The ancient brick-and-stone walls of this cavernous former weigh house are adorned with hulking 17th-century balance scales. Tables on the mezzanine in the rear overlook the Wijnhaven canal, while those on the terrace in front nestle under the town's magnificent, looming clock tower. All the while, tastefully unobtrusive music creates a cool vibe for a mixed clientele. Happily, dishes such as Flemish asparagus with ham and egg, or parelhoen (guinea fowl) in a rich
dark broth, are equal to the fabulous setting.