Comme Chez Soi

Price guide: Expensive

Place Rouppe 23, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Expensive

Comme Chez Soi

By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#1 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.9
4.9
Ambience:
4.8
4.8
Service:
4.8
4.8
Location:
4.6
4.6
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Design and architecture, Romance, Special occasions

Best for Gourmets - Expert review of Comme Chez Soi

Two-star Michelin restaurant that’s frequently billed as Brussels’s best.

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 and drink: 

‘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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Marie-Thérèse Wynants (the chef’s wife) acts as maitre’d and warmly welcomes guests.

Location: 

Place Rouppe in the southwest of town, across the square from Houtsiplou.

Price advice: 

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:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
French, Modern, Traditional
Address:
Place Rouppe 23, Brussels, 1000
Telephone:
+32 2 512 29 21
Website:
http://www.commechezsoi.be
Serves:
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:
Yes
Reservations:
Always essential

Have you been to Comme Chez Soi? Would you recommended it?