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Cecila

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Rue des Chapeliers 16, Brussels 1000, Belgium
2 503 44 74
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12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best fine dining in the old city.

Tasting menu only, with a choice of number of courses. The food was exceptional. Moder cuisine. Excellent service. A wonderful experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Bill T
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tasting menu only, with a choice of number of courses. The food was exceptional. Moder cuisine. Excellent service. A wonderful experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nothing much new to add to all of the other 5* ratings. We went early August 2015. Great experience.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 416 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

All dishes have immaculate ingredients and are presented beautifully, impeccably and meticulously. Flavour combinations are intricate and subtle, with the use of flowers, leaves and seeds, but the main ingredient is always in focus. The theme is seafood and you have no choice of menu (but special requirements are accommodated): Ms Melanie does everything and you only control the number... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This lady knows what she is doing the food is so good, 7 course dinner highly recommended , good presentation and very nicely prepared, u can see the plates are very girly but that dosent matter. Not so expensive if u compare with other high class restaurants in Bruxelles. For me was good and i recommend this place if u... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've had the pleasure of discovering this little gem today. The service is very good, attentive, professional and with good knowledge of food and beverage. We've had the 3-course lunch which was beautifully presented with balanced and interesting flavours. The fish was cooked to perfection and presented with delicious condiments, all seasonal. Although it is a set menu, they will... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The atmosphere is very nice in this restaurant and the service is good. You can look into the open kitchen and the food they prepare there is excellent. The food tastes good and looks nice. On the down side, it is to expensive for what they serve. Also, the basic menu will leave you wanting something else to eat afterwards.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

Went for the dinner with the whole family. First, the service was impeccable. Something that a lot of nominally good restaurants in Brussles fail to provide unfortunately. Second the food was amongst the best that Brussels can offer at the moment. Third the quality price ratio is fair. Last but not least the absence of a menu card and dressing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

We opted for the five course dinner and the food was lovely. The service was with a smile and the room is very atmospheric. The one slight downer was the relatively long wait between courses but this should not hold anyone back from visiting Cecila. Its costly but the quality warrants the price. One bottle of wine between four plus... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We went there yesterday and it was really a great experience! Waiters: superfriendly and helpful! Kitchen: unremarkably good - never eaten langoustines that tasted like these : fresh fresh fresh !!! NJUM! Would advise to take the 5 course menu! We asked for adapted wines and the waiter gave us some great wines that were perfect with the dishes. I... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We went there yesterday and it was really a great experience! Waiters: superfriendly and helpful! Kitchen: unremarkably good - never eaten langoustines that tasted like these : fresh fresh fresh !!! NJUM! Would advise to take the 5 course menu! We asked for adapted wines and the waiter gave us some great wines that were perfect with the dishes. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rue des Chapeliers 16, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 2 503 44 74

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?