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“Great Foos, Great Service”
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Ranked #34 of 3,582 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Basel, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Foos, Great Service”
Reviewed August 18, 2013

The restaurant is rather small and has a nice interior without being fancy. They serve Mediterranean cuisine and the food is absolutly delicious. My boyfriend and I both ordered two courses and shared a dessert and we loved every single course. The Panna Cotta was probably the best I ever had (and I often order Panna Cotta, especially when I'm in Italy). But the best thing about this restaurant was the service. The staff was incredibly friendly and nice. If I ever go back to Brussels I'll be sure to have dinner here again.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Julia G
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“Francois is the best!”
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

So this place smells wonderful when you walk in, if you have a reservation there is a good chance you will be known by name and of course will have a special table reserved. Then the fun begins!

Francois starts telling you about the restaurant, the specials and the drinks. You will immediately fall in love with him and then realize that he is literally running the entire restaurant! He welcomes people, takes orders, runs food and checks on you as needed. He is not pushy but actually very funny and energetic.

I guess Francois made the place for us but let's also point out that the minestrone soup, croquettes, and pasta were fabulous! The patatas bravas and Duck entree were good. We then sat with bartender Tony for some after dinner drinks and coffee at the bar. Of course Francois visited us in between running around/serving the entire bottom and top floors of the restaurant. Really respect his hussle.

CASH ONLY!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank jadore42
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Brussels
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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“Nice, cosy, friendly, tasty!”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This small but cosy place offers many tasty "tapas" and dishes: fresh, genuine and colorful.
Moreover the service is excellent, customer-oriented and though informal: just the way it should be in such a young environment.
A perfect place for a lunch or a dinner with friends!

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank LorenaBrussels
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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537 reviews
248 restaurant reviews
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“Excellent lunchtime meal”
Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Lovely quiet situation away from the masses up Rue de Chartreuses, vintage shops around. Excellent salads and veal with very pleasant staff and great atmosphere.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Coolcookingteacher
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Brussels, Belgium
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37 reviews
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“Nice little restaurant”
Reviewed July 25, 2013

As I live nearby, I every so often visit this little restaurant. It serves both Belgian and other dishes. I love the grilled tuna, but I enjoy the Flemish stew from time to time as well. Waiters are very friendly, service is correct.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Bart M
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