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“Do not eat here!”
Review of Le Vieux Bruxelles

Le Vieux Bruxelles
Ranked #3,018 of 3,691 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: telephone 02/511/24 57
Reviewed August 17, 2013

We had dinner there last night and left very angry. We ordered one 12 euro 3 course menu and a soup of the day for 9 euros(!). The menu was very bad, my boyfriend couldn't choose his dessert as advertise outside and the waiters were rude. They just walked away when talking to them etc.

The worst however was when we asked for the bill. We got a computer printed bill with 27 euros of food on it, and it had added to it (handwritten) 17 euros for drinks (2 draft beer, 1 wine and 1 water) and 5 euros for service, although we didn't get any service during our dinner.
When we saw the total of 49 euros the waiter quickly removed the bill, tore it apart and asked for us to pay cash because they didn't take cards.
When we insisted to pay by card they suddenly did take cards!

Anyway, we think the waiter just wanted to take the cash money for the drinks and service himself.
It's a terrible tourist trap, we didn't expect this to happen in Brussels but apparently it does.

Long story short, never go here!!! There are lots of better and honest places to go!

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Reviewed August 11, 2013

Very overly priced, the seafood is not fresh, the vegetables absolutely awful. Don't be fooled by the interior, the decor looks classy.今天上午我来到布鲁塞而吃了一家最另人无法接受的海鲜店,是我今生吃过最. 맛이 없나요. 何も特別じゃない。普通。 (review collaborated by 4 different national friends

1  Thank kevingpo
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

Actually went here by mistake. A friend had recommended a restaurant near here with a very similar name. Unbelievably overpriced. The waiter was very attentive but that is because he had no one else to wait on. We should have figured out our mistake sooner and moved on. Oh well, live and learn!

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

I regret I was unable to look-up these reviews before dining there. The smoked Salmon was second-rate. The steak was tough and luke-warm. The desert was supposed to be chocolate mousse, which can be nice, but not at this restaurant. One spoonful told me to go no further.

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1  Thank MarkDS416
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

So we asked for a local restaurant for dinner from our hotel concierge, and for reasons that are beyond me, he suggested this place. It's on one of the main tourist paths in Grand-Place, which probably should have been our first concerning sign, there are three or four restaurants around it that appear to serve an almost identical menu, all trying to be "Belgian Traditional". The menu is almost entirely seafood dishes of some kind.

I got a some sort of salmon dish, while my wife ordered a seafood stew "in the Oostende style". Our food took a while to come out, during which the waiter brought us some of the worst bread I've ever had, it was a baguette, but it was completely hard and dry 90% of the way through.

The food itself was mediocre, no flavor to speak of, but at least it wasn't fishy or otherwise offputting. The stew my wife received appeared to have no relation to the "Oostende style" food that we looked up on our iPhones while waiting, appearing to be in some sort of tomato base instead of an "au gratin" style we expected.

The restaurant was effectively empty at the middle of dinner time with the exception of one other couple, but our waiter was still impossible to flag down when we wanted drink refills. Figuring we'd just cut our losses and find some sort of dessert after eating part of our dishes, our waiter appeared royally offended that we hadn't finished our food, giving my wife a particularly hard time.

So yeah, between the ridiculously high prices for the entrees, mediocre food quality and portion size, and cruddy service, no one should ever come here.

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1  Thank Allenthar
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