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Chez Leon

$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, Seafood, European
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Rue des Bouchers 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 14 15
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This place used to be genuine. Like 30 years ago. It's now just tourist food. The best tourist food I suppose, but still tourist food.

Thank Caesar47741947
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there on Saturday for dinner and that was the worst food they could serve us! The mussels were just water and butter cooked and they just add the herbs over like a restaurant without respect to the customer! The deep fried squid was like prefried and I can say I've eat much more better on the cheapest restaurants... More 

Thank Anastasios K
Brussels, Belgium
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An average place where you get ordinary, decent food. We were a large party and had prebooked. Had different courses of mussels, fish and meat, and everything was ok. Not fantastic, but ok. Nice waiter.

1 Thank Alfaliz
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I would definitely come again; it's very cosy inside and they are well known for the way they prepare mussels, you have to try them, so juicy and soft; it's quite pricy but it's for sure worth it

Thank Sanziana P
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is really in the centre of Brussels and you have to navigate a street of tourist restaurants to get there. It's huge and I have never had a problem getting a table even with slightly bigger groups. I usually get the menu which includes mussels and a beer for a reasonable price. Not spectacular but good for hot... More 

Thank hthominet
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent seafood, cosy place, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Must try the plate "Escargot gratinées" if you like mussels and cheese.

Thank Fani_911
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

chez leon or leon de bruxelles is a well known chain for serving seafood especially mussels. we went there for lunch and it was full as usual apparently. u can dress casual no need more . tables are close to each other so u cant move much. we were 4 ordered soups (onion and homard) which were not as axpected.... More 

Thank zeina h
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The small door at its tiny entrance does not reflect its spacious indoor seating .. we really enjoyed great Brussels mussels there with different marinations ..

Thank Mohammad S
Poole, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The first i had mussels in brussel. It was delicious and fresh. The price is reasonable too. Would return there again if in brussel

Thank Blancey_13
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saw the bad reviews and I didn't believe them. After eating the food, I believe them now. Tourist spot, don't fall into the trap that we did. Go get muscles in Brussels somewhere else. I'm sure they're better other place. No flavor. HIGHLY overrated.

Thank Alex A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Bouchers 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 14 15

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