Accommodations all booked, now looking for restaurant recommendation. We are visiting Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels. I'd like to keep it mid-price but wouldn't mind an expensive dinner or two either.
In Bruges, Panier d'Or was a nice place with good food and outdoor seating on the square.
Three monkeys in Ghent offers great burgers, omelets and beer
Our favorite in Brussels was Fin de Siecle, by a mile. It's only a 5 minute walk from the Grand Place.
In Bruges we enjoyed Brasserie Raymond. It is a little pricey, but the service was great. We also ate at restaurant Matinee. When we went it was cold and raining, so there were few patrons. Some reviews complain about the service, but it was good when we went. In Antwerp De Groote Witte Arend was nice. Another cold and rainy night and again, we had it almost to ourselves. In Ghent we ate at in Ghent it was 't Klokhuys. The food was fine, but the service so, so.
I agree with Direheroics' post . Fin De Siecle is a great choice. They don't take reservations but well worth the wait.
Le Pre Sale is a nice place in Brussels for traditional Belgian food.
Groot Vleeshuis in Ghent. (Great place to sit outside and people watch too)