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“disappointing”
Review of Fin de Siecle

Fin de Siecle
Ranked #24 of 3,651 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $21
Cuisines: Belgian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: No telephone. No reservations. No credit cards. Simple place, simple food.
Milan, Italy
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“disappointing”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

The worst service of my life. Very unfriendly waiters. A loooong wait, in a very noisy crowd to eat really bad. We really didn't understand why is high rated on tripadvisor.

  • Visited September 2013
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Abano Terme, Italy
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awesome”
Reviewed September 15, 2013

I've never eaten beef cooked so well!
Nice place, very kind owners and dishes really delicious! Cheap beer (probably in all Bruxelles) and a fare bill complete a really nice dinner.
A must for Bruxelles.

  • Visited September 2013
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South of England
Level 6 Contributor
254 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

You can get good, imaginative cooking in Brussels and you can also get fair prices but it is difficult to find them in the same place. This establishment achieves the combination with honour. I dined with two colleagues and we were all well satisfied.

I had a salad with honey-caramelised scampi, followed by a spot-on seafood risotto.

Looking forward to my next visit already.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank MrOrganist
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BC
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great experience!”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Eating out should be an experience, and indeed at Fin de Siecle, it is a great one!

My partner and I have enjoyed eating at this restaurant on several occasions. There is a wonderful atmosphere – lively, happy and unpretentious! The owner and his staff have mastered the unique skill of blending professional service with warm friendliness.

The delicious, hearty meals are served in generous portions and perhaps are best accompanied by a Belgian beer! It is often very busy, so you may have to wait to be seated – but it is worth it! Enjoy!

  • Visited August 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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79 reviews
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“Nice dinner in small restaurant”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We chose to eat at the Fin de Siecle after reading some reviews. It was a nice restaurant, and was our best meal in Brussels. We went on a Sunday night and there was a small crowd standing outside the restaurant. We looked around to see if we could find a hostess, and we were able to track down the host. When I asked about getting added to a waiting list, he pointed to his forehead and said the list was up there. Didn't exactly instill confidence, but whatever, we were on vacation. I admit, his memory was pretty good. We were seated after the couple in front of us, and were at the end of a family-style table.

We were not given any kind of menu once seated. Instead, they write out their daily menu on a large chalkboard behind the bar. It was a pain to get up to it, figure out what you wanted, and then remember your order until the waitress came out. On the flip side, you knew you were getting whatever was in season and that the chef wanted to make.

I ended up getting a type of teriyaki chicken, and my husband ended up with a huge piece of meat that looked like corned beef. Both were very tasty with large portions. The meals in the restaurant averaged $15-20 euros.

  • Visited September 2013
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