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Friture Rene

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Belgian
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Place de la Resistance 14 | Brussels, Brussels 1070, Belgium
02 523 28 76
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent for what it is: mussels & steaks executed simply, perfectly paired with great frites

Not too many English reviews recently, so I thought I would share my two experiences there. First off, this looks to be a neighborhood joint, as far as I could tell, my party was the only obvious visitors/tourists there on both nights. Second, the restaurant is well-suited for children, and there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2014
garcus
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

When we walked in, this looked like a cheap little restaurant with plastic table cloths and lots of people rushing around. We sat down to a creative newspaper style menu and it became quickly apparent that this wasn't a usual tourist destination - but where the locals eat. It was recommended by a local and oh boy did it deliver.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not too many English reviews recently, so I thought I would share my two experiences there. First off, this looks to be a neighborhood joint, as far as I could tell, my party was the only obvious visitors/tourists there on both nights. Second, the restaurant is well-suited for children, and there were well-behaved children present including our own. The dish... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Slow service, expensive (*) BUT first-class mussels! (*): "basic" pot of mussels + 1 drink = € 30,50

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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012 via mobile

No noncence, great food, delicious steaks. This place isn't fine dining, it's more how granny used to cook with the deco to match but you wouldn't want it any other way! A must!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012 via mobile

This is a very good Belgian restaurant. Cosy, comfortable, quick service and great food. They have a terrace, don t mind kids and have a very friendly staff.

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Ouderkerk aan de Amstel, The Netherlands
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40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012 via mobile

For meat lovers this is haven. The chef cuts his own cuts. There is a choice of many classic French sauces.. Several Belgian beers are served and the wine list is big. For those who have difficulties chewing 500 grams of cow, filet pur is served by the gram. Home made fries and mayo should not be lacking.

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Zwevegem, Belgium
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

Nice special restaurant. A former Belgian (French) Fries restaurant, but now more of a spontaneous little restaurant (brasserie) where you can eat delicious mussels and steak with belgian fries of course. The service is very very friendly! They even helped us with cutting the foor for the cildren. Recommended to go.

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Constantia, South Africa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

The name does not tell you what to expect. But the inside reveals their secret. Nothing fancy or chic but Food is very nicely presented and above all good quality and very tasteful. It's a shame you can not reserve a table especially when you are from abroad and over for a day and want to eat simple quality food.... More 

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Asuncion, Paraguay
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704 reviews 704 reviews
522 restaurant reviews
1,362 helpful votes 1,362 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

This place is OK, decent traditional food - no complicated, creative dishes - robust portions, more than average quality raw material and a nice rustic decor. But I do not get all the fuss about it in a few Belgian foodies' blogs. And it's not cheap either...

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Brussels , Belgium
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

If you look for a deluxe restaurant with elegant tables and service , pass your way , it is not for you : small tables , plastic tablecloths , unsophisticated clients and attendants. On the contrary if you like mussels (cooked or raw) , fish and beef , it is the place : excellent & fresh products , perfectly prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Place de la Resistance 14 | Brussels, Brussels 1070, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 02 523 28 76

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 37
  • Cuisine: Belgian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?