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Le Mess

$$ - $$$, European,
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 734 03 36
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“tartare” (3 reviews)
“steak” (5 reviews)
“shrimp” (4 reviews)
Closes in 1 min
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM Hours
Belgian, European, Gastropub, French, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Boulevard Louis Schmidt 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Whoever accepted the reservation should have been up front and said that the building is not accessible for wheelchair users. We ended up carrying our friend, in wheelchair, up the stairs to get her in and then down another flight of stairs to get her...More

Thank mverschaeve
Reviewed 6 March 2018 via mobile

I was invited to le Mess by a good friend of mine to catch up over dinner with quality Belgian comfy food. The menu has some traditional Belgian dishes e.g. steak tartare, shrimp and cheese croquettes, and has also a tapas section with smaller dishes...More

Thank Bram G
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Good ambience, treated very nicely, have got good food. I'm not into English food and I'm pure vegetarian but I liked the food here. Drinks are also available. I will definitely try other menu items there sometimes. Introduced by my boss so thanks to her...More

Thank SainiAnks
Reviewed 6 August 2017

A nice place with vines over the tables but nothing out of the ordinary. A tip off was that they did not serve non alcoholic beer. They had some fizzy flavored seltzer instead I think. My steak tartare was nothing to brag about. This should...More

Thank Pat B
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We had a lovely time in the restaurant, the rosé was one of the best wines I have tried. The service was excellent, and I really liked that they used organic and seasonal vegetables for the dishes. The terrace outside is lovely too, we are...More

Thank Tihike
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This restaurant has a very pleasant interior. The mix of “normal” tables, and some higher tables makes the dining room somewhat more intimate. Also, they have two dining rooms, which helps to keep noise levels down. On the food side, I must say that they...More

Thank Renet_58
Reviewed 30 July 2017

That's because this lovely restaurant is a former officer's mess on the grounds of a military base. I have eaten here twice, and love everything about it--the classic ambience with relaxed, modern touches, the friendly service, the excellent food, and the superb wines and beers....More

Thank SvalbardGuy
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Went for a business meal here. We were seated upstairs in a private area, which was very warm on a sunny evening. Service, food & drink all excellent.

Thank bec21tt
Reviewed 27 March 2017

I eat in this charming restaurant all the time i stop in Bruxelles for business. Quality food, variety, attention to details, nice and relaxed atmosphere especially on the roof floor, during springtime. You can't ask more to a restaurant.

Thank Antonio A
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Le Mess, which I'd passed by countless times, was the venue for a meal with good friend. Nice atmosphere, everything clean and efficient. Even though we'd arrived a 12:30, the lunch special (two courses for euros 21.50) was no longer available. We weren't in a...More

Thank AvuncularAmerican
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Boulevard Louis Schmidt 1, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 734 03 36
  • E-mail
Le Mess menu offers a wide range of tasty organic dishes following the rythm of the seasons using only local and healthy products. Restaurant Le Mess, situated in the heart of the Arsenal site, has been an major historic military place for more than a century and managed to keep its authentic architecture. After 75 years of military honours and 25 years of derelict, three friends were seduced by this place and decided to make a restaurant of it : Le Mess. Besides its two floors of dining area in a cosy atmosphere, you can also enjoy the sunny days in our glass room, which is perfect for every meeting or banquet. The restaurant's menu, following the rythm of the seasons, offers savourous dishes perfect for every occasion and always made out of local, organic and healthy products. Le Mess also welcomes you for your seminars, business meals, banquets or events. Possibility of renting rooms.
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