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“Great Meal!!”

L'idiot du Village Legasc SA
Ranked #267 of 4,074 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We had no problem getting a reservation on a Wednesday - may not have even needed one, but get one if you go anyway. This place is a little walk from Grand Place but worth the walk. Use your gps...

Our waitress was perfect. The food was great, from the Argentinian steak, to the beef tartare, to the whitefish. All was done extremely well.

They had a selection of beer, champagne and wine. All good!

Service was fast and accurate.

Thank Rik T
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

Small cozy decor with a very warm welcome. Food was equally good. Very nice lamb, osso buco too. Loved every bit of it.

Thank andhu71
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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Nice little restaurant, cozy and attractive environment. We were seeking to try it for a while, then we decided to step in: first impression has been very good, perfect for couples. Choice of main dishes is actually not so broad,so we ended in choosing 2 starters and one main dish. Quality of food is very good, just a little surprise on the bill which was, compared to what we ordered, surprisingly high.

Thank cosmonautici
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Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Our second visit to this wonderful restaurant.

The interior is casual and looks like it has been picked up from flea markets but it is very tastefully done

The staff is very educated about the menu and wine list which by the way is of very high quality. Attentive without hanging in your shoulder

Now to the food. Who would have thought that scallops and curry went together? We had, besides scallops, veal, lamb and pear tart. The latter would have benefitted with some sour cream or vanilla ice.

Lovely, lovely experience which we will try and re-create again soon

Thank TroelsJ61
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Sorry for the delay in writing this review. Sorry I wrote september 2016 as it was the earliest option, I was there 2 years ago. I visited a restaurant today which reminded to write this review about L'idiot du Village
I heard and read reviews about this restaurant. Many people from the UK wrote their bad experience with how rudely they were treated. I was intrigued to find out for myself. I am writing this to describe my own experience with complete honesty and respect the bad experience that others had.
1- The setting: a quirky harry potter style small restaurant that I found artistic in every way. there were tapes on the wall, patched curtains...etc. Something fascinating in every corner, strangely enough even the guests!!! The low lighting added successfully to the magic in the air.
2- Staff, the manager (or I think he is) is your usual rigid French host that, although seem offending, is actually part of the entertainment. Try to be inspired by the restaurant name. He did not spare more than 1 minute to superficially translate the menu which is in French. But then again, we are in Brussels. I guess not so many of our menus are translated to French, Spanish...etc.
3- Time from order to food on table was 40 min. Average-to-long
4- Food. A spiritual level. I extremely appreciate how a chef can create the ultimate taste from simple few ingredients. This was it. The experience is still with me since my visit in 2015.
Two dishes of excellence in my humble opinion. The food was cooked to the very precise time to give the desired texture and taste, marinated carefully and mixed with pleasantly unexpected extra ingredients that gave that extra kick. I will not tell you what are the ingredients first so as not to spoil the surprise for you and second because I am not entirely sure what they were!!! it is just that milligram-perfect mixture of all what's needed. My best regards to the artist who created them
I stayed there watching people around me. Most of the guests who were there came to enjoy every minute of their time. They came before us and were there even after we left. I myself stayed for 90 minutes and kept on eating my food small bite at a time. you don't want to rush this feeling.
5- Wine: your average red wine but that did not spoil the evening a bit.
6- Cost; More than your average restaurant, expect to pay more than 100 euros for 2 people. To me I would pay much more for the same experience.
If you ask me whether I go back again or not, I would say I would go back again to Brussels just to go to that restaurant.
Take the whole lot as entertainment. A person who traveled a lot and experienced many traditions and cultures will find this restaurant extremely enjoyable.

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Thank Alnajdi-S
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