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A Foodie Guide To Brussels' Best Restaurants

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October 10, 2017 / Belgian / By
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The first thing we need to say about Belgium’s food scene is that it is absolutely amazing but sadly underrated. Most people think about mussels, beer, and French fries when they think of Belgium’s cuisine, however, the country has so much more to offer in terms of food. For the best foodie experience in the country, we advise you to visit Brussels and explore various restaurants in the city. We can guarantee you will be impressed by the delicious food, amazing décor, and the Belgian beer. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve made a list of Brussels’ best restaurants for you so you can start with these and then explore other places in the city and don’t forget to share your experience with our foodies!

Le Pigeon Noir

Image source: Le Pigeon Noir Facebook

Le Pigeon Noir is a small restaurant that serves traditional dishes influenced by the French cooking style.

At Le Pigeon Noir you can enjoy some of the best pigeon dishes in the world including roasted pigeon or pigeon pate but you can also impress your taste buds with some amazing red wine that goes so well with the dishes in the menu.

Toukoul

Image source: Toukoul Facebook

Toukoul is an Ethiopian restaurant with an amazing interior that features unique Ethiopian sculptures and décor pieces brought from Ethiopia. During the weekends, Toukoul hosts jazz and blues concerts for the public. The local artists are very talented so if you can pay a visit to the restaurant during weekend evenings, you will be able to listen to them while you are enjoying your meal.

Some of the most aromatic fried meats can be found at Toukoul but the drinks menu is also quite impressive.

Noordzee — La Mer du Nord

Image source: Noordzee — La Mer du Nord Facebook

Noordzee or La Mer du Nord is a fish bar situated in the middle of the city. Technically Noordzee – La Mer du Nord is not a restaurant but if you are wandering around the stress of Brussels, you have to stop here to indulge in their amazing seafood dishes.

Noordzee – La Mer du Nord serves seasonal seafood soups but also delicious mussels, fried calamari, scallops and shrimp croquettes. You can also test numerous types of Belgian beers or enjoy a glass of wine with your fast and yummy seafood meal.

La Quincaillerie

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La Quincaillerie will fascinate you with its amazing Art Deco architecture the minute you step in. The ambiance is perfect for those who love traditional restaurants that have a lot of personality.

The dishes served at La Quincaillerie are a mix of traditional cuisine combined with contemporary plating elegance. Foodies who love oysters should start their meal at the oyster's bar and then go to their table for some of the best dishes inspired from France’s traditional cuisine. All the dishes are made with seasonal and local produced ingredients so you can add fresh on top of delicious for La Quincaillerie’s dishes.

Vismet

Image source: Vismet Facebook and Vismet Website

Vismet is another classic restaurant of Brussels that serves seafood prepared by a chef that is trained in classic Flemish cuisine. In out opinion, Vismet si the place where you can enjoy the best seafood in the city.

The shrimp croquettes served at Vismet are to-die-for but there are numerous other dishes in the menu that will satisfy your seafood cravings.

Belga Queen

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Belga Queen is an established that has beautifully-stained glass ceilings, striking marble columns, and beautiful contemporary sculptures. The mix of 19th century Belgian architecture and the modern touches make this place a sophisticated establishment where foodies can enjoy a variety of eclectic dishes.

From the classics that are served year round to seasonal dishes that differ from season to season, Belga Queen surely satisfies its visitors. You can order a seafood plater if you prefer seafood dishes but we highly recommend the traditional brasserie dishes as well.

Comme Chez Soi

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Comme Che Soi is usually featured on all the lists of Brussels restaurants and for a good reason. This dining venue showcases the rich cultural heritage of the country through historic its historic décor that features art nouveau mirrors, majestic furniture, and stained glass ceilings.

Comme Chez Soi is a Michelin-starred restaurant that serves a six-course menu that includes numerous signature dishes.

Aux Armes de Bruxelles

Image source: Aux Armes de Bruxelles

Probably the oldest restaurant in the city, Aux Armes de Bruxelles, is the place you can go to if you want to enjoy some of the most classic Belgian dishes. From beer and beef stew to traditional mussels, Aux Armes de Bruxelles is there to serve you the best of Belgian cuisine.

Contrary to popular belief, the locals do not eat mussels at home, they go out and enjoy them in a classic Belgian restaurant like Aux Armes de Bruxelles so if you visit this establishment, you will probably see the locals eat the delicious mussels at the table next to you.

Umamido

Image source: Umamido

Brussels has numerous restaurants that serve traditional Belgian dishes or classic French cuisine dishes, but Brussels is also the place where you enjoy ramen. Umamido is the place we recommend for ramen in Brussels. This small ramen shop was founded by a Belgian who used to live in Japan. After his return to Belgium, he decided to open a place that will serve some of the most delicious ramens in the city.

Umamido’s chef is actually a Polish chef so don’t expect a classic ramen, expect amazing Polish flavors added to the classic ramen recipe.

Au Vieux Bruxelles

Image source: Au Vieux Bruxelles Facebook

Au Vieux Bruxelles has been situated in the middle of St. Boniface since the late 19th century and it is considered one of the most Bruxellois restaurants of the city. The décor is quite simple but the ambiance will make you feel the atmosphere of an old era.

When it comes to the menu, expect some of the most delicious Belgian dishes you ever tried. We know we said it a few times, but you have to try the mussels. As a side dish, you will have some delicious and crispy chips. As for drinks, go for some Belgian beers, of course.


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