This place is well known for it's mussels, but the pepper sauce on the steak is why I go! It's great if you can get a seat up on the balcony as it's got a great view over Mission Bay. The staff are a little hit and miss but the atmosphere makes up for it.
Have been here a number of times but feel it is slowly getting worse.
Recently on Friday night I went with a group of 6 for dinner. Overall the meals had gone down in presentation and my pork belly was dry. The service was terrible with us having to wave at the waiter and get up and go get someone to take our dessert order as they had forgotten. It seemed there were a few foreigners working so communication was difficult.
De Fontein Belgian Beer Cafe is a great place in Mission Bay to have a beer. They have a really nice & sunny terrace upstairs... if you are lucky enough to get a table outside as it's usually pretty busy in the summer.
The beauty of this place is the selection of beer. You're not drowned in the usual slim pickings of Heinekin and Corona. At De Fontein they have a wide selection with my personal favourite being 'Hoegaarden'. Some good hearty meals on offer too. The icing on the cake is the location - right outside the iconic Mission Bay fountain overlooking the water.
One of the Belgium Beer affiliated bars - a great pub/cafe in a nice spot with stunning beers and fantastic food. A definite favourite as long as you don't get caught in the after work traffic trying to get there ;D
Fab atmosphere and location! I had a surprise birthday lunch here and the staff were wonderful! Thank you so much for the lovely extra touches, you all contributed to making my day absolutely wonderful!
I've been here a couple of times now and every time the service is good. When busy they notify you up front waiting times are a bit longer, the food is nice quality and the ambiance is definitely belgian beer café like. They have live bands regularly and a nice sundeck with a great view over the bay. It's one of my favorite hang out spots with friends. Prices are alright. Meals are around $20,- and drinks are reasonable for this area. I recommend de Fontein to all my friends.