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La Cigale

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Chaussee de Waterloo, Brussels 1060, Belgium
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 11
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Eat with the locals

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2013
drmorf
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Winlock, Washington
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
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33 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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103 reviews 103 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

La Cigale is a good value local eatery situated on a corner with outdoor terrace seating in addition to the indoor restaurant. It offers a wide range of Belgian dishes on an extensive menu. My simple dish of steak frites was good but not exceptional. My friend was less impressed with his meal, but the service was fine. It was... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

The food was not spectacular, but very good, large portions at good price, and the staff was friendly and attentive. Wanted to go back, but not enough time.

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Brussels, R?on de Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

OK food and familial atmosphere. But dont expect culinary hights with prices ranging from 7 to 17 euros.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?