Best Restaurants

Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore Brussels dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don't have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our Brussels Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can't miss.


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 candlelight and dim recessed lighting...  Read More

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 uniformed waiters provide...  Read More

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 businesspeople, who pop in...  Read More

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 many years. Using only the...  Read More

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 for al fresco dining in...  Read More

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 exposed ductwork give the...  Read More

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 beer and a sausage hotpot are...  Read More

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 more sophisticated. Grilled...  Read More

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 less busy. Chef-owner Pierre...  Read More

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 spot to bring a group for...  Read More

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