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French, Belgian, European
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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A loyal band of regulars add a warm, friendly vibe to this former café, which has lost none of its authentic charm since it first opened its doors back...
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Reviewed September 27, 2020

Restaurant in the heart of Brussels that serves authentic Belgian cuisine. You'll feel a very jovial and welcoming vibe when eating here. Love the old fashioned atmosphere of this place. My friend and I loved the food and the friendly waiters. The carpaccio of scallops...was outstanding and the steamed cod with spinach lovely. We were seated quite close to the kitchen, which wasn't ideal, because of the coming and going of the waiters. I would ask for a different table when visiting again.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 16, 2020

Loved everything about this place. A friend recommended it and we gave it a try. It was crowded at lunchtime and we were lucky to be squeezed in, I think. Waiter Luis recommended the Norwegian skrei and it was every bit as good as he...promised. We only had three days in Brussels, so we only managed to get back one more time for lunch. I would return to Brussels just to eat at L'Ogenblik. The place has great ambiance and charm and the very busy staff are helpful and delightful.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed February 2, 2020

We came upon the restaurant by walking around the very chic galerie and were lucky to get a table on a Saturday night. We absolutely loved the food and there is a great choice of wines.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 18, 2020 via mobile

Ogenblik is always deliveries sizable portions. Streamed cod was well cooked but they should serve the sauce apart. The place is brasserie style. It gets crowded as the place is small. Some wear and tear is obvious in this place. Service friendly and at times...attentive.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 1, 2020

An excellent brasserie located in the Galerie des Princes. It is an authentic Belgian atmosphere with a very careful decoration. Exquisite and high quality food. The price matches the quality offered and the service is professional and friendly. Highly recommended to book in advance.

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 13, 2019

In an age where we cannot escape sameness or “English translations” it is refreshing (to us) to find an unapologetically French/Belgian Restaurant that has a menu ONLY in French and which no one translates. This is a true experience of another culture in my humble...opinion. We worked out ordering items that sounded familiar. The salmon and beef were amazing! It was all about the sauces. This restaurant is worth it. Convenient (galleries shopping area) and authentic and delicious!More

Date of visit: December 2019
Reviewed December 11, 2019 via mobile

An amazing place. Just be aware that getting you order through might take some time. But the wait is worth every second. Actually think it’s one of the very best places I’ve been at in Brussels. And if the waiter recommends something - take it....They know what they are doing. Clearly a place to come back to. Again. Been there three times now.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 17, 2019 via mobile

Excellent food and good wine list. We had scallops, tomato salad, sea bass and beef stroganoff, can’t fault any of the food it was simple and really tasty. Large portion sizes too, you won’t leave hungry! We found the waiters friendly and patient as our...French is rusty. Quick service, we were done in 90 minutes. Best to reserve a table, we saw lots of walk ins get turned away on a Friday evening. The restaurant is cosy and decorated in traditional bistro style. The only slight downside is that you pay tourist prices given the location so close to the Grand Place etc. Two courses & a bottle of wine was €170. Nonetheless the product was good and would visit again.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 30, 2019 via mobile

Let’s be clear, food is very decent and the proposals in the menu very attractive. I’m just a bit disappointed by some (important) details, such as a superb fish tartare, with very good seasoning but completely drowned in oil. People with me had similar issues:...good dishes, but you feel they could go the extra mile without much additional effort to go from good to very good.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed October 17, 2019 via mobile

Staff and menu in French with no exceptions and no assistance by staff hence the 4 stars. Thank goodness for phone translation capabilities. Meal itself was fantastic. Tomato mozzarella was lovely. Steak de thin was a nicely tomato spiced tuna. Boeuf stogonoff was nicely done....Expensive wine list, but extensive.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Restaurant de l’Ogenblik is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4