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Istas

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Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
+32 (0)26570511
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beware the younger gossipy waiter - management needs to act fast !

Sad to say things have been falling apart lately in the restaurant. The food is still very good value for money even though prices have gone up a bit after the summer and as good as it always was. But service can now be very variable. The older waiters slave away whilst there is a younger waiter... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 7, 2014
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English first
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

I know some people that really like this place but I just can't see why. I've been to this place 3 times, and always left very disappointed. First time I had mussels and got sick once home. Second time I had burger and it was just bland, no seasoning at all. Third and definitely last time I ordered a salmon... More 

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Overijse, Belgium
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75 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This place is always busy, lunch or dinner. The staff are friendly and efficient and the food is good. We normally go for the ham hock or steak and always happy. Both come with a very generous portion of delicious chips and there's a very decent range of beers on offer too. A great place to eat.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Sad to say things have been falling apart lately in the restaurant. The food is still very good value for money even though prices have gone up a bit after the summer and as good as it always was. But service can now be very variable. The older waiters slave away whilst there is a younger waiter that regularly spends... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Especially in Summer, when you can sit outside on the terasse or in the Garden it is very nice. You find a hughe variety of local belgian dishes, together with a vast choice of beers and all of this just avfew km outside the brussels city center. Until now, also no tourists have been spotted there, so you meet locals.... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Istas as a real brasserie feel - it's not intimate but it's busy and buzzing and personally I feel more relaxed in that atmosphere then when I need to whisper to my guests to avoid death stares! The food is classic but well executed, the service professional but not cloying. Don't expect romantic, but it's thoroughly enjoyable

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We have eaten at Istas many times and always been more than happy. We visited again last night and it came up to the standard expected. Good value bottle of Bordeaux. Game pate and a salad to start. Venison fillet with classic accompaniment for main. Good service makes this a reliable treat on the outskirts of Brussels.

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overijse
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

quality and price are very good.very good atmosphere, excellent outside sitting. Good to come with friends , family .Very Belgian cooked stake and "frites"

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Luxembourg
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Istas is a restaurant that has been around for decades- and the interior has hardly changed. That is a great positive as it makes the place unique and pleasant for a brasserie style dinner. The waiters (used to be big ladies decades ago) are friendly and efficient. The big draw back is the quality of the meat. There are two... More 

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Brussels
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Been going her for years. Sometimes it is full and the service can be slow but that is the only complaint. Staff are always nice. Food always better. Their menu is great. I love the onion soup in Winter. Cheese fondues are great as are their mushrooms on toast. Steaks are great, all sauces are also great, green beans are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Simple but hearty Belgian food ( don't come looking for haute cuisine ) served in an authentic brasserie setting. Istas is made by its long time staff who remain friendly and efficient ( most of the time ). The atmosphere is often frenetic, but as a guest you never feel rushed.

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Address: Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 (0)26570511
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Overijse
Cuisine: Belgian, European

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  • Address: Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Overijse
  • Phone Number: +32 (0)26570511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, European

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