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“Exquisite food, very helpful staff, a real treat in Brussels” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Flaneries gourmandes - CLOSED

Flaneries gourmandes
rue berckmans 2, Brussels, Belgium
02.537.32.20
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Price range: $31 - $62
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
London
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Exquisite food, very helpful staff, a real treat in Brussels”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

A warm March evening in Brussels! Turned up around 2100hrs no reservation, no problem. About half full, perhaps ten other people.

Waitress patiently took us through the menu at least three times!
On offer was a taster menu for eur65 and a la carte. We chose the latter. One starter was a beautifully cooked grilled asparagus with added tasting elements.. won't spilt the surprise. To say I had two boiled eggs would be a travesty. Stuffed with a delicate mix based on chanterelles.
White wine by the glass. My main two lovely pink pigeons, cooked to perfection.
We stayed talking and ended up the last to leave by some margin; no effort to push us out. Overall: a shade on the expensive side (eur 69 with two courses, one glass wine, water and expresso) but a delicious taste.
A welcome place to eat in Ixelles. Recommended.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“A great Brussels restaurant far from tourist traps.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

A special restaurant with original food that is far from the usual Brussels tourist eateries.
Highly-original meals of top quality European food.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fine dining in the centre of Brussels”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2011 via mobile

If you look for top cuisine for an affordable price, you're at the right address. Took the day menu with accompanying wines. Food was exquisite, regional niche wines, superb cheesecake as dessert, delicious mignardises(great macaron eg). Try their rosé sparkling wine to start with, you won't be disappointed! The information by the waiter is as good as all the rest! I'll be back!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloemendaal, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Inventive, ambitious and slightly overpriced. But if you forgive the pretense, you'll have a great evening.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011 via mobile

El Bulli has a lot to answer for. This is another fusion between molecular and classic cuisine. It's not a bad choice for a memorable evening out, but don't have too high expectations. Every dish looks great, has at least two unusual characteristics and holds great conversation value. On the other hand, from a culinary perspective, not all efforts succeed. The menu varies from day to day, so my experiences are anecdotal but probably quite representative. The entree was a salad of beans and squid and icecream octopus ink. A solid dish, well prepared, but it remained slightly flat. An outspoken herb like cilantro (coriander) would've done wonders. A similar flatness plague another entree, an ensemble of oyster mousse, herb coulis and chopped oyster, served in an egg shell. The chef's signature dish, it was quite satisfying but lacked a bit of freshness, acidity, bite. Dessert was simply delicious, luke-warm ravioli with frangipane and abricot mousse. It left you wishing for a larger portions, but that was true for all dishes. All in all, the food doesn't come cheap and it doesn't entirely deliver on it's pretentions. Therefore a guarded recommendation.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food, good value, friendly service and relaxing atmosphere. Highly recommended.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2011 via mobile

Thus petite restaurant is a absolute beauty. Menu is brilliant, focused selection of food beautifully crafted dishes and perect portion sizes. Interstesting yet classical creations balance well with wines selections. Really enjoyed the night. Friendly staff really made this experience complete. Ignore any reviews that mark this anything other than very very good.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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