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Callens Cafe

$$$$
French, International, Contemporary
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480, Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 647 66 68
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A matter of taste ...

I thought about trying it for my wife's birthday. I had booked in advance and we arrived rather early (about 7:30). Some drink party was going on making the overall ambiance very noisy and somewhat uncomfortable. When I asked for the booked table while there were plenty of tables available we were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
cjmfo
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Brussels, Belgium
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I eat here an average 3-4 times a year, for the last 8 years. Having worked as a consultant for over 1 year in Brussels and knowing a lot of restaurants, Callens is still my favorite. High value for money and every time great food! Especially the Foi gras aux pommes is my favorite! You won't come across any tourist... More 

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1 Thank Windroos
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Food was mediocre, the place is too noisy, only the waiter was nice... If I wanted to eat in a club, I'd bring me own sandwich to the fuse where at least the music is decent (sometimes)...

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Thank Sébastien d
Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have organised a birthday party for my husband in the Appart of the Callens café. From the beginning I have been very happy with the support I have been given while planning the event. Hervé was very attentive and gave me some good advice. On the day I could not be happier with the waiter Jeffrey who is a... More 

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1 Thank Katerina R
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74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Along the Avenue Louisa, Callens is a must. Although the room is not necessarily intimate I feels very chic. The modules are some of the best in the city and Steak Tartare is incredible..a welcoming staff makes the experience extremely worthwhile.

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Thank markhenry1
Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I thought about trying it for my wife's birthday. I had booked in advance and we arrived rather early (about 7:30). Some drink party was going on making the overall ambiance very noisy and somewhat uncomfortable. When I asked for the booked table while there were plenty of tables available we were awarded with a table just next to the... More 

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Thank cjmfo
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

Best restaurant in Town ! Good food , excellent service , great atmosphere , nice people ... For a moment in couple or a party with friends!!! Highly recommended !

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Thank AudeetMirko G
Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I booked a table to celebrate my birthday with friends. We were placed next to the door almost going out, as the place was crowded. I booked long in advance and asked for a descent table. The service was poor, long waiting time. We asked for wine three times, at the end we finally received another bottle, but we were... More 

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Thank Ani T
Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

RESTAURANT : trendy atmosphere, unfortunately too cold to enjoy the terrace tonight! SERVICE : very friendly. DISHES : Everything I ate (starter, main dish, dessert) was refined!!! Starter : Italian steak tartar; main dish : scampi with foie gras; dessert : zabaglione.

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Thank PhotographyCG
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The food was good, but it was definitely not worth the waiting!! We were a group of 8 people. We arrived at 20:30h and our food (nothing fancy: salads, steak poivre, hamburgers...) was served at 22:25!!!! And then they forgot the sauce, and it still took them 10 more minutes to bring the fries.

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Thank Martinatorre
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

I have been eating here many times, since the last 6 years as the company I worked for is situated on the top floors of the same tower building. This restaurant serves high quality bistro / mediterranean food. The guest are a mix of business and local Brussels people, mid to high end. The quality of the food and service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 480, Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 647 66 68

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 56
  • Cuisine: French, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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