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poivre & sel

#462 of 3,003 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Rue Du Parnasse 2 - 1050, Brussels, Belgium
+32 2 503 46 93
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Foggia, Italy
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94 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Being Italian, I love when I can find nice food from my country. Overall it was a okay dinner. The best part was the antipasto, really good. However, the pasta trio was a bit under what I would consider an average, while the salmon was good. Good service but mandatory to book in advance.

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Thank Marco d
Athens, Greece
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is decent and offers a variety of dishes, including fish, meat and pasta. The sea bass I ordered was delicious, though the portion could be a bit bigger.

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Thank Nikos K
Germantown, Tennessee
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling here on business. Stayed at hotel on same street. Looked up trip advisor and found this restaurant a block away. Had veal parmigiana with side of pasta. Pasta tasted homemade and the parmigiana was very good. I loved the sauce. Small restaurant but typical in the area. 4 star rating is accurate. Very good and recommended.

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Thank IPROBO
Brussels, Belgium
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130 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If TripAdvisor allowed to rate 4.5 I would have rated it 4.5. I reserve 5 for astonishing experiences but this one was better than just good. Fishes dominated suggestions on the day of our visit and we did not regret it: the espadon and salmon were great.

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Thank Maciej B
London, UK
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524 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Poivre et Sel is a very pleasant restaurant offering a choice of French and Italian food in the European sector of Brussels close to the European Parliament. It is quite a small restaurant where the food is cooked in full view of the diners - always a sign of confidence in the quality of the food. There is a good... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Have eaten here 4 times now, some dishes good and some not so. Their best dishes, IMHO, are the trio of foie gras to start, the crab ravioli for main and either crime brûlée or tarte tatin for dessert.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We ducked into this restaurant without reservations. Food was interesting and very tasty. Good service and excellent choice of wine and beer. Good place for reasonable amount.

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Thank KSO11
Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Poivre & Sel is a nice restaurant with good food and service. The price level is reasonable for the area and quality of food. Have been there a few times and it's always good with no surprises.

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Thank Esben A
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Disappointed to have received a tasteless tortelloni noir au saumon - obviously not made in-house, thick and chewy pasta with a boring cream cheese filling, accompanied with a slice of an ordinary smoked salmon. The sauce was way too salty. My friend's ravioli al tartuffo only slightly better. Don't understand why would anyone be asked to pay 15EUR for a... More 

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Thank Panda K
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

Kept coming back here for the truffle cream pasta on the specials menu. Expertly prepared and decent price. Fantastic, friendly and helpful staff. Will try to come here every time I am in Brussels.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Du Parnasse 2 - 1050, Brussels, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 503 46 93

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?