L'Ogenblik

Address: Galerie des Princes 1, Brussels, 1000, Belgium
Telephone: +32 2 511 61 51

- Expensive

4.7

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
4.7
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Service
4.3
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Food and drink
4.7
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Value for money
3.9
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Ambience
4.5
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Location
4.8
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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.

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Couples
  • Culture vultures
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Special occasions
  • History

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