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Bij den Boer

#167 of 2,932 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, Seafood, Soups, European
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Quai aux Briques 60, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 61 22
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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Mon - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Always top, already Customer for 15+ years Best fish restaurant in town. A must when you visit Brussels

Thank Paul B
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Once a year I'm having dinner Bij Den Boer, and this since twenty years or so. It is one of my favourite places in town for mussels, just 'nature', no wine, cream or so on. My partner at this week's dinner had as a main dish swordfish (lotte) (35 euros). My first course (croquettes de crevettes) was so and so;... More 

Thank 100attitude
Brussels, Belgium
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well reputated restaurant around St Catherine, especially for seafood and fish. We went there for Mussels and had a great experience. Nice service and excellent food. need to go back!

Thank JLV1959
Haarlem, The Netherlands
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33 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical classic brasserie style fish restaurant. Don't expect intimate dining, but the quality of the old school fish dishes is good. Quick service. Try to sit in the main area in the front and not in the back room near the kitchen.

Thank R-AlexII
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 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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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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 23 November 2016

"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 10 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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78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 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

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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, Soups, European
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?