Fodor's Expert Review Abrussel

$ Lower Town Belgian
This small, two-floor affair is a cramped little wonder, dishing up grandmotherly stews in a colorful, modern setting that does well with so little room. The cooking is pure Flemish comfort–-all brown shrimp croquettes, meatballs, stoempe (a traditional Belgian mashed potato dish), and seafood waterzooi (stew)–-but served with finesse and an eye for what works. It's nothing adventurous, but everything is done right, and the cheery, brisk service and intimate setting gives the place a freshness lacking in many of the overpriced 'old stagers' (high-priced, dated cafés with lousy service) that tend to dominate around the Grand'Place.
Belgian Lively Lunch Dinner $

Quick Facts

Rue des Chapeliers 34
Brussels, Brussels Capital  1000, Belgium

02-831–6960

www.abrussel.be/en

Known For:
  • Classic Flemish comfort food in a hip, cozy setting
  • Good value for this close to the tourist heart of Brussels

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