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A la Folie

16 Rue Haute, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 503 49 99
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Ranked #105 of 2,374 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Belgian, French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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Bonjour, Merci pour votre commentaire, nous sommes désolés d'apprendre que l'endroit ne vous a pas plu. Concernant la lenteur du... More

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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 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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Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

A la Folie rose to the top of our list of favorite Brussels restaurants. A warm welcome and an intimate dining room set the stage for a lovely meal. One of us had the coq au vin, a generous portion of tender meat and vegetables. The dark meat was succulent perfection while the white meat, while good, lacked a bit... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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81 reviews 81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Close to the "Grand Sablon" you'll find this quite small and intimate restaurant. We went here with our Groupon voucher - and didn't expect too much (because of the 29 Euros for 2 menus). But it turned out to be a really enjoyable epxerience! 3 different "tapas" (starter), then the "coucou de Malines" with a great parmesan sauce (main course)... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Excellent food, atmospheric and very homely setting, a true gem hidden away from the tourist traps. But the MOST IMPRESSIVE of all is their world-class SERVICE (literally) and friendly staff. Let me share with you some of our experiences that will make us go back there again (and again). 1. My friend and I speak very little, let alone read,... More

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Lund, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I loved this restaurant's personal touch and the very warm and cosy atmosphere. The waiter was most friendly without being intrusive. Most importantly I truly enjoyed my meal, consisting of a three dishes menu. For that price (22 €) in Brussels I doubt you can find a better experience.

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Amersfoort, Netherlands
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

Tempted by the reviews here on TA we went a little out of our way to get here. A la Folie is certainly a quaint and small eatery. We where welcomed by our host that evening. Busy it was not, around four or five tables (out of ten or eleven). The food, well, a hit and miss affair. Our entrees... More

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London, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My best friend and I visited this place two weeks ago and had rather high expectations. We were met at the door by the owner, a nice guy, who presented us with the menus and offered us a drink. At this stage, everything was fine. Then started a series of misses. We ordered the veal medallion with pasta and were... More

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