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“Nice decor but...” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Les Crustaces

Les Crustaces
Ranked #1,009 of 3,492 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: European, Soups, Belgian, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, Australia
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Nice decor but...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

The restaurant itself is reasonably attractive, light with a good use of space and mirrors. Unfortunately thats where the good qualities end. Situated on a street known for its seafood and a menu bursting with fish and shellfish, one would think it should be able to cook a fillet of fish. Apparently not.

We started with a simple fish soup served with what was supposed to be a version of the toasted bread and rouille. The fish soup had reasonable flavour but had only scraps of fish and very little else. The garlic bread was very hard and dry, the "rouille"-style sauce was similar to a supermarket bottle of salad dressing. I thought that it would be difficult to go wrong with a nice, fresh fillet of sea bass and would have been quite content had the chef bothered to cook the fish all the way through. It is unusual to see a large piece of pink uncooked flesh in a small fillet of fish given its tendency to continue cooking after being plated but this restaurant accomplished it.

The service was slow and clumsy, I would not expect to have to flag down waiters when they have designated sections and runners. On a positive note, the wine wasn't bad. Avoid

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Baltimore, Maryland
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good value, but average flavour”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

We were trying to decide between places along the Quai aux Briques since I was told the best seafood was here. This place was okay, nothing amazing,but the fish stew was pretty good and the price was right. All in all I bet I could've had the same meal at any of the other restaurants in the area though.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brangrrl2
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Middlesbrough
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Excellent seafood and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Great menu and excelled on its fish dishes.
Good atmosphere. I had a shrimp starter followed by moules and frites, my husband cheese croquettes and grilled dorada.
Staff had good attention to detail, even to taking the coats away and impressivley knew which were ours to return without any description inspite of a full restaurant.

Visited February 2013
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Thank GreeneyMiddlesbrough
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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Went last night for a Birthday meal decided to go for the 9 course menu with the steak choice main dish. The dishes started small and got bigger as the came the steak was huge.
Service was great and ambiance very nice, it was a little too bright lights could be turned down a bit to make it more relaxed.
Wine menu reasonable and well chilled.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank David B
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Copenhagen, Staden Kobenhavn, Denmark
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good value for a 3-courses menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

Nice fish and sea fruit restaurant with plenty of different choices. 23 euro for a 3-courses menu and 20 euro for a half bottle of white wine. Good food and service.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Romeika C
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