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“Disappointed after reopening”

De Ultieme Hallucinatie
Ranked #253 of 393 things to do in Brussels
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Owner description: A restored premier example of Art Nouveau architecture by Hamesse, a disciple of Horta.
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Disappointed after reopening”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2013

After being reopened after 3 years the site is still the same: great art nouveau. The food changed, but not for the best. Impolite waiters, cigar smoke by the "owner" occupying the best place of the restaurant. Very disappointed to see this nice flamish restaurant being fade away.

Visited July 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

very nice atmosphere, very good food. We had an excellent night with friends in a unique location. I will surely go back. A hidden amazing spot of brussels art nouveau architecture!

Visited July 2013
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“terrible service, impolite waiters, lousy food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

I was there with a group of 25 people for which we agreed a fairly decent menu price.
Without notifying us, they moved our reservation from the nice room in the front, to the back.

It took them about 40 minutes before they could even offer us a drink. And 60 minutes more before the (very simple) starter was served.

In all: foor was far below mediocre & allthough I eat out weekly in restaurants all across Europe, I have never experienced such impolite service.

To top the evening off, one of the waiters knocked over a bottle of red wine over one of the guests, but wasn't even bothered to appologize.

I will surely never visit again and advice anybody to stay far away from this restaurant.

Visited May 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Second time, massive disappointment”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2013

I had been to the place once before on a normal evening, it was empty and boring but got my drinks served well. This time, it was very different, my friend from dubai and me entered, the guy that came to the table, seemed the owner, spoke NO flemish NO english and BARELY french, and was rude and short in talk. We ordered a thee and a beer, but 30 minutes later nothing had been served yet although there was almost nobody in the place. The beer glass was filthy and dry (not as it is supposed to be in Belgium). Before midnight, on a friday evening, they came to tell us we had to leave, probably not happy with the fact we did not order dinner and their business isn't going well. What a difference with what it was before..

Visited May 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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104 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“A wonderful art nouveau gem, pity about the food.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

The architecture and the decor are unbelievably beautiful. Unfortunately the food was below our expectations with very average dishes. We will return only for drinks.

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