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“Excellent belgian food!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fin de Siecle

Fin de Siecle
Ranked #24 of 3,492 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $19
Cuisines: Belgian, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Cash Only, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: No telephone. No reservations. No credit cards. Simple place, simple food.
Vancouver, Canada
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“Excellent belgian food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Based on recommendations on TripAdvisor, we decided to try this restaurant and made sure to arrive early (7 pm) on a Friday night. There were only a few tables occupied, but within half an hour the place was packed. The service was very fast, servers were friendly, the menu which was written on a chalk board had about 15 items to choose from, and the drink list was varied. We ordered the Stoemp (Belgian version of Bangers and mash) and the rabbit - both delicious and substantial portions. Prices for mains vary between €11 -17 . The overall atmosphere in the restaurant was very laid back, nothing fancy and almost cafe-style. Clientele was a mix of locals and tourists. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for a good, hearty Belgian meal at a reasonable price.

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Brussels, Belgium
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“my favorite Belgian place in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

with its seemingly original furnishing and character the place provides a unique atmosphere. it offers traditional dishes, the "lapin" being my all-time favorite. it can get crowded, but never mind as long as you get a seat.

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uk
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Enjoyed......but”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

We liked this place and enjoyed our food. Stoemp and carbonnade was very good indeed. The entrecôte big and tasty - described as excellent!
The ambiance was good - lots of locals and not any other tourists during our visit, it would seem. Good selection of drinks and a satisfying range of puddings. Quite good value.
Shame about the very large man who was in and out of the kitchen blowing his nose in the extreme and very evidently not washing his hands afterwards as he was sauntering around the kitchen area and behind the bar. This is totally unacceptable and for that reason only - we sadly, will not return.

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Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Very nice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

The food is very good and tasty.I eat belgian food, carbonara beef with mash potatos.The steak was very good, in beer sauce.Amazing!!The taste was very good and the dishes very big.We drink Maas beer, very good!The restaurant is clean with a simple design, and the armosphere is like in a beer german place.The staff was friendly and they served us very quick.I enjoy it the dinner here. Very good! They dont accept credit card, location near to the center.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“Average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2014 via mobile

Good food but average decoration!
We eat a very good carbonades( beff stew with mashpatatos ) and we drink good beers!
The desert ( creme brulee) was average!
The decoration is very poor , the staff very helpfull and fast !

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