This hidden gem of an eatery is more than it appears. A warm cozy interior with walls painted in soft soothing shades of brown, wooden floorboards, candlelight and white table linen are the formula for this snug restaurant. While Le Petit Boxeur may be on the quainter side, the cuisine here is absolutely spectacular. The food is classic and traditional Belgian cuisine, but with a touch of modern technique and presentation.
Few will be able to resist this beautiful art deco bistro, located near Place du Chatelain, Avenue Louise and Avenue Waterloo. The French cuisine features mainly regional fare from places like Basque and Landes. Names such as Chipirones A La Plancha (baby squid) and Piquillos with Cod will be music to the ears for seafood lovers. This is also a great place for business lunches or dinners, receptions and cocktails or other kinds of special events; the owners also provide outside catering.
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.
Since its inauguration in 1953, Villa Lorraine restaurant has been a veritable gastronomic institution in Brussels. The first restaurant outside France to receive 3 Michelin Stars, the restaurant reflects elegance through its cuisine as well as the exquisite decor. Fine food lovers won't be disappointed. Every detail counts here, from what's on your plates and in your glasses to its decor, ambiance and fine service. The restaurant also boasts an on-site boutique, smoking room and a large room available for private events.
La Truffe Noire, which means the "black truffle," is one of the best restaurants in Brussels and has maintained its highly coveted Michelin star for several years. The delightful interior (choose the Tuscan or Venetian dining room) is rivaled only by the cuisine itself. Contrary to the restaurant's name, Chef Luigi Ciciriello actually prefers white Italian truffles. During the season, the choice of truffle dishes is unlimited. Try the pasta with cream and white truffles. Out of season, tasty meat and fish dishes are available.
Named after its inventive chef, Jean-Pierre Bruneau, this restaurant offers carefully prepared meals full of French delicacies. Bruneau's decor consists of leather booths, circular tables and pillows inspire conversation as rich as its food, making it a perfect spot for a business party or family gathering. The menu abounds with meat and seafood. An extensive wine list is available with many choices to complement your desired dish. Expect high society class combined with chic flare, perfect for anyone looking for a special night out.
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.
L'ancienne Poissonerie brings a true Italian dining experience to Brussels. Located in a building considered a cultural heritage site, its Art Noveau exterior immediately catches the eye. The inside of the restaurant brings past and present together with modern, comfortable tables and chairs overlooked by a ceramic mural from 1926. With only the highest quality ingredients used in its dishes, the menu utilizes traditional Italian favorites alongside more modern fare. Though the restaurant honors its name by serving a number of fish and seafood dishes, there is also a range of meats, pastas, and desserts to be enjoyed.
The Ars Vinorum is an epicurean delight, geared towards true-blue gourmets. Their selection of Italian wines, cheese, conserves, flavored olive oil and specialty foods are great for a special occasion or authentic Italian dinner. Discover a range of hard-to-find items like white truffles, olive oil from Naples and more. The restaurant features a charmingly rustic, cozy ambiance, ideal for a quiet meal with a date. The menu changes weekly, depending on what's in season. You'll find dishes like swordfish carpaccio with zuchini and capers; ravioli with braised meat sauce; swordfish steak with beans and fennel drizzled in olive oil. Their wine list features a fine selection from Italy, from fruity whites to robust reds.
Sporting an elegant, sedate decor that's highlighted by pretty light fixtures that gives it a rather whimsical appearance, L'Esprit de Sel Brasserie makes for a wonderful dine. Established in 1996, the dining destination offers a beautiful, intimate ambiance where you can enjoy a delicious, memorable meal with a special someone. The menu thus offered is a mix of French and Belgian preparations that are made using finest available ingredients. They also have a great range of vegetarian and vegan options available, making it perfect for a wide demographic of patrons. Although the prices may come across as a little steep, thanks to its ambiance, exception offerings and service, L'Esprit de Sel Brasserie is quite worth the expenditure it entails.
Not only does Bozar Brasserie have the usual French-Belgian fare, but it also serves an assortment of signature dishes. Dig into delicacies like Eel Mousse, Ox-Tongue house-smoked and salted, Pigeon from anjou grilled in the tandoor oven, and Beef Tenderloin from Bavaria. The Marinated Lake Trout and Rabbit baked in casserole are equally delicious. However, the best way to get a taste of the sumptuous meals they have on offer is to opt for one of the two prix fixe menus, Discovery or Confiance. Save room for an Eclair prepared with bourbon vanilla or the Glazed Meringue Cake for a sweet, flavorful ending. Set in a spacious place, with a cozy, quaint atmosphere, the restaurant is quite ideal, especially if you are bored of the usual fare.
Le III'ème Acte with its dim lighting, wooden accents, antique elements and red brick walls has an intimate look to it. This contemporary restaurant serves an inspired cuisine from various cooking styles across the globe with a Mediterranean flair. Their eclectic dishes are delightful to the palate as well as to the eyes. Complement your meal with French wines.