Looking for a place to eat in Brussels? Human beings are made of habits and this also applies to gastronomy. It's normal to want to go back to a restaurant where you are sure to be welcomed and eat well, but sometimes a breath of fresh air doesn't hurt. So if you want a change from the same 4 places that make up your comfort zone, this article is for you! I've compiled a list of 10 new restaurants to try as soon as possible in Brussels, hoping that one of them will become your new HQ!
A few steps away from Place du Chatelain, discover Tatar, this new "tartar bar". The menu is thoughtfully curated with a limited but regularly updated choice, the central element remaining the tartar. The American is of course available but the interest lies in the re-interpretations of other products from the land and the sea. Behind this cuisine, mixing Japanese and Mediterranean inspirations, is the young chef Lucas Termine. The drinks are not left out thanks to the cocktail menu, including unique creations imagined only for the place. However, it is advisable to hurry to make a reservation as the places fill up quickly.
The newest temple to your evening and nightlife, Litvine Society's latest addition, has everything you need in one place for a wonderful experience. Start your evening at the bar by choosing from the extensive cocktail and wine list. Now it's time to taste the Mediterranean cuisine, whether you want to share it or not. The signature dessert of the house? A crazy atmosphere where people dance on the tables. The library will have given way to a secret entrance to the club where you can dance the night away. All this in a warm and nicely decorated setting.
A cosy and simple atmosphere with candlelight and good wines, this is the guideline of this new wine bar. The menu changes constantly, adapting to the seasonality of the products and the inspiration of the chef. Reservations are limited to leave room for spontaneity, the stairs can be used as a table, you're starting to understand the picture. So this is the perfect place if you're looking for a friendly, no-fuss wine bar while enjoying creative and delicious food.
Rue de Flandre 167
From Thursday to Saturday
Price : $$
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Lookinf for the best gastronomic restaurants in Brussels for a special occasion? This might be the one. Newly installed on the first floor of the Steigenberger Wiltcher's Hotel, La Canne en Ville is definitely a showstopper. Chef Kevin Lejeune's refined cuisine has been awarded a Michelin star. It is a gastronomic restaurant that welcomes you in a luxurious setting. The menu changes every 3 months in order to offer seasonal products. Choose your day carefully because the experience will be different. For example, on Tuesdays, a more affordable youth menu is available for 18-25 year olds and on Saturdays, only the 7 course menu is available.
Rebel is Ötap's small but disruptive brother. This wine bar has a drink menu just as interesting as its big brother, accompanied by a selection of small dishes to share. Natural wines are given pride of place. Moreover, it is unlikely that you will get bored of what you can eat there. Indeed, different chefs are regularly invited to take control of the kitchen for one or two weeks, for a unique experience every time!
Rue Lesbroussart 48
From Wednesday to Sunday
Price : $$
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You probably know the place, but it's now unrecognizable. Indeed, the first floor of the Jam Hotel has made a 180 degree turn in order to propose its new concept: Kaiju. This place will make you travel to Asia where you will discover the street-food of this continent, all to share in order to taste all the different flavors. A pleasant interlude where good music and cocktails are available.
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This new café in the heart of Uccle will make you fall in love with its minimalist and modern decoration. Here, concrete is king and the effect is more than successful. As far as drinks are concerned, the selection is very wide, offering fresh juices, shakes and, of course, coffees. It is also possible to eat. The food is simple but good and healthy, nothing you can have there will weight on your stomach or conscience.
You probably know the stars of the Michelin guide but did you know that they also award prizes for restaurants with a remarkable cuisine but in a more reasonable price range? This award is called the "bib gourmand" and the restaurant iOda has just received one. This "vegetal rotisserie" uses only quality products from local farmers to create creative and light dishes. A restaurant in Brussels to try as soon as possible!
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Les Organisateurs, the group behind some of the capital's most good vibe addresses such as Ginette, Perché, the ephemeral rooftop Solar or La Bastoche, are back with a new concept. For this, they invest the former location of El Café, making a clean sweep in order to establish new values. We don't know much yet about this new place that will open during the month of March but the guiding lines will be: eat, drink and dance!
Avenue de la Couronne 463
Opening March 2023
Price : To be announced
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As you can guess from the name, this new restaurant in Brussels has some very good bottles, but not only. With its 7-course menu, the food is not left out. The cooking is thoughtful and local while remaining worked. And during the day, this place turns into a caterer and a wine shop so that you can take some home!
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Here is my list of the best must-try restaurants in Brussels. As you can see, there is something for everyone, from wine bars to gastronomic restaurants and trendy cafés. And if you're looking for another atypical culinary experience to try in 2023, why not participate in a cooking workshop! Under the guidance of a chef, you'll learn new skills while tasting delicious dishes. For example, you could discover how to make real fresh Italian pasta, easy to reproduce once you're at home. Tell me in comments what you thought of it if you tried one of these addresses.