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“Underwhelmed.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of La Maison du Cygne

La Maison du Cygne
9 Grand Place, Brussels 1000, Belgium
0032 2 511 82 44
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Ranked #315 of 2,506 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $59 - $69
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dublin
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51 reviews 51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Underwhelmed.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

I ate here as part of a group in one of their private dining rooms. The host had organised a set menu of pâté, chicken and waffles for desert. The only memorable part of the meal was the dessert, the starter and the main were instantly forgettable. The service was ok. Would try somewhere else next time.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
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English first
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24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“average, as most restaurants around grand place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012 via mobile

went with a group, in one of the private rooms
interior is nice and worthwhile
food is not bad, but not of high quality : same as in any of the restaurants in the centre of brussels.
it tastes like the food you can buy in the better foodmarkets in belgium.

service was below standards

when you're visiting brussels : do go. take it as tourist attractions, because you can see the Grand Place ...
do not take it as a reference of Good food in Belgium : there are better restaurants at better prices

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Cologne Germany
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20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“perfect location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere and the quality of the food was very good and the service perfect. This is now my favourite restaurant in Brussels.

Visited December 2012
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
“Atmosphere, location and service is top, food a little boring”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We had a major business meeting one evening, with 15 people in the separate dining room overlooking Grand Place one floor above the open restaurant. The location must be one of the best in the city, and the service was great: welcoming, polite and friendly. We enjoyed a champagne welcome, dined and talked.

The food was however a little boring. Not bad and with the best possible care, but all three courses were pale both in appearance end in taste. It was a fish menu: Croquette aux Crevettes et Fondu de Fromages for starter, Dos de Cabillaud sur Tombée de Witloofs as main course and Delice au chocolat et glace vanille as dessert. Good food, but - to me - a disappointing look and taste.

I may come back for the location and ambiance, and next time have something more excisting from the menu.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Greenville, South Carolina
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
“Excellent service and great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Overlooking the Square with an old world atmosphere. The food and service were exceptional. Fine wine list. I enjoyed the lamb chops while my colleagues enjoyed their Turbot. The deserts were exceptional.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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