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“A hidden gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of De Kleine Stoof - CLOSED

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De Kleine Stoof
Price range: $28 - $35
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Brussels
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202 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
“A hidden gem”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

Price/quality-wise this is one of the greatest discoveries you can make in the Belgian region of Limburg. This small restaurant (about 20 people can be seated) is located in an old barn and looks at the same time warm and relaxed, and stylish and luxurious. It's being run by a couple with almost no help, which explains the very low prices (4 course set menus for 35 or 50€). The service is fitting with the surroundings: very friendly without being overly familiar.
I have been here at least 6 or 7 times and every meal was a lovely surprise. The cooking is subtle, with ingredients that match perfectly although the combinations are definitely not always obvious. Almost every dish offers a new and surprising combination of tastes.
In short: what you get here is a near-Michelin-star-experience for half the price. Vaut le voyage.

  • Visited November 2012
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English first
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194 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“lovely food”
Reviewed August 4, 2011

we had a great evening, the 4 course menu at 48euros was splendit. every dish was well looked after, the food was perfectly paired on every plate and the lamb was perfecly prepared. it was surprising to see only 6 ppl including the 2 of us were dining here. on previous visits we saw more ppl but, unfortunatly the wait to be served our dishes was considerable and, although the food was still ui to standards it lacked the finesse it had with fewer guests in this overall lovely old barn.

  • Visited August 2011
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