Restaurant Vincent

Price guide: Expensive

Rue des Dominicains 8—10, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Expensive

Famous tiled mosaic walls

By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#8 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.6
4.6
Ambience:
4.6
4.6
Service:
4.6
4.6
Location:
4.8
4.8
Value for money:
4.5
4.5
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Art, History

Expert review of Restaurant Vincent

Lively sea-themed restaurant famed for its mussels and flambéed steaks.

The Rue de Bouchers, which leads off from the Grand-Place, is lined with hawkers trying to lure you into their mediocre restaurants. Stroll past them all until you reach Restaurant Vincent, which has been in situ since 1905 and is famed for it’s protected tile mosaics and flambéed steaks.

Food and drink: 

Vincent is another sound choice for quality traditional French/Belgian food. Its dishes are heart warming and rich, but unfortunately there are next to no vegetarian options.

Recommended dishes: 

You must try either the rumpsteak flambéed in cream and alcohol on a table in front of you, or their mussels — both are house specialities.

Ambience: 

You’re hit by the smell of butter, cream and seafood when you walk through the door and pass through the kitchen on your way to the dining room. The walls are adorned with bold mosaics of sailors battling the oceanic elements and cows chewing the cud, baguettes are piled high for cutting, and the clink of pots and pans and orders being called echo from the kitchen. The restaurant is popular with businessmen at lunchtime and groups of friends in the evenings.

Service: 

The white-jacket waiters know their job inside out and were incredibly welcoming when I visited.

Location: 

Tucked down a small alley, just behind the Galerie du Prince.

Price advice: 

Three course menus range from 36.50—44.50 euros; standalone mains hover around the 25—30 euro mark.

Tables to book: 

Groups should ask for the ‘boat’ table, which is made from the bow of a wooden row boat.

More information on Restaurant Vincent:

Price guide:
Expensive
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Dutch, French, Seafood, Steak
Address:
Rue des Dominicains 8—10, Brussels, 1000
Telephone:
+32 2 511 26 07
Website:
http://www.restaurantvincent.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon—Sat 12pm—2.45pm & 6.30pm—11.30pm, Sun 12pm—3pm & 6.30pm—10.30pm; closed 1—11 January and first two weeks of August.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Essential at peak times
Free tags / Keywords:
traditional

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