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3 of 5 bubbles Review of L'Amour Fou

L'Amour Fou
Ranked #14 of 177 Restaurants in Ixelles
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Bar, International
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ixelleirs and Bruxelloises have been hanging out at l'Amour Fou since 1984. Today, it's your local spot for sipping high quality cocktails and homemade pastrami sandwiches.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013

very slow service but went on a busy time actually. a bit too noisy for my taste. food was tasty enough

  • Visited June 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great place, amazing burgers”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2013

Super place to eat a burger! They make all the burgers "fait maison" as well as the french fries. Good atmosphere, nice and efficient service for a reasonable price.
Appartently, on Thursday's or Friday's it even becomes a "dancing on the table" kind of place, which I still need to test, and I will!
Would recommend this place to anyone wanting to eat a good burger in a nice Belgian atmosphere!

Visited April 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Go somewhere else!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013 via mobile

Had to book to get in having tried a few times before 'off the street' and found it full which should have been a good sign. But food was (properly) cold when it first arrived for all 4 of us. Sent it back and it arrived 10 minutes later just as cold but with the buns dried out where they had simply stood it under the heating lamps in the kitchen. Have no idea why the other reviews are so positive, maybe I was just unlucky, but I won't be back. If you want a better burger, go to one of the Irish bars, 50% bigger, 70% of the price and they are warm when they arrive and they are also home made.

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amourfou00, Propriétaire at L'Amour Fou, responded to this review, February 20, 2013
Dear Sir,

Many thanks for your honest review.

We don't use any heating lamps, so the problem is related to a bad staff organization. We will make sure that this doesn't happen again.

As far as the price is concerned, we cannot go any lower than this, our bread is homemade (by Gilles, our baker), our meat is grounded every morning in our kitchen, our products are fresh.

Serving you a burger 50% bigger and 70% cheaper would decrease the quality of the ingredients a lot. We don't want to do this.

We have tested irish pubs before opening l'Amour Fou, many use industrial bread, low quality meat & cheap cheese. Again, we don't want to go down that route.

We will make sure to fix the "cold issue".


Nassim & Pierre
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Brussels, Belgium
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106 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best hamburguers in Brussels”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

I've been to a few burguer restaurants lately and this one is by far the best I've been to. Great atmosphere and extremely friendy staff, I will deffinitely repeat. You better book a table if you want to go during the busiest hours (weekend evenings).

  • Visited January 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“tasty and casual”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Really nice café, restaurant with nice atmosphere and brilliant menu. Very hard to make choice! Plenty of options for vegetarians too and some nice beers .. I ordered the fish burger which was really good. Staff and friendly, service is good. Ideal spot for a relaxed brunch. late lunch or if you are dining with kids .. Recommended :) Only little complaint is thatg the portions are on the small side for the price you pay.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank avbm
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