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La Villette

) #189 of 3,135 Restaurants in Brussels $$ - $$$ , European
Rue du Vieux Marche aux Grains 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 75 50
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good42%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (33 reviews)
“mussels” (45 reviews)
“creme brulee” (9 reviews)
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Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
Rue du Vieux Marche aux Grains 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reservation required, this restaurant offers a good selection of beers and wines. Old style belgium cuisine, very friendly service and nicely priced.

Thank dennis d
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Small resturant which was recommended to us chicken in pastry was the best dish we had in Belgium. Staff very helpful and friendly. Good selection of beer and they recommended beers to match your meal. A must if you are in Brussels

Thank Alijohnsto
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lovely evening with my husband. Sat inside the restaurant with very inviting traditional decor. Staff and food were fantastic. Definitely on our list to revisit.

Thank karenmjns
Reviewed 24 May 2017

If you are looking for basic Belgian comfort food in a pleasant setting, this is a good place. If you are looking for haut cuisine, go some place else. The restaurant is very close to Place Ste Catherine and all the fish restaurants there, but...More

Thank PrinceConsort
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Easy location, excellent food and good selection of local beers. Good staff, family-friendly. Highly recommended

Thank fadiasg
Reviewed 9 May 2017

High end Brussels restaurant with local dishes and a range of local beers. Very good service, a great atmosphere and excellent food, but it is not cheap.

Thank Simontheeditor
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Booking seems to be essential, and when we found the restaurant - I felt like I'd done a good job! It's a great looking archetypal Belgian restaurant. On the inside, it's cosy and friendly. The food was very good and the staff are attentive. In...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Okay I know nothing of how a place earns a Michelin Star. This restaurant deserves one. The food was absolutely mouthwateringly delicious. The specials were indeed special! The cod with white asparagus melted in my mouth. The veal with local cheese was raved about by...More

Thank Danbp1
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Super friendly good food, seeminy a place favored by guest from overseas, bit I found manages well to stay authentic like , huge beer portfolio, open wine rhône is a perfect match f beef

Thank kimbertyr
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Had a great dinner in this little restaurant! Very friendly staff (especially the lady of the house) and fantastic food! Only little minor point, the portions aren't really big but because it tasted so good, I never made a problem of that! Must eat!

Thank Steven L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$35
Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue du Vieux Marche aux Grains 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 75 50
  • E-mail
La Villette restaurant, opposite lovely St Catherine Church, is as Belgian as it can possibly be. The charming old stucco-fronted building is overhung with awnings, while inside the quaint checkered table cloths, rust wood-panelled walls, country chairs, old framed advertising, and chalkboard menu of specials make this a landmark of postcard Belgian-ness. Yes, you will find tourists here, but also savvy locals who understand that La Villette boasts a more imaginative menu, especially of la cuisine á la biére, than most St Catherine’s establishments. Its forty-strong carte of beers is a powerful incentive, too. Try starter of hot brochette of small Belgian sausages served with two jams, Belgian endive and onion, main course of seasonal mussels with escargot sauce or Fleish beef stew with Maredsous beer, and dessert of crème brûlée ‘the Chimay’s way’, unlike any you’ve tried before.
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