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Le Fruit Defendu

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Tenbosstraat 108, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+3223474247
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Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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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
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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brussels
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This great little restaurant is exquisite. From the cozy atmosphere to the daily picked food. There is no menu on the net as the chef chooses the fresh ingredients every morning. From the starter to the desert it is simply a pure delight.

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Trieste, Italy
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27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Whether you're into some refined dining during the weekend or you're just longing for some delicacy after an apero in Chatelain on a Wednesday evening, this is one of the best restaurants in the area. Good and absolutely not overpriced winelist.

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Athens, Greece
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Small, cosy and really Belgian environment. People very friendly and helpful. Fine and clear taste of excellent products very well cooked. We had a great lunch and we tried to book for dinner for next day, as we believe that it would be even better for dinner. More live! But it was saturday and it was closed. At least this... More 

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Belgium
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
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105 reviews 105 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine

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