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Le Fruit Defendu

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Tenbosstraat 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+3223474247
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delicious food, good service!

one of the best restaurants in ixelles! large variety of seafood dishes and yummy deserts! Rather expensive though.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
LironGA
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

one of the best restaurants in ixelles! large variety of seafood dishes and yummy deserts! Rather expensive though.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Small restaurant, fabulous cuisine. The chef's dedication is easy to see in his menus, all courses were full of flavours and a pure delight. Service was friendly as well and the atmosphere was nice and cosy.

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Thank elled8
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Small restaurant, clean, good service, short but adequate menu, good food, decent selection of wines. Highly recommended in its price-range.

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Thank Rolf L
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Super kitchen with real Belgian kitchen based on high quality season products. Dishes are refined, but not overly sophisticated. Service is top. Atmosphare is cosy, relax and still discrete.

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Gent
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is the kind of smaller restaurant for an evening out with friends. This is the brasserie style with excellent food presented in a more classical restaurant style. I definitely need to go back !

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Thank Marc V
Prague, Czech Republic
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

It is not big, the atmosphere is great. Perfect service - offerring but not pressing and they really have something to offer. The choice of the meals is perfect and the chef must be really highly skilled, highly experienced. Really a very tasteful kitchen and a very good wine selection.

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Thank Jakub H
Newbury, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I've eaten here several times and each time, the food has been delicious! The steaks have always been perfectly cooked, the waiting staff attentive. Will be going back again on Monday for a farewell dinner and I'm looking forward to it already!

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Thank ScottylassAbroad
Paris, France
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106 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

A choice of about six starters and six main course. Half fish, half meat. Apetizers were fresh and perfectly cooked. Scampi, or scalops or foie gras, red tuna "sashimi" (lightly seared). In the main course, sea bass, perdreau, sirloin. All the above prepared with an original sauce and many different and excellent vegetables. Deserts are good and well priced. A... More 

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Thank globalthierry
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107 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

A real feast for the taste. Small place so make sure you make reservations! These friendly people offer a superb choice and it really doesn't matter what you choose; every bite is a feast in your mouth. Wines are divine, let them advice you. I am a fan!

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Thank Christophe P
brussels
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

this is the place to go if you want excellent food, perfect service and surroundings. Every dish was perfectly seasoned, copious and well presented. The staff are very welcoming, friendly and helpful. The house Bordeaux was perfect. Every table seemed to be well placed. They kept our table, although we were late, and they had tried to call us without... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Tenbosstraat 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Ixelles
  • Phone Number: +3223474247

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 85
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?