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De Blauwe Maan

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Seafood, European, Belgian
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Mechelsestraat 22, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 29 97 47
10:00 - 22:00
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Brussels, Belgium
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

It is always difficult to find a nice restaurant (read not touristic restaurant) in the center of a city. Especially in a small city like Leuven. Well, here is a tip for you: go to De Blauwe Maan. The restaurant is indeed very central, but the quality of the food and the attentive staff will make you forget about the... More 

Thank VoyageuseBB
Leuven, Belgium
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232 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Had a fine evening in this restaurant celebrating a birthday in a small group. Therefor I did not notice the delays in bringing the food. First course came quick, main more than an hour later, desert on time. The food was not a wow thing but was good quality and decent sized. The service was very friendly but you noticed... More 

Thank WimLeuven
1 review
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

If you want to get pampered with delicious food within a trendy setting and high level of service this is the place to be in Leuven. You can taste that the food is prepared with love and eye for detail as the food not only tastes grate but the way it is served is exquisite. From the moment you enter... More 

Thank Kim V
Leuven, Belgium
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 June 2016

We were there yesterday evening, without reservation. No problem said the waiter, still two tables left on the terrace. So we sat down, he explained the menu, we made our choice. Then just when the waiter was about to take our order, another guy, the owner?, came and asked if we had a reservation, which we didn't. He then told... More 

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Maryland, USA
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

This is a place where you can see the kitchen from every table - not a factory like big places but rather it's an intimate experience where you'll see the chef. The server was attentive and was were kind to me as an English speaker. Our table of 4 enjoyed the mix of traditional tastes with modern styles and natural... More 

Thank medray
Kempen, Germany
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016

Instead of going out on NY eve we went to the Blauwe Maan to cater for us. Every single dish was put together with such care and taste that it was simply a delight. We have been to the Blauwe maan many times before and it still is one of our favorites. Well done to both the owners of this... More 

Thank INGE D
Itegem, Belgium
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2016

The food is nice, but if I have to pay that much I prefer other restaurants. The atmosphere in the restaurant is a bit cold and not very cozy. The service was good and I was glad to be here one time.

Thank Vincent V
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Really good restaurant, disregard all precious comments, they seem to have made an important switch on restaurant management. The service is at a very high level and prices are still within acceptable range. This was one of the times where I didn't feel like "going to eat something at a restaurant" but much more felt like having a "restaurant experience".

Thank Mathias S
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2015 via mobile

Only a few tables were occupied on a weekday. Still no friendly welcome and a very indifferent style of service. The food is nicely presented. The freshness of the ingredients is inconsistent. Good drinks and wine. What a small bathroom!

Thank HedonicTom
Leuven, Belgium
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Asked for a vegetarian 3 course meal (nothing veggie on the menu), and the cook made something as per his inspiration of the day. Probably one of the best meals I had in a restaurant. Great fresh and seasonal local ingredients, presented beautifully. A bit surprised with some of the other reviews here, I visit quite a lot of restaurants... More 

Thank Jelle J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, European, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mechelsestraat 22, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 29 97 47

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