Comme Chez Soi
Place Rouppe 23, Brussels, 1000
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Romance, Special occasions
Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Comme Chez Soi
A table at Michelin-starred Comme Chez Soi should be on every foodie’s wish list. Run by chef-extraordinaire Pierre Wynants and his talented son-in-law, Lionel Rigolet, the restaurant is spoken of in awed whispers in the city. The prices are exorbitant, but it’ll be a meal you never forget.
‘Food’ is too crass a description to describe Wynants ‘creations’. Here are a few examples from the menu at the time of writing: duck liver with gin and rice pop pearls in a reduced fig vinegar; potato mousseline with crab, shrimps, and Royal Belgian caviar in a chive and white-oyster butter sauce; and Landes pigeon served with Mechelen asparagus and wild mushrooms. Drool! It’s haute cuisine so the portions are miniscule, but don’t worry about going hungry: ‘seconds’ are included in the price of most dishes. The wine cellar is tipped as one of the best-considered in Europe.
The dining room is an elegant Art-Nouveau affair. You’ll need to be dressed smartly and bring your best set of manners. Guests are usually mature couples or families celebrating a special occasion. Parties can choose to be seated in the aptly named ‘kitchen table’, which allows diners to see the chefs at work.
Marie-Thérèse Wynants (the chef’s wife) acts as maitre’d and warmly welcomes guests.
Place Rouppe in the southwest of town, across the square from Houtsiplou.
Visiting at lunchtime is the most affordable option: a three-course menu will set you back 55 euros per person. The starters on the à la carte evening menu start at 24 euros and rise to 95 euros; mains vary widely from 36 euros to 173 euros; desserts cost around 20 euros. Unsurprisingly, most opt for the four-course menu at 87 euros per person or the six- or seven- course menu at 147–191 euros per person.
More information on Comme Chez Soi:
- Price guide:
- French, Modern, Traditional
- Place Rouppe 23, Brussels, 1000
- +32 2 512 29 21
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Tues, Thu—Sat 12pm—1.30pm & 7pm—9.30pm, Wed 7pm—9.30pm, closed Sun & Mon; they also usually closed during the summer holidays (mid July—mid August), so check the website.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Always essential