Since 1922, François has been feeding seafood lovers from a location that was once in the center of the city's main quayside until it was filled in. The area retains a canal-side feel, though, with the industrial buildings now housing shops, warehouses, and restaurants. And François still serves some of the best fish in town, in comforting, old-fashioned surroundings that are appropriately maritime, with photos of past glories on the walls. The menu is long, so give yourself some time to choose between the French or Irish oysters, plateaux de fruits de mer (seafood platters), lobster cooked however you want (priced by weight, from €35 to €89) , or à la carte options that include herring, lobster cocktail, cod, sole and turbot. If you really can't make up your mind, go for one of the three-course menus that are served at both lunch and dinner.
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Our Rating Neighborhood Sainte-Cathérine Hours Tues–Sat noon–2pm and 6–10pm Transportation Metro: Sainte-Cathérine Phone 02/511–60–89 Prices Main course €22–€58, prix-fix menus €36–€47 Cuisine Type Seafood, Belgian, French Web site Restaurant François
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