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“Lovely wine bar/restaurant”

Les Caves du Sablon
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Ranked #190 of 3,620 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $23 - $69
Cuisines: French, Wine Bar
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: CADRE EXCEPTIONNEL : Les caves du Sablon, à deux pas de la prestigieuse Place du Grand Sablon, vous accueillent dans une cave voutée et du XVI ème siècle : authenticité garantie ! CUISINE CONTEMPORAINE & AUDACIEUSE : Vous y découvrirez une cuisine moderne,d'une rare originalité et élaborée exclusivement avec des produits de saison. La composition des menus change donc régulièrement et s’assortit évidemment à une très belle carte de vins et de très nombreux spiritueux. BAR à VINS : Dynamique et passionnée, l'équipe des Caves du Sablon vous réservera un accueil chaleureux et des conseils très avisés. N'hésitez pas à vous laisser guider
London
Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Lovely wine bar/restaurant”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

My friend and I stumbled across this restaurant by chance and were really impressed with the wine selection, hearty & classic French dishes and fabulous cheese selection. We received a friendly welcome and spent quite a while in there enjoying the wines and cheeses. The setting is rather romantic as well what with the exposed brick walls, tables in arches and all the candlelights.

  • Visited March 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Bad service”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We had a 3 course meal in this restaurant last night, I left with very bad experiences. Our server was terrible - older man, if you decide to go try to sit where the women serves, as he single handedly made our evening turn into a bad experience.
The food was good tho, but this man forgot what we ordered and either came back to ask again or just simply brought what we didn't order. He was also super slow, for the starter and the main course we waited 45-50 minutes each time. We decided to take our dessert home as we had no more patience to wait for him to come around. Firstly he said we can take away ice cream and or the cheese plate, we ordered one of each. He gave us only the cheese and when I asked for the Ice cream he said we cannot take it - simply changed his mind! We left as we were so annoyed by him and will never return.

  • Visited November 2013
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Meise, Belgium
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Very good food in a pleasant restaurant.”
Reviewed October 31, 2013

In a time where everyone tries to impress with some sort of fusion and/or exotic cuisine, it's nice to go back to some classic French dishes. In this case it's very well executed at a reasonable price and in lovely surroundings ! Being also a wine bar, the wine list is very well chosen and the staff is knowledgeable. Not easy to find parking, though.

  • Visited October 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Decent food, atmostpheric dining experience in an underground cellar”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Delicious starters (cream of mussels and stir-fried vegs), decent main dishes (leg of lamb and caramelised pork belly), good wine. Didnt have desserts, paid approx. 80 euros.

Really love the starters as they were seasoned perfectly and went well with the fresh bread provided, but was a little disappointed with the main dishes - the lamb could have been a little more tender, the pork belly could have been a little more soft and tasteful. The sauce for the pork belly was a little too sweet for my liking but the sauce for the lamb was delicious and complemented the beans well.

Staff didnt speak much english but was friendly enough. The place was quite packed, booking recommended. Service took a little long but not unbearably so. Have had better food for lower price in Brussels but the dining atmostphere underground was unique and worth a visit. Like the fact that it is hidden away in a small street away from main tourist traps.

NB: they dont have an English menu, so it was good that we used google translation to translate all the items in the menu beforehand.

  • Visited October 2013
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Austin, Texas
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“An excellent meal with a wonderful wine selection”
Reviewed October 6, 2013 via mobile

Very deceiving from the sidewalk, we almost did not go in as it appeared to be empty. I am so glad we stopped. Our waiter was very professional and very patient when explaining the French menu to my husband and I who speak little French. We had two glasses of red wine, the Rillettes D'oie appetizer and the lamb and duck entrees. We loved everything we ate and we loved the underground vaulted brick rooms and we enjoyed the service. We would go back. We spent 64 Euro.

Visited September 2013
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