Fodor's Expert Review La Roue d'Or

$$$ Lower Town Belgian Fodor's Choice

Bright orange and yellow murals pay humorous homage to the Surrealist René Magritte in this well-known art nouveau brasserie. Below these, brass plaques record the names of respected customers and famous diners gone by. This place just oozes old-fashioned charm. The excellent cuisine includes traditional Belgian fare—a generous chicken waterzooi and homemade frites—as well as brasserie staples like andouillette (a coarse tripe sausage), fried duck foie gras with caramelized apples, and the house special of herring fillets. Perhaps as a result of its slick trade in tourists, service tends to err decidedly on the dour side. Menus in English are on hand.

Belgian Lively Lunch Dinner $$$ Flight Centre Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Rue des Chapeliers 26
Brussels, Brussels Capital  B1000, Belgium

02-514–2554

Known For:
  • A cultured escape from the crowds of the Grand\'Place
  • Reliably good food in an old-fashioned Belgian brasserie
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed mid-July–mid-Aug.

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