Fodor's Expert Review Aux Armes de Bruxelles

$$$ Lower Town Belgian

A reliable choice among the many tourist traps of the Ilôt Sacré, this kid-friendly restaurant dates from the early 1900s, but in 2007 was taken over by the French group behind the excellent Brasserie Flo chain. It still manages to attract a largely local clientele with its slightly tarnished middle-class elegance and Belgian classics: turbot waterzooi (stew), a variety of steaks, and Zeeland mussels prepared every conceivable way. The place is cheerful and light, and service is bustling but friendly. However, because of the nature of the area, it does come at something of a premium in terms of the bill.

Belgian Casual Lunch Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

Rue des Bouchers 13
Brussels, Brussels Capital  B1000, Belgium

02-511–5550

www.auxarmesdebruxelles.be

Known For:
  • Traditional Belgian cooking served in an elegant space
  • Being the most reliable offering in the notoriously sketchy rue de Bouchers

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