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Belgian Brasserie

Bij Den Boer

Average price €35
8.7/10
324 reviews

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Ratings & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 324 reviews
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Quality of food :9/10
Service :8.3/10
Setting :8.4/10
  1. Valentijn K.
    Valentijn K.
    • 2 reviews
    8/10

    Nice atmospehere. Good food!

  2. Jane W.
    Jane W.
    • 5 reviews
    7/10

    My guests loved the atmosphere and our waiter was very pleasant but my monkfish was over cooked and the dish it was served in was hot enough to burn my hand when I brushed against it.

  3. Jo V.
    Jo V.
    • one review
    5/10

    We came because it had a reputation as a good fish restaurant. The mussels were the worst in 19 years living in brussels, weird, dry and sad. Friendly coarse waiters but the food was really below par. Sorry

  4. Katrina K.
    Katrina K.
    • 2 reviews
    6.5/10

    The good news was that the mussels were excellent - plump juicy, plentiful and hot with good frites. The restaurant was buzzy. The bad news was that they had no record of my booking. However I stood my ground and eventually we were sat next to the kitchen which was ok. However there was a lot of muttering and puffing.

  5. Jessica J.J. L.
    Jessica J.J. L.
    • one review
    6/10

    We were 4. Two ordered a menu, and were served promptly. My daughter and I ordered a different starter and main course. We did not get anything for more than half an hour. When I finally was ready to eat the table cloth, I asked the waiter in a friendly manner (it was very crowded, and I could see they were getting overwhelmed) when we might expect our starters. He barked: 'you ordered something different. It's not my fault.' Five minutes later he deposited our food on the table. I had ordered fried eel, which was swimming in two centimeters of butter. It was so fatty that I felt slightly nauseous after eating it. The rest of the food was alright, but we all felt so taken aback by the unfriendly service, that we didn't really enjoy it anymore. All this may be very authentic, but not an experience any of us want to repeat.

  6. Simone M.
    Simone M.
    • 25 reviews
    9.5/10

    Splendido plat royal of sea fruits with lobster, delicious!

  7. Greta D.
    Greta D.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    Pas de remarques ! On reviendra !

  8. Luis R.
    Luis R.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent!..Cannot say enough good things about this place...I make it "a thing" every year for my birthday.

  9. RICHARD C.
    RICHARD C.
    • 14 reviews
    9.5/10

    Not a huge fish lover, but all dishes were delicious - even the fish soup! Boisterous atmosphere but still able to have a conversation without shouting. Seemed like a genuine local place. Recommended.

  10. Willem H.
    Willem H.
    • one review
    5/10

    Apparently reservations you make post 6pm don’t work.. we reserved for 7.30pm and had our mains bt 9.30pm... Also, mussels there are relatively small.

  11. Jason M.
    Jason M.
    • one review
    10/10

    Excellent restaurant for fish. Menu includes soup, two fish courses and dessert. There are a few non-fish options but standout dishes were scallop and white fish.

  12. Katrien S.
    Katrien S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Top !

  13. Belgian F.
    Belgian F.
    • one review
    6.5/10

    I've been to Bij den Boer numerous times over the years to celebrate special family occasions or to treat it of town guests. Tonight was another family occasion, but unfortunately the service was not good at all and detracted from our enjoyment. An hour and twenty minutes after arriving we were still waiting for our starter to be served. After recommending this place for years, I'm not sure I'd come back again.

  14. Ulrike W.
    Ulrike W.
    • one review
    9/10

    The typical Belgian restaurant offers regional dishes as fish and mussels in good and fresh quality.

  15. Monique D.
    Monique D.
    • one review
    9/10

    Excellent repas,au dessert,mousse au chocolat inoubliable!

  16. Elizabeth M.
    Elizabeth M.
    • 2 reviews
    5/10

    Took 20 minutes to be acknowledged by any server once sat at our table, and we only then got helped because I tapped a waiter and asked for service. Even though we spoke English when we were sat, we were not given English menus until it was clear that we were trying to use Google translate app to figure out what to order. No one checked on us while we ate to see if we liked the food or wanted another drink. The food was good, but not great. The tasting menu looked like a good value, but we were not hungry enough for 4 courses, so we opted to order a al carte, which was dramatically more expensive than the tasting menu (basically paying significantly higher prices because we didn’t want to waste food or stuff ourselves). What is the point? There are so many delicious restaurants in Brussels. Disappointing because we were excited to eat here, but we’re quite let down.

  17. Shandi B.
    Shandi B.
    • one review
    10/10

    The food was amazing - each component within each course perfectly complemented one another. Service was great - the staff was attentive and helpful. A great experience overall.

  18. Tatiana I.
    Tatiana I.
    • one review
    5/10

    It has been our fourth visit at this restaurant since 2008. We have always appreciated the cuisine and their really good tasty dishes. We recommended this restaurant to many our friends who have been visiting Brussels during the years. Oyster, fish soup, those was always delicious. This was the reason to visit bij de boer again and again. But yesterday was the worst visiting ever. As we arrived was the reaction of bored deeply unmotivated waiter very insulting. Even for obviously his fault in our reservation we never heard a excuse. A very rude behavior of this waiters let a very sad impression. I think this was our last visit at bij de boer.

  19. Philip G.
    Philip G.
    • one review
    10/10

    fantastic meal wonderfully cooked with fresh ingredients

  20. Christopher M.
    Christopher M.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Good, authentic food, especially the seafood. Basic, friendly service. They managed to overlook our online booking, but did come up with a table for us fairly quickly.

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Quai aux Briques 60, 1000, Brussels, Belgium

Public transport

Métro - Sainte Catherine (M1, M5)

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