First off I was surprised by the beer. I drink 2 bottles of beer a year. If I ate at this brasserie twice a week I would drink 106 bottles a year. I never knew beer could taste like a rich food. The restaurant specializes and has more Belgian beer than I thought could be made a one country so small.
The décor, menu and price remind me of a working man's bar or restaurant. It has a comfortable feeling with a big bar and lots of wood. This was not a hustle and bustle place. My friend and I had time to eat talk and relax which is what we were looking for.
My friend had lived in France and spent time in Brussels and said the food was authentic. I enjoyed Mussels in a cream and garlic sauce along with frites which were tasty and the broth was delicious.
I will happily go back when I am in New York again since the price for midtown was very good.