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la canne en ville

#208 of 2,713 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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rue de la reforme, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+3223472926
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
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  • 34
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  • 7
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very special little restaurant

This little, unassuming restaurant, nestles on the corner of a residential area of Ixelles, not far from the Saint-Gilles border. The interior is very typical Bruxelloise, and yet quite unique, retaining, as it dies, the lovely floor and wall tiles from it's previous use as a butchers. Aside the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
DaveBaird
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This little, unassuming restaurant, nestles on the corner of a residential area of Ixelles, not far from the Saint-Gilles border. The interior is very typical Bruxelloise, and yet quite unique, retaining, as it dies, the lovely floor and wall tiles from it's previous use as a butchers. Aside the cosy interior and pavement tables (when Belgian weather permits), the food... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Excellent on every level - food, service, welcome, ambiance, decor, wines, menu choice. This restaurant is one of those gems. We have been many times for a lazy evening, romantic dinner, special events, and never ever an 'off' visit. I can't praise this restaurant enough.

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We had been looking forward for some time to testing this nicely decorated, small, restaurant in our neighbourhood . I enjoy French food, be it simple or sophisticated - as long as it is not pretentious. But here the overcooked 'filet de dorade au gingembre', tasted of nothing but ginger and came on a plate piled with a tomatoey rice... More 

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

We visited for dinner and were impressed by the attentive service and range of food on offer. It was delicious. The restaurant itself is cosy and small and the tables close together but we never felt intruded upon. Understanding French would help as, although we are English, we were greeted and spoken to in French, which is not always the... More 

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Grimentz, Switzerland
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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of the best dinners I've had in Brussels so far. Small, cosy restaurant in what used to be a local butchers. Quirky interior decoration and beautiful old tiled walls. Ate there on a Friday night, very busy with a lovely, relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The staff were excellent, and very knowledgeable about the wine and menu. Took a long... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fantastic atmosphere and host who is very happy to recommend a great wine to accompany your meal. It is not the cheapest place in Brussels (you will probably be spending at least 70 euros each) but it is definitely worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Lovely small restaurant, very nice staff and excellent food. The chateau briand was fantastic, but way too much for 2 persons. Take the chocolate fondant to close your dinner, you will really enjoy.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We lived in Brussels for 4 years from 2006 to 2010 and this special, special restaurant was kitty corner to our beautiful brownstone off the gorgeous Avenue Brugman in Ixelles. If you love beef you MUST order the chateaubriand and the only thing you will hear the charming owner say in English is "We serve it rare". Period. Full stop.... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Two minutes' walk from where I live is this gem of a restaurant. Monsieur is in the kitchen and Madame and a younger lady tend to the customers. Not a cheap restaurant but the quality never fails and service is impeccable. If you like beef, try their Chateâubriand (Irish beef) - it is out of this world but is only... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

La Canne En Ville has been in Brussels longer than me and it is a place that I always return to. It is smallish, I love the interior, service is friendly and food and wine are quality. Yesterday night I tried the salmon with avocado mousse and wasabi that was delicious. As a main course the chateaubriand was not a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: rue de la reforme, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +3223472926

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 130
  • Cuisine: French

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