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Au Vieux Saint Martin

$$ - $$$French, , European
Place du Grand Sablon 38, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 64 76
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak tartare” (15 reviews)
“french fries” (10 reviews)
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French, Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
Place du Grand Sablon 38, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 197 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

A very nice "fine dining" spot on the Place du Grand Sablon. Our meal was very good. I had a mix of white and black boudin. Service was "deliberate" but refined and helpful. More reserved than affable, which matched the tone of the restaurant overall....More

Thank KennethEast
Reviewed 1 week ago

The brasseries belonging to the Niels family have long been true favorites because of the architectural/design quality of the spaces, the art on display and, last but not least, the classic brasserie service and dishes. Unfortunately, we had our "favorite-luncheon-experience" "totalled" when our order for...More

Thank Philippe1963
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful restaurant and a must for everybody who loves Filet Americain. It’s original from Au Vieux Saint Martin and it freshness and homemade really pays of. The French fries and home made mayonnaise made it even better. Combined it with a beer and had...More

Thank Ate V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am doubtful... The food is good, quality of ingredients is good, but the service ... oh my god... Eating at lunch time next to a door being cleaned with strong cleaning product scent, this alters the taste of the food. When asking nicely to...More

1  Thank annp2706
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here because it was busy when all round it were pretty quiet. The place was bustling with people and the service was excellent with help understanding the menu. The salads we had were lovely and didn't skimp on anything - Prawn Salad (actually...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food was fresh and good. Interier is cleany and nice. Service is good. Favourite place. Typicial Belgian kitchen.

Thank Pavel B
Reviewed 5 September 2017

THE all time classic restaurant at Le Sablon, all classic Belgian dishes, served to perfection each time by aloof but attentive waiters in a bustling atmosphere

Thank Swallow64
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This restaurant that already exists for a long time is a real place to be for the traditional Belgian Brasserie kitchen. The brothers Niels are well know in the restaurant business in Bruxelles. Au vieux saint Martin is located on the Salon square, not faire...More

Thank paulvC7541YP
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We had a large business dinner in the restaurant. The food was good but the service was very average at best. We enjoyed ourselves and left satisfied.

Thank Nick B
fredericniels, Propriétaire at Au Vieux Saint Martin, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2017

Thank you See u

Reviewed 22 July 2017

A timeless classic that has no longer matches the absurdly high prices it charges with the quality of the food it serves. Steak Americain is still its flagship dish and about the only one that can't go wrong if you really wish to dish out...More

Thank tortellini28
fredericniels, Propriétaire at Au Vieux Saint Martin, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Dear, no it is not a restaurant for tourist as what you say!! From which country are you coming? We serve everyone with passion and with love. We love our job and we try to make it as good as we can. We still have...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$70
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Grand Sablon 38, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 64 76
  • E-mail
Specialites belges.Ouvert 7j/7 a partir de 10h.Cuisine ouverte non-stop de 12h a 24h tous les jours sauf les dimanches et jours feries a 23h.Ferme les 24/12 et 31/12 a partir de 15h.Pas de reservations sauf pour les groupes a l'etage.Terrasse chauffee ouverte toute l'annee - Parking aise.Belgian specialtiesOpen 7/7 from 10 AMNon-stop kitchen from 12 AM until 12 PM except on Sundays and holidays until 11 PMClosed on 24/12 and 31/12 from 3 PM.No reservations except for groups on the upper floor. Heated terrace open all year round - Easy parking.
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