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Le Clan des Belges boasts a prime location at the heart of Brussels' social scene. The ambiance at this restaurant is intentionally reminiscent of the 1920s prohibition era. Its antiquarian decor is replete with industrial lamps, bookshelves, a gramophone and photographic memorabilia. Chef Joris creates a menu of traditional French and Belgian flavors served with fine wine and spirits. Classics include Côte de Bœuf, Cordon Bleu and top notch Mégacheeseburger. Le Clan des Belges also does a popular brunch on the weekends.
Il Pasticcio is hands down one of the best Italian eateries in Brussels. Their menu is extensive, offering traditional Italian dishes that are prepared with the utmost love and care. Order the spaghetti with clams and sit outside on the charming terrace, or dine inside, where it is dimly lit and romantic.
Jat' Café offers a range of delicious and refreshing coffees, smoothies, and juices that are sure to keep you coming back. Located on Rue de Namur, just a few steps away from the Royal Palace of Brussels. They have a nice little patio arrangement that overlooks an interesting and busy scene downtown. Top picks here include caramel milkshake, latte macchiato and cappuccino, to name a few. Apart from these stellar beverages, Jat' Café also serves a small selection of snacks and bites, which includes soups, salads, sandwiches, cakes, bagels, pastries and other baked goodies.
Strategically located near Avenue Louise, this charming tea room, is a nice spot for a quick bite and a sip of a refreshing beverage. La Crèmerie de la Vache offers a wide variety of teas that are lovingly brewed. Nosh on tasty snacks before you start shopping or exploring the area again. The patio makes for a great vantage point from which you can observe the neighborhood.
A traditional Belgian favorite, this fry stand is the oldest in Belgium. Large potatoes are cut into thick strips and fried to golden perfection, then served in a paper cone or even on a baguette with a hot dog. A dozen or so different sauces are the perfect accompaniment. The line is usually quite long for this popular frite stand, but the delicious and simple comfort food is more than worth it. Grab your order from Maison Antoine and head to one of the nearest bistros to enjoy with a nice cold brew and watch as the world passes you by.
For most visitors to Brussels, this is the place to sample Belgian cuisine and mussels. The decor is simple and modern, and the dining room always seems full of customers. The kitchen is best known for its moules-frites (mussels and french fries), but other quality seafood dishes are also available at Chez Léon. Outdoor seating is available during the warmer summer months.
If you're looking for some classic American food in the center of Brussels, head to The Food Box. Order up freshly made staples like the classic cheeseburger or bacon burger, or get a little more adventurous with items like the jalapeno burger, the basil burger or the Mexican burger. Aside from the burgers, diners can also opt for a selection of pastas, salads, hot dogs and milkshakes. A great place to come enjoy some casual American fare.
If you love nothing more than some expertly prepared fish and chips, then Bia Mara is the place for you. The menu here features over fifty styles of fish and chips using different varieties like haddock and seabass. The fish can be spiced with different flavors including lemon and fennel, Cajun spices, and Jamaican Jerk spices. All dishes come with seaweed salted chips. The fish here is always super fresh, and the restaurant is committed to sustainability, with them using recycled oil and reusable and biodegradable products to serve their food.
Houtsiplou's signature dishes are the burgers. On offer are a wide range of delicious options perfect for kids and adults alike. Toys are included in the meal for kids. Adults can opt for tofu burgers and other healthy choices. And don't fear - if you aren't in the mood for burgers, the menu also features pasta and salads. The patio makes for a relaxing hangout on a nice day.
As you enter this little tea room, the aroma of oven fresh buns, cookies and breads will engulf your senses. With a cozy ambiance, A.M. Sweet Tea Room will surprise you in more ways than one. Candies, chocolates, cakes and butter cookies are highly recommended by regulars. Drop by on a beautiful summer afternoon and savor the delights that this wonderful place has to offer.