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“Price-quality ratio is loast and so is service..”
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Ranked #244 of 3,879 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: Belgian, Diner, Seafood, Gastropub
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Le Restaurant Francois, est un etablissement bien connu, au coin du Quai aux Briques et de la Place Sainte Catherine a Bruxelles.Un etablissement bien connu, au coin du Quai aux Briques et de la Place Sainte Catherine. Les arriere-grands-parents d'Anne-Marie Veulemans tenaient a l'epoque une friterie, dans laquelle on degustait des moules...Toute la famille s'affairait a couper les frites, nettoyer les moules, et mettre les harengs au vinaigre.Deux freres prirent la succession : Henry reprit la friterie et Francois ouvrit un petit bistrot au coin du marche au poissons.Avec son epouse Aline, il fit evoluer sa cuisine, entre la tradition et les nouveaux gouts de la clientele, de plus en plus nombreuse et fidele.En 1960, le traiteur fut ouvert juste a cote, et aujourd'hui, Madame Anne-Marie dirige le bateau, respectant les traditions.
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Francois has something of a reputation.

Been there now twice in recent times (with three weeks interval). Sercice is generally slow and not very attentive.

Price-quality ratio is poor. The fish and shellfish might be fresh - what else would we expect? - but it all lacks refinement to charge the current prices.

Rethink!

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1  Thank Jeroen J
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

The "Fish Market" is known for its wide offer of good Fish and Shellfish restaurants. François ranks itself among the top restaurants in the area. This is also reflected in the prices.

Thank Peter V
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our party of six had lunch in this lovely place, recommended by a Belgian friend. Somewhat expensive, but the price was weighed up against great service, excellent food and pleasant atmosphere on a rather busy Friday. Some of us had the set menu which was delicious, one had the fried cod, a large piece of superfresh fish, with a lovely pesto on the side. Finally, the fig soup I had for dessert could have been anything from fruit puré, to a brown mush, but ended up being the most delicious yellow soup with a peeled and split fresh fig in the middle and a tiny scoop of icecream on top. Fantastic!

Thank Birthe W
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Reviewed October 13, 2013

My wife & I recently went here for our wedding anniversary on the recommendation by our hotel. Service was for the most part very good except when our initial glasses of wine were finished we waited 8-10 minutes for someone to ask if we'd like another...we have to get the waiters attention toget our 2nd glass. Our food was good but not great. Prices seemed steep although in our few days in Brussels area we found prices higher than what we are used to in USA.

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Thank randomMA
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Reviewed September 21, 2013

Very good service. We picked our food rom the Francois set menu. Both the tartar of tuna and the coquille St. jaques were wonderful. The cod we had for main course came with a very good puree. Nice desserts. The prices are not very low, but it's a good deal when the food is as good as it was here.

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Thank EllenChr
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