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A la Folie

#131 of 2,543 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Belgian, French
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16 Rue Haute, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 503 49 99
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • 63
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Dinner in a very cozy atmosphere

Good value for money. Everything from local and daily markets. This is why not everything from the menu is always available. We enjoyed the dinner. Very cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 11, 2015
Francesco F
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Good value for money. Everything from local and daily markets. This is why not everything from the menu is always available. We enjoyed the dinner. Very cozy atmosphere and excellent service.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We had booked the restaurant because of its Belgian cuisine. We had no idea where we would end up, but we were pleasantly surprised. We were made very welcome and had a nice little table. Unfortunately I sat with my back to the other tables, so I missed a lot, except our direct neigbours who chatted non stop. We both... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I have been at à la folie 2 times, it has been a little while but I am planning to go back very soon! I am glad to read a lot of very positive reviews and I agree very much with the answer of the owner as reply on the negative review that was recently posted. i remember a very... More 

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Normandy
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

This lovely Bistro, it is cost are delightfully decorated. It is tucked in a small street in the Sablon area of Brussels can only seat 28 people. The food is AMAZING, the couple running it are both charming (one the waiter, one the chef). I chose the dishes of the day, starting with a take on a Tapas platter which... More 

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Miami, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went to this restaurant while visiting Brussels last Christmas and we had a wonderful experience. Dinner was excellent and I agree with other reviews, it was French more than Belgian, but so good! We were impressed by the restaurant decoration and all the hard work the owners have put in creating this little cozy place. Hope others can enjoy... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We found the restaurant by accident, wandering back to our hotel, what a find. we saw it and booked it for later in the evening even though it was a taxi ride from the hotel A small restaurant decorated in a vintage fashion, very helpful front of house and excellent chef. Lovely cosy atmosphere. Restricted menu with wines to match... More 

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Brussels
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113 reviews 113 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Upon recommendation by a colleague, I invited a group of friends to try this restaurant, situated in central Brussels. It is a simple affair, with vintage decoration, although the photographs on their website make it look much better than it really is. We were unimpressed by the service, which was slow (had to make several reminders to receive things we... More 

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jean pierre b, Propriétaire at A la Folie, responded to this review
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Bonjour, Merci pour votre commentaire, nous sommes désolés d'apprendre que l'endroit ne vous a pas plu. Concernant la lenteur du... More 

rome
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance and it was a pleasant surprise. Staff was nice and attentive (which is not a given in Brussels...), food was good (more French, than Belgian) and atmosphere was intimate/cosy with a nice "vintage" decor, great for talking with friends without having to shout over the background noise. It's not cheapest place, but -... More 

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Bridgwater, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Friendly staff, good atmosphere, service excellent, food well presented and tasty. Good value food and an excellent choice of wine. Would recommend.

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Pease Pottage
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124 reviews 124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Cosy restaurant about a mile away from the old town (15 minute walk from the Central Station) and touristy restaurants. Atmosphere was welcoming and menu kindly translated into English. Our waiter was attentive and friendly and food/wine quality was very good. We were there for a late lunch so easily got a table but if you are planning on going... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 16 Rue Haute, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 503 49 99

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, French

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