This elegant establishment is housed in a 17th-century building overlooking the Grand Place. At one point La Maison du Cygne was a popular cafe where in 1881 the Belgian Socialist Party was founded. Now it consists of one of the finest restaurants and bars in Brussels, where elegance, class and style are standard. There are five different rooms—the most coveted seats overlooking Grand Place. The cuisine is classic French, and the wine cellar has a permanent stock of no less than 70,000 bottles.
Le Bier Circus stays true to its name by offering a multitude of beers to try in a fun, circus-themed atmosphere. Its menu offers everything ranging from Lambics to Trappists. The servers are highly knowledgeable about beer and are very helpful in sharing their expertise. If you're hungry, Le Bier Circus also sells food with dishes ranging from pastas to Belgian cheese plates.
Stepping into La Mamma seems equivalent to stepping in Italy, with the aroma of fresh cheese wafting through the air and the sounds of the waitstaff talking to each other in rapid Italian. Serving authentic Italian fare from all corners of Italy along with a host of Italian wines, you are bound to love this place if you are a fan of this Mediterranean cuisine. Although they have a menu that changes seasonally depending on what’s available in the market, local favorites on the menu often include paccheri alla norma, spaghetti frutti di mar and the usual but well-curated selection of cheese and meat. If you are looking for high quality Italian food to satiate your appetite, look no further than La Mamma in Place Saint-Josse.
Opened in 2012, Kosmos has a lively ambiance which is highlighted by lovely mismatched decorative elements. This cafe and bar is a nice spot to enjoy a morning cuppa or happy hours. Nosh on their tasty bites with friends in tow.
Michael Collins Irish Pub will charm you in every way. This convivial place with its great service, lovely ambiance, delicious food and fantastic drinks is a nice spot to be with family and friends. Catch the latest games on their television screens or enjoy live music played every Friday. Enjoy their happy hours with a Guinness or Kilkenny. No matter what you do, you can be sure of a memorable time at this pub.
Standby is a popular place for sandwiches or a quick bite. Its vibrant ambiance is highlighted by graffiti, photos and paintings. Their innovative cuisine is inspired by various cooking styles which is reflected in their small plates, sandwiches and salads. Complement your meal with a cocktail or two.
Loft Resto & Bar is helmed by Pierre Masse and Asad Khan. Its swank industrial look, eccentric decorative elements is refreshing to the eye. Savor their succulent steaks that are perfectly seasoned along with delicious sides. Enjoy their happy hours with a drink or two.
Les Penates has an eclectic decor that is appealing. This wine bar is popular in the neighborhood and is a nice haunt to unwind over delicious drinks. They also serve tasty tapas-style dishes and sandwiches. Check out their blackboard for their daily specials which will surely appeal your palate. Whether it is for a quick bite or a drink, this place will charm you.