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“Great spot for lunch”
Review of Shake Hands

Shake Hands
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Cuisines: Belgian, International, European
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great spot for lunch”
Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Had a long layover in Brussels so I contacted a good friend about doing lunch and catching up. We went to the Shake Hands which was near his home. The food was wonderful and the service was also very good, it was a bit pricey but then you are in Brussels. Strongly recommend you break bread here if you are in the area.

Visited January 2014
Thank Craig F
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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Family favourite”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

This is hands down my favourite restaurant in Brussels. It won't change your life food wise in that it is as others say a Belgian brasserie. But if you want a real taste of Belgian food, great quality, and excellent service, this is the place to go! I have been going with my family for many years now and we have celebrated engagements, birthdays and promotions. The staff go out of their way to make us feel welcome, are accommodating to children, and this is now a family favourite!

Thank Brusselsfoodie79
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Ghent, Belgium
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104 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Nice atmosphere, great wild”
Reviewed December 8, 2013 via mobile

The concept is a bit strange. First of all, the name does not seem to fit the place very well. Secondly, the terrace under the glass house does not seem very cozy. Nevertheless, the inside is very nice with the fire burning, the service was excellent, the weld meat we had was great and the prices correct. Would come hear again!

Thank Pieeter
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Geneva, Switzerland
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“good solid belgian food but expensive”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

This is a typical belgian brasserie where one can eat basic but good food such as steak frites. Quality of the food is good and the service is very attentive and friendly. the place looks nice, classic with a clientele towards the higher age brackets. Despite all this I think the prices are too high given we are very much in the suburbs and the food is not very elaborative.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank hopj3p
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Kraainem, Belgium
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Small but decent selection of beers, food was also decent but uninspiring. Overall...not likely to see us again for dining but could easily enjoy just a beer or two and watch the trams go by.

Visited June 2013
1 Thank Lynn D
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