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“Great Belgian food :)”
Review of Casanis Madrid - CLOSED

Casanis Madrid
Price range: $37 - $59
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Neighborhood: Huertas
Reviewed October 16, 2012

The 4 of us had just arrived for a city trip to Madrid. Cananis was on my list of potential restaurants. Since it was already late and other nearby restaurants on my list seemed to be closed, we opted for Casanis.
We were greated in our mother tongue (Dutch) by the owner (I think) which turned out to be a countryman. He pointed out the menu was Belgian in stead of Spanish, which is quite obvious since it mentioned "Belgian fries" - we do think we invented fries, not the French!

So the atmosphere was good from the start. The starters (fish soup, rillette of foie) and mains (pigeon, fish) were very tasty and very well prepared with some sophisticated angles. 4 starters, 4 mains, 2 bottles of local wine (La Mancha) and coffee made a bill of 200€. According to Belgian standards for good food, that is not much.

During the last months we were in Spain for 4 weeks and ate in restaurants nearly every day.
We found out that, with exceptions (Bodegon Alejandro in San Sebastian! Catalina bar de Tapas in Seville!), Spanish cuisine is rather simple. So when in Madrid and wanting to have some attractive food at a decent price, choose Casanis.
Extra tip: we asked for a "Belgian pace" in serving dishes. Meaning you get some time before and between the courses, which is not a Spanish habit.

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Thank greyben
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Reviewed October 13, 2012

Excellent french food and friendly staff although not overly attentive. I had to work pretty hard to get there attention and had to order drinks twice...but once you get past that, they really are friendly and the food really lives up to the hype!

Thank Nic B
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Reviewed October 12, 2012

We went by the restaurant without a reservation but were greeted warmly when it opened at 8:30 p.m. There was English with the menu and we were introduced to the specials of the day. I ordered a seafood soup that was very tasty. We ordered two main dishes of stuffed rabbit and duck breast. Both were prepared with great care and tasted excellent. Wines were very reasonably priced as my glass of Spanish wine cost 4 euros. As we promised to give the table back by 10 p.m., we finished with cream brulee and coffee. We did not feel rushed at all. The restuarant got busy around 10 p.m. and guests were turned away if they did not have a reservation. If you go early enough, you should be able to get a table. If you eat late like the Spanish people, the make sure you make a reservation.

Thank VCR_traveler515
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Reviewed October 11, 2012

Fantastic food, friendly staff. Sounds simple but surprisingly hard to find in Madrid at any price. Thomas is very charming and will make sure you understand their French inspired menu. They also have a cellar room great for groups up to 25. They have been open about a year and their prices are very affordable. Once more people discover this gem and it becomes fully booked their prices deserve to go up.

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1  Thank darsweden
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

the food was so so, but service was excellent. we got a table without booking... which was odd considering it was Saturday evening

1  Thank meedan_hk
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