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“Outstanding menu delivered with style”

Comptoir des Galeries
Ranked #117 of 4,048 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$29
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 28, 2015

This excellent restaurant is outside of our usual price range, but the investment was repaid handsomely. It's a beautiful room with welcoming staff and an intriguing menu. We ordered the Iberian pork and the venison steaks, both of which were outstanding. The pork is the wonderful acorn-fed meat that is dark, tender and flavoursome. The venison was from a female roe deer (according to Google translate -- the English language menu isn't very detailed) and was served on a bed of mixed fungi with a wonderfully richly flavoured sauce. Both dishes had interesting leaf garnishes that may have been foraged (or grown in a greenhouse in the Netherlands, who knows?, but either way were delicious). The accompanying vegetables were so tasty that they added a much to the meal. We finished off with a Saint Marcellin cheese that was kept to perfection and was a complete delight. Throughout this feast we were drinking one of the cheapest wines on the menu, a Côte de Roussillon called Tam Tam, that was outstanding and highly recommended. The bill reached just over €100 but represented excellent value for money, in our view.

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Reviewed October 28, 2015

Took the set lunch menu, 'goujonettes' of fish as a starter and duck as a main course. The goujonettes were deep fried ... why oh why ? The duck meat had not sufficiently rested prior serving and was a bit undercooked (even though I generally like medium rare). Small portion of veggies to accompany the meat. So I was a bit disappointed in the overall quality of what was served, even though prices were reasonable. Good selection of wines, also by the glass. Nice décor, smooth service.

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Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

The food was organic and fresh, the clients we entertained enjoyed the dinner and ambience- very different to the other restaurants in the area- bright, modern and tasteful. The team there could not have been more helpful - thank you Julien for working with all the requests on food and seating!

1  Thank Liz898
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Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

We went to this beautiful place for 4 of my friends' 30th birthday.
The decor and atmosphere were really chic and classy.
We were very well welcomed with a glass of champagne and everything went well until we received our starter.
I took the lobster raviole which was really delicious.

Unfortunately one dish was missing... So we told the floor manager it was missing and the answer we received was "well, one of you is cheating and took someone else's starter because I took note of everything and 2 people didn't take a starter, so one of you is cheating..."
What kind of answer is that?are we in Paris? Are you a perfect kind of person who NEVER make mistakes?
Anyway, they didn't have anymore raviole nor foie gras (our menu choices) so my friend didn't have a starter... What if we all took a starter it wouldn't be enough for us anyway!

Then to make sure the waiter had all our mains ordered, my friend asked him if he took note and asked him how can he be so sure he didn't make any mistake... His answer "I have worked 15years in hospitality and I never make mistakes"... Such a humble answer. I have personally worked in hospitality for more time than him and I am only human ... I make mistakes and even if I don't and customer says I did, I try to make it sounds good and apologize because yes it sucks but "customer is king"

Anyway, I took the Entrecôte and I was happy I took it blue cooked because it was more rare than bleu. The rare one was almost well done though.
And even though the meet was tasty, half of it was fat, too bad. I know what entrecôte is but it is usually not that full of fat when I order it.

Comes dessert time... The "pain perdu" is really good but should be called "bread and butter pudding" (None of the birthday girls had a candle) and one is missing again... And once again, one of US is cheating on our friend and took someone else's dessert, of course this is not the waiter's fault.

Who answers that?

When we received the bill, we gave 3€ tips, a bit by accident, but according to me, he didn't deserved anything. And yet, he looked at his colleagues and said "divided by our number, there is nothing left" Well, I should say that we, as customers, are not supposed to see your reaction in front of tips amount. Also, you should blame yourself for not giving your colleagues any tips because you have been horrible in your answers to us.

First, I wanted to go back with my boyfriend for another special event but just because of the service, I won't and don't think any of us 13 will go back there.

4  Thank winnietun
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Miguel P, Director of Operations at Comptoir des Galeries, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2015

Dear Winnitun,

On behalf of the entire team of the Comptoir des Galeries, I would like to thank you for having chosen our restaurant to celebrate your friends 30th birthday.
At the Comptoir we pride ourselves to offer the best food to our customers with a friendly and attentive service in a laid back yet elegant atmosphere. However, a few mistakes on our end seem to have happened during your dinner for which I sincerely apologize.
All your remarks have been addressed with our staff and I can guarantee you that similar issues will not take place in the future.
I look forward to welcoming you again to the Comptoir des Galeries so we can make up for the previous experience and please feel free to contact me at mp@hoteldesgaleries.be

Best regards,
Miguel Plantier

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Reviewed August 30, 2015

We had lunch at the restaurant (not at the separate tapas bar).

The food was excellent and very well presented. I had chicken breast and vegetables in a lemongrass and citrus broth - very flavoursome! And my husband enjoyed his rib steak. The potatoes were amazing - like little puff balls, light on the inside and crispy on the outside.

The only slight let down was that the service was quite slow - the restaurant was not full but it took quite some time before we were even given a menu and then to take our order. However once we had ordered, the food came out in reasonable time.

The decor was arty, bright and fresh - we loved looking at the comic strips on the wall behind our table.

Thank MMorgan2
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