Fodor's Expert Review Au Vieux Bruxelles

$$ Ixelles and Saint-Gilles Belgian

Matonge's St. Boniface area is a great spot to grab some food, and this Brussels institution (open since 1882) is as lively as any and a favorite among locals. The cuisine is decidedly Belgian, with anguilles au vert (freshwater eels in a green sauce) and hearty Flemish carbonnades on the menu, best accompanied by a draft beer. Naturally, everything is served with frites, and be sure to ask for the homemade mayonnaise. If you're too full to tackle a whole dessert, you can order a half portion.

Belgian Lively Dinner $$ Outdoor Service

Quick Facts

Rue St-Boniface 35
Ixelles, Brussels Capital  1050, Belgium


Known For:
  • A vast array (even for Brussels) of mussels dishes
  • Cozy interior and people-watching terrace
  • Old-school hospitality

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