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Kartuizerstraat 32 | Rue des Chartreux, Brussels 1000, Belgium
(0)2 503 04 30
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Good for:
Romance

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice place, good food, friendly staff

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Luxembourg
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

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
2 reviews
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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
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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Ate here last Saturday. We were very lucky to get a table. The staff were sooooooo friendly which really added to the experience. Hard to find such nice guys serving you in a restaurant these days. We had a starter with raw ham and baked chorizo - very good, although I prefer the ham sliced a little thinner. Then we... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I am studying abroad in Ireland this semester and visited Brussels Belgium for a weekend trip. Our bus arrived in Brussels late at night and Publico was only restaurant still serving food. The food and drinks were delicious but our waiters/bar tenders made the the experience amazing! Francois and Artan were very welcoming and extremely friendly! i would recommend Publico... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I was shocked by the rudeness of this place! We had booked a place for 8 people at 8 p.m. by personally going to the restaurant about 10 days before the Saturday evening that we wanted to eat there. 3 days before the planned dinner with our friends I got a call from Publico telling me that they had realized... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We had the best meal! Lovely pasta dishes and really friendly service even on a busy Valentines night! We didn't have a reservation but they were so nice and friendly so we grabbed a bite at the bar! Hands down the best service and food during my two week stay in Belgium!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I went to dinner by myself and the staff made me feel like I was hanging out with friends and the food was delicious. Great service, great food, highly recommend!

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance

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