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Friture Rene

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

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 43
    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
All about classics

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
Dirk G
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Brussels, Belgium
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Brussels, Belgium
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

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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Westerlo, Belgium
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25 reviews
18 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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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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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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Brussels, Belgium
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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 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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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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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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95 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?