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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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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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French, Belgian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Place du Grand Sablon 38, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t find food that surprises or delights you with unexpected flavor combinations at this restaurant... but you will find the Flemish classics such as Carbonnade, Waterzooi, Chickory (Endive) Au Gratin, and Chicken Vol-Au-Vent, all executed well and predictably. A lot of the regulars seated...More

Thank jenniferjuniper2018
Reviewed May 14, 2018

My husband and I went to Au Vieux Saint Martin for dinner. The restaurant was recommended by the concierge of our hotel. They do not accept reservations, but we were seated immediately. We both ordered drinks and were served quickly. The problem came when we...More

Thank Judith G
Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

This great,apparently, establishment was our second choice. We opted first for the next door highly praised “L’Entree des Artistes” which turned out to be total disaster with smell of washer chemicals in the air and obnoxious waiters smashing trays of dirty dishes all around us...More

Thank Gary G
Reviewed April 21, 2018

At the time we were in Brussels we visited this coffee for a pitstop and tried the bloody mary, the staff was ok however they were too busy to look after us

Thank nihan19721969
Reviewed February 12, 2018

Very very crowded, but still a very warm service by different waiters. I loved the seat at the counter. Shrimp croquettes came with a lot of fried parsley and were lovely. The voleauvent was also nice - even though not unforgettable. A place you won't...More

Thank Dtr2016
Reviewed February 1, 2018

Crowded noisy restaurant that doesn’t take bookings. So people hang around outside and in the doorway waiting for tables. So don’t take a table near the door on a cold night. Tables very close to each other and scarcely room for waiters to get past....More

2  Thank Peter O
Reviewed January 30, 2018

Atmosphere and service was nice but the food nothing really special. It would help if the menu was in English as well at least for an average customer to make a "safe" choice.

1  Thank Kyriakos M
Reviewed January 29, 2018

No reservations taken here, we went on a Saturday evening at 7.50 and asked for a table for 6 and were told there was a 20 minute wait which we could pass at the bar or outside at the pavement tables. We sat outside, the...More

Thank AH2509
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Once a reference brasserie at the Grand Sablon, expensive but top quality and service, now poor quality, medium service and menu. We went for a quick meal before a concert. The legumes gourmand was just boiled and lukewarm served dish of vegs, no special sauce,...More

1  Thank inemarien
fredericniels, Propriétaire at Au Vieux Saint Martin, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Dear, Owners are still the same since 50 years!! Nothing changed... Next time please ask for for sthg you want instead of publishing comments like those. Spices, oils and vinegars are available. All our dishes are well spiced but not so much. Customers do not...More

Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

I stopped here with a local who frequents this place and we were lucky enough to find parking right in front which I’m told is nearly impossible as parking is a premium in the area. We were immediately seated at a nice table by the...More

1  Thank Ayal V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$50 - US$70
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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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