Excellent, warm service. Fresh, very taste food. Reasonable prices. If these are attributes that appeal to you, then you will enjoy La Maree, a Michelin-recognized restaurant. After making several trips to Brussels, I have learned that many of the best Brussels restaurants are located AWAY from the Grand Place, because that is where the local people eat. All the customers spoke French, but luckily for me the staff spoke English fairly well.
La Maree is located about 3 blocks behind the Marriott Hotel. During my first visit last night, I had Bourgogne Escargot and steamed codfish with butter. Fresh and exquisite! Be sure to save a little room for Tarte du Michou which is the light and fluffy house specialty cake. This meal was so good that I returned to La Maree tonight for Gray Shrimps Croquettes appetizer and monk fish with leeks. After eating all this rich food, I did tone down my dessert selection and enjoy some "healthy" passion fruit sorbet. Many other guests appear to order the mussels.
In a very nice and personal touch, Mario & Teresa Alves (chef), who are the owners personally greeted the restaurant guests every hour or so.
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