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Restaurants in Brussels

Our star ratings:
exceptional, earned by few
excellent, well worth a visit
very good, give it a try
satisfactory dining
NR not rated

Alphabetical order Sorted by ratings
Comme chez Soi NR
Leon de Bruxelles NR
Maison du Cygne NR
Ogenblik NR
The Sea Grill NR
Wittamer NR

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The Sea Grill at Radisson Sas, Rue du Fosse-aux-Loups 47, Tel: 32-2-219-28-28; Fax: 32-2-219-62-62

Belgians love their fine dining and the city is replete with good choices, not inexpensive though. Within the confines of the Radisson Sas hotel is a beautifully designed 2-star Michelin restaurant, The Sea Grill. Etched-glass murals illustrate the Artic seas, the seating is exceptionally comfortable and the service friendly and knowledgable. We had a spectacular meal. The cuisine meets the criteria for health-conscious gourmet dining with ease. The young chef works wonders with products of the sea, including Brittany lobster pressed at your table. And desserts are special, too.

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Wittamer, 12 Place du Grand Sablon, Tel: 32-2-512-37-42

Wittamer, is the place to go for a light lunch or tea and pastry. If the weather is good, sit outside and enjoy the passing parade and the pretty square; otherwise, upstairs for breakfast, light lunch or a snack.

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Comme chez Soi, Place Rouppe 23, Tel: 32-2-512-2921

This three-star Michelin restaurant was a disappointment. Very expensive, staid and tired classic cuisine. No comparison to The Sea Grill.

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Maison du Cygne, Rue Charles Buyls Tel: 32-2-511-8244

Classic cuisine in a 17th century guild hall; walls hung with old Masters. Try the monkfish and leeks. Expensive.

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Ogenblik, Galeries des Prince, 1. Tel:32-2-511-6151

Old-time bistro style, including sawdust on the floor. Hard to find healthy-conscious dining, so save the calories for this place. Try the rack of lamb or lobster, salmon and crayfish tails in a crust.

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Leon de Bruxelles, Rue des Bouchers 18, Tel: 32-2-511-1415

This hundred year old institution (now in Paris as well) is renowned for its heaping platters of mussels, eels in green sauce and french fries. Try their beer. Great fun. Modestly priced.

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