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Rue des Chapeliers 16, Brussels 1000, Belgium
2 503 44 74
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I love good food and this restaurant is a must-go for all fine dining fans. Price-quality one of the best restaurants. It's small, so make a reservation! The menu often change, but every time it was amazing. Mostly fish/sea food. Only small "negative" detail is that they don't have matched wines with their menu. But the wine list is extensive... More 

Thank BRU_traveller83
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

This is a good restaurant, but it was spoiled by the fact that although we had a view of the kitchen the chef didn't smile once, and I found the waitress' manner of trying to look as if she was charming whilst obviously finding us annoying wasn't very pleasant. She asked if there was anything I didn't eat and I... More 

1 Thank Onepea1
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54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

This is a very good restaurant in a great location in Brussels if you are visiting. Mostly fish dishes and all of them REALLY good. You eat what they serve, just make sure to tell them what you do not like. I'll happily go back.

Thank foodienorth
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

the whole experience was fabulous from the moment we sat down, surprise menu, delicious wine, gracious waiters. highly recommended. it was slightly pricey, but worth it!

1 Thank mimiOxfordshire
Canberra, Australia
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1,457 reviews
818 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 370 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Pro tip - tasting dinners only, you select the numbers of courses. I thoroughly enjoyed my 7 course dinner here. The seafood-centric food was delicious and creative. Great wine menu and pairings here. Awesome ambiance and service. Highly recommend.

Thank axs666
Palm Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Tasting menu only, with a choice of number of courses. The food was exceptional. Moder cuisine. Excellent service. A wonderful experience.

1 Thank Bill T
London, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Nothing much new to add to all of the other 5* ratings. We went early August 2015. Great experience.

1 Thank jay L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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535 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 662 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

All dishes have immaculate ingredients and are presented beautifully, impeccably and meticulously. Flavour combinations are intricate and subtle, with the use of flowers, leaves and seeds, but the main ingredient is always in focus. The theme is seafood and you have no choice of menu (but special requirements are accommodated): Ms Melanie does everything and you only control the number... More 

1 Thank thoughtfuldiner
Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This lady knows what she is doing the food is so good, 7 course dinner highly recommended , good presentation and very nicely prepared, u can see the plates are very girly but that dosent matter. Not so expensive if u compare with other high class restaurants in Bruxelles. For me was good and i recommend this place if u... More 

1 Thank thefoodcomesfirst
Brussels, Belgium
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113 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I've had the pleasure of discovering this little gem today. The service is very good, attentive, professional and with good knowledge of food and beverage. We've had the 3-course lunch which was beautifully presented with balanced and interesting flavours. The fish was cooked to perfection and presented with delicious condiments, all seasonal. Although it is a set menu, they will... More 

1 Thank Laetiha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Chapeliers 16, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 2 503 44 74

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?