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PRICE RANGE
$21 - $86
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments

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This stylish, family-run establishment, which is located in a quiet street just a stone’s throw from Avenue Louise and the courthouse, has acquired a l...
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Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
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Reviewed February 17, 2023 via mobile

Food and everything was ok. However, feeling the pressure of the owner to kick you out on a Friday evening at 22:15 is not acceptable

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed February 1, 2023 via mobile

We arrived at 11.55am and we were greeted by the owner with ‘we are not open yet’. Showing my clock it was 11.57. ‘That’s not 12, said the owner. But I’ll turn on the light. Food was good, service was agreable. Pricing was fair. Asking...for a second coffee at 2.10pm was greeted with ‘last one because we are closed ´. My honest opinion … find another job if you don’t fit in the HOSPITALITY business!!!!More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed January 5, 2023 via mobile

Top restaurant in the heart of Brussels! Very friendly service, true family restaurant truly TOP quality food!!! Absolute recommendation!

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed September 26, 2022

The perfect restaurant for a nice evening out, lovely food, wine and warmly hosted--comfortable surroundings, good buzz, but not noisy. Lobster ravioli and lobster bisque, North Sea sole, and sweetbreads (my husband thought these were especially good) were all excellent--nicely prepared and high quality. We...shared a super-yummy caramelized, crepe Normande with ice cream. Wine was an Italian chardonnay recommended by the owner. We left well-fed and happy--and would recommend Restaurant JB without hesitation.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed March 19, 2022

A small, family run, neighbourhood restaurant with friendly service and very good quality food. All the ingredients are sourced fresh daily, so do not be surprised if your choice happens not to be available anymore. There will be plenty of other good choices left. Very...good selection of Belgian classics, always with a personal touch. Food is elegantly presented. And last but ot least, very good value for money.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed October 23, 2019 via mobile

I visited with a group of colleagues and we tried the bibi gourmand selections from the à la carte menu. This was great value at 37 Euros. The food was delicious, simply and attractively presented with good flavours. The bottle of Pays d'Oc we tried...was amazing value and glass of house red I had also good. The wine list had a good selection of French and Australasian wines. Service was efficient without being intrusive. Overall a really enjoyable experience.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

I had the chance to visit this restaurant early evening and to enjoy the quality service, quiet atmosphere and the food - better to visit and let your sense of taste to judge. i especially enjoyed the Fillet of Scottish Angus beef, plus the sauce...which i could not recognize but enjoy it. i would not hesitate to visit there again. TX GilMore

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019

Do you know restaurants where you remember exactly what you have eaten and crave to go back ? Restaurant JB is that kind of place. I had the sweetbread with morels, vegetables and cream sauce, accompanied by potatoes. The sweatbread was cooked to perfection and...was of a quality I’ve never encountered before. The sauce was deep, refined and light at the same time. The morels were absolutely deicious. The whole dish was a celebration of fine cooking and exquisite taste. The owner later told us that the sweetbread is one of their signature dishes and that taking it of the menu would cause severe disdain from local clients. So not much chance you won't find it on the menu when you visit. The angus beef with black pepersauce that my son ate, has the same revered status amongst locals, so we were told. Wines and desserts were also very good. So, if in Brussels, you like sweatbread and are looking for an exceptional dining experience, look no futher. But do make sure your creditcard works well.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed April 2, 2019

JB stands for quality and hospitality; the service is excellent and the price/quality ratio is extremely good. On the menu you will find classic, local and somewhat more modern dishes. In my opinion, the quality of traditional dishes stands or falls with an excellent preparation:...thymus can be delicious but also tasteless and tough. The chef of JB prepares the dish very skillfully, the finest thymus I have been able to taste so far. If you want to taste how classic, traditional dishes should taste: visit JB. From lobster to fois gras, the preparation is excellent. Many thanks for the beautiful dishes and the hospitality,More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

We had the Menu for 37 eur, 3 courses plus olives and smoked salmon on the house. Everything was outstanding as well as the service. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

When you want to enjoy some quiet, high class, typical Brussels style great cuisine, this place fulfills your ‘wildest’ wishes! Very good service, Top food and wine. I’ll be back for sure. Thx for great experience

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed June 25, 2018

The service and the dishes we had (lobster soup, chateaubriand, sole fish and the desert Dame Blanche) were all excellent. Lovely family with a great history running the restaurant.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 22, 2018

Recommendation of the concierge at the Sofitel across the road. A very small place. But let not the size fool you. Was there earlier in June 2018- dinner, around 2100 hours. Place was full. Only the owners- husband and wife serve. The food was excellent....Skipped the starters and for mains had the turbot fillet. Little expensive at 38 euros but worth it. Wine selection by the glass excellent. Had 2 different French reds - both excellent. One from Burgundy and the other Bordeaux. For dessert it was a creme brulé - white chocolate. Loved it. Next time in Brussels, I am having dinner here.for sure.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

This is my favourite restaurant in Brussels. I have been here a number of times over a period of several years. Family run - and they always deliver with first class dishes.

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

Food ok - good sole, bread and salad. But the chips were too small and a bit soggy. Decor is nondescript modern and the tables are a bit too close together. But good service and well done management for no 'background music'.

Date of visit: September 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4