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“Brilliant food but pricy” 4 of 5 stars
Review of El Greco

El Greco
Grand Place 36, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 5118982
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Ranked #388 of 2,506 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Greek
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Brilliant food but pricy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

I went to El Greco and the food was beautiful, the waiters were very friendly and a couple of them even did a traditional Greek dance!

However, I went to this restaurant because itl was marked ed down as $ on here so I was under the impression that the meals would be less than £10 but overall I paid €26 for the meal plus a drink. This is obviously more TripAdvisors fault than the restaurant itself though.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“expensive and not tasty”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

nice athmosphere nice waiter but bad food.
lampb was ok but apetizer and salad too maionese on top
not worth for the 38 euro I paid

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Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Good find”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Found this restaurant by chance, just wandering around the Grand Place.
A small (cosy) restaurant with a surprisingly wide choice of dishes.
Food was tasty and well cooked, with some free appetisers, which meant we had no room for dessert.
Atmosphere was excellent, with friendly and welcoming staff and some pleasant musical entertainment.
Only crticism would be the price of wine which I think is a little expensive.
Will definitely go back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sanem
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“El Greco Forever!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

Been there many times since the late 80ies (that old I am) ... Always a great experience ... and people are soooooo nice ... don't missing the Syrtaki dance (mostly on Saturday evenings) ... whenever you come to brussels, GO THERE

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
“Average everything but with some redeeeming features”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We had been searching for a decent restaurant in and around the Grand Place and this one looked OK. We entered via an entrance off a side street not realising that the main entrance was on the Grand Place!.

The restaurant is 'L' shaped and the longer bit of the 'L' is quite narrow however they still managed to shoehorn in a large number of tables.

We were shown to our table quickly and efficiently and ordered fairly quickly. Two small dishes of complimentary appertisers (small meatballs {very nice}, goats cheese, some vegetables and bread were served). Main dish came quickly and was hot and tasty. My companion's chicken was good, my lamb dish not so (I know lamb can be a fatty meat but this was a little over the norm). Rice and potatoes were served ona seperate plate

As always with restaurants in and around the Grand Place, they're pricey, we had two main dishes, a beer and a mineral water and it was around Euro 42 (almost £40) - almost Rome prices!!

The owner/manager approached us after our plates had been cleared to offer a complimentry drink which was nice of him.

Overall, OK but not great

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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