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“Pretty Little Fine Dining with Lovely Food”

L'Ecailler du Palais Royal
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Ranked #223 of 4,098 Restaurants in Brussels
Price range: US$60 - US$125
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: A ROYAL EXPERIENCE A prime dining destination with a specialty of fish, shellfish and crustaceans. Serving the ultimate of Belgian gastronomy since 1967, in an elegant setting that combines simple refinement and tranquillity in a stylish club atmosphere and a constant attention to details in service. L’ECAILLER DU PALAIS ROYAL’s cuisine carries a tradition of excellence focused on the high quality of the products and generosity in the plates. BRUSSELS : THE FLAG SHIP Ideally located in the heart of the picturesque antique dealers district, at the foot of the Sablon Church, in a magnificent heritage listed 17th century house, the Brussels restaurant is our signature place. Founded in 1967, it quickly became an institution that has welcomed royal family members, celebrities, international political figures, world renowned chefs, ... An exclusive location that features small tables and cosy benches animated by an enjoyable bar on the ground floor,in a private club ambiance. The upp
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Had a lovely dinner. Space is a bit inconvenience factor as guesses were sat quite close to one another but food was excellent. French classic dishes that looked pretty and taste even better.

I had the foie gras for starter, special menu lamb with black truffle for main and the apple La pomme en declinaison for dessert. All were superb quality. However, my partner unfortunately had a little grit/very small piece of shell in his seafood dish. He just put it on the side of the plate so it would get noticed but we didn't want to complain as it hadn't affected our overall dining experience. Will go back again in the future.

Date of visit: February 2018
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Thank Mummytandon
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant if you want a special meal. The staff, the décor and the overall ambience were first class. The Carpaccio of sea bass was amazing, and the Turbot was beyond our expectations. Yes it is Michelin starred fine dining at its best, so is expensive, but well worth it!

Date of visit: January 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2017

We went for lunch and were the second customers of the day. The service was extremely attentive and we were brought the menu (which was a tablet btw and could be read in three different languages!) and then the food very fast. We didn't really want to spend a fortune, so we had appetizers to start (my husband had the creamed mussels; I had the crab salad). The salad was a little too nouvelle cuisine for my taste, with tomato sorbet, tomato jelly and doll-sized cherry tomatoes, but the crab was fresh and tasty. As a main dish, we both had a plate of very good, finely sliced smoked salmon. They supplied us with a bounty of bread rolls and a tiny amount of butter.
The décor is all shades of turquoise and blue-green, classic, slightly old-fashioned, with an aquatic feel. And since it's a fish restaurant, it was very fitting.

Date of visit: October 2017
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Thank VW81
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Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Chairs in both Tiffany blue and royal blue, high quality multi-colour stained glass, everything is elegant, neat and tidy, very-well taken care of! The business lunch tastes very good. They have a great selection of tea mixed by themselves. The petite four also includes a big variety.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Alice Man Kwan C
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Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

If you have time for only one restaurant in Brussels, this is it! The right place, food, and atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Robert H
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