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Callens Cafe

$$$$
French, European, Belgian, International, Contemporary
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480, Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 647 66 68
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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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Amsteram
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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Magog, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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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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Brussels, Belgium
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89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Modena
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
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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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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76 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

Along the Avenue Louisa, Callens is a must. Although the room is not necessarily intimate I feels very chic. The modules are some of the best in the city and Steak Tartare is incredible..a welcoming staff makes the experience extremely worthwhile.

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Brussels, Belgium
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I thought about trying it for my wife's birthday. I had booked in advance and we arrived rather early (about 7:30). Some drink party was going on making the overall ambiance very noisy and somewhat uncomfortable. When I asked for the booked table while there were plenty of tables available we were awarded with a table just next to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$28 - $55
Cuisine
French, European, Belgian, International, Contemporary
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
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: 480, Avenue Louise, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 647 66 68

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