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La Taverne du Passage

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French, Belgian, European, Pub, Bistro, Diner
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Galerie de la Reine 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
2-512 37 32
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: La Taverne du Passage is a belgian-french cuisine brasserie opened sinds...
La Taverne du Passage is a belgian-french cuisine brasserie opened sinds 1930 - Typically designed in art-deco style - You will find there all the brussels specialities like mussels, waterzooie and of courses the shrimps croquettes (a must!!) - but also french dishes like choucroute, andouillette, rognon,... - Large choice of wines - Very friendly service, the guys finish most of the time the preparations in front of you - And all this located in the majestuous gallery Saint Hubert in central Brussels - It is open non stop from noon till midnight.
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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Decent mussels and beer

This tavern, located in a very tourisy place, actually has quite good service, very clean, and decent food. We wanted mussels and fries and some Belgian beer so we stopped here. We ordered two different types of mussels and they were pretty good! Fries were good too. Its not too memorable since I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
Josh and Vivian B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This tavern, located in a very tourisy place, actually has quite good service, very clean, and decent food. We wanted mussels and fries and some Belgian beer so we stopped here. We ordered two different types of mussels and they were pretty good! Fries were good too. Its not too memorable since I can't remember what type of museums we... More 

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Julien V, Responsable relations clients at La Taverne du Passage, responded to this review

Thank you very much fr sharing your advice! We are pleased you enjoyed your mussels and hope that next time you will find it truly memorable! We hope to see you soon! More 

Athens, Greece
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153 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Located at the Gallery St. Hubert near the Grand Place this is a bistro type restaurant which is also one of the oldest in Brussels and one of the preferred places of older locals. There is a very big selection of tasteful Belgian specialties in healthy portions and excellent affordable wine card. In summer they put tables outside at the... More 

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Julien V, Responsable relations clients at La Taverne du Passage, responded to this review

The whole crew of La Taverne du Passage thanks you for sharing such a constructive and positive advice. We truly are pleased you like our establishment and our gastronomy. Come back whenever you want! More 

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79 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

Half way down the Gallery, tables outside carefully laid out, waiter immaculate, you think it will be a fine restaurant, but really its a good brasserie. Great location, and we sat outside in the July heatwave for 3 - 4 hours one evening. Ok food, good choice of French wine, attentive but not overbearing service (it is Belgium) and a... More 

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Julien V, Responsable relations clients at La Taverne du Passage, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear you had a good impression about our establishment! About the service, we want to have a good imago too, so we analize our custommer's comments to find out how to improve it. thank you for having shared your advice! More 

Weybridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Good service and food. Visited twice on a recent business trip, once with colleagues and once with an old friend on the basis of the first visit, which I really enjoyed. Wine a little pricey but overall not bad value for a location in the lovely 'Galerie de la Reine'.

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Julien V, Responsable relations clients at La Taverne du Passage, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed the two times you came here and we are very happy that you promote our establishment to your colleagues. We hope to see you back very soon! More 

The Lake District
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went to this restaurant in May with our friends who recommended it, everything was as described by my friend excellent meal good service polite waiters and great Belgium beer. This place is well worth the 5 stars I have given it one of the best meals we had on our delightful stay in Brussels, we would highly recommend this restaurant... More 

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Julien V, Responsable relations clients at La Taverne du Passage, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your time in our restaurant! You can thank your friend for us for having recommended it! We thank you for sharing your so positive advice with other consumers and hope to see you back very soon! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

La Taverne gets high ratings for ambiance. Les Galleries Saint Hubert and a retro decor that is bright and elegant. But that's where the high ratings end. The food is mediocre as best, comparable to the types of tourist fare served up in the churn and burn restaurants around the Grand Place. There was nothing notable about any of the... More 

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Julien V, Responsable relations clients at La Taverne du Passage, responded to this review

Sir, we are truly sorry for the bad experience you have met with. This is not the imago we want to have and we really work daily to improve our quality of food and service. The story with the worm should not have happened and luckily normally it does not happen. We apologize for this problem you have met. Thank... More 

Brussels
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This traditional restaurant is situated in the spectacular glass Royal Saint-Hubert Galleries dating from 1847. It is located smack in the centre of Brussels, just off the Grand Place and the Central Station. Although the galeries, lined with shops, cafés, a cinema and a theatre tend to be overcrowded at times, the restaurant itself is quiet and cosy. We had... More 

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Thank you very much for sharing your advice. We are delighted you enjoyed your time in our establishment and hope you will come back soon! Again, thank you! More 

Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Brussels Grand Place is surrounded by tourist-trap restaurants, especially on the charming "Petite rue des Bouchers" (little Butchers' street). Most of them will serve you despicable food at a rip-off price. But "La Taverne du Passage" is definitely not one of them. For many decades, it has served excellent brasserie meals, with many Belgian specialties, served by "very Brussels" waiters... More 

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We are glad you liked our restaurant. Thank you very much for sharing it with other people. We hope to see you back soon! More 

Shanghai Region, China
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45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Being A Belgian living abroad and back in Brussels on a busines trip, I was looking forward to some wholesome "bistro" food. Overall this restaurant did not deliver. Price was high but service was so-so and food below expectations, the shrimp croquettes hardly had any shrimps inside. Location is nice but it seems very hard for any restaurant or hotel... More 

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Julien V, Responsable relations clients at La Taverne du Passage, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about your disappointment. Can you please give us details about what was going wrong with our service? We really are anxious to improve it's quality. Thank you for sharing your advice. More 

London
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153 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We booked this restaurant because they agreed to cook moules for a large group although other restaurants had said it was the wrong season. Sadly, i think they were right as the moules served were tiny, tasteless and with lots of broken shells. The others in our group who chose different options were also disappointed with the food. A shame... More 

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Julien V, Responsable relations clients at La Taverne du Passage, responded to this review

We are sorry about your disappointment. It is indeed not the mussels season, which explains the problem. Nevertheless we are truly sorry and we hope that you will enjoy your time on your next visit. More 

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Additional Information about La Taverne du Passage

Address: Galerie de la Reine 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 2-512 37 32
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
Cuisine: French, Belgian, European, Pub, Bistro, Diner

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Galerie de la Reine 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 2-512 37 32

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European, Pub, Bistro, Diner

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Doing business

Description

La Taverne du Passage is a belgian-french cuisine brasserie opened sinds 1930 - Typically designed in art-deco style - You will find there all the brussels specialities like mussels, waterzooie and of courses the shrimps croquettes (a must!!) - but also french dishes like choucroute, andouillette, rognon,... - Large choice of wines - Very friendly service, the guys finish most of the time the preparations in front of you - And all this located in the majestuous gallery Saint Hubert in central Brussels - It is open non stop from noon till midnight.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?