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Callens Cafe

$$$$
French, Belgian, European, International, Contemporary
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Avenue Louise 480, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 647 66 68
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Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm in love with this restaurant , they have exquisite food. the waiters are awesome, nice and listen to you if you have special needs (last time I went with someone who couldn't eat gluten) and they take care of you while you're at your table. I go there very often and I've never been dissapointed

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Thank Kelly G
Brussels, Belgium
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went for dinner this evening but we were very disappointed. The service was very low. The wine was bad so they proposed another one wish wasn't very good rather. The first dish was ok, nothing special. Then we ordered tagliata, the meat was full of fat and the sauce and vegetables were not tastefull at all. When you pay... More 

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Thank Delphine D
Amsteram
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

One wouldn't think it open, that's how discrete it is, but once you are inside, it's buzzing with activity. Great and diverse menu, relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Belgian brasserie food with good sense of presentation. Staff were exceedingly friendly. Great restaurant! Reservation under Busaan

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Thank GManners
Magog, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed an amazing supper here. Service and food was exquisite. Would recommend to anyone in the area. Crab bites alone are worth a visit :)

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Thank AliFoug
Brussels, Belgium
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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I have been twice recently for lunch and once for dinner. Sushi plate for lunch is great. When for dinner with my wife and had a firs class experience. Belgium Classics, first class service and good bottle of White Burgundy. All well served at a competitive price. Great position in what is a bit of a dessert.

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Thank Alan D
Brussels, Belgium
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

For me, this is the place to go for a business lunch, or with colleagues. Make sure you order the Tartare 'Callens Café', one of the best in BXL. They do a great cheese burger as well. You cannot go wrong with this place.

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Thank NLBanker
Modena
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

In front of a beautiful Park the nice restaurante cafe is a really nice piace to spend dinner together with fiends. I enjoyed lobster ravioli And the meat. Service is good. It'the second year we're having Here a social dinner And I recommend it!

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Thank DrellyModena
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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101 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I eat here an average 3-4 times a year, for the last 8 years. Having worked as a consultant for over 1 year in Brussels and knowing a lot of restaurants, Callens is still my favorite. High value for money and every time great food! Especially the Foi gras aux pommes is my favorite! You won't come across any tourist... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Food was mediocre, the place is too noisy, only the waiter was nice... If I wanted to eat in a club, I'd bring me own sandwich to the fuse where at least the music is decent (sometimes)...

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Thank Sébastien d
Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have organised a birthday party for my husband in the Appart of the Callens café. From the beginning I have been very happy with the support I have been given while planning the event. Hervé was very attentive and gave me some good advice. On the day I could not be happier with the waiter Jeffrey who is a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $56
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Louise 480, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 647 66 68

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?