L'Ogenblik

Price guide: Expensive

Galerie des Princes 1, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Expensive

By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#7 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.7 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.7
4.7
Ambience:
4.5
4.5
Service:
4.3
4.3
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Culture vultures, Foodies, Mature travellers, History, Special occasions

Expert review of L'Ogenblik

Classic French brasserie inside the 19th-century Galeries Royales St-Hubert.

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.

Food and drink: 

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.

Ambience: 

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.

Service: 

Waiters are courteous and professional. There was a gruff, unsmiling madame sat behind the old till when I visited at lunchtime.

Location: 

Inside the Galerie des Princes; it’s better to access it via Rue des Bouchers and Rue des Dominicains

Price advice: 

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:
Expensive
Type:
Brasserie, Restaurant
Food:
French, Seafood, Traditional
Address:
Galerie des Princes 1, Brussels, 1000
Telephone:
+32 2 511 61 51
Website:
http://www.ogenblik.be
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon—Sat 12pm—2.30pm & 7pm—midnight, closed Sun.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times

Have you been to L'Ogenblik? Would you recommended it?