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Evening dinner in Brussels

Evening dinner in Brussels

Old Oct 19th 2004, 10:37 am
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Neaco
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Default Evening dinner in Brussels

Going to Brussels for one night this weekend and need to find a good
restaurant - have looked at various websites and googled on here but too
many to choose from in such a short space of time - anybody recommend
anything in the mid-price range (assuming that restaurants are *as*
expensive as ones in London).

Also, staying at the Hotel Amigo (newly opened Rocco Forte 5*)! Frankly,
can't understand why we ended up here (other half must have found a good
deal), but I'm nervous about what to expect when we arrive - should we dress
real smart or doesn't anybody care these days if people turn up wearing a
florescent green shell suit ? I'm more used to staying in 3 star where
things are definitely more relaxed.
 
Old Oct 19th 2004, 10:51 am
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Punk
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I would recommend the following restaurant for typical Belgian/Flemish food
including Flemish rabbit stew cooked in beer, horse steak and others.

'T Kelderkerke


15 Grand' Place (02 513 73 44). Pré-métro Bourse.
Open noon-2am daily.
Main courses ?11.
Credit AmEx, DC, MC, V.


If you like buzz, if you like brushing elbows with your neighbours, if you
don't mind smoke swirling around, you'll love this Grand' Place restaurant.
It's located in a basement, down a steep set of stairs from the square; once
in, you will be in a surprisingly Belgian environment for such a touristy
area. This is reflected in the menu as well as the decor, with tables ranged
in long rows. Honest Belgian food at honest prices, smack in the centre of
town. What more could you ask for?




"Neaco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Going to Brussels for one night this weekend and need to find a good
    > restaurant - have looked at various websites and googled on here but too
    > many to choose from in such a short space of time - anybody recommend
    > anything in the mid-price range (assuming that restaurants are *as*
    > expensive as ones in London).
    > Also, staying at the Hotel Amigo (newly opened Rocco Forte 5*)! Frankly,
    > can't understand why we ended up here (other half must have found a good
    > deal), but I'm nervous about what to expect when we arrive - should we
dress
    > real smart or doesn't anybody care these days if people turn up wearing a
    > florescent green shell suit ? I'm more used to staying in 3 star where
    > things are definitely more relaxed.
 
Old Oct 19th 2004, 1:14 pm
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Tom Bellhouse
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"Neaco" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > Going to Brussels for one night this weekend and need to find a good
    > restaurant - have looked at various websites and googled on here but
too
    > many to choose from in such a short space of time - anybody recommend
    > anything in the mid-price range (assuming that restaurants are *as*
    > expensive as ones in London).
    > Also, staying at the Hotel Amigo (newly opened Rocco Forte 5*)!
Frankly,
    > can't understand why we ended up here (other half must have found a
good
    > deal), but I'm nervous about what to expect when we arrive - should we
dress
    > real smart or doesn't anybody care these days if people turn up
wearing a
    > florescent green shell suit ? I'm more used to staying in 3 star
where
    > things are definitely more relaxed.
======
Try www.jack_travel.com

Tom
 
Old Oct 19th 2004, 1:30 pm
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Jcoulter
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"Neaco" <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

    > Going to Brussels for one night this weekend and need to find a good
    > restaurant - have looked at various websites and googled on here but
    > too many to choose from in such a short space of time - anybody
    > recommend anything in the mid-price range (assuming that restaurants
    > are *as* expensive as ones in London).
    >
    > Also, staying at the Hotel Amigo (newly opened Rocco Forte 5*)!
    > Frankly, can't understand why we ended up here (other half must have
    > found a good deal), but I'm nervous about what to expect when we
    > arrive - should we dress real smart or doesn't anybody care these days
    > if people turn up wearing a florescent green shell suit ? I'm more
    > used to staying in 3 star where things are definitely more relaxed.
    >
    >
    >
    >

Arms aux Bruxelles (hotel will know) it is the only restaurant on the
rue boucher that is even remotely recommedable (Well Chez Leon isn't bad
but it is way busy and touristy)
 
Old Oct 19th 2004, 1:45 pm
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Jcoulter
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jcoulter <[email protected]> wrote in
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    >
    > Arms aux Bruxelles (hotel will know) it is the only restaurant on the
    > rue boucher that is even remotely recommedable (Well Chez Leon isn't bad
    > but it is way busy and touristy)
    >

Then again my first instinct was right "Aux Arms de Bruxelles" strange
thing is i neededto check it on a finnish website go figure.
 
Old Oct 19th 2004, 1:47 pm
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Jcoulter
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jcoulter <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

    > jcoulter <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >
    >>
    >> Arms aux Bruxelles (hotel will know) it is the only restaurant on the
    >> rue boucher that is even remotely recommedable (Well Chez Leon isn't
    >> bad but it is way busy and touristy)
    >>
    >
    > Then again my first instinct was right "Aux Arms de Bruxelles" strange
    > thing is i neededto check it on a finnish website go figure.
    >

and had I looked further I would have found it to be Aux Armes de
Bruxelles and website of its own

http://www.armebrux.be/
 
Old Oct 19th 2004, 3:10 pm
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EvelynVogtGamble
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Neaco wrote:

    > Going to Brussels for one night this weekend and need to find a good
    > restaurant - have looked at various websites and googled on here but too
    > many to choose from in such a short space of time - anybody recommend
    > anything in the mid-price range (assuming that restaurants are *as*
    > expensive as ones in London).

Your hotel is more or less ON the Grand Place - there are
plenty of restaurants there, not too "touristy" and not too
expensive. One of my favorites is Raphaël - an attractive
setting, and very nice Prix Fixe menu. (at least in
December, 2000 and June 2002.)
    >
    > Also, staying at the Hotel Amigo (newly opened Rocco Forte 5*)!

Not exactly "newly opened" - the Amigo has been there for a
long, long time - although Rocco Forte took it over in 2001,
I think. (NOT an improvement for their restaurant, alas!)
It's still a comfortable hotel, with excellent service, but
the restaurant is now filled with American business-people
with no palates, and a tendency to "drink their dinners".
The food has suffered in consequence - you pay much more,
for much poorer quality, than under the old management.
Also the hotel's prices somewhat skyrocketed between
December, 2000 and my second stay in June, 2002, far more
than "inflation" would explain.

Frankly,
    > can't understand why we ended up here (other half must have found a good
    > deal), but I'm nervous about what to expect when we arrive - should we dress
    > real smart or doesn't anybody care these days if people turn up wearing a
    > florescent green shell suit ? I'm more used to staying in 3 star where
    > things are definitely more relaxed.

A hotel is a hotel, IMO - although the Amigo's service is
decidedly five star, no one raises an eyebrow, no matter HOW
you dress! "Dressing up" seems to be a thing of the past,
most places - even at venues like the once elegant Wiener
Staastoper, you have your share of patrons in extremely
"casual" dress, nowadays.
 
Old Oct 20th 2004, 12:39 pm
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Emilia
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jcoulter <[email protected]> wrote in
news:[email protected]:

    > jcoulter <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    >> jcoulter <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> news:[email protected]:
    >>
    >>
    >>>
    >>> Arms aux Bruxelles (hotel will know) it is the only restaurant on the
    >>> rue boucher that is even remotely recommedable (Well Chez Leon isn't
    >>> bad but it is way busy and touristy)
    >>>
    >>
    >> Then again my first instinct was right "Aux Arms de Bruxelles" strange
    >> thing is i neededto check it on a finnish website go figure.
    >>
    >
    > and had I looked further I would have found it to be Aux Armes de
    > Bruxelles and website of its own
    >
    > http://www.armebrux.be/


Although the food is very good, Aux Armes de Bruxelles is excruciatingly
boring!
 
Old Oct 21st 2004, 10:07 am
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Dominique Foucart
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Dans son message précédent, Neaco a écrit :
    > Going to Brussels for one night this weekend and need to find a good
    > restaurant - have looked at various websites and googled on here but too many
    > to choose from in such a short space of time - anybody recommend anything in
    > the mid-price range (assuming that restaurants are *as* expensive as ones in
    > London).
    > Also, staying at the Hotel Amigo (newly opened Rocco Forte 5*)! Frankly,
    > can't understand why we ended up here (other half must have found a good
    > deal), but I'm nervous about what to expect when we arrive - should we dress
    > real smart or doesn't anybody care these days if people turn up wearing a
    > florescent green shell suit ? I'm more used to staying in 3 star where
    > things are definitely more relaxed.

www.resto.be

you'll find all you need there (including comments often in english)

Enjoy Brussels,

Dominique

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