Galerie des Princes 1, Brussels, 1000
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, History, Special occasions
Expert review of L'Ogenblik
This 40-year-old brasserie attracts comfortably wealthy locals who dine on pricey but delicious French fare. You’ll need a basic command of French to navigate the menu.
The menu changes every month to make the most of seasonal ingredients. There’s a strong emphasis on fish, scallops etc, but the trusty steak makes an appearance too — above all expect lots of butter! If you visit in winter be sure to try the wildfowl, when it is in season.
Just as a brasserie should be: high ceilings, aging tables and chairs, photographs littering the walls, low-light table lamps and lace curtains hanging half mast in the windows. During the day it’s mainly businessmen, and in the evening mature couples or groups of friends who linger over fine wines until closing time.
Waiters are courteous and professional. There was a gruff, unsmiling madame sat behind the old till when I visited at lunchtime.
Inside the Galerie des Princes; it’s better to access it via Rue des Bouchers and Rue des Dominicains
Starters 16—26 euros; mains 23—30 euros; desserts around 12 euros. Better to visit at lunchtime when they offer a selected main dish for 11 euros.
More information on L'Ogenblik:
- Price guide:
- Brasserie, Restaurant
- French, Seafood, Traditional
- Galerie des Princes 1, Brussels, 1000
- +32 2 511 61 51
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- Mon—Sat 12pm—2.30pm & 7pm—midnight, closed Sun.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times