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Le Mess

€€ - €€€French, , European
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 734 03 36
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good49%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“tartare” (3 reviews)
“steak” (4 reviews)
“sole” (2 reviews)
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French, Belgian, European, Gastropub, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Boulevard Louis Schmidt 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Good ambience, treated very nicely, have got good food. I'm not into English food and I'm pure vegetarian but I liked the food here. Drinks are also available. I will definitely try other menu items there sometimes. Introduced by my boss so thanks to her...More

Thank SainiAnks
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A nice place with vines over the tables but nothing out of the ordinary. A tip off was that they did not serve non alcoholic beer. They had some fizzy flavored seltzer instead I think. My steak tartare was nothing to brag about. This should...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had a lovely time in the restaurant, the rosé was one of the best wines I have tried. The service was excellent, and I really liked that they used organic and seasonal vegetables for the dishes. The terrace outside is lovely too, we are...More

Thank Tihike
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This restaurant has a very pleasant interior. The mix of “normal” tables, and some higher tables makes the dining room somewhat more intimate. Also, they have two dining rooms, which helps to keep noise levels down. On the food side, I must say that they...More

Thank Renet_58
Reviewed 29 July 2017

That's because this lovely restaurant is a former officer's mess on the grounds of a military base. I have eaten here twice, and love everything about it--the classic ambience with relaxed, modern touches, the friendly service, the excellent food, and the superb wines and beers....More

Thank SvalbardGuy
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went for a business meal here. We were seated upstairs in a private area, which was very warm on a sunny evening. Service, food & drink all excellent.

Thank bec21tt
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I eat in this charming restaurant all the time i stop in Bruxelles for business. Quality food, variety, attention to details, nice and relaxed atmosphere especially on the roof floor, during springtime. You can't ask more to a restaurant.

Thank Antonio A
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Le Mess, which I'd passed by countless times, was the venue for a meal with good friend. Nice atmosphere, everything clean and efficient. Even though we'd arrived a 12:30, the lunch special (two courses for euros 21.50) was no longer available. We weren't in a...More

Thank AvuncularAmerican
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Rather small portions for the price, quality of one of the dishes we ordered was awful (coquilles St. Jacques). Actually you get 3 coquilles for 25€. Same for the ravioli: 5 of them for 22€. On top of this, every time the door opens there's...More

Thank miglozoya
Reviewed 19 December 2016

Easily accessible with the tram 7 or 25, and is located near to Etterbeek suburb. The place was formerly a prison, it has been transformed beautifully into a cosy elegant restaurant. The menu is not extensive however all the dishes we ordered were simply very...More

Thank cuddles08
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:30 - 23:00
18:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Louis Schmidt 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 734 03 36
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Le Mess menu offers a wide range of tasty organic dishes following the rythm of the seasons using only local and healthy products. Restaurant Le Mess, situated in the heart of the Arsenal site, has been an major historic military place for more than a century and managed to keep its authentic architecture. After 75 years of military honours and 25 years of derelict, three friends were seduced by this place and decided to make a restaurant of it : Le Mess. Besides its two floors of dining area in a cosy atmosphere, you can also enjoy the sunny days in our glass room, which is perfect for every meeting or banquet. The restaurant's menu, following the rythm of the seasons, offers savourous dishes perfect for every occasion and always made out of local, organic and healthy products. Le Mess also welcomes you for your seminars, business meals, banquets or events. Possibility of renting rooms.
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