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Istas

Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
+32 (0)26570511
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Ranked #5 of 25 Restaurants in Overijse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Luxembourg
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Leuven, Belgium
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

great steaks, typical old style belgian restaurant. you need a car to get there. waiters all wear long aprons

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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Well known brasserie in a street full of them, Istas is an institution. The place has been in business for generations. Food is generally pretty good in the classic "steak frites" Belgian mould. Great wine and beer. Prices are reasonable and portions ample. Istas is pretty much always full so clearly it's popular. The waiters are all characters so do... More

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Brussels
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This is the best restaurant for brasserie type atmosphere with friendliest staff you could wish for . A 'carte' which they never change such is the success it has with clients . When we drive back into Brussels after a stay in Southern Europe we never fail to stop over here for a meal before going home .. because it... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Whatever time of day you go, even later in the evening, you are made very welcome. Good traditional Belgian food now rarely found, served in authentic surroundings on the edge of the forest, makes this something of an institution, Staff are friendly and helpful despite always being very busy. Have visited many times and never been let down. Has own... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Istas serves very good traditional Belgian food in a typical brasserie which hasn't changed much over the years, and you get the feeling of going back a few decades when you cross the doorstep. There is a lot of choice and variety on the menu with typical Belgian dishes, and I particularly recommend the coquelet à l'estragon and the variety... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Going to Istas is always a pleasure, first "boterhammen met plattekaas" with a kriek and as main dish a excellent steak with french fries and a salad this all for a very reasonable price. It can't get much better than this for a Belgian Brasserie.

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Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We went to Istas with a group of friends. Some of them locals. We had the steak dish which comes with frites and a salad all for a reasonable price. Everyone enjoyed whatever they ordered. Istas is where all the locals go for good food.

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