Fodor's Expert Review 't Fornuis

$$$$ Oude Stad and Het Eilandje French Fodor's Choice

Burrowed deep in the heart of old Antwerp, there is something likeably stubborn about the defiantly traditional t' Fornuis, a place where stock Flemish surroundings with heavy oak chairs and beamed ceilings are the setting for some of the best (and priciest) food in the city. Charismatic Michelin-starred chef-owner Johan Segers likes to change his French-accented menu regularly; however, roasted sweetbreads with a wild-truffle sauce are a permanent fixture and worth trying. He also tends to stop by for a quick chat with just about every diner, if only to explain what it is you're eating. While you're waiting for your visit, take a chance to look at the restaurant's wonderful collection of miniature stoves.

French Prix-Fixe Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Reyndersstraat 24
Antwerp, Flanders  2000, Belgium


Known For:
  • Likeable old-world setting
  • High-priced French cooking that more than lives up to the bill
  • Gregarious owner who's always willing to chat
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed weekends and 1 month in summer, Reservations essential

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