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Kartuizerstraat 32 | Rue des Chartreux, Brussels 1000, Belgium
(0)2 503 04 30
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Relaxed restaurant with good food and great service

We were looking for a simple meal without a huge price tag, Publico looked like it would fit, and turned out to be a great decision. This is a simple place, clean, moderately trendy in ambiance, but without any sort of the "attitude" that might come with that. Service is friendly, prompt and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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  • Romantic
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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a simple meal without a huge price tag, Publico looked like it would fit, and turned out to be a great decision. This is a simple place, clean, moderately trendy in ambiance, but without any sort of the "attitude" that might come with that. Service is friendly, prompt and helpful. We enjoyed our dinner here quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Traveling through Italy for food, I thought i could not eat better but we did here! the tapas menu was insanely amazing! The chicken melted in your mouth everything made fresh and was some of the best food I've ever eaten! I'm a foodie and I never leave reviews! Phillip was friendly and knew his menu and gave great recommendations.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing - recommended by a local and it didn't disappoint. We came here for lunch and dinner on the same day. Philippe looked after us and was so lovely. We ordered from the tapas menu and it was all so delicious. Can't wait to come back here on my next trip to Belgium!! Ps. Definitely order the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

we had a nice evening with great service and great food! the waiter phil was verry kind and gave us some great tips for the rest of our stay in brussels! We're definitely gonne come back!

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I was few times at the bar restaurant called Publico. Service was absolutly exellent. I took few times steak witch was really good and the meat was just perfect!!! Since long I have nt eat so good dish!!! The wine was also first class!!!! Nice atmoshpere and music. The waiters who working there are really care of people and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you are in Brussels you MUST visit Publico. Great food, very nice interior design and AMAZING service! From the very first moment when you enter this place you will feel like THE guest. Regarding food itself, I strongly recommend Dried Beef Steak (their speciality), Ravioli Publico, Grilled Tuna (delicious), Goat Cheese Salad and of course their Traditional Flamish Stew.... More 

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Kildare, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Three of our family dined here during a visit to Brussels last week. We had looked forward to our meal there after reading reviews on TripAdvisor. However we were very disappointed with our dining experience. Why do chefs not want to cook steaks the way the diners want them? Why do waiters even question why a diner might want a... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

As a result of good reviews on this site we booked this restaurant on a recent trip to Brussels.Well where can I start with the rude waiter who started by raising his eyebrows in disapproval of our choice of beer and wine,and then looked even more horrified when one family member ordered their steak well done.The two remaining steaks were... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had dinner here and it was delicious. It's very low key but chic. I had the ravioli and it was very satisfying. I would recommend this to anyone who likes tasty food without to much fuss.

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Very tasty and refined italian food. Especially the ravioli publico is a real treat! We go there every time we visit Brussels. Cosy atmosphere.

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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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