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Chaussee Saint-Pierre 15, Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 640 85 41
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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212 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was 20+ years that I discussed my first expat job in this restaurant. Now back for a short stay in Brussels, I decided to return and try it again. Stirwen met my highest expectation!! We got a table for 2 without reservation (but it was a cold Friday evening in January!) and the service from the start was superb... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

The restaurant was suggested by the Concierge of the Sofitel hôtel, just in the voisinages. We were very nicely received by the young & proosperous team of collaborators in the sevice. I am a difficult client, rather siad, à demanding one! I was enchanted by the way and quality of Food, and most of all...sélection of wines. And all this... More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Great atmosphere, food was brilliant and the service was perfect. A restaurant to keep in your address-book as it is a great experience. Worth a star. Of course the prices are a little higher than a regular restaurant but for the meal we had, is was value for money. I would even say very well priced for the top quality... More 

Thank Thomas V
FX-Lambory, Propriétaire at stirwen, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comment. We're glad that you had a wonderful time in our restaurant Stirwen, and we hope to see you again! The Stirwen's team More 

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282 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

A fun little bistro not far from the fountain with ample drink choices. I thought it was great for a snack or dinner. The wait staff were attentive.

Thank Cornerturned
David R, Propriétaire at stirwen, responded to this review

This comment is not about our place. Stirwen is a fine dining restaurant, not a snack nor a bistro, and there is no fountain in the neibourghood. This review must be about an other place. More 

Brussels, Belgium
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510 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Simple and elegant, you have a good dining atmosphere with tables not too close to each other which is better than most of the restaurants in this area. Waiters here give you personal attention with great service. The ingredients are fresh and of good quality. For lunch menu, you will always have the choice between fish and meat for both... More 

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Noordwijk, The Netherlands
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105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

Business dinner for 6 on a weekday. Not too busy, but the very friendly staff struggles to keep up with the guests initially, but recovers quickly. Amuses and food are very good and in line with the price. Good wine list, with an interesting choice of Bordeaux and Bourgogne. The one bottle with cork was solved swiftly by the maitre.... More 

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Parkland, Florida
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196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

My friends and I opted for the 4 course "surprise" dinner with matching wines. The "amuses" were excellent; service also very good, but sometimes , etc. The 2 appetizers were wonderful; the 2nd wine was a delicious chardonnay, but it didn't go so well with a beautiful plate of green pea variations. We opted for the dry aged beef for... More 

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New Zealand
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150 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

This is a true little find in Brussels. We enjoyed the 4 course menu and were offered two amuse-bouches, sole munière, tartare of oysters and fish and some of the best pigeon I have ever tasted. Add to this an impeccable and friendly service and it is clear we had a tantalizing evening for a very acceptable 165 Euro for... More 

Thank Rianbkk
Brussels, Belgium
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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016

I ate here only twice with the new management, while I came a bit more often with the previous cook. Nothing to complain about the food, it was excellent and still it is – I must say it has maybe even improved the past performances, here and there. Shame the improvement came along with a quite significant increase in price,... More 

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David R, Propriétaire at stirwen, responded to this review

Dear Roberto, Thank you very much for your review. We are glad you've kept on coming since ownership has changed, and we are even more glad that you can maybe even find an improvement since then. We are very surprised that you find prices higher than before... because they have even be reduced! The three-courses lunch was at 40€ (since... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

I visited Sterwin twice in my 5 days in Brussels. Awesome!! Food is top notch, not pretentious. That's coming from a "foodie" who is extremely picky. Unlike most top notch places, they give good portions. Service is impeccable. Both meals were flawless. They even recommended other excellent restaurants in the area. Can't say enough.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$32 - US$92
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Chaussee Saint-Pierre 15, Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels  >  Etterbeek
  • Phone Number: +32 2 640 85 41
Welcome to the Stirwen!
To cook, to host, to satisfy...Our principle is based on our passion for gastronomy.
In Brussels, at the heart of the Jourdan area, in the shadow of the European institutions, the Stirwen restaurant is a place in which well-eating rings as a gentle melody.
Such is our philosophy: regional and seasonal cuisine, respectful of the product, portioned generously, a bond between tradition and inventiveness. A cuisine right in its time, right in its place.
Refined in professional chic, you will find yourself in a comfortable and elegant decor. The restaurant lends itself to any opportunity, from the business lunch to the long table.
For your function, professional or private events, we provide you with a private dining room upstairs.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?