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Au Vieux Bruxelles

$$ - $$$, European,
Rue Saint-Boniface 35, Brussels 1050, Belgium
+32 2 503 31 11
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible11%
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“moules frites” (13 reviews)
“fries” (20 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Brew Pub
$$ - $$$
Rue Saint-Boniface 35, Brussels 1050, Belgium
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Reviewed November 26, 2017

Great moules (we all had different varieties and we were all very happy with our meal) and good wine! Nice small restaurant with friendly staff - we had not booked, but came early in the evening, and the staff re-arranged the tables to fit us...More

Thank Sara Ö
Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

If you are in Brussels and want to eat mussels this is a place to come. Very attentive and knowledgeable service, which is not a given in this town. Excellent choice of starters including snails, meat and fish and a good selection of wine and...More

Thank Patrick M
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

Very nice atmosphere , good food and excellent service! We really enjoyed our visit on Friday. The restaurant is everything you ask for when going to Brussels

Thank AtleHelle
Reviewed October 7, 2017

Excellent old Bruxelles folksy ambience. Good and attentive service. Not inexpensive, but definitely value for money. We had two servings of escargos (snails) to share and a serving of moules frites each - a Diablo (spicy with a nicely balanced chilli bite), a Gorgonzola (a...More

Thank Hillfrog
Reviewed September 29, 2017

Great atmosphere with good service and first class mussels other items to be selected from the menu but we liked the mussels so much we stuck to them on both visits.

Thank john h
Reviewed September 24, 2017

We come here since few years whenever we are in Brussels. This is an authentic small restaurant with great food (specialities are mussels, but also the other stuff is delicious), and great wines. Staff is friendly and very helpful. Will definitely come again when we...More

Thank zimmerlinde2017
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Excellent mussels, great wine, amazing dessert. Small unassuming but full of taste. I would definetly come here again when in Brussels.

Thank Xenios_Kofteros
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

The good: excellent quality meat and fish and cozy atmosphere. The not-so-good: it is not very clear from the menu, but the (fairly pricey) mains (such as a piece of meat or fish) are served without any side dish, seriously, there is nothing else on...More

Thank Esarhaddon
Reviewed August 30, 2017

We sat outside here on our last night in Brussels and had a superb time. The setting was lovely and on a warm peaceful night was very relaxing. The service was great and we really enjoyed our food. They had a great selection of Mussel...More

Thank murraydonaldson
Reviewed August 28, 2017 via mobile

I've been there twice in a month, enjoying the possibility to eat in the street, even if the room inside provides you with a real vintage atmosphere. Writing about food, you can choose "moules" cooked with several different options. So, the first time I ate...More

Thank Amedeo G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$31 - $43
Belgian, European, Brew Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Saint-Boniface 35, Brussels 1050, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 503 31 11
  • E-mail
Institution reconnue depuis 1882. Nos sommes connus pour etre le Roi des Moules-frites et des plats bruxellois. Nous travaillons des produits exclusivement frais de qualite, nos frites sont issues de pomme de terre epluchees, coupees et cuitent dans nos cuisines. Nos sauces sont faites minute a la demande du client comme l'atteste notre cuisine ouverte face a la salle. C'est avec beaucoup de fierte et d'amour que nous accueillons et servons nos nombreux clients. Au plaisir de vous rencontrer prochainement. Recognized institution since 1882. We are known to be the King of mussels-fries and Local Brussels dishes. We work exclusively fresh quality products, our fries come from fresh potatoes, peeled, cut in our kitchens. Our sauces are made "a la minute" on customer demand as they can see our open kitchen facing room. It is with great pride and love we welcome and serve all our customers. Hope to meet you soon. Vincent Braibant Chef and owner.
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