This is definitely not McDonalds! The menu is slanted towards burgers & frites, so while the choices are relatively few, what they do make, they make well and with obvious pride.
The restaurant inside the tram is very small (I think it could seat 10 max) but not cramped, and I suggest you make reservations if that is where you want to sit. Outside there are picnic benches, which would be quite nice when the weather cooperates. One thing to note was that you see everything in the tram: front is where take-out is ordered, middle is the kitchen, and the back is the restaurant area. What amazed me is that it didn't get hot from the cooking or smell like grease. Must have been some sort of amazing ventilation system to do that, particularly since you didn't hear the exhaust fan.
The burger menu is nothing adventurous - it's not Les Filles du Tram, which also makes excellent burgers (my wife's favorite - interesting how both are related to trams) and has a much broader choice - but what makes them stand apart is the patty, the heart of the burger. The meat was perfectly cooked, tender with a crispy exterior, and exploding with juice. It was one of the best burgers I have ever eaten. The only negative is that I found it expensive for burgers, but not out of line for what you pay for a good burger in Brussels (I still think of North American prices for meals, so everything seems expensive here, especially burgers). But the three young people working at the Tram take real - and justified - pride in their cuisine (not a word you often associate with burgers, but it is appropriate here) and use the best quality, local ingredients.
Another bonus - and a bit of a surprise - was how amazing their fries were! They were perfectly fried, with that crispy, almost translucent exterior and soft, starchy interior. Magnifique!
For the families, I would add that there is a nice little park right next to the tram, which is a real bonus for restless kids waiting for their meal (or you for a table). Another bonus for those who drive is that this is not downtown (or even Place Flagey), so parking is relatively easy and driving is a lot easier than in those areas.
Bottom line: we highly recommend the Tram de Boisfort and will definitely be going again to one of our greatest Brussels discoveries.
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