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Le Cirio

Rue de la Bourse 18-20, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #261 of 2,348 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We had a nice table inside (not so much smoke!) overlooking the Bourse. Great for people watching. Salad and chicken dish were ok. Very good raspberry beer. Come for drinks and people watching. Service was extremely slow and it was a bit pricey for what you get.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Cirio is somewhat of an institution in Brussels. A simple cafe, serving simply food. In our case, it was served by a somewhat absent-minded waiter who has, I am sure, worked there a very long time; maybe too long? He did go about humming and singing; part of the entertainment. But for the fact the Cirio is such an institution,... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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206 reviews 206 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 via mobile

A café that hasn't really changed since it was established in 1886 should not only be judged on it's drinks and food, but also on museal quality. But the beers and pub food are also very good. Don't expect to get a full meal here,but he salads, pancakes and sandwiches are fresh and good tasting. Do ask for their homemade... More

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Coronado, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Saw this place mentioned in a reputable guide book and we were not disappointed. Not at all touristy...we were surrounded by locals also enjoying a meal or a drink. Waiter was patient and helpful and I was delighted with the best carbonnade a la flamande I have ever had. Well priced, authentic "antique" atmosphere in a historic setting.

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Chevy Chase, MD
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My wife and I had dinner at Le Cirio last night and enjoyed it very much. The restaurant dates back to 1886 and still reflects that era. It consists of several rooms, and we were in the back room--quiet and relaxing. We both had chicken waterzooi, a stew that is a specialty of this region. The waterzooi was DELICIOUS and... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Really enjoyed this place. Great history to the place and always that bit quieter than other bars/cafés. Great beer as always and good service. Nice food too. A must.

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Guernsey, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Having seen this bar reviewed in a magazine we stumbled across it and decided to go in for a drink. We ended up having three and we went back. We were there in the early afternoon and we did not eat, nor did I see others eating and I definitely got the impression that this is a bar rather then... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

We came here to participate in the Brussels institution of the half and half, and very nice it was too. The decor is classic and the atmosphere suitably grandiose.

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Barcelona, Spain
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We didn't eat here, just came to drink something and we also tried the famous "half and half". The decoration is very very nice, and it is in a nice one. Cannot rate the food, I only can say that was not cheap at all. For drinking something is good, but if you find something else, I think also will... More

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Ghent, Belgium
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014 via mobile

Typical Brussels "grand café" where the stock exchange people were taking a drink after the business. The owner kept the old decorum. It is a neat place to take a drink.

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