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“Nothing was extraordinary”
Review of Jaloa - CLOSED

Jaloa
Price range: $32 - $127
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: ‘Respect and simplicity’ are the bywords of Jaloa, a modern French restaurant right on Brussels Place de la Vieille Halle aux Blés. It’s near the Central train station, so you should give in to temptation and make this your first stop when you take the train in from the airport. Founded and run with passion and energy by chefs Gaetan Colin and Michel Robert, Jaloa is both smart and casual. The multi-level dining room is furnished with schoolroom-type chairs, scrubbed wood tables, brilliant modern paintings, and smart table settings. A private room seats intimate groups up to 16 diners, and hiring the entire restaurant makes parties up to 55 possible. Originally a wine bar, Jaloa’s wine list is as French as can be, and roams broadly through the regions. The menu is Mediterranean-inflected French with seasonal dishes. Try starter of carpaccio of beefheart tomatoes with rocket, main course of roasted turbotin with mixed mini-veg and creamed 30-year-old parmesan, and dessert of crème brûlée made with Madagascan vanilla.
Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had the 6 course dinner with wine pairings. Presentation nice and taste combinations interesting but nothing was extraordinary, multiple foam repetitions and portions small. Wine pairings all tasted good but would have preferred more variety as 3 from Languedoc and 2 from Spain. Staff were not overly friendly and restaurant was less than half full on a Saturday night. Ambiance was pleasant with good view of kitchen.

1  Thank Anne B
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

A quaint restaurant right in the middle of town which offers fabulous service, fresh seafood, and a charming atmosphere. The staff really went out of their way to cater to our kids ages 3 & 6 with coloring books and kid friendly food (although not on the menu). I went for the lobster bisque and lobster entree and was not disappointing whatsoever! A would recommend this restaurant and go again!

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Thank Marisa C
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

fab service, lovely decor, amazing food, we went on a Friday night, and were treated like royalty, the food was beautiful, x

Thank realovespink
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Reviewed April 28, 2013

We took the menu and enjoyed the food and the service. Ŵe were time constraint and they delivered against our tight deadlines. All dishes were very good but except for turbot + cuttlefish dish, nothing was really outstanding. The restaurant is rather small and the day we were there it was too hot inside. Still no aircon was used.

1  Thank Lekker001
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Had dinner with friends Saturday night. Got there with some trouble due to lots of roadworks and the free valet parking was very convenient. Nice atmosphere with different small rooms, not too crowded and with reasonable distance between tables. Decoration very classy and service professional (some inexperienced and some could be a bit warmer).
Food selection was of excellent quality, different, refined, perfectly cooked and nicely presented. Their version of scrambled eggs was deliciously different. Wine pairings were not at the level of the food. Overall, an enjoyable night out.

Thank FoxM64
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