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Cafe Brussels

$$ - $$$, French, Cafe
1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007-4140
+1 713-222-6996
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
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“mussels” (32 reviews)
“pommes frites” (5 reviews)
“fries” (17 reviews)
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Belgian, French, Cafe, European
$$ - $$$
1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007-4140
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Started with onion soup which was excellent. The mussels were good, but I thought the large order should have been larger. The dessert crepe with butter and white sugar was a nice end to the dining experience. We arrived at the restaurant around 6, and...More

Thank Pamela Cazes T
Reviewed March 11, 2018

We met Belgium friends visiting Houston that chose this place for Sunday brunch ,because someone told them they had Tintin decorations. Tintin is a legendary Belgium cartoon, revered worldwide. Only due to that fact we finished in that awful place. To begin with, the Tintin...More

Thank Lailaleil
Reviewed December 12, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed a lunch here. Steak tartare and pommes frites were excellent and beeer selection wide and tasty. Mussels were also excellent. Prices are like you’re having dinner.

Thank hcmjkm
Reviewed September 20, 2017

This is our spot for mussels and we would visit more often if it wasn't such a drive for us to get there. I've tried the other food they offer and it is good but the steamed mussels are just too good to pass up...More

Thank UK-USAUnited
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

Went to Cafe Brussels with a friend for lunch during Houston Restaurant Weeks and was so disappointed. The food was poor, especially the hamburger which was overcooked and had a strange texture. The salmon appetizer was just fair as it lacked flavor. The best part...More

Thank Greta513
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

I was actually invited by a friend to a spoken words event that was taking place in the restaurant. The restaurant has a traditional atmosphere and the setting is lovable.

Thank Mary S
Reviewed May 5, 2017 via mobile

This the place to come for great beer and mussels brought in from Seattle. Try the French pinion soup, lots of cheese. The kwak beer is the one to order.

Thank rickcouv
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

...on draft we still have the wits about us to discuss the food. The Mussels Diabla were the best we've had together! The Endive Salad with a mustard vinaigrette had a variety of textures and flavors--we will be attempting to recreate this at home! The...More

Thank KaiKanani
Reviewed March 14, 2017

If you like craft beer, then come here for the Belgian draughts brewed by Trappist monks for over 150 years! This was our first visit and we had Chimay Blue, Kwak, St. Bernadus and, of course, Stella Artois, all expertly poured. Beer flights are available!...More

Thank 30N_95W
Reviewed March 14, 2017

While waiting for the light to change at the intersection of Houston Avenue and Crockett just north of Downtown, I noticed the bistro tables and chairs on the sidewalk and the charming façade of Café Brussels. After checking the well-designed website, my husband and I...More

Thank Era F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Belgian, French, Cafe, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1718 Houston Ave, Houston, TX 77007-4140
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-222-6996
Catherine Duwez returns with a cozy and romantic neighborhood Belgian Bistro. Enjoy Belgian favorites such as Moules Mariniere, Filet Poivre, Salmon Bearnaise, Carbonade, and of course the Fries! Both lunch and brunch feature three-course Prix Fixe options along with the full menu. And it all tastes best with Houston's largest selection of Belgian beers on tap as well as a huge selection of Belgian beers by the bottle. Sample well-known favorites such as Stella Artois and Hoegaarden; Chimay Blanche, Red and Blue; Westmalle Dubbel and Tripel; Maredsous 8 & 10; St. Feuillen, Rochefort, Orval, Duvel, Estiminet, St. Bernadus ABT 12, Leffe, Blanche du Bruxelles, Kwak, Lindeman Frambois, Rodenbach and Palm. Other beers available seasonally.
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