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Friture Rene

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French, Belgian, European
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Place de la Resistance 14 | Brussels, Brussels 1070, Belgium
02 523 28 76
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Mon 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Roeselare, Belgium
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very few places still know how to make proper sauces. Here they still serve a pepper sauce flambéed with cognac the way it should be. Honestly, this is where I go if I REALLY want to enjoy my dinner. Can't wait to bring my dad to this place

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Thank louisn576
Brussels, Belgium
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

At friture Rene they serve an excellent traditional Belgian cuisine in an original way. Ordinary Belgian meals are made in a perfect way making them delightful. My favorite dish is the tartare maison with roquette salad and parmesan. My girlfriend is wild about their tender filet pur. Their dame blanche is superbe. For the people who like it, they have... More 

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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83 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

A vintage brasserie with excellent food. We've eaten there many times and all have been good. Fish and meat are their speciality. Ask for the daily specialities.

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Thank Teresa N
Brussels, Belgium
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

If you like the authentic feel, this is the place to be. The food here is typical Belgian (fries, mussels,..), and although it is quite basic it is tasty. The service is ok, but nothing special.

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Thank Valerie G
Brussels, Belgium
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016

We were enjoying the idea to try this local restaurant but... Boss is not really welcoming Service is too slow and not really nice (too many tables to serve probably) Luckily mussels are good but way too pricey for what they are and since service quality is not even justifying it. We are not coming back

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Thank yocard
Geraardsbergen, Belgium
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

A very nice interior, old and very clean. The lady of the house who did not now us was very gentle, helpfull and spoke to us in our mothertongue (duch), which is rather rare in Brussels ... Eat some meatdish soo tastfull !

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Thank meulcoppens
Paris, France
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Went there on a quiet Friday lunchtime but place was packed. We were warmly welcomed and the service proved to be fantastic the whole way. Food is what I would call Belgian classics: moules and steaks. Simple dishes but so often missed by most places. Chez Rene, they are perfectly executed! The chips are the best you could EVER find... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very nice cosy restaurant. More than a "friture" ! The food is very fresh and excellent prepared. Friendly waiters..

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Thank francine46800
Brighton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A popular local restaurant which serves all the Belgian classics. The interior of the restaurant is quite cramped but the waiters made us comfortable and did everything possible to accommodate our needs. A great place to try authentic Belgian dishes - you can see them being made right in front of you!

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Thank Sal-nz87
Brussels, Belgium
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

With it's spotless reputation and it's very welcoming atmosphere Friture René was all about classics. Excellent moules parqués, meats and frites with top accompanying house wines but didn't ever get surprised by something. I guess that just comes with the deal.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $37
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place de la Resistance 14 | Brussels, Brussels 1070, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 02 523 28 76

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