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Le Trappiste

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Brasserie
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Avenue de la Toison d'Or 3, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 (0) 25117927
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A fine dine

Bistro restaurant, extensive menu, well prepared Belgian cuisine. Fabulous beer choices. Taken there by a Belgian friend for the authenticity of the Belgian food. Would be happy to visit again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 22, 2015
DoctorOboe
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Western Massachusetts
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Knokke-Zoute, Belgium
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35 reviews 35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went for a "steak tartare" (ask to prepare it yourself) with french fries in this typical old fashioned Brussels style brasserie. Older waiters (not always 100% attentive ;-)), but a good meal. Café Liegeois for desert (yummie !) . Avoid the house red as it is not the best quality ...

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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Daniel, our waiter, did an exceptional job in making recommendations for our dinner. We had the chicken with tarragon, and cod. Both were terrific. We made reservations for the next night while still finishing our meal. Great food, great service, and great experience

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Western Massachusetts
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Bistro restaurant, extensive menu, well prepared Belgian cuisine. Fabulous beer choices. Taken there by a Belgian friend for the authenticity of the Belgian food. Would be happy to visit again.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

A great, traditional Belgian brasserie serving good food and traditional beers. Highly recommend the prawn starters and the Jambonneau.

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Great Frites and beer. Old school waiters who seem a bit stern but are really excellent at their job.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I just came for a good Belgian beer and I still received the best service from a gentleman. The atmosphere is really nice and authentic. Although it was late in the evening guests kept comimg bogholder toeat and drink.

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Lier, Belgium
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16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Even though located on a busy tourist street (Waterloo) The Trappist maintains the comfortable ambiance of a neighborhood bistro. Most of the tables are occupied by resident Belgians, and the menu is sprinkled with local specialties,,,mussels, vol de vent, meat balls, etc. Excellent beer menu as well.

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Merstham, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Staying on the Rue Leopold and nearly all the local restaurants were closed - it was Sunday - so walked up to Naamsepoort and found this little gem. The place was very busy, full of locals which is always a good sign, and found a table upstairs with a view from the balcony over the ground floor. Initially the service... More 

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New York City, New York
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

A very typical French/Belgian brasserie. Not to everyone’s liking, but it is true to what it claims to be. The service is fabulous if you know how to engage a middle-aged French man waiting tables—try to have a bit of fun, speak some French or profess a desire to lean, and don’t expect to sit down, eat, and leave in... More 

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Europe
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I keep coming back to Le Trappiste for several reasons : - it serves good beers and traditional Belgian dishes (try the Carbonnade, for instance) - the staff are highly efficient and very pleasant - it is comfortable, without being pompous - it is a place where regulars go - it is a good bit of genuine Brussels This is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Avenue de la Toison d'Or 3, Ixelles, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Ixelles
  • Phone Number: +32 (0) 25117927

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 28
  • Cuisine: Brasserie

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