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L'Huitriere

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Belgian, French, Seafood
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Quai aux Briques 20, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 08 66
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Description: Since 1934 the restaurant is well knowned for its seafood and wine menu...
Since 1934 the restaurant is well knowned for its seafood and wine menu. L' Huitriere has changed ownership since 04/2014 and the new owner is remodelling refurnishing the restaurant.
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Good for:
Large groups
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 93
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 28
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Will definitely visit again

The whole area is highly recommended by the staff in our hotel and the locals. Especially if you like seafood so off we went. Despite our lack of booking on and the staff being extremely busy (Valentine's day) they still squeezed us in after a short wait. Food was amazing, staff were attentive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Daniel S
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

The whole area is highly recommended by the staff in our hotel and the locals. Especially if you like seafood so off we went. Despite our lack of booking on and the staff being extremely busy (Valentine's day) they still squeezed us in after a short wait. Food was amazing, staff were attentive without being intrusive and they didn't once... More 

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Makati, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I don't know the Brussels standard for mussels but from where I came from here in Southeast Asia specifically in the Philippines where we are surrounded by vast seas, mussels are so much tastier rather than the one I had here. Serving is also too huge, tastes bland and presentation is average. Barely finished my bowl of mussels.

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Dingdong1112, Owner at L'Huitriere, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your opinion about us. We take all our customers comments seriously about us. I am sorry if you did not enjoy our mussels. However, I can assure you that our mussels are of the highest quality and of the biggest size. The Golden size, I am as well sorry if you did not appreciate... More 

Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for quite a few years now and it has never been a disappointment. To the contrary, its lunchtime menu at 16 EUR is really tremendous value for money. A recent visit with a friend was again a full success. There is even a choice to be made with the 3 courses. We both... More 

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Dingdong1112, Owner at L'Huitriere, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with us. We value highly and take in consideration all reviews about us. We can not wait to serve you again. Thank you More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015 via mobile

we had such a lovely meal here last night. no complaints. the service was great the staff were all so friendly and the food was just amazing. my boyfriend and I both had mussels to start and lobster for main with a mousse to round it off, if we were here for longer we would have come back! highly recommended.

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Dingdong1112, Owner at L'Huitriere, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your visit. Your opinion about us matter and is highly appreciated. We can not wait to serve you again! More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

...unpretentious (as for the decor)... welcoming (as for the staff)...pleasant (as for the atmosphere) ...and good (as for the food). Seems like I don't have anything to criticize. Why didn't I rate it 5 stars then? Well, if a restaurant calls itself "L'huîtrière" (Oyster bar) but only has 2 different types of oysters on your menu, then it shall not... More 

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Dingdong1112, Owner at L'Huitriere, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. Our restaurant is specialized in oysters and seafood since 1934. We keep throughout the year at least 3 different oysters at anytime in our menus with different preperations and other seafood items. We follow the seasons of the oysters on a monthly basis and try to offer as many different ones we can.... More 

Liptovsky Hradok, Slovakia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Maybe I was having bad karma that day, but after visiting the restaurant, I was leaving the same hungry as when arriving. I ordered daily menu, what was a mistake, as daily menus are usually too small not only in Brussels. In my country, for 25 euro you can have the most expensive meal in luxurious restaurant and by luxurious... More 

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Dingdong1112, Owner at L'Huitriere, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and your visit. However i need you to help me understand your opinion better. Because i am confused. I can assure you that our restaurant have served clients since 1936 and that we offer an excellant quality and good value for the market. "Belgium market". Any comparison between a belgium restaurant and another one in... More 

Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

One beautiful September evening, a friend and I had the great fortune of finding this lovely restaurant during a stroll through the St. Catherine neighborhood of Brussels. The weather was perfect (imagine that), the outdoor dining area wasn't completely booked yet and the food was utterly amazing. And the wine pairing.... excellent. I'm looking forward to my next visit.

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Dingdong1112, Owner at L'Huitriere, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We are happy and thrilled that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to serve you again. More 

Brussels
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

There are a lot of restaurants in central Brussels which look very tempting from the outside but, once inside, have a tendency to disappoint - particularly around Saint Catherine with its many over-priced and over-rated fish restaurants. Not so L'Huitrière! Despite it being Saturday evening and not having a reservation there was plenty of room in the first floor seating... More 

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Dingdong1112, Owner at L'Huitriere, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review. We are thrilled and happy to have served you and hope to see you again in our restaurant. More 

Verona, Italy
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We tried twice to have dinner in this restaurant and the Christmas holiday did not help. However we made it and it was worthy. We had 2 very good seafood menus: one at 25€ + 3€ supplement for lobster and one at 47€ with oysters, scallops, lobster and dessert. Plus a very good bottle of white wine. I had moules... More 

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Dingdong1112, Owner at L'Huitriere, responded to this review

First of all, i would like to thank you for your second visit and are thrilled that you liked our seafood and wine. I am really sorry if you experienced a slow service. December is our biggest peak month due to the christmas market outside. I am sorry for the experienced slow service, but be sure that we are improving... More 

Brussels
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I'm eaten here several times on business dinners with visitors, and have always enjoyed very fresh seafood prepared in classic styles. The service is formal, and, like in many Belgian restaurants, much less in evidence at the end than the start. I wouldn't come here looking for innovation--rather, it's a safe bet if you want to experience old-school Franco-Belgian fare.

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Dingdong1112, Owner at L'Huitriere, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and your review. We value highly all reviews about us. We are looking forward to serve you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Quai aux Briques 20, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 08 66

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 75
  • Cuisine: Belgian, French, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Since 1934 the restaurant is well knowned for its seafood and wine menu. L' Huitriere has changed ownership since 04/2014 and the new owner is remodelling refurnishing the restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?