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) #86 of 3,135 Restaurants in Brussels $$ - $$$ French, , Seafood
Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 20 84
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good49%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 302 reviews

Reviewed 10 July 2017

I have been here with my wife and we really enjoyed our time and the dinner we head there. The service was very friendly and thoughtful as well. We have chosen the 3-course menu and everything was very tasty. If you need to find a...More

Thank cancellarius
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I have been there so many times... Perfect service ( they even recognised me after nearly 10 years of absence, as the waiters were still the same...) Perfect seafood, but almost anything is good. They have their own pastry chef as well, And the crowd...More

Thank ourfrenchimpressions
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Nice find among numerous touristy restaurants nearby. Service was great as was the seafood. One of our group got the steak and said it was only OK...this is no surprise for a European restaurant... ;). By pass all the other places hawking "great food" for...More

Thank Spencer B
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

If you like a nice restaurant with a good atmosphere and friendly service-and if you also happen to like sea food - good wines - then try the Scheltema.

Thank Marc D
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Excellent local cuisine. Delicious local wines and very attentive and helpful wait staff. No rush, so were able to experience a very leisurely lunch and enjoy the local atmosphere.

Thank Bernd S
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Food is average but very expensive, service is slow, many waiters have an attitude, the place is really uncomfortable, no space between the tables, food boring but just ok for Belgian standards. How and why did it get such a reputation?

1  Thank mariaspanish
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Good steak at the restaurant, nice service and prices is acceptable. Mostly seafood dishes on menu, but also a couple of meat dishes

Thank Marius P
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We went for dinner in this restaurant with the hope of finding a good local Belgian sea food and authentic cuisine. The food was OK but not extraordinary. I had asparagus with smoked salmon and hollandaise type dressing, it was acceptable but the asparagus were...More

2  Thank Procaccia
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I used to eat well in Brussels but this time it has been a disaster. Fortunetly I went to Scheltema. Nice and helpfull staff. Good food. Reasonable price. Thank you.

Thank Joao C
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This restaurant was full of local patrons and tourists. A warm and comfortable atmosphere. Staff members serviced well. The menu had many local dishes. Foods and drinks were tasty.

Thank ngwkd2008
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 00:30
12:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 20 84
  • E-mail
Located in the historic centre of Brussels just a few steps away from the Grand' Place, the Scheltema has been an institution in the Ilôt Sacré area since 1972. The establishment is known for its seafood specialties and its turn of the century pub ambiance, which combine to make the Scheltema one of the most prestigious restaurants in Brussels.
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