In a town where the Middle Ages are big, this see-and-be-seen hangout is almost modern and certainly hip. In a vast, beautifully restored 19th-century warehouse down a narrow lane, it's replete with painted cast-iron pillars, green pipes and tubing, ceiling fans, track lighting, soaring wrought-iron balconies, and oak and marble tables with specially designed table settings, and has a granite mosaic floor. Although maybe too conscious of its own sense of style, Pakhuis (which means "warehouse" in Dutch) is all stocked up in matters of taste. The oyster and seafood platters are notable, and you won't go wrong with meat-based offerings like baked ham in a mustard sauce, or Flemish favorites like waterzooï and garnaalkroketten (shrimp croquettes). Outside of lunch and dinner times, you can join the local smart-set for afternoon tea or for a late-night drink at the curving oak-and-riveted-copper bar.