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Callens Cafe

480, Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+3226476668
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Ranked #1,043 of 2,309 restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $13 - $30
Cuisines: Continental, Contemporary
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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52% Recommend
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brussels, Belgium
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

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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Bruges
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Looking for a restaurant with large choice, and even easily reachable via public transport (tram), you have it here. Based on the groundfloor of a business block, and shaped in a rectangle, table set-up and decoration OK. The menu card is a mix of everything (salades, fish, meat, ...) but especially recommendation for their hamburger variants, and 'tartare'. Staff was... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The decor is very chic and the food excellent value, with a good and realistically priced wine list. Great place for either a meal with friends or a business lunch. Staff are friendly but at busy times the service can be a bit on the slow side.

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Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I spent a very nice evening and I really enjoyed the atmosphere. Although it becomes crowded in the evening I had a well placed table for two and I was not bothered at all. For the foodl, we ordered products we love and which were very well prepared and with a nice presentation. A place to recommend.

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Antibes, France
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

A successful and fun evening with friends, nice decor, friendly staff, varied menu all culminating with dancing to good music. Good atmosphere, although I wouldnt recommend it for an intimate dinner as its gets pretty busy and noisy. Another good find in Brussels

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Brussels
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74 reviews 74 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

Liked the atmosphere in the apart as we have been there for a Team dinner. Food and wine was traditional Belgian type and very good.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012 via mobile

So as a group of colleagues (14) we selected this "in place" for our quarterly night out. I arrived slightly later and the restaurant was already busy. My colleagues had been left to their own devices and had chosen an awful Hungarian wine. When I tried it my gums curled. I ordered as a starter the croquettes de crevettes and... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Spent a nice and fun evening at this restaurant. The food was good and everyone was happy. However, a rather young crowd. The service was adequate but a little bit tired. Nice touch with the "free" sparkling wine at midnight and that's when the dance music started to pour out of the speakers and people started to dance on the... More

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Hoeilaart
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120 reviews 120 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

A nice brasserie, good interior and atmosphere and a nice terrace for good summer evenings. The menu is very attractive and the chef doesn't let you down on the expectations raised. My wife took the sashimi starter, fresh well arranged on the plate. For me the tuna tartar with some foie gras was a delight, well seasoned, well cut and... More

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