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Cafe De L'Opera

#932 of 3,046 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Belgian, European, French, Bar, Cafe, Pub
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Rue des Princes 4, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 219 52 96
10:00 - 19:00
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Tue - Fri 08:45 - 18:30
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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Frederiksberg, Denmark
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854 reviews
429 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 260 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Entering Cafe De L'Opera is like stepping back in time! Many of the quest are as old as the waiters and they quite often remember what the customers orders when they enter the next time. It is a lively place with basic food and good beers. I have been coming there many and will continue to come back!

Thank Chokk
Paris, France
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47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good and the place is nice and well located 20 meters away from the opera house. Service is friendly. Nothing special about this place but it looks like a good one to have a simple diner at regular price.

Thank bfbo
Level Contributor
57 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Saw this place when i was wandering in Brussels and looking for a decent place for dinner. The ambiance is warm and welcoming, staff friendly and helpful. I ordered onion soup it was good and portion was generous, and i also ordered ham and cheese sandwich which was not good at all, ham is very cheap quality and cheese as... More 

Thank Yara C
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent carpacio and both our entrées were very good (carbonara and beef stew). We both like the decor and noticed locals as regular patrons. The service was prompt and professional.

Thank Bundegr
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Our waiter Jean was absolutely lovely. He was very knowledgeable and excited about the beers being served. We sat outside and although it was December it was lovely to sit outside because of the heaters and watch the Christmas shoppers.

Thank Snugs S
Level Contributor
87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with the Art Deco style coloured windows and lovely terrace on the Monnaie square. Food is standard Belgian. We had mussels, steak and meatballs. Service quite friendly. Nothing exciting to write home about but a place I would definitely recommend.

Thank Pistache1141
Copenhagen, Denmark
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292 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The night we were in the place was almost completely empty. We wondered if this was due to the weekday, which was a Wednesday, or it was due to less tourists after the attacks in Brussels. But we trusted the place could still be good. The waiter was very friendly and helpful when placing our orders. He recommended the entrecote,... More 

Thank Torger B
Nashville, Tennessee
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59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We found this place while wandering from the Hilton Place Charles towards the Christmas markets, on an early Saturday evening. Very good House wine from Alsace. The Vol de Van (pastry stuffed with chicken, mushroom, and wine sauce), and the spaghetti scampi and mussels, were excellent. We had the flowing chocolate cake which I'm working on right now. Also, very... More 

Thank Steve W
Durham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

All rather hot and hectic. A large party upstairs seemed to be putting a lot of pressure on the staff. Food took a long time to come but it was good when it did.

Thank Richard S
Speightstown, Barbados
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

The waiters are charming, the menu does not change, but Italiano cocktails are as good as ever. If you need a place with a heart, which is frequented by the locals, it is your place.

Thank Annaalina

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, European, French, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Open Hours
08:45 - 18:30
08:45 - 18:30
08:45 - 18:30
08:45 - 18:30
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Princes 4, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 219 52 96

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?