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Bij den Boer

#170 of 2,911 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Quai aux Briques 60, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 61 22
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

a bottle of sancerre that was not recognizably close to its region's name (was it a sweet riesling?) fishsoup that was rather bland monkfish that made me feel sick, overcooked andno structure left in what should be a beautiful cut, a mixup of sauce and mash, awful colour presentation. tomates crevettes: wonder where the crevettes were farmed - a sweet... More 

Thank Theo S
Athens, Greece
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food - the mussels are Devine! Fantastic service. Very friendly typical Brussels Bistro atmosphere. A must do. Nice variety of food and the beverage menu has choice!

Thank Lorenzo76pau
Tervuren, Belgium
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Average" to me is not bad at all, but I have high expectations, when I come for food in Brussels, in this area. Things could be better: our food was delicious, but was served every time and for everyone (4 people) served lukewarm. A pity. The place was packed with people and it has a good reputation, so I am... More 

Thank AlbrechtPaul S
Wortegem-Petegem, Belgium
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

The place is quite crowded. We had to wait a while before getting our order taken. We ordered a fruits de mer. Good portion. Not cheap but very fresh and good quality. Certainly worth a visit when you like a good fish in Brussels.

Thank PascalMD
Vienna, Austria
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

A must for every trip to Brussels! Great Mussels (nature!!), wonderful fresh fish. The best belgium kitchen has to provide.

Thank Veronica K
Tel Aviv, Israel
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Unlike many restaurants in a big city, this establishment is not teeming with tourists. Mostly the locals visit this place, which specializes in fish and sea fruit. So, if you enjoy fish (the mashed potatoes the broccoli and the wine were surprisingly tasty as well), it's a very nice place to spend an evening at. The bottom line is that... More 

Thank Jacob L
Espoo, Finland
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57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Good basic fare but not outstanding. There were limited set menu choices. The location is very nice, especially in good weather.

Thank NAsokan
Athens, Greece
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178 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

I believe I have rated this restaurant 2-3 years ago as excellent for the quality of food and service. I am sorry to say that my last visit left much to be desired. Maybe the management has been influenced by the hardship all restaurants suffer after the Brussels Airport bombing. In any case I did not enjoyed my meal here... More 

Thank Tass0P
Mexico City, Mexico
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

We have been advised this restaurant by the both tourist information and Fodor's book for eating mussels. But honestly it was the worst I have ever tried, such a shame since it's basically a national Belgian dish! Didn't taste anything and felt like it was just boiled in water instead of wine with garlic and herbs!!! We also tried other... More 

Thank Irusja_mex
Brussels, Belgium
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

I love the interior and ambiance of the place. Bistro style, brasserie service. Welcoming staff, a perfect start of a promising evening. The menu seemed like a good deal, but since my partner wished something different we ate "à la carte". The starter was perfect, but unfortunately the main course was dissappointing. Really hard to understand or accept in a... More 

Thank ToyBoy_B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$106
Belgian, Seafood, European, Soups, French
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quai aux Briques 60, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 61 22

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