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“Excellent fish restaurant”
Review of Bij den Boer

Bij den Boer
Ranked #202 of 3,587 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: $28 - $112
Cuisines: Belgian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent fish restaurant”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

Very down-to-earth, local restaurant with excellent fish dishes. Most customers seemed to be returning customers which is easy to believe after our experience. Would go there again at once.

Visited August 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas
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135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
“Can't Wait to Visit Again!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I've been to Brussels many, many times, but had yet to find a really good mussels place (clearly I wasn't searching hard enough). Then I found Bij den Boer. It's right next to the big St. Catherine's cathedral, in a small "hole-in-the-wall" setting. The prices are quite reasonable and the mussels are probably the best I've ever had in Belgium! It is quite the place for locals, as well as seasoned visitors. Stop by and have the mussels with the house sauce (garlic + tomatoes + onions + celery) as well as the tomato soup. Can't wait to come back!

  • Visited October 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“One of the best 'Belgian' fish restaurants”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

At first sight an old café, but do not forget to book timely in advance! Fish dishes are prepared in a straightforward way, but the freshness of the ingredients makes it all.

  • Visited October 2012
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London
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice, hearty food, but mixed standard of service”
Reviewed September 28, 2012

The standard of food is very good. Go with a big appetite, as it is on the hearty side.
However, we had an unfortunate experience with one of the waiters. The starter, which was brought to me, was not what I ordered and the waiter handled it badly, implying incorrectly that I was the one who was in the wrong. They did change it, but only grudgingly and they did not apologise. This would put me off going there again. It is not a cheap restaurant and they should do better than this.

  • Visited September 2012
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Brussels, Belgium
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46 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good value for money”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Went allready few times overthere with colleagues and certainly will go back.

Had a nice lunch. Food was fresh. And service is certainly great.

  • Visited August 2012
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