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La Cigale

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

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  • 11
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Good choice for a simple meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Olivier_B_U
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 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
2 reviews
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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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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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Wirral, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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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Saint-Gilles, Belgium
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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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117 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 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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115 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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 3 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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Chicago, Illinois
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

This is a very lovely local bistro near the Horta museum. We had two large buckets of mussels and thought they were delicious. This is a great place to spend an afternoon enjoying good food and drink with friends while in Brussels. They are off the main tourist path and cater to locals, which is part of the charm in... 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: Belgian, European, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?