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Belgian Traditional

Aux Armes de Bruxelles

9/10
1531

Average price €65

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MICHELIN Guide selection 2020

  • The MICHELIN Plate: Good cooking
  • 2 couvert(s) Comfortable restaurant

MICHELIN Guide's Point Of View

This institution in the heart of historic Brussels takes you on a trip back to yesteryear with its delightful traditional brasserie décor full of ...

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Restaurant menu

Chef Cédric Callenaere
  • Average price €65
    Special request
Coquille ostendaise (poissons, moules, crevettes, champignons, fromage)
€38.5
Bouquet de crevettes roses de Madagascar
€24.25
Casserole de moules marinières (oignons, céleri, beurre) frites fraîches
€29.5

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes
See à la carte and set menus

User photos

Waterzooi de volaille
Croquettes aux crevettes
Waterzooi de poissons
Trilogie belge
Terrine de foie gras
Sole dugléré
Waterzooi de poissons

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Ratings & Reviews

Excellent

9/10
based on 1531 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.9/10
Service :9/10
Setting :9.1/10
  1. Alain P.
    Alain P.
    • 2 reviews
    7.5/10

    The atmosphere and food were not what we had experienced on other visits. Service was spot on and the staff was very engaging. Just disappointing in contrast to other visits except for the service.

  2. Maksym B.
    Maksym B.
    • 3 reviews
    10/10

    Excellent place and good food, very king and funny service!

  3. Kevin R.
    Kevin R.
    • one review
    9/10

    Top location top ambiance even in thé room on thé right. Brought me back to thé atmosphère of 1960 but with good Food of 2020

  4. Gavin M.
    Gavin M.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Very glad that Aux Armes de Bruxelles is open again. It was one of our favourite restaurants in Brussels and it's great that the re-opened restaurant has kept the same look-and-feel. The food is still good (with maybe a slightly smaller menu and wine list) but what is on offer is very good. Service was a little slower than I would have liked on the day but I think they were short of staff.

  5. ALAN D.
    ALAN D.
    • 4 reviews
    10/10

    As always first class business lunch, great value and service, just how it should be Brussels at its best. Great place for visitors and residents.

  6. Kevin C.
    Kevin C.
    • one review
    10/10

    We chose this restaurant for our wedding anniversary. The personnel was very welcoming and kind. Excellent food and a nice atmosphere. We even received a little anniversary dish (delicious vanilla ice cream). Highly recommendable !

  7. Benjamin V.
    Benjamin V.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Great traditional Brussels restaurant. We went for the sea food and the quality was great and there was plenty. Not exactly cheap, but who wants to eat discount seafood?? Quality of food was great and staff was friendly in this nice historical setting. A great night out!

  8. ALAN D.
    ALAN D.
    • 4 reviews
    9.5/10

    Great lunch as always, but they will need all the support available, well spaced tables, but need more customers, not only here but in the city center, use it or loose it.

  9. Polina S.
    Polina S.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    My favourite place in Brussels. Authentic Belgian cuisine

  10. Michael J.
    Michael J.
    • 11 reviews
    10/10

    Always have to visit this gem when in Brussels. As usual never fails to deliver. Everything was perfect, the service exceptional and everybody just so friendly. Thanks again and hope to be back soon!

  11. Paulo O.
    Paulo O.
    • 4 reviews
    9/10

    The setting and atmosphere are great and so is the service. Good food too all in all with a fair value for money. To repeat for sure.

  12. Jan P.
    Jan P.
    • one review
    8/10

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  13. Ned W.
    Ned W.
    • 14 reviews
    8.5/10

    A classic of Belgian cuisine and Brussels. But a bit worn down by all of the tourists. Still, we sat at Table #225, that of Mr. Jacques Brel. For that alone, it was worth the trip!

  14. Amit N.
    Amit N.
    • one review
    10/10

    Amazing place in the heart of the old town with warm service. Food was great as well, should have the mussels. A must go place ,overall a gem in Brussels...

  15. Claude D.
    Claude D.
    • one review
    10/10

    RAS

  16. GERASIMOS S.
    GERASIMOS S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Very polite and helpful personnel, professional attitude. Food was great, meeting the expectations we had. Nice and cozy atmosphere. Strongly recommended.

  17. Daria S.
    Daria S.
    • one review
    7/10

    Expected more, but still found a uniq European restaurant like in rather old moves and it is really great to feel yourself some 30 years ago in a respectable dinner place! Meat and wine are pretty good. Were missing privacy a bit because of very close sitting (table to table) and sometimes too active waiters.

  18. Leonidas S.
    Leonidas S.
    • 7 reviews
    6.5/10

    Very good food, although pricey. The environment is rather pretentious and noisy. The service and staff attitude can certainly be improved.

  19. JF M.
    JF M.
    • 7 reviews
    9.5/10

    That was a test because I wanted to see it after the closure. I also heard different feedback from bad to good. Very good experience ! Good food. Nice Saumur - Champigny wine. I will be back !

  20. Heidi F.
    Heidi F.
    • one review
    10/10

    Everything was wonderful - we will be back :)

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More information

Opening time

OPEN 7d/7 from Monday to Sunday - 12.00 to 11.00pm (Friday and Saturday until 11.30pm)

How to get to the restaurant

Rue des Bouchers 13, 1000, Brussels, Belgium, RestaurantAddress

Public transport

Métro - De Brouckere (M1 et M5)

Directions to get there

Interparking Monnaie, Ecuyer et Grand Place

About the restaurant

En 1958, le restaurant connait le début d’une période faste avec l’Exposition Universelle qui a fait de Bruxelles le centre du monde pendant 6 mois.

Au début des années 1970, Jacques Veulemans, un des fils de Calixte, crée à l’extérieur du vénérable établissement, dans la Petite rue des Bouchers le « Comptoir des Armes », un bar à tapas à la belge.

Il y travaille entre autres avec son épouse, Madame Suzanne et son fils Laurent.

Le tout Bruxelles s’y retrouve pour boire le coup et y déguster les classiques de la maison, en petites portions, tout en faisant la zwanze une bonne partie de la nuit.

Les « Armes de Bruxelles » connaissent alors deux décennies fastes, contribuant à la réputation festive de l’Îlot sacré, destination gastronomique de la capitale.

En 2006, la famille Veulemans revend l’affaire. Le restaurant vit alors quelques années agitées avant d’être repris en 2018 par Rudy Vanlancker, propriétaire de Chez Léon, un proche de la famille Veulemans depuis toujours.

Une sorte de réveil pour cette vieille dame endormie depuis 2006.

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