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All 26 Overijse Restaurants

Istas

Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
+32 (0)26570511
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Ranked #5 of 26 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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English first
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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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62 reviews 62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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11 reviews 11 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Address: Brusselsesteenweg 652, Overijse 3090, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 (0)26570511
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Overijse

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