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“The Dordogne Comes To Brussels - Foie Gras Every Which Way”

Domaine de Lintillac
Ranked #833 of 3,522 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“The Dordogne Comes To Brussels - Foie Gras Every Which Way”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2013

We’ve walked by this restaurant in the St. Catherine’s area several times and always thought about dropping in. But it wasn’t until after we visited another French restaurant in Brussels (St. Boniface) that we decided to stop in here to compare the two. Lintillac specializes in food from the Dordogne; St. Boniface is a brasserie that, while it has food from many French regions, has some very good dishes from the Southwest of France.

We started off with a classic goose liver pate. The perfect starter. Rich but not too much so. And served with sweet gelatin on the side. Many restaurants add something crunchy to the dish, a nut of some sort, and I like that to make the texture of the plate complete. That was the only shortcoming with this dish. The slightly gimmicky touch – you are served a basket of bread and there is a toaster on the table for you to toast your own bread. Probably something the kids would love. One advantage – the toast is always warm if you are taking your time eating the appetizer.

We had two main courses we shared – a cassoulet and duck confit. Both were very good. The cassoulet was better at St. Bonaface because of the special beans they use. These beans were a little on the large side and felt a little soft – perhaps a tad overcooked. The confit was tasty and not too salty.

We had a good wine from Bergerac.

Total price for the meal was around 65 Euros, which seemed like a bargain to us. It’s not the highest-end French food you will get but worth the visit. We give it a “four” rating because average just wouldn’t be fair. But it would be on the low end of the “four” scale.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Lovely Spot with friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2013

There is so much choice when it comes to restaurants in Brussels so if you're in this area why not drop in. Inside the place was simply furnished with gingham tablecloths and exposed honey coloured brick which is inviting. The atmosphere was warm and friendly and there was a great buzz with lunchtime customers in flying form, chatting and laughing. We had shredded duck on toast and then "Croc" type dishes with meat/poultry and potatoes, perfect on a chilly day, the house wine was lovely as was the beer . So a simple lunch then which was great value for money with ordinary Brussels folk as company. Formidable!, Ontzettend!

  • Visited January 2013
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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“Meal with friends”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

We booked a table for 10 of us, and the food which is all based on Duck was excellent. All the meals were reasonably priced and the atmosphere was very relaxed. The service was a bit slow because it was very busy but we were given a bottle of wine and a bottle of water by way of apology. Would definitely eat here again.

  • Visited December 2012
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“All duck”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

I love this little restaurant in the centre of Brussels. I have been quite a few times over the years and I have never been disappointed. All starters and main courses consist of something with duck. Their "rillette" is absolutely gorgeous and so is the "confit de canard" but there are many great things on the menu. Food is very fatty and of course you must like duck to be able to enjoy it. The service is really good and the place is not too touristy although it is in the centre of town. Last time we had a liter of wine and a liter of water on the house because we waited a bit for our main course to arrive. Absolutely recommended.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2012 via mobile

Remember the saying ..... " If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it's a duck" ..... Domaine de Lintillac is a cute little restaurant with cute little tables covered with cute white and red tablecloths .... But be aware, you will have to eat duck. The dishes are traditional and well prepared.

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