Fodor's Expert Review Au Vieux Bruxelles
Open since 1882, this Brussels institution is a fun, lively spot for dinner and a favorite with 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 good beer. Naturally, everything is served with frites, and be sure to ask for the tasty homemade mayonnaise. If you're too full to tackle a whole dessert, you can order a half portion.
Rue St-Boniface 35
Ixelles, Brussels Capital B1050, Belgium
- A vast array (even for Brussels) of mussels dishes
- Cozy interior
- Old-school hospitality