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13 Avenue de Tervuren, Brussels, Belgium
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Ranked #1,048 of 2,505 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
San Francisco, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Famous in Brugge for their espresso coffee drinks, pastries and elaborate ice cream desserts. It's a pleasant little spot to relax away from the crowds. Try the "Brugge Coupe". Big enough to share.

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English in Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Living pretty close to this restaurant, we often take foreign visitors here due to the good selection of Belgian cuisine and beers. There's also some nice vegetarian dishes on the menu too. We've never once had a bad experience at this restaurant. Yes the service won't involve the waiter kissing your bottom since it is in Belgium but the food... More 

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Belmopan, Belize
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Given that the restaurant is right up the street from where I usually stay in Brussels, I have often eaten here. Each time the service has been less than favorable. I sit down and wait for At least five minutes before I am attended to, whilst other patrons of a different shade are served. The food is decent, but need... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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76 reviews 76 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The dish I ordered did not contain most of the ingredients as promised on the menu...The veggies were soaked in water and thus tasteless. The waiter was rude. The cook looked like a minor. The place is ok when just visited to have drinks but don't go there for the food!

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Paris, France
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146 reviews 146 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We had lunch on Saturday. Restaurant was busy. We had steaks and Carbonnade (beef in Sauce). The staff were friendly but the food was nothing special. Located just beside Merode Metro.

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Treviso, Italy
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154 reviews 154 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
1,076 helpful votes 1,076 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I ate in this restaurant last week and I found this place very nice. I took an omelette with fromage and a salade and both were excellent. The restaurant is small but tidy, in addition the waitress was friendly and professional. The bill was acceptable, 35 euros for two people with three meals and beer and wine. I advise Carpe... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 via mobile

The average Brussels visitor may not find Carpe Diem, and that's a shame. It is just beyond the Parc du Cinquantenaire, which we were staying close to, but it was a mixture of boredom and curiosity that took us beyond the Park into the nondescript street beyond. Located only a couple of hundred metres from the park, Carpe Diem is... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

It is a very good place to taste the typical Belgian cuisine, particularly noteworthy are the mussels. Nearby is a beautiful Park Cinquantenaire and the triumphal arch, which is worth seeing, if for the first time in Brussels. Restaurant is not in the center, but very easy to get there.

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Patras, Greece
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163 reviews 163 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

This is a relatively small restaurant, located outside of the city center, in Merode metro station. Food was mainly composed of typical Belgian specialities. The lunch I had in their outdoor terrace was very tasty and well presented. Service was good. The price was medium to high, as is the case for all similar restaurants in Brussels.

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Brussels, Belgium
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

What I like is that you can go anytime, anyday. The kitchen closes late and whatever I ordered was always tasty. Not high class cuisine but very tasty belgium cuisine. Been there several time and never disapointed

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Address: 13 Avenue de Tervuren, Brussels, Belgium
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
Cuisine: Belgian

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