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$24 - $59
Belgian, Bar, European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks

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0.7 miles from Horta Museum (Musee Horta)
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Reviewed July 29, 2020 via mobile

Oups.... 6.70 euro for an Orval beer. That’s like 2euro more than I have ever paid for an Orval. Otherwise the restaurant looks nice.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed December 1, 2019

I have followed a friend’s indication and really enjoyed. There is a large variety of beers and limited choices of wines. The croquetes were nice and the mules excellent. I had mussels with mushrooms and bacon for a change and it proves a very good...combination of flavors. Service is friendly.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed November 9, 2019

My fiancé had gone to a lot of trouble to arrange a meal in this Art Nouveau brasserie in Brussels where we spent a night last month on our way to Amsterdam. The owner and his staff went to a lot of trouble to ensure...we had a memorable evening. The food was superb especially the moules and the home made sorbet was the best I have ever tasted. Would definitely recommend this lovely place.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 21, 2019 via mobile

Really fancied a Carbonade Flamande and thought this would be good here. The decor and ambience here is superb, and the menu is varied. However, on this day the two of us that had the carbonade were disappointed. The meat was tough, very gristly and...evidently cooked too fast. We left quite a bit .... the gravy / sauce was as expected !More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed August 23, 2019

With its Art Nouveau decor, it is a place that could only exist in Brussels.The food is very Belgian too and very good. Service is excellent and helpful, but relaxed. We had a bit of a family reunion one Sunday recently. We got good food...and were well looked after. We stayed quite a long time and were never made to feel that we should hurry. It's good too if you just want to drop in for a quiet drink or a snack.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed July 17, 2019

The selection of beer here is amazing. The mussels and tartare was amazing. Would definitely come back

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

The place is rally nice, well decorated and artistic. The owners are very nice and friendly. The food is simple and taste.

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed January 12, 2019 via mobile

First the good points: Nice Art Deco interior. Good house wine. Friendly waiter. Now the rest: It wasn’t very crowded and still we had to wait around 40min for the food. The linguine didn’t have any sauce and was just prepared with oil and served...with green beans (?!), cauliflower (?!), broccoli (?!). It’s a dish I could prepare with eyes closed in <15min at home. The vegetarian burger was pathetic. No cheese, just one tiny slice of tomato. Roquefort sauce - tasteless. Bread very poor quality. Ridiculous to pay >15€ for this. Most places in Brussels serve much better burgers for less money. Plus, the water tab in the woman’s bathroom didn’t work. Conclusion: Maybe they know how to prepare traditional Belgian dishes, but stay away from this place if you’re looking for a meat-free dish.More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed June 30, 2018 via mobile

Just 10 minutes walk from our hotel at Gare de Midi, this family restaurant was perfect for us and even satisfied our fussy teenage son. An excellent range of Belgian and Trappist beers is complemented by freshly cooked food, served in a friendly and informal...atmosphere. We went early evening and it wasn't very busy, but the heatwave was probably a factor, this being off the tourist track in Brussels. The steaks, cod fillet and vegetarian food were all excellent. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2018
Reviewed April 12, 2018

In the end it was a rip off: they served tastless food with boilled potatoes and bunless burgers, insted of veggie burgers with fries. It was worse tha hospital food. It looked not so expsnive on the menu but in reality you can understand that...they were not really doing a menu management but serving the less common denominatuer. Nice architecture but really not worht the food value and in terms of dining experience a complete waste of time and money. I tired to play it cool but really a cheap place! I think they must get a lot of turists and this is why they afford to have such underdevelopped food.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4