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“Charming and inexpensive traditional "French" restaurant in a perfect location”
Review of L'Eperon d'Or

L'Eperon d'Or
Ranked #589 of 3,837 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Situated in Rue des Eperonniers, a very short distance from the main city Square, this very traditional restaurant is situated close by a number of rather more inexpensive restaurants, none of which is anywhere near as nice. Its decor is very "dated"and probably hasn't changed for many years – but this was an attractive quality for me.It is very small(about six tables) and encouragingly caters to both locals and tourists.

The small menu is traditional except that there is some infusion of modernity with the sauces being less rich than traditional French cuisine. All the better for that! The chef took real pride in his work sometimes coming out to see how his guests were enjoying what he had prepared. The waiting staff were courteous and attentive with a very good knowledge of the menu and the wine cellar which was very well chosen.

The menu is not large but is entirely sufficient and varied and includes some well-known Belgian dishes.

We liked it so much we ate there on two consecutive nights and would return in a flash.

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Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is a lovely little restaurant (6 tables) and it seems to cater for Belgians and tourists as it is not far off the tourist trail to the Grand Place. The setting is a bit outdated and feels like eating in someones living room, but very cosy.
The service is slow but attentive and you are never made to feel in a rush. The waiters were very nice and if you are not in a hurry, then this is fine. We both had fish dishes and they were both very tasty and worth waiting for. Although the menu is not very large, there is a good mix.
Overall, the food was very good and the service was fine, but felt like nothing had changed in 40 years. Maybe time to take down the fake grapes on the wall!

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Reviewed April 26, 2012 via mobile

I went to this restaurant some days ago, and i found it great. Great atmosphere, romantic and not turistic, the owner cooked as a real chef plates that i enjoyed very much, like the waterzoi, the scallops with mushrooms and a delicious chocolate mousse. With no wine, we payed 40€ per person, but it worth it.. And only few steps away from the Grand Place. Absolutely recommended.

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Reviewed January 3, 2012

Really good, albeit very small restaurant. The food was excellent in an area that apart from L'Eperon seemed to consist of cheaper eateries. The service though did leave something to be desired. We may have arrived at the wrong time (ie shortly after our fellow diners so we were at the back of the queue for service) but we did seem to be sitting for some time before anyone took any notice of us; a board outside mentioned a fixed price menu but this was not referred to on the printed menu given to us until we asked about it (it does exist!) and no wine list was offered until we asked. Once it got going the service was OK, although remaining slow.

1  Thank mike_garley
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

This is a small quiet cozy restaurant in a quiet small side street a couple of blocks from the melee of the main square and surrounding streets (it may have more space upstairs), run, it seems, by several older men who took their time to do things carefully. There is no on-street seating. I was attracted by the set price menu outside (two price levels) and it did not disappoint: the food was delicious, notably the scallops on a wonderful sauce. The service was a bit slow but adequate, and fit the style. I would go back.

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1  Thank Gibberellin
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