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The Open

$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, European, Asian, Thai
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Boulevard Saint-Michel 17, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 735 49 89
11:00 - 01:00
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104 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I discovered this place by chance, when some friends and I were searching for a place to eat after the normal lunch hours. The restaurant's name is quite suitable as they are indeed "open" when others are not. The kitchen operates from 12 noon until midnight, and the bar functions from 11am until 1am. They also deliver from 11:45am~2pm and... More 

Thank Janet W
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Proper, authentic Thai Green curry at the right level of heat/spiciness and not too sweet, unlike dinner less authentic places. Temperature was perfect. Lived in Asia for a half century and this was really good considering where this restaurant was located. Can't speak for the rest of the dishes, might come again to try. Curious, I checked with the waitress... More 

Thank Manjaman
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99 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I go from time to time to the open because I live in Brussels, food is good, a very interesting fusion of Asian and brasserie type meals, consistency in the quality of the dishes but what sets this place apart is the service, I have always been very well received, the waiters are very fast and attentive and it is... More 

Thank Claudiobxl
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We were visiting an elderly aunt who lives nearby and this is the second time we have been. Excellent food and service.

Thank brammo
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282 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Like most cafes, this place has great staff and a lovely wines... Yet it has a fabulous mix of Asian and more temperate tastes. The singer was nice, but we sat outside to have a chat at the table. Bathrooms are downstairs and could be difficult for those with mobility issues.

Thank Cornerturned
Dublin, Ireland
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Good service and the thai chicken curry was excellent - quite hot. lots of vegetables and generous portion of rice. Crackers served when seated were also good. Busy and looked liked lots of locals/regulars. Book if you want to sit outside

Thank 369Grainne123
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126 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Visited this with few colleagues for a lunch. The restaurant was full but we had pre-booked. The food was okay but not great. The service was a usual and prices were also reasonable. I may go again but not my first choice in the area.

Thank punitworld
Brussels, Belgium
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Visited this place with office colleagues for lunch and found that this has an open terrace which is really nice when sunny. The fact that restaurant was full means this one is popular. As of my opinion food was nothing special but not bad either. Same for price and service. May go again but not as a first choice option.

Thank punitw0rld
Brussels, Belgium
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

We like this restaurant a lot, good food, friendly and efficient service. I just wanted to give them special praise for a recent experience we had with their take-away service. As regulars, we made our usual booking through Pizza.be but a technical bug (more on Pizza.be side than The Open) in the transfer of the orders led to a considerable... More 

Thank Pushistik2015
Rixensart, Belgium
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117 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Had a Pave and an Onglet. Both excellent. A 50cl pitcher of red house wine, and exited happy full and only €55 lighter in the wallet. Service was excellent and multilingual. Don't know if I will be back but I would go back very happily.

Thank TallyHoH0Ho

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, European, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Saint-Michel 17, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 735 49 89

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?