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La Cigale

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French, Belgian, European, Pub
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Chaussee de Waterloo, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always nice

Had not been there for a whilw, but the place is still great with good food and very nice service. Price level absolutely reasonable for Brussels.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 2, 2015
macviking
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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169 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Had not been there for a whilw, but the place is still great with good food and very nice service. Price level absolutely reasonable for Brussels.

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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Our standard place for a steak-frites accompanied by a good Belgian beer (nice choice of these on the menu). The steak is always good, juicy, tasty, and cooked how it should be. Nothing fancy or extraordinary, but just simple and good value. Service friendly, atmosphere typical.

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Werribee, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Stopped here for a beer in the afternoon while the girls did some shopping. Six of us went back for dinner and were very impressed with the decor and welcoming from the staff who helped with the translation of the menu. The trio of croquettes, roast chicken and the boulettes were all excellent. Being adjacent to a residential area it... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

My husband and I were staying just around the corner and on our first night in Brussels decided to pop in for a quick bite. The decor drew us in like moths to a flame. It was so cosy inside, and super clean! You know how sometimes when restaurants have lots of 'stuff' hanging on the walls, which you can... More 

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Thank Ruth D
Wirral, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

My friend and I went to Brussels for a gig in the National arena and stayed over for a few nights to try the local beers and I would recommend nowhere other than La Cigale. The selection of beers is fantastic and the atmosphere is equally as good. The barmen are always up for a chat and were very knowledgeable... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

One of the nice neighbourhood restaurants. Nothing very special, but good! Very pleasant and attentive staff and a good meal.

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Ioannina, Greece
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

wanted to try a place frequented by locals with typical brussels fare got exactly that, typical and somewhat overpriced, friendly but slow service not the highlight of my visit in this beautiful city

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Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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169 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Excellent food, good service, reasonable prices. Good idea to make reservation, as very crowded. Mixed crowd with several gays - the owner is gay and the waiters picked by him - good looking, very polite, smiling and helpful. Will definitely go back there again, also even if the location is a bit distant compared to my usual neighbourhood.

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Winlock, Washington
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119 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

I found this restaurant while out exploring my last evening in Brussels and decided to give it a try. The waiter was very helpful in deciphering the menu for me, and the food was good as well. I had a chicken breast with a cream sauce and mashed potatoes. The place was fairly busy, so I guess the locals enjoy... More 

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Venice, Italy
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a great choice if you wish to taste local specialties in a pleasant atmosphere and friendly and quick service. Price is good. Have been here twice with the family (October 2012 and March 2013) and staff is also extremely friendly with children. There is no menu in English but this might be a plus as it is not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Chaussee de Waterloo, Brussels 1060, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 23
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?