2016 7 pm. We are from Ostend, Antwerpen, Nieuwpoort and 5 of us are from the USA. I haven't met my US friends in the past 39 years.So we had dinner in Othello. DELICIOUS and not expensive. Everthing, mussels and fish was very fresh and tasteful.Congratulations to the chef.

1 Thank philippehalewyck
brussels, belgium
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Contrary to most restaurants in Ostend that serve standard food very fast, one needs some time here, as everything is prepared on the spot. To compensate, I was served a small plate as an appetizer. The nice surprise was that the tomato in the salad was peeled, the fish was excellent, staff friendly and discrete, and the bill very reasonable.... More 

1 Thank meskean
Preston, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

On entering to departing a super experience ideal for solo or a romantic meal. The staffs recommendations are spot on Well done

1 Thank chriswasp
Brussels, Belgium
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187 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I visited this restaurant on a beautiful, sunny Saturday evening in May. It is perfectly located in Oostende: the beach is accross the street and the restaurant offers a view on the entrance of the port. After a glass of champaign we started with two tasteful croquettes-crevettes. As main course I went for a perfectly cooked griet... More 

1 Thank Erik_Tervuren
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498 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Excellent menu, great asparagus dishes. Loved everything, real French cuisine for a reasonable price. A bit of a wait, but that is normal as the food is prepared right there. It is worthwhile in any case!

Thank delagioventu
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

We had an absolutely lovely lunch at Othello today. We just stumbled on the restaurant but were so glad we went there. The food was terrific, the service wonderful, and the place was lovely. We had scampi which was delicious. The unexpected free appetizer which consisted of a small cup of creamy mushroom soup and a fish soufflé, were also... More 

1 Thank TennisAddict1
Glarus, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Great variety of seafood dishes. Very competent personel. They didn't serve mussels at our time of vist, since they reckon their quality as to poor. "It's not mussels season." Delicious appetizers. Fair prices.

1 Thank nicola_malacarne
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Four of us booked Saturday lunch here and drove over from the UK especially to visit this restaurant for my birthday. We were not disappointed. A good location, great menu and good wine list - but oh, the food is simply, simply the best. The oysters were the freshest that they could possibly be and the scampi the best ever... More 

3 Thank Andy810135
Biloxi, MS
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Ate here our second night in town. The owners run it with the help of one waiter. Small, cozy dining room looking out towards the beach. A nice selection of wines and a good menu (mostly seafood). All the dishes were tasty and the presentation was much nicer than anything else we encountered on our trip. It's obvious the owners... More 

1 Thank wicpjuan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Belgian, European, Dutch, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Albert I-promenade 16 | BUS 17, Ostend 8400, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Ostend
  • Phone Number: +32 59 80 20 34

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