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La Maison du Cygne

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French, Belgian, European, Gastropub, Pub
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Grand Place 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 82 44
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Today
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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96 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Considering that this is one of the Brussels classic restaurants situated on Grand Place in the middle of the tourist district I would expect more. They deliver good but quite unimaginative food. They tried with artichokes and filet americain (raw minced beef). It tasted really nice but looked less than interesting. The main was another Brussels classic - Lamb rack... More 

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Thank EBMalmoe
Brussels
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

La maison du Cygne has a fantastic location, bang in the middle of Grand Place. The views from the balcony are stunning, if you are in the function room on the second floor. The decor is very traditional and has a certain charm but as a restaurant it leaves something to be desired. The quality of the food is very... More 

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Siesta Key, Florida
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107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

As I mentioned in my review of the Amigo; Belgium, and Brussels are wonderful places. Walking around the Grand Place I discovered Cygne. Belgium food is a little different than French. I continue to debate with myself whether I prefer steak and frites from Belgium or France. Typically, one has beer in Belgium and wine in France. Right now I... More 

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

La maison du cygne is a very well known restaurant, even my father took customers there. A beautiful setting, on the grand place. So I invited bussines friends, we were eight. The champagne was good, but then.... As you can read my mind, or the chef wasn't there or it was payback time. Most of us had a entrée which... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

a place where eat! typical belgian food, amazing quality and great location. if you choose the daily menu it costs 15€, otherwise the price range is between 40-70€.

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Jakarta
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76 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

We had our dinner event at this beautiful place. This place has a long history that give an added value to the experience. The architecture and the interior resemble the experience of dining with the royals. The service was also good. Food was delicious. Especially their scallops and lobsters. This is an exquisite place and a must try forbthose who... More 

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Marlow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

it wasnt expensive, and the food was really good, the service a little formal and the place also fairly formal feeling. definitely worth the visit which we had with our two belgian friends last week. i saw the mixed reviews but thought we should give it a try because it was highly recommended. we had the market menu which was... More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

I went to this resto with a degree of trepidation. Surely it is over-priced and will disappoint due to its o so touristy location? The Grand Place in the heart of Brussels is about as touristy as you can get. Not at all. There was evidently a business clientele and it was quiet on a Monday night in February in... More 

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Rome, Italy
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126 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

For the price, location, and general reputation I would have expected better service and not the frosty treatment we encountered. This place was recommended by a Belgian friend, unfortunately we were not impressed. I have read the other reviews and it seems guests are selectively treated well whereas others receive rudeness. We are unlikely to return.

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Ely, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

Attentive service. Well presented food. Still cannot understand the 170 Euro per head price tag for the meal - wine extra!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$64
Cuisine
French, Belgian, European, Gastropub, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
Saturday
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Place 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 82 44
Description
- - We inform you that your restaurant La Maison du Cygne will be closed for an indefinite period. All the team of La Maison du Cygne thanks you for your trust and hope to welcome you very soon again ! - - La Maison du Cygne restaurant in Brussels: grand dining on the Grand Place. When you enter this exquisite 17th century mansion in the heart of Brussels' most famous square, you enter a world of refinement and harmony. The building was once the home of the Butchers Guild and where captains of industry and high-flyers now dine, Karl Marx once drafted his manifesto. That's the sort of surreal fact Belgians delight in. The décor is grande dame traditional, with velvet banquettes, ornate paneling and woodwork, fine art paintings, white napery, fine china and crystal, and lovely views over the square. The carte is haute traditional with innovative nuances, under the creative touch of award-winning chef Donald Loriaux. Dishes include starter of waterzooi de homard, a local soup speciality, main course of tournedos with green peppercorns. The monumental wine cellar sets the standard.

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