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“AVOID!!!”

Le Jardin de l'Ilot Sacre
Ranked #3,364 of 4,322 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: Telephone Number 02-511.32.75Capacity 50 Diners3 course fixed menu around 18 euros without wineA'La Carte menu 50/60 euros per head including wine.We have known this restaurant for over 6 years and visit it whenever we are in Brussels.
Reviewed March 1, 2017

Worst dining experience in my entire life! Firstly, we got lured in to the restaurant by annoying salesmen's lying about 'any' free drinks for each customer, including a glass of wine and cocktail that we asked for. After we had been seated they served us an alcoholic beverage without giving us a choice, and moreover they didn't even serve cocktails on their menu! We then asked the waiter what seafood was included in the paella, which the response was 'every seafood' as we'd expect from pictures - when it arrived the paella only consisted of mussels and prawn thus they had false advertised again! We complained about this and they bought out dried calamari on the side that tasted like dog food to make up for the missing seafood. When I tried to get the attention of the waiters, they constantly avoided eye contact with us knowing that we were angry and wanted to complain, and even worst when I finally got the attention of the manager he shouted back at me to 'WAIT!'. In conclusion, food was disgusting and expensive, and it was the WORST customer service ever! DO NOT VISIT!.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Thank jlkong
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Reviewed February 28, 2017 via mobile

We chose the 12,50 euros menu which includes bread and butter, appetisers, the main dishes, desserts and a glass of wine, everything were really tasty.
This restaurant is perfect for those who want to taste Bruxelles' traditional dishes: the main dish consisted in moules et frites and the dessert was a gauffres.
We ate inside and the local was clean and welcoming, our table with a candle in the middle, was just in front of the fireplace and it created a warmer atmosphere.
We found the coffee too expensive: 4,50 euros for an espresso. However if you want to eat good in a friendly restaurant in Bruxelles, we suggest this amazing local close to the grand place.

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Martinari96
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Reviewed February 25, 2017

Deplorable experience. They advertise fake prices on the street, then once you are seated inside, they give you the real prices.
Waiters are extremely rude and unprofessional.
Quality of food is miserable and prices out of this world. 5 Euros for half a litre of bottled water and micro-mussels full of sand.
A real shame that in the capital of Belgium and a few steps away from La Grande Place tourists can get abused so badly.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Thank albernio
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

Overpriced for the food and services it offers. Sad to be dissapointed. I wouldnt visit again this restaurant.

Date of visit: January 2017
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Thank SMichail
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Reviewed December 24, 2016

Wow - am writing this review after having eaten at this restaurant with my family. Just to note - I didn't read the reviews on this restaurant before writing this one - otherwise we probably wouldn't have gone there. We had a tour guide mention that this was a good restaurant (and in looking - see that the company does a food tour with this as a stop). After our tour - we had a late lunch. Our server was very friendly and the service was efficient and prompt. Several of us went with the Price Fixed menu - which turned out to be a good deal with LOTS of food. Our son went with oysters, wife had scampi and I had the escargot. All were good. Our son went with the beef stew (on the recommendation of the waiter) and he thought it was great. Our mussels - were fresh and very plentiful - and accompanies with a small bowl of frites. The dessert was a waffle with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. Our daughters had items off of the menu. Our youngest - one (of 2) clams were closed. The others thought that their meals were fine. At the end - the waiter brought desserts out to all of the kids (the non-fixed menu ones) as well. The bathrooms were clean and the restaurant has a very nice ambiance (fireplaces burning).

Overall, after getting the bill - the price was reasonable, food was good and we left feeling like we had received a good deal.

Date of visit: December 2016
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Thank David R
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