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Take a break after venturing through the Museum of Fine Arts at Museum Brasserie for a Belgian meal presented with an artistic, contemporary twist. The restaurant's interior features minimalist architecture and black chandeliers draw in Flemish hipsters for a culinary equivalent to the museum's fine art. Refer to the website for details, as reservations are required.
Dubbed by food critics as the "King of Gourmet" in Brussels, this French restaurant was established by two Parisian taste-makers. Kwint offers the highest quality ingredients for intricate dishes such as mussel casserole and quail tournedos (quail and steak). The stunning architecture of the restaurant, designed by the Belgian Arne Quinze, parallels the sophistication of its menu, making Kwint a truly luxurious environment.
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.
In operation since 1921, Aux Armes de Bruxelles, located on the bustling rue des Bouchers, manages to still be one of the most popular in the neighborhood. It boasts among its past patrons Placido Domingo, as well as King Léopold III. Its three salons (the Rotonde, the Brasserie and the Bodega), can accommodate from 15 to 160 guests. The kitchen serves traditional cuisine, including oysters, an array of seafood, cheese fondue, meat and poultry. Try the cod in mussels sauce. This place is not inexpensive, but it's definitely worth the money.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bending tradition, quality and creativity, this little restaurant attracts locals and tourists alike. With Chef Damien Vanderhoeven leading the kitchen, the dishes are unforgettably fresh and the service won't disappoint you either! The menu changes every 2 months depending on the seasonality and availability of fresh ingredients. From foie gras, Breton Langoustine to delectable ice creams, rolls etc, you can try a variety of dishes and also an extensive wine list to go with it. A must-try, this gourmet restaurant is adored by critics and regular patrons.