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“A pleasant surprise!”
Review of A la Folie - CLOSED

A la Folie
Cuisines: Belgian, French
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stumbled upon this restaurant by chance and it was a pleasant surprise.
Staff was nice and attentive (which is not a given in Brussels...), food was good (more French, than Belgian) and atmosphere was intimate/cosy with a nice "vintage" decor, great for talking with friends without having to shout over the background noise.
It's not cheapest place, but - given the overall experience - it is definitely worth it.
We'll be back for sure!

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1  Thank italiantraveller78
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Friendly staff, good atmosphere, service excellent, food well presented and tasty. Good value food and an excellent choice of wine. Would recommend.

1  Thank Jane D
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Cosy restaurant about a mile away from the old town (15 minute walk from the Central Station) and touristy restaurants.
Atmosphere was welcoming and menu kindly translated into English. Our waiter was attentive and friendly and food/wine quality was very good.
We were there for a late lunch so easily got a table but if you are planning on going for dinner you probably need to book.

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Thank MarkPP
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

A la Folie rose to the top of our list of favorite Brussels restaurants. A warm welcome and an intimate dining room set the stage for a lovely meal. One of us had the coq au vin, a generous portion of tender meat and vegetables. The dark meat was succulent perfection while the white meat, while good, lacked a bit of the same flavor. But all in all, an amazing dish. The other had the Prixe Fixe, a great value. The starter was superb and contained grilled mackerel on cabbage, smoked Alaskan salmon on white asparagus and ostrich pate with salad. The main was cod fish with pasta in a beurre blanc sauce that was perfectly prepared. For desires, we shared creme brûlée. We're looking forward to return for another fabulous dinner.

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Thank Arkybergy
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Reviewed March 1, 2014

Close to the "Grand Sablon" you'll find this quite small and intimate restaurant. We went here with our Groupon voucher - and didn't expect too much (because of the 29 Euros for 2 menus). But it turned out to be a really enjoyable epxerience! 3 different "tapas" (starter), then the "coucou de Malines" with a great parmesan sauce (main course) and a reasonable "tarte tatin" (dessert). All very tasty and nicely presented.
The service was friendly and efficient; the ambience really cosy, maybe a little bit kitschy - but still quite nice.
Only the choice of wine seemed to be a bit limited - just a handful of French, Portugese and Spanish reds. But: we came here for good food and not for overpriced wine. The ones they have here a ok - and really not expensive at all.
Conclusion: "A la Folie" is a nice little restaurant in the heart of Brussels with good and inexpensive food. Worth visiting when in Brussels. But: You should book your table in advance, as it's a really small place.

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Thank Louisz
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