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Restaurant de l’Ogenblik

#111 of 2,848 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, European
As featured in Discover Brussels
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Galerie des Princes 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Brussels, Belgium
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were here as a group of 10 for a quite informal dinner. The service was amazing, all the waiters are lovely and the food is absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend it for a traditional Brussels restaurant and food and it is situated in the beautiful Galerie St. Hubert.

Thank MoranaM
Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of the myriad restaurants in the Rue des Bouchers area, this traditional French cuisine restaurant stands out as not one of the overpriced, underwhelming tourist traps so common in this area. Make reservations well in advance (I had our hotel concierge make reservations a couple of weeks prior to our trip) and be able to read the menu written in... More 

Thank A P
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You are not welcomed at restaurant de l'Ogenblik but merely tolerated. We did not have a booking and would fully understand if the restaurant was full but it wasn't. So why the long faces? And why the indifferent service. Menu is over hyped or perhaps they save the good cooking for another night. Food was average and not worth a... More 

Thank CHews
South of England
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236 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For its location, this place is commendably non-touristy, probably because it is a notch more pricey than its "me too" neighbours. I had lunch here with a small group of work colleagues and most of the other diners seemed to be doing the same. Flemish was the predominant language. All the food we had was spot on; the star for... More 

Thank MrOrganist
San Francisco, California
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113 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recommended by a local friend, our group of 5 had dinner last night. They were attentive to my vegan diet which I much appreciated and I had a very good risotto, others had very good sea bass, salad with cheese, and the pigeon, for an unusual experience. Portions were good sized, prices were on the higher side but not outrageous.... More 

1 Thank Charles M
Brussels, Belgium
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to L'Ogenblik with friends from outside Belgium as it is convivial and convenient for La Grande Place and serves good quality food. We have been to this restaurant at periodic intervals for over 20 years and it has always been one of our favourites. On this occasion we were very disappointed. The food quality was as good as... More 

Thank mrptoo
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We were wondering what we would do for dinner on a Monday night, many restaurants are closed in Brussels. 2 local ladies in a lovely hat shop called Monsel recommended us to dine here as it is where they go and is just around the corner from their shop. It was fabulous, staff were brilliant interpreted the menu for us... More 

1 Thank Liz L
Hong Kong, China
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

First time I've been to a Michelin starred restaurant in Brussels and was treated in a 'coludn't be bothered" manner. Servers made you feel as if they were grudgingly wanting to provide service. I've been to plenty of restaurants where menus are NOT in English and waiters were always attentive to lend a helping hand. I ponder over whether they... More 

Thank AsianPeregrinator
Meisterschwanden, Switzerland
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316 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Excellent food !!!! Shrimps in butter garlic were delicious. Turbot was a dream. Ris de Veau was a bit over cooked but very tasty Sarcelle (bird type) was soooo tender Good champagne and Sancerre by the glas and the St Estephe Bocq was very good

Thank David_F1206
Brussels, Belgium
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Although around the corner from the tourist-trap restaurants in the city center, this establishment stands apart. Tucked in a side passage to the Galeries St Hubert, this restaurant offers great food, pleasant service, and a cozy atmosphere. It looks small at first, but there are a few more levels with tables in which to ensconce away. This is a traditional... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galerie des Princes 1, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 02-511-6151

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