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Friture Rene

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French, Belgian, European
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Place de la Resistance 14 | Brussels, Brussels 1070, Belgium
02 523 28 76
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Monday
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Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Authentical style and very tasty

A very nice interior, old and very clean. The lady of the house who did not now us was very gentle, helpfull and spoke to us in our mothertongue (duch), which is rather rare in Brussels ... Eat some meatdish soo tastfull !

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
meulcoppens
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Geraardsbergen, Belgium
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Geraardsbergen, Belgium
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice interior, old and very clean. The lady of the house who did not now us was very gentle, helpfull and spoke to us in our mothertongue (duch), which is rather rare in Brussels ... Eat some meatdish soo tastfull !

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Thank meulcoppens
Paris, France
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a quiet Friday lunchtime but place was packed. We were warmly welcomed and the service proved to be fantastic the whole way. Food is what I would call Belgian classics: moules and steaks. Simple dishes but so often missed by most places. Chez Rene, they are perfectly executed! The chips are the best you could EVER find... More 

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Thank vjsms
Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very nice cosy restaurant. More than a "friture" ! The food is very fresh and excellent prepared. Friendly waiters..

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Thank francine46800
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A popular local restaurant which serves all the Belgian classics. The interior of the restaurant is quite cramped but the waiters made us comfortable and did everything possible to accommodate our needs. A great place to try authentic Belgian dishes - you can see them being made right in front of you!

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Thank Sal-nz87
Brussels, Belgium
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

With it's spotless reputation and it's very welcoming atmosphere Friture René was all about classics. Excellent moules parqués, meats and frites with top accompanying house wines but didn't ever get surprised by something. I guess that just comes with the deal.

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Thank Dirk G
Westerlo, Belgium
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Been here a couple of times, on business, with my wife, with wife and kids ... Actually first time I was there during summer and frankly they did a great job with screening of the terrace with an intricate bamboo structure. Really feels like urban green jungle,quite nice and above expectations. What you'll find on your plate is not very... More 

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Thank Jan V
Hemel Hempstead, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank TeenyTinyLeanne
San Francisco, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank garcus
Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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1 Thank Michel C
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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: French, Belgian, European

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?