Best Brussels Restaurants

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    10. Amadeus

    This atmospheric restaurant, located in a converted sculptor's studio, is perfect for a romantic dinner or an illicit meeting. Set near an ivy-covered courtyard, the restaurant features black walls, and only...

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    9. Maison du Cygne

    Who could imagine that this most elegant of restaurants was once a tavern where Karl Marx drank and where the Belgian Socialist Party was organized? Today, polished walnut walls are hung with original Brueghels, and...

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    8. La Quincaillerie

    "The Hardware Store" still boasts its original giant clock, wood paneling, and walls of storage drawers, designed in gorgeous Art Nouveau style by Victor Horta's students. The place is especially popular with local...

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    7. Bruneau

    Elegant in the extreme, acclaimed chef Jean-Pierre Bruneau's superbly refined French cuisine and romantic restaurant have earned him two Michelin stars and kept him at the forefront of the Brussels dining scene for...

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    6. 3 Couleurs

    It's worth taking the long taxi ride out to the "three colours" to sample its exquisite and delicate gourmet French creations. The dining area is spacious and uncluttered, with a beatiful terrace garden at the back...

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    5. La Manufacture

    As the name suggests, this building was a leather goods factory in a former life. Now, the only leather that's available covers banquette seats, which are pulled up to wood-and-stone tables. Hardwood floors and...

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    4. In 't Spinnekopke

    Authentic Belgian beer cuisine is the specialty at this classic cafe, which was originally a stagecoach inn built in the mid-1700s. The simple tiled floor and plain tables suit the country cuisine. Rabbit stewed in...

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    3. De l'Ogenblik

    Located in beautiful Galeries Royales St-Hubert, this traditional French bistro has ambiance to spare. Cozy, marble-topped tables are nestled close, and the floor is freshly sanded each morning. The food is a bit...

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    2. Comme Chez Soi

    Reserve a table two or three months in advance if you hope to dine at Brussels' most famous French restaurant on a Friday or Saturday night. If time's tight, consider a lunchtime reservation, when the restaurant is...

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    1. Bonsoir Clara

    It's somehow fitting for such a chic restaurant to be located in the city's fashion district. Bonsoir Clara serves eclectic cuisine that ranges from traditional Belgian to Italian to Asian. As a result, it's a great...

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