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“Nice easy restaurant”
Review of Publico

Publico
Ranked #30 of 3,691 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed January 6, 2014

Publico si a nice easy restaurant in the center of the city. It si small and crowded but tue atmosphere is nice and friendly. You can choose tapas or main courses. We tasted different tapas and All were really well cooked and tasty. The price is good compared to' the quality of the food. Wine list is good and you have a great selection of spirits. Nice to have an informal dinner with few friends.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

After a wonderful day of beer tours at Cantillon, our guide recommended Publico for dinner. My wife and I arrived to a mostly empty restaurant at 6:30 and had a seat at the bar having worked up a huge appetite drinking all day. We promptly ordered bruschetta and two entrees with a beer + wine. We didn't get our entrees until ~8:00 and never received our bruschetta yet were charged for it on our ticket. So we had to wait extra time after a poor meal to have the item removed. Overall, very poor service from the second we walked in until we left 2 hours later. Very unfortunate as we were excited at the recommendation and great reviews from locals.

For what it's worth, my wife's entree (Risotto) was fair at best but I quite enjoyed the Italian meatballs.

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2  Thank ChadBriz
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

A lovely atmosphere in this place, just off the main square near Bourse Station. There was a constant stream of guests but most seemed to be walk-ins rather than reserved or regular guests. The food was delicious and plentiful.

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3  Thank CaelaR
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here with free olives and bread to start, then excellent steak and chips with mushroom sauce (archiduc) and the duck, along with a very nice bottle of malbec for 24€. The dessert of tartetin was nice, but not all it could be. The service was excellent, the ambiance pleasant. We will eat here again next time we are in Brussels.

3  Thank r0adfill
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

This is definitely the hip part of town. A considerable contrast to the rather rundown metro/tram system. The closest metro is Bourse which was nicely lit up for the holiday season. The place is small so book in advance. Our waiter was well built and very entertaining. He did a very good job at catering to our table. The only disappointment of the night was that the carpaccio wasn't the REAL carpaccio we have grown to love. It was rather rectangular pieces of ham. The stew made up for the failed started. The salads were a popular choice and perhaps with hindsight we would've gone for one of these. 4/5 if you served real carpaccio you would've gotten a 5/5

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2  Thank Bathorn
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