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La Taverne du Passage

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French, Belgian, Pub, Diner, Brasserie
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Galerie de la Reine 30, Brussels 1000, Belgium
2-512 37 32
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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    Very good
  • 117
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  • 57
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  • 46
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice place to take visitors to Brussels

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Brussels, Belgium
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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

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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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Julien V, Responsable relations clients at La Taverne du Passage, responded to this review

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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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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 142 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 

Istanbul, Turkey
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167 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This was my second visit to la Taverne du Passage and it was once again an excellent culinary experience. The location (inside of one Brussels' most tourist packed arcades) and clientele always somewhat puts me off but you do tend to forget where you are quite fast once you dig in to the house speciality, the Filet American a.k.a Steak... 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 enjoyed your steak tartare and are happy that you shared it with other people! We are waiting for you for your next visit! Never 2 without 3... Again, thank you very much! More 

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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

well... the service was lousy. the waiter obviously felt I was a nuisance to him, I do apologize. I just wanted to spend some money there... after waiting for sometime he finally did serve me. the food was .... nothing special... expensive and tasteless. the only good thing was the chocolate shop right opposite the restaurant... had it not been... More 

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

We are sorry to hear you were disappointed by your food and our quality of service. We daily try to improve both and this is only possible with our customers' advice. Thank you for it. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

What a disappointment. It was recommended so we visited during our visit evening in Brussels. The waiter was not interested in waiting on us. Food was mediocre at best. Waiter forgot to bring our salad, mussels were bland. The atmosphere was nice if you could forgive the rudeness of the waiter. Pass on this place- I'm sure you will find... More 

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

We are sorry to hear our service did not match with your expectations. We daily try to improve it, this is only possible with a feedback of our customers, so thank you for sharing it. We hope you will have a better experience next time you want to try our establishment. More 

Swansea, Wales, UK
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129 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We ate here as part of a group of 12 friends.Our table was around the side of the establishment and probably lacked a bit of the atmosphere available at the front. Food was very good. Service OK. Would go back.

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

We are delightful to hear you enjoyed your meal in our restaurant and we are waiting for your comeback! More 

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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Very disappointing meal - not only is the service slow, but the staff is rude and arrogant, blaming the long wait on my wife having asked for the meat to be well-cooked (being pregnant). Food is very basic, and completely out of sink with relatively high prices. Obviously not looking for regular customers. Just there to exploit the tourists who... 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. We daily try to improve our quality of service and food, it is not easy to reach perfection but nevertheless our goal is to bring to our customers good time in our establishment. Thank you for sharing your advice. 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, Pub, Diner, Brasserie

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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, Pub, Diner, Brasserie

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?