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“Original site with good food.”
Review of Friture Rene

Friture Rene
Ranked #378 of 3,778 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $29 - $37
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 19, 2012

The name does not tell you what to expect. But the inside reveals their secret. Nothing fancy or chic but Food is very nicely presented and above all good quality and very tasteful. It's a shame you can not reserve a table especially when you are from abroad and over for a day and want to eat simple quality food. It's not very central so chances are that regular tourists won't take that risk. But if you're in the neighborhood certainly pay them a visit.

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Thank TripleOne
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Reviewed January 28, 2012

This place is OK, decent traditional food - no complicated, creative dishes - robust portions, more than average quality raw material and a nice rustic decor. But I do not get all the fuss about it in a few Belgian foodies' blogs. And it's not cheap either...

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6  Thank apalmero
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

If you look for a deluxe restaurant with elegant tables and service , pass your way , it is not for you : small tables , plastic tablecloths , unsophisticated clients and attendants.

On the contrary if you like mussels (cooked or raw) , fish and beef , it is the place : excellent & fresh products , perfectly prepared ,don't hesitate , go there .
No reservation and always full.

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2  Thank Acidtest
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Reviewed December 18, 2011

Discovered this restaurant via a travel documentary on TV and it looked really down to earth. It is not the posh restaurant but more a luxury snackbar around the corner with limited but very good quality food. My wife had meatballs with tomato sauce and myself a filet pur. Both served with very good french fries. The preparation of the meat was exactly as I ordered. It is also nice that you decide yourself how many meat you want (prices per 100gr). Last but not least I was also nicely surprised to find real Lambik, Geuze and Kriek beer on the menu.

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2  Thank bthijs
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Reviewed November 23, 2011

Out of the way is a relative term here about 20 minutes bt metro or taxi from the centre so no big deal.

The place is authentic, not many foreigners and those who are there have not arrived by accident. Good Brussels food - fish, mussels, steaks etc including a really good carbonnade which you won't get in the more chichi places. Wine list is good value. It's the kind of place that's been in the same family for generations and just gets better at doing what it always did.

They can be sometimes a bit iffy about reservations and may tell you just to turn up, even if it's a bit of a schlep to get there. Service can be a bit slow on busy nights but they always manage to replace an empty bottle of wine quickly enough which keeps most people happy.

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Thank kerriar
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