Greenwich is a historic cafe and has been a Brussels staple since 1916. The tavern is a gorgeous example of the popular Art Nouveau style with grand ceilings, gilded accents, black and white subway tiles and more. The famous Belgian beer pairs nicely with their popular mussels and fries dish, a surprisingly delicious combination.
Bon-Bon's menu changes often, depending on what is currently available in the local market, allowing the chef to work with the freshest ingredients possible. The Michelin-rated restaurant takes pride in offering inventive main courses as well as whimsical twists on desserts. The friendly staff is happy to guide diners in choosing wines to complement their meals.
This Michelin-rated brasserie combines traditional Belgian cuisine with international aesthetics and modern techniques. True gourmands should partake of the tasting menu, for which the chef surprises and delights diners with a series of inspired dishes. This eatery is very much in demand so be sure to reserve a table very far in advance.
The brainchild of chef Alexandre Dionisio, Alexandre opened its doors just a few weeks after Dionisio won the French version of TV's Top Chef. The creative menu focuses on bringing diners the best examples of modern French cuisine. The restaurant's main focus is fresh, seasonal cuisine, so the menu changes daily. If visiting for dinner, be sure to make reservations well in advance.
Comme Chez Soi has earned two Michelin stars and is one of the most renowned restaurants in the city. The art nouveau-style restaurant has an intimate dining room, a distinctive menu and a wine list to satisfy any avid foodie. Dining in the kitchen usually requires an advance reservation of two to three months for a Friday or Saturday night. Watching the restaurant staff at work is like watching a well-orchestrated ballet. The menu is comprised of set courses and a la carte options.
The Belga Queen in Brussels is a perfect example of a typical Belgian brasserie. The restaurant is divided into four parts: the restaurant, the oyster bar, a beer bar and a cigar club in what was once the vault of a former bank. The entire building itself is truly a stunning edifice designed in the Belle Époque style. The menus are dreamed up by acclaimed executive chef Antoine Pinto and go far beyond ingredients used in typical brasserie dishes. The beer bar provides guests with real "trappist" beers: seven beers on draft and more than 30 regional bottled beers. The oyster bar offers scrumptious seafood, prepared on the spot. Post dinner, the Belga Club offers Cuban cigars as well as an extensive cocktail list. The Club decor pays homage to the colonial Belgian Congo with its cushy, leather chairs and an atmosphere that transports you.
With love at the heart of this bistro's menu, it is hard to go wrong with any selection you make at Le Chou. Chef Dominique Aubry has put a new spin on the definition of "bistro food" by adding modern flare and technique to classic French and Belgian dishes. Le Chou offers a prix fixe menu, which includes dessert, and the large and enticing wine selection has something to compliment any dish on the menu.
This small eatery is a hit among the locals. A popular breakfast and lunch spot, The Break Time serves delicious sandwiches and cold as well as hot platters. They make their own bread daily and only use natural ingredients. Their portions are generous and very affordable. Savor their sandwiches like the Matador, Super Chicken and Le Croquant. Other dishes includes the like of Croque Monsieur, Lasagne and Moussaka. They also deliver and cater.
Cowfish offers diners a unique dining experience in the heart of the city. The creative prix fix menu and delicious burgers are what people come her for. The menu offers three options for lunch and three for dinner, the most basic being a choice of appetizer and main, or main dish and sweet. The lunch menu is priced more reasonably at EUR19 for the basic option. Opt for the Japanese beef tartare or watercress soup and goat cheese. The Codfish Truffles, Croque with Foie Gras and Porc Iberico Blackwell are raved about by regulars. Save room for dessert, their gaspacho strawberries are quite refreshing. The ambiance is elegant yet welcoming, the rustic gold-hues offset by chic black furniture. It's a great place for a casual date or evening out with friends.
Colonel is an ultra-luxurious restaurant serving exceptional aged steaks and French dishes. Sourcing the highest-quality ham, beef and sausages from diverse French regions, its dishes are a delight to sample. It obtains beef of cattle like Rubia Gallega, Normande and Charolais, and ages the meat for at least 30 days. Its prix fixe menus, albeit expensive, allow you to sample the chefs' best creations, especially the signature 4-week Dry Aged Rib Eye Steak. The ambiance here is classy but not intimidating, and the decor strives for a balance between casual and sophisticated. The Butcher's Counter within Colonel Restaurant is a chance for guests to purchase high-quality meats that they sampled during their meals here.
Though this might be off the tourist track, L'Entrée des Artistes is a popular spot in the neighborhood. Decked up with black and white photographs of regional and national television personalities, and with a huge chandelier as a centerpiece, this restaurant has a lovely ambiance to it. It is one of the best places in town to enjoy authentic Belgian cuisine. These traditional recipes are prepared with fresh local ingredients that are in season. The result is sublime food. Complement your meal with a Portuguese wine from their list.
Tram Experience offers a wonderful way of dining and sightseeing. Book your seats for a two hour sojourn on a renovated tram where you will get to see beautiful places in the city and delight in gourmet cuisines. Their menu keeps changing and so does the type of cuisine. You can also hire this unique restaurant for private events.