Rue des Dominicains 8—10, Brussels, 1000
- Recommended for:
- Business travellers, Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Art, History
Expert review of Restaurant Vincent
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.
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.
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.
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.
The white-jacket waiters know their job inside out and were incredibly welcoming when I visited.
Tucked down a small alley, just behind the Galerie du Prince.
Three course menus range from 36.50—44.50 euros; standalone mains hover around the 25—30 euro mark.
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:
- Dutch, French, Seafood, Steak
- Rue des Dominicains 8—10, Brussels, 1000
- +32 2 511 26 07
- 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:
- Essential at peak times
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