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“Perfect !”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Abrussel

Ranked #40 of 3,522 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $16 - $39
Cuisines: Belgian, European, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: Open from monday until sunday for lunch and dinner. ABrussel is a small restaurant only working with a small menu who is changing every month. Cuisine is simple, with a classic or more inventive choice. There is always a vegetarian choice available, as a Fish and a Belgian choice. We try to make our service friendly but not strict. Abrussel kids groups until 55 person. Possibility of privatisation of the first floor or the whole restaurant.
Wezembeek-Oppem, Belgium
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“Perfect !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2014

First and not the last ! Service excellent , food very very good !! Price not expansive ! And kitchen open ! Just perfect thanks Abrussel !!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Jonathan S
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Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Never again there. No good value for money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

It's really a shame and waste of money. My dessert was half burnt. They even charge 2 € for tap water. Plus service was not really good. They need to review their prices for the cheap menu ... If I could have walked out without paying I would have done.
DO NOT WASTE your €'s there really...

Visited April 2014
3 Thank A B
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Marc l, Propriétaire at Abrussel, responded to this review, April 8, 2014
I realy don't understand why most of the people love the restaurant and that you just hated it...
Price is to expensive? if €22.00 for a 3 course menu is to mutch for you, just go once in a fast food. I think you'll pay the same price for eating there. But maybe you're use to this.

Desert was half burned for you? why did'nt you said it to the waiter ? did you just wanted another desert or where you just anoyed that evening?

In belgium, it is not the use to drink tap water in a restaurant and most of them will just refuse to give it.
What we do is that we offer it if you order another drink and we charge it €2.00 if you don't drink anythingelse plus, it is writen clearly on the menu.

Service was not realy good?
We try to make our service as good as we can and untill now, people loved the smile and welcoming of our team. Of course, if you need to be served like in a 3 stars restaurant, ABrussel is not the place to go.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
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“Disappointing ”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is really disorganized. Still working with paper orders and our order was lost. Also orders of other guests were a mess. When we got our order the steak was not raw /medium but well done. At first sight the food was okay. But after getting home my friend got I'll and the lamb went out the same way as it got in. After all really disappointing!

1 Thank TheSvR
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Southern Finland, Finland
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Great for groups”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

We dined at ABrussel with a group of over 20 people and had a very good experience at the restaurant.

We chose to dine at ABrussel as all of our normal haunts for groups were reserved and I read the good reviews online. ABrussel offers a really good deal for groups and had an excellent space for us upstairs.

First of all, the venue was great in that the location is perfect for tourists/people visiting Brussels. The room upstairs was the perfect fit for our group of 22 - the only downside being that you need to take the rather steep stairs to go to the bathroom which might be a challenge for an elder clientele.

The service was prompt, our drinks were constantly replenished and despite having to serve a large group all at once, we had no clitches.

The food was great. We had a beef carpaccio with wasabi to start, rabbit and fries for the main course and a chocolate mousse to finish. I particularly liked the rabbit dish's presentation as the fries came in a special "frying basket" so it added an element of intrigue to the dish. The flavours were all spot on in the the dishes.

Overall our group came out very satisfied and left with a good impression of Brussels cuisine. As business dinners go, it was a very good choice in that everybody was happy and able happily "talk shop" over the dinner.

We're planning to become repeat customers as it's a real gem for groups - away from the horrible tourist alley of rue des Bouchers.

  • Visited January 2014
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1 Thank theredone
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really not very good”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

Went here with some friends whilst in Brussels for the weekend. I agree with the last reviewer that the place is not the greatest - I don't know how they have received good reviews on tripadvisor! The food was bland and over-priced and the service was actually even worse - impolite and hurried. Trying to book via their website and facebook page was also not very straightforward (they did not reply) and now I wish I hadn't bothered! There are far, far better restaurants in Brussels.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Kingo74
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