French With friends


Average price €43
122 reviews

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 1 couvert(s) Simple restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

A loyal band of regulars add a warm, friendly vibe to this former café, which has lost none of its authentic charm since it first opened its doors ...

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price €43 Special request
Petite marmite de poissons fins en bouillabaisse, rouille et croutons
Mille-feuille de saumon et d’écrevisses au coulis de langoustines
Noisettes de biche Arlequin, pomme-fruit aux airelles et rissoles aux marrons

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Ratings & Reviews

based on 122 reviews
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Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :8.1/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. John L.
    John L.
    • one review

    I arrived much earlier than booked, and although busy they were only to happy to accommodate me in the upstairs dining room. I stuck with fish (Palourdes Poelées followed by a Bouillabaisse) wine-list was good - I had a decent Touraine Sauvignon from Paul Buisse. Hadn't been here since a child nearly 40yrs ago. The interior and the atmosphere hasn't diminished. A charming trip down memory lane. Strongly recommend. J

  2. Anastasia  O.
    Anastasia O.
    • 2 reviews

    We waited for our reservation for 20 min, did not get an apology. The table that we were offered was dirty, asked the waiter to clean it. He threw the stinky duster on our table. Then I saw how he touched French fries which he served for other guests with his hand. While in the other hand he was holding this duster. I said to the waiter that we were not happy with the service and then he shouted to other waiters that he did not want to serve us because we are driving him crazy. He said it in French obviously thinking that we do not understand French. And we were not rude or something, just said that we waited for too long. The food was very mediocre. In the end I said that we are not happy with the service and the waiter explained that there was no reservation for us. But if so he should have said it in the very beginning. And this just not justify rude, unpleasant and anti hygiene behavior of waters.

  3. Norman M.
    Norman M.
    • one review

    Service was very slow - had to ask for drinks before the meal on numerous occasions before they were delivered; likewise, ordering from the menu One of our party of three was unable to order his preferred starter as it was not available; two of our party were unable to order their preferred main course because they were unavailable At least one of the main courses was overcooked Albeit many years ago, the last occasion when I visited this restaurant, the experience was outstanding; on the basis of this experience, I shall not be returning

  4. Josep J.
    Josep J.
    • 2 reviews

    Really nice place. Bistro atmosphere. Great meals with a broad "carte" to choose. Price is high but worthy with the quality and location.

  5. Carole H.
    Carole H.
    • 29 reviews

    a really nice hidden restaurant not far from the Grand Place in a bistro atmosphere. Foos wad really good and tasty! we tried Bœuf sauté Strogonoff and the duck : really good choice! For the service, ok but not the best I experienced. A bit pricey but I would definitely recommend this place!

  6. Dominique k.
    Dominique k.
    • 3 reviews

    we got places in a room with a large group of new years party people ... very noisy ...

  7. Anne S.
    Anne S.
    • 11 reviews


  8. Cesar P.
    Cesar P.
    • 3 reviews

    Excelent restaurant!

  9. Bruno D.
    Bruno D.
    • one review

    Great local restaurant with solid food and service

  10. Michael L.
    Michael L.
    • 2 reviews

    The waiter was clearly in a bad mood today. He was rude and definitely didn't like his job. We avoided all contact. The food was tasty but way overpriced, nice location near to the gallery. Because of the bad bad bad service it's an absolute and total no go for me.

  11. Joao C.
    Joao C.
    • 15 reviews

    They told me I had no reservation. I was seated next to the coffee machine. There was a quarrel going on between the personnel. The foie was not good. They must do something to return to its former glory.

  12. Nicolas D.
    Nicolas D.
    • 17 reviews

    Excellent traditional Brussels restaurant with an innovative twist and excellent service

  13. Seamus M.
    Seamus M.
    • 10 reviews

    A real Gem in downtown Brussels

  14. Kare M.
    Kare M.
    • 12 reviews

    The food was good but pricey, the service was nonexsistant

  15. Danielle  L.
    Danielle L.
    • 2 reviews

    Excellent food with prompt, efficient service in a very nice atmosphere. Would highly recommend!

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More information

Opening time

Lunch: from 12 to 2.30 PM (except Sunday)

Dinner: from 7 to 12 PM (except Sunday)

How to get to the restaurant

1, galerie des Princes, 1000, Brussels, Belgium

Public transport

Bus Arenberg (B29-B38-B63-B66-B71) - Metro De Brouckere (M1-M5) - Gare de Bruxelles-Central

Directions to get there

, Central Station, De Brouckère, Grand-Place

About the restaurant

THIS RESTAURANT ON GALERIE DES PRINCES has been well-known for 40 years. Its typical bistro look, with wooden benches and pretty green lamps always attracts people.

ON THE MENU are the enduing classics of the brasserie. But this gourmet destination also offers more original dishes.

ALL THE DISHES are prepared with flair, using fresh products.


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