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Le Fruit Defendu

Tenbosstraat 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+3223474247
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Ranked #8 of 95 Restaurants in Ixelles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $85
Cuisines: French
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Belgium
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Business lunch with colleagues. We all (5 of us) had a 3 course meal (no set menu - you choose from what is available that day) and i think we all enjoyed every dish we had. Restaurant is not large and the kitchen is really quite small (open so you can see your meal being prepared if you wish) but... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I love this place. It is unpretentious and effortlessly chic. The chef has made a conscious decision not to be too fancy -- he's not going for a Michelin star -- but instead to focus on delivering delicious meals. Don't get me wrong; the cuisine is sophisticated and refined, but it is not as fussy as some of the gastronomic... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

I was taken here by friends -- a married couple -- that live in the neighborhood and come here often. They are well-traveled and have excellent taste, so the fact that they brought me here on my one night with them says something. The food was indeed excellent, as were the service and the décor.

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Ivychurch, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

A friend and I ate at Le Fruit Defendu during a recent visit to Brussels. The menu is varied, produce very fresh and main courses served with a good selection of vegetables. Our waiter explained each dish in detail and there was an interesting - if expensive - wine list. However, it was too crowded, the tables were far too... More

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Brussels
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We were planning to go there already few times and finally we managed to make it happen in our agenda. "Le plat du jour" was exellente, the taste of the vegetables, meat and sauce were very good, you did not miss any flavor. The dessert was also very special!! I said to my friend that I would try to make... More

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Tielt Winge, Belgium
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This restaurant was rcommended by a business partner/friend ... so we invited him and his friend to this place (to make sure he didn't fool me ;) ...). This restaurant is an absolute "to cherish" adress, a small but ever so pretty and cosy restaurant with excellent and tasty food, great suggestions, staff paying attention to every customer ... Great... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Excellent food and service (kind and quick), pretty and cozy restaurant (dinner by candle light), we had raviole de homard, home made foie gras, pigeon, tarte tatin, crumble aux mirabelles, 2 glasses of champagne for 124 euros. We were very happy

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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

Excellent food and service. Small restaurant but very cosy and perfect for a romantic dinner. Seen it's a small restaurant they really pay attention to every client and detail. Would recommend it to everyone.

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Bruxelles
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is going to be controversial. The spot here is one of those successful enterprises in Bxl restoration: limited amount of tables, open kitchen, crowded background, efficient though not top level Lady Owner and staff – usual blackboard with culinary offer (something more handy? An i-pad maybe? With pics and description of what you are going to eat? In and... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

A friend and I went to eat there on a spontaneous urge for a nice French meal in our neighbourhood and after looking at the reviews on tripadvisor I thought this may be well worth a try. And we weren't disappointed. The food is prepared fresh on the day with whatever ingredients they can get. There is no standard menu,... More

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