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$30 - $37
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Belgian, European
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Reviewed February 9, 2023

We used to eat here in occasion of the FOSDEM conference taking place at the nearby ULB campus at the beginning of February every year. We had a good overall experience in this restaurant in the past, thus we booked again this year. We booked...several days in advance, anyhow, when we arrived the waiters had to move tables around the room to find some space for us; ok, no problem, we waited a bit; after a while they gave us the "reduced" version of the menu (we were 10); we asked for the drinks menu which was missing, they told us to order food in the meanwhile; we ordered the food (appetizers and main courses); on the table were missing some glasses, we asked for them, and again for the drinks menu; we eventually got the drinks menu and ordered some beers; the first courses arrived; we started to eat; one of the entrecôte we asked rare, arrived overcooked; when we almost finished the main course, also the appetizers arrived, and when we almost finished the appetizers, eventually arrived also the beers. Concerning the food, it was not terrible, but it was neither very good. At the end of the dinner, as a last thing to turn all of us completely upset, we discovered that we could not pay separately (dividing the full amount in equal parts), the waiter told us that the owner wanted just a single payment; then we also discovered they did not accepted American Express. Moreover, in the bill we also discovered a lot of hidden fees, e.g. 2 euros for each sauce (which was proposed by the waiter) and more than 5 euros for each bottle of water. I don't mind to pay for sauces and water whatever they ask, but I do not like at all to discover it at the end of the dinner. In particular after the awful service we experienced. We had another dinner in the Brussels city center, having more or less the same dishes and they were much better, we payed by card with multiple payments and moreover, despite being in the city center, we also spent less. Thus in my opinion, this place is having a lot of problems, both in the kitchen and in the service; and their billing policies are not going to help it. Hope they could solve all of these problems. But I am afraid we won't come back.More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed September 8, 2021

Aggressive waiter got the wrong order, as he speaks very little English, poor service and food low quality

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed February 11, 2020 via mobile

Nice and warm place.good atmosphere.nice menu.tasty .very good coffee capuccino.many others coffee shops chocolate shops and bakery nearby.like it very much.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020 via mobile

Staff was very helpful, even though I could not speak French, they helped me with my order, which was Boulets with tomato sauce and fries, it was good, well cooked, well seasoned and well served, I believe they must have some expensive Chef preparing foods...as their price is somewhat not compatible with the plates. I understand paying for the whole experience, however my experience was as good as other places I visited in Brussels. Overall it was a good experience.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 14, 2017

We have been there for many times and I alwas had a meal from their seasonal menu. I have never been dissapointed even thought once the meal was a bit dry but it was quail so I kinda understood :) I can only recommend it.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

We went there with a friend who invited me to eat traditionnal Belgium food. The waiters are nice but noisy and the food... honestly it can't be done by somebody who love cooking. The taste are flat and fat, and the price very expensive considering...the bad quality. Go away !More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

We have been in this traditional Belgian brasserie a couple of times, during he mussels season. They prepare them really well and the atmosphere is nice , with a lovely terrace. Both times the server was friendly and welcoming. We will go back!

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

We passed the place several times with our car and the sunny weather made the place looking very nice. Many restaurants with all seats outside. We decided to sit at la becasse. The service was okay. Making some joke with my girls. Unfortunately no English...speaking. So order was a but complicated, but it worked. My wife got the wrong vine anyway. The meals were all very basic. Steak was dry and cheap meat. Lasagne for the girls was okay, but the sauce was a bit tasting like instant sauce. Finally the vegetarian meal: was a joke. 3 thin pieces cut out of a half zucchini with cheap cheese and sauce. No thanks! Finally paid 80 Euro.... hm. Drink a beer there and enjoy the live if sunny weather but not more.More

Date of visit: June 2017
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Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

A place where you can eat, that's it. Nothing special on the menu, meat is OK. Not bad not good. The service is quite disappointing in particular. And the place is pretty old. Toilets are awful.

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed February 14, 2017

typical Belgian Brasserie with Belgian main dishes. You can find anything you want from salad to meat to fish. Very large menu. Typical Brasserie ambiance.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

This place is a busy bee near the ULB campus. It was a chilly day at noon and the menu posted outside offered French onion soup. Perfect. Well, they didn't have it. The vegetarian plate on the menu of seasonal suggestions? Nope, they didn't have...that either. My jet-lagged brain caught the waiter's explanation in French along the lines of "these are only suggestions and we sometimes run out." They DID have the mushroom tartine and a pasta dish for my companion that was plentiful but bland. Food on nearby tables looked OK but most of the patrons seemed to stick to drinks. The place has a lot of local charm but overall a disappointing experience.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

After a little stroll we found this nice square in Ixelles. Beautiful weather, Belgium beer and lovely cakes. We enjoyed a latte macchiato with a Pavlova. Definitely we had better latte Macchiatos before, but the cake compensated everything. Brilliant place for a 30 min break.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed April 29, 2016

We had lunch on this restaurant and, in general, it was good. We ordered the duck which was very good and the cordon blue with cheese sauce which was good. The service was also good, we went with our daughters and they located us in...a good table near a window. The only if (and it might be a big if) is that prices are too high. I think that 19 euros for a cordon blue it is too much.More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant with a good reputation. I was there end of April and had rhe Vienna Schnitzel. The meat was ok, the pannade was not as it is normally for a Wiener Schnitzel. Sardinas on the vegetables, which was quite bizzarre. I did not like the...fries with it. Waiters were very friendly. A little pricy for the quality.More

Date of visit: April 2016
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Reviewed March 13, 2016

La Bécasse has been living for decades on its reputation, unfortunatelly my last visit was somehow disappointing. The carte offers a range of classical Belgian and French specialties, and the food is actually not bad but totally overpriced. For the price they ask, you could...have a really fine dinner in a much cosier setting. Also the decoration hasn't changed for 30 years, and a refresh is really needed. On the good side, the restaurant is ideally located, open very late, and we were welcomed very friendly although we were a large group, which is rather uncommon in Brussels.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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  • Food: 3.5
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