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Kartuizerstraat 32 | Rue des Chartreux, Brussels 1000, Belgium
(0)2 503 04 30
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food was really good--Service was even better

We spent 2 nights in Brussels and ate dinner here both nights. It started with Francois telling us we could have a seat as long as we were finished by 9pm as all the tables were reserved. We started with the gorgonzola crosstini which was outstanding, toasted in the wood burning oven. I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
Richard B
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Leland, North Carolina
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  • Romantic
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Leland, North Carolina
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95 reviews 95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We spent 2 nights in Brussels and ate dinner here both nights. It started with Francois telling us we could have a seat as long as we were finished by 9pm as all the tables were reserved. We started with the gorgonzola crosstini which was outstanding, toasted in the wood burning oven. I had Flemish stew which was very good... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I was recommended Publico as a good all-round international food option by a friend of my sister so decided to avoid the main square and walk the 10 mins into what seemed like the hipster/alternative part of Brussels. Went with my sister and we ordered the gorgonzola crosstini and meatballs for starters off the tapas menu. The crosstini was basically... More 

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The title and the rating say everything. This was an average experience. The food was not bad, but it was average. The service was good and friendly, no doubt, but they forgot a couple of things, so despite the friendliness, that was also average. May be we did not choose the right courses on the meny, but I see no... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Since a couple of years Publico is my favorite place in Brussels for a quick lunch or sometimes dinner. Various plates on the menu. For a day lunch you can choose between at least 20 different plates. The portions are really sufficient for good eaters and the prices are OK. The staff is very friendly. I would recommend everybody visiting... More 

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Grimbergen, Belgium
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79 reviews 79 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great portions for moderate prices. Like their sister restaurant Spago they serve gluten free pasta. Cosey little restaurant with nice atmosphere and good service. Not my best dining experience but very good for what you pay. OVERALL I can only recommend

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Luxembourg
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Friday evening, a bit late for Brussels habits, looking for a place to have dinner with a friend.. It looked nice from outside, probably no chance to get a table but we tried. It was indeed very busy, but we were warmly greeted and seated at the bar with a promise to get a table within 20 minutes. We get... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Incredibly delicious food, the portions are very big, so prepare your stomach ! ;) Besides that, the service is amazing, especially friendliness of Francois, who made our dinner the best we had in Brussels ! Highly recommended ! :))

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had dinner there with colleauges on Monday evening. The food was very good and the service was great. Friendly staff. Everyone enjoyed their meals and the price was reasonable. We decided at the end of the week that this is where we should have our final meal in Brussels before returning home the next morning. We made reservations for Friday.... More 

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Cologne, Germany
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to Publico on 7th of February. We found the Restaurant by accident, looking for a good choice to have dinner. Francois and his crew have been very friendly, dinner and service was excellent! Therefore we will return for dinner next Saturday. Especially coming from Cologne, because we liked it so much!!! :-) :-)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Best meal & service we had in Brussels. Found this restaurant through TripAdvisor. We arrived on Saturday night last weekend & were greated by Francois who seated us at the bar & said we would get a table in 15mins. It was very busy (it's not a big restaurant but it's well designed, particularly liked the curtain over the door,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Kartuizerstraat 32 | Rue des Chartreux, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: (0)2 503 04 30

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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