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“L'Ecailler du Palais Royal” 4 of 5 stars
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L'Ecailler du Palais Royal
Rue Bodenbroek 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
02-512-8751
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Ranked #320 of 2,570 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“L'Ecailler du Palais Royal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The decor is great - Edwardian plush - the tables roomy and the fish fresh. Stick to the simpler dishes, though

Visited April 2014
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Sao Paulo, SP
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“One of Brussels great classics !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

The fish is the star !
excellent fish dishes in a very traditional french way.
This is one of the classic restaurants of Brussels where cooking and service always has been great. Most of the staff has been there for more than a decade and are extremely knowledgeable on the food and wines, without being too overwhelming. If you like tradition and a discreet club like atmosphere this is your place. Never have been disappointed !

Tip for those visiting early spring : one of the few restaurants in Belgium which serve the traditional speciality of ' hoppescheuten' or hop sprouts (yes the same plants used for making beer), which are only available for about two or three weeks in early spring and a very Belgium specialty.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Belmont, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“2 Dinners at L'Ecailler du Palais Royal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

On two separate evenings, I dined at this restaurant, where I had superior service and the very best possible food. This restaurant serves principally fish dishes, which were better than any other place that I have ever eaten prepared seafood. They also have an extraordinarily high quality wine list. The daily specials are imaginative and sophisticated.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
“Very Nice Quaint Atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Second time have eaten here. This place is truly a great dining experience.
Fantastic service and presentation. Wonderful food and wine selection. Yes it is pricey but the food, service and atmosphere make it a good worth the cost.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Decent fish at very high price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Traditional looking restaurant in the center of Brussels, close to Grand Sablon. Service was quite good and helpful. From what I saw in other tables, they tend to cover fish with tons of buttery sauces, so I went just for a grilled one, which was OK, but still greasy. Extremely expensive.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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