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“pricy and old fashioned”

L'Ecailler du Palais Royal
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Ranked #298 of 3,778 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 28, 2013

Classy restaurant, well situated in the heart of the Sablon - the interior looks as if it had never been changed since last century - old fashioned as is their way of traditional cuisine and as is the sometimes lordly service - overall impression of faded glory - fresh fish and seafood, well prepared but without any surprise - except for the bill - largely overpriced

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Reviewed April 17, 2013

Somber dignified ambiance.Top service.Oysters to die for.Fish outstanding.Meeting place for politicians and diplomats.Low key but high in everyone who matters in Brussels as a top eating place.

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Reviewed December 4, 2012

The food was very good. The fish was fresh, the choices wide and the wine list vast. All of our parties starters and main courses were fresh and well prepared. However, the service and the pricing was extreme. You would expect to "wowed" a little more when you are paying about a €100 pp with moderately priced wine.

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Reviewed November 24, 2012

the way of cooking has not changed in the place for the last 30 years. The problem is that it is oldfashionned, heavy to digest and too rich to be appreciated.
The service is also old fashioned, pretentious and from time to time arrogant.

The bill (check) is the last bad surprise of the evening. For the same price you can go 1km from to Seagrill for example and have one of the best experience in your life...

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1  Thank Hugo1302
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

This place is great for fishlovers - we had small & delicate bouchot mussels followed by grilled Tarbot with Dyonaise sauce - to die for ! I'am coming here for over 20 years and it's always Great - not cheap but it's worth the money! Thank god there's still restaurants like this.

1  Thank Fijnproevertje
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