We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Rue des Chapeliers , 16, Brussels 1000, Belgium
2 503 44 74
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #37 of 2,506 Restaurants in Brussels
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

103 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    66
    25
    9
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Very fresh products, very creative ideas in a plate and very professional service. Menu is always a surprise which for me was a bit scary since I am a pescatarian, but the chef adapted and everything was delicious. Don't hesitate to go :-)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We came for dinner around eight and the restaurant was already almost full. A very friendly and multilingual waiter informed us that the restaurant specialises in sea food and their surprise menu changes weekly. We had three options to choose from: 3, 5 or 7 course meal. We opted for the 3-course set and were asked if there was something... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Service - very professional but no authenticity Décor - impeccable but no cachet Food - lots of tastes but no root references Price - it is pricy with limited choice of wines by glass

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
Top Contributor
564 reviews 564 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

At Cecila reservations are a must. They do only one seating and the restaurant is very intimate, so plan ahead. A cold course is served, then a hot. Both will be fish and there is no menu. You will be at the mercy of the chef. Don't hesitate! The food was outstanding.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dover, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

With so many tourists in Brussels it is sometimes difficult to get a table at one of the gastro venues. So it was with great delight that we discovered this relatively new restaurant - even more surprised to find it in the tourist trap area around Grand Place. Cecila is a small intimate restaurant. We were greeted by the friendly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I always select a unique dining experience for Thanksgiving, and this year I selected Cecila based on TA. What a wonderful night! Granted there was no turkey, but I would rather have seafood any day! I opted for the five course menu, which allowed me to sample the different styles of the chef. Boy did I choose correctly! An amuse... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

A fairly new restaurant in the center of Brussels. The day we went they had just changed their menu options so that we could choose between a 3- or 5-course menu. We chose the 5-course menu and the food was excellent. I had a great experience and the chef really has talent when it comes to combining unusual flavors. One... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brussels, Belgium
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Good cosy atmosphere, in this new and upcoming location in Brussels. Set seasonal menu, that in our case started with marinated mackerel, a parsnip creme, some great scallops a wonderful magret de canard, all of the dishes with small garnishes that really helped the main flavour. Good wine selection, and all in all a fair price, but not definitely the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cecila also viewed

 
Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium
 

Been to Cecila? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Cecila

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

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Cecila staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?