Bozar Brasserie

Price guide: Mid-range

Rue Baron Horta 3, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Mid-range

Dining room

By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#10 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.3
4.3
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.2
4.2
Recommended for:
Couples, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Trendiness

Expert review of Bozar Brasserie

Newly revived Art-Deco brasserie with a Michelin-star chef.

The BOZAR brasserie has been closed and gathering dust for the last 10 years, but finally its Art Deco interior — designed by legend architect Victor Horta in 1928 — was restored to its former glory and reopened in December 2010.

Food and drink: 

Simple, elegant French/Belgian classics whipped up by head chef David Martin and his team in the open kitchen. The wine list is simplified by being split into taste sections, eg: ‘spicy and rich’ or ‘fresh and aromatic’.

Recommended dishes: 

The entrecote cooked over Argentine coals looked very good. And save some room for the coffee profiteroles drizzled in salted caramel butter or the, typically Belgian, rice pudding sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.

Ambience: 

Locals — mainly couples and groups of friends — pop in before attending a theatre performance or dance recital in the BOZAR halls. It’s smart but not stuffy.

Service: 

The waiters are fast and very professional.

Location: 

Inside the BOZAR (Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles) building; the entrance linking it to the main building was closed when I visited, so you’ll have to use the door located on Rue Baron Horta.

Price advice: 

Starters cost in the region of 10—16 euros; mains 19—23 euros; and desert roughly 9 euros. They offer a special lunch menu: one course costs 13 euros, two courses 23 euros.

More information on Bozar Brasserie:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
Dutch, French
Address:
Rue Baron Horta 3, Brussels, 1000
Telephone:
+32 2 503 00 00
Website:
http://www.bozar.be/webpage_special.php?pageid=178&
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon—Sun 12pm—2.30pm & 6pm—10.30pm
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
traditional

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