Unassuming Brussels is the capital of Belgium, Flanders and Europe. Medieval Grand-Place, is indeed grand, with many 17th-century buildings and daily flower markets. Reopened in 2006, the Atomium, Brussels' Eiffel Tower, provides great views, inside and out. Architecture fans should visit Musee Horta, home of Belgian master architect Victor Horta. St. Gery's clubs and bars are packed year-round. Seafood eateries abound in Ste. Catherine. Walk, rather than get snarled up in traffic, in the narrow streets.
Things to do in Brussels
4.5 based on 870 reviews
2 Michelin star restaurant** run by Chef Lionel Rigolet, his wife Laurence and their incredible team.
The food was very good. But not a patch in other restaurants I have eaten at with Michelin stars. Everything else was frankly a bit of a farce. We almost left as the waiter and the staff got increasingly confused over a dietary requirement they had checked twice in advance. They then told us that they don’t really bother to accommodate as some people say they are gluten-intolerant and then order pancakes. My friend has a religious dietary restriction. In the end, they did provide alternatives but it felt like too much effort. And then the bill was charged in Sterling when we requested to be charged in Euros. They acknowledged the bad service but did nothing about it. We won’t go back and won’t be recommending.
4.5 based on 505 reviews
From the moment you arrive, everyone will go out of their way to make you feel comfortable. Relaxed and elegant atmosphere. Exquisite Gewurztraminer. Extraordinary concoctions. Black truffle dishes incorporated into the 5-course menu we had selected. Open kitchen. Extremely friendly and attentive staff. Chef Hardiquest: you gave us a memorable experience today. Thank you!
4.5 based on 809 reviews
The classement today of the restaurant is 8 in the section Tea and coffee but we are a real restaurant (bistronomie) with 600 different kind of wines kind regards
I booked this place for dinner on our wedding annivesary and was so looking forward to the experience given the great reviews. I noticed a number of couples walking into the restaurant asking for tables but they were turned away, which to me was impressive as most of the customer base seemed to be regulars. The staff were very helpful and had great knowledge of the menu. I asked about the beef/steak onglet and was asked how I would like it cooked? I replied 'medium' and then I was then informed that this would not be possible as the chef wouldn't allow this to happen and it had to be rare. This is the first time I have ever experienced this in any restaurant and I find it shocking as the paying customer, regardless of what the chef thinks or opinions on how something is cooked. I ended up with beef cheek and beetroot, the beef was lovely but there was far too much beetroot on the plate. To make matters worse, my wife had the pork chop and about half way through she noticed blood starting to seep out of the meat! Given the response to me wanting my steak being cooked how I would like it? The waiter was very polite and offered to change the pork but by this time we had seen enough, and we asked for the bill and left. There was no discount or refund offered for the undercooked pork, and as much as I find that dissapointing I really couldn't be bothered to argue this point on our anniversary. I was suprised by our experience as the place is lovely, the staff were knowledgable and the majority of the reviews looked fantastic.
4.5 based on 930 reviews
On my last trip to Brussels, I ate at The Lobster House, which is close by the famous Grand Place - often considered the most beautiful square in Europe.
It was an awesome meal - with freshly baked bread by Karim, the owner, fish Soup and the Grilled Mixed Fish Royal, which is a big serving meant for two persons. The Mixed Grill is offered together with paella. There was half a lobster, king prawns, shrimps, sea bass, salmon and cod fish. The lobster was very fresh, and tasty. The salmon was a little over cooked, as I often find it perfect with a little of the meat inside left slightly uncooked. Both and sea bass and cod were very nice.
I enjoyed the fish soup, and the bread very much too.
It was indeed an excellent meal. The Mixed Grill costs €49, but worth every penny of it. I would highly recommend for all who love seafood and fish.
Karim, the owner is very friendly and will help you with your order of the food.
When you are in Brussels, don't miss out having a big feast here.
How to find The Lobster House
Walk along Rue De La Montagne, and when you see the SUPERDRY Store, right on the opposite side, you find the LES GALERIES ROYALES DE Saint-Hubert, walk through the arcade, and on the first left turn, turn Left and you will find the sign - THE LOBSTER HOUSE.
4.5 based on 344 reviews
Gastronomic restaurant with beautifull winelist
I went to the Alexander for a birthday lunch.
So I was very surprised to got all the restaurant place dedicated for this event! A small place!
Service was perfect for this big group. The food was very tasty, very creative, and artistically dressed! Every dish was a marvelous surprise. Wines where in perfect harmony with the different plates. Also the dishes plates were chosen in harmony with the food. So you can get there for an event of for a lovely diner. I recommend. ... and will be back soon!
4.5 based on 2 reviews
Absolutely the best pasta I’ve had- even in Italy! Patrizia is the chef and is a true gem!
Silvano takes care of every customer like family. Miriam, their daughter is superb. They are the sweetest Italian family! The waiters Joe and Nakita are so friendly and you feel like you are home. This is a must visit place when in Brussels! They are packed every night so make a reservation early! I recommend the squid ink pasta- my favorite bit you won’t be disappointed with anything as it’s all homemade with Amore!
4.5 based on 445 reviews
Let's start by saying that the food is proper portuguese, well prepared and presented. We had seafood mainly, and it conpares well with what you would expect to eat in a good restaurant in, say, Tavira. However, choice is very limited, wait is very long, wines are overpriced and space limited. Price, overall, a bit over Bxl standards. So, all in all, nice for a romantic evening, not for a family meal.
5 based on 1 reviews
I really like this place! you can find various kind of Sandwich in here! Also he's only person who run everything in this place, so maybe it's take time for waiting or in queue. but i was so lucky that i haven't wait to long, i had try 37 on menu list and it's really really good! you will get whole piece of cheese and various type of cheese that you want to have. And Garby he's really nice and positive thinking guys and can enjoy to talk with him while we waiting or in queue.But Sandwich is really worth every single penny that you pay for hahaha.
4.5 based on 160 reviews
le second degré, another side of Italian cuisine.
This is how restaurant for couples should be in school books.
You sit close to your partner. Service is relaxed and soft. Food is a triumph a triumph. I have been in all continents, 5 stars to street food, but in Brussels this is my place.
4.5 based on 185 reviews
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