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la canne en ville

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rue de la reforme, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+3223472926
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Superb dinner - looking forward to the next one!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 3, 2014
Gillian R
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Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Basel, Basel-Stadt, Switzerland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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East Sussex
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Don't tell anyone else about this place. It's an amazing privately owned restaurant on the corner of a residential street in the city. We ate on a very warm summer evening, and had not booked, so couldn't have an outside table, but sat by the full open window inside. As the owner said, "You'll be even better there with the... More 

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Knokke-Heist, Belgium
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

I have been going here since years and never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious, imaginative, very fresh. The service is quick and friendly. It's a well kept secret .. Mostly Belgians here who appreciate the excellent food and now and again an article appears in a foreign newspaper and there is quite an invasion of foreigners... More 

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Ivychurch, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

A friend and I ate at La Canne en Ville during a recent visit to Brussels. I had last eaten there some years before when I lived in Brussels and, once again, it did not fail to deliver. We informed the waitress that we were there for a leisurely meal and did not want to be rushed – timing of... More 

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Uccle, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014 via mobile

True, the food is good, but why is it so salty (My mouth is still burning 2 jours after the salty " quenelles de brochet"...), and why are all the plates so hot that you have to wait 15 min before tasting them...(microwave heating ?). On top of that, even if we arrived first, we had no others possibility but... 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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