Aux Armes de Bruxelles

Average price €50
1,178 reviews

Free serviceInstant reservation

Restaurant menu

Average price €50 Special request

Chef Cédric Callenaere recommends…

Coquille ostendaise (poissons, moules, crevettes, champignons, fromage)
Bouquet de crevettes roses de Madagascar
Casserole de moules marinières (oignons, céleri, beurre) frites fraîches

Dietary options

Vegetarian dishes

Ratings & Reviews

based on 1178 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after making a reservation on TheFork can leave a review.
Quality of food :8.8/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Heidi F.
    Heidi F.
    • one review

    Everything was wonderful - we will be back :)

    • one review

    Avant un spectacle.

  3. mariam s.
    mariam s.
    • one review

    One of the best restaurants i’ve visited in a long time, good service and the food there is absolutely amazing! Definitely should try it.

  4. Danillo L.
    Danillo L.
    • one review

    Service could be much better, waitress drop oil on my pants without taking any responsibility or excuse for it sad experience the food was nice too

  5. J Y.
    J Y.
    • one review

    An excellent restaurant; very traditional little venue - felt like stepping back in time! Food was excellent - ordering from the set menu, the food was delicious, as was the wine. The staff were very friendly and accommodating, despite my garbled attempts to speak French!

  6. James S.
    James S.
    • one review

    Amazing Lobster and desserts (creme bruleé and waffle) great service, English speaking if you're a tourist. Busy so make sure you book in advance.

  7. Nancy  E.
    Nancy E.
    • 2 reviews

    The food was beyond mediocre but the service was horrific. We should have left when we saw photos of food on the menu. Or when the waiter was terribly rude from the get go. I had to put on my cost to walk out to get our main course. After 2 hours. They offer you one piece of slightly stale ( presliced) bread. Nothing to recommend it but the location. I give half of a half a star. Avoid at all costs.

  8. Jos w.
    Jos w.
    • 2 reviews

    waiting for our tabel to be ready a apertive was offered

  9. Ken L.
    Ken L.
    • 6 reviews

    Great food and service

  10. Benjamin P.
    Benjamin P.
    • one review

    Food excellent. Beautiful dining room. Service not good- don't leave Natalie a tip, she is not at all attentive, we waited a long time between every aspect of the meal!

  11. Miriam G.
    Miriam G.
    • 10 reviews

    Never disappoints. Good old-fashioned atmosphere and service, a menu that includes all of the Belgian classics you could possibly want, reasonable quality/price. We especially enjoyed the lightly smoked salmon appetizer and the sole meuniere. A solid choice for central Brussels.

  12. Kjell Roger J.
    Kjell Roger J.
    • one review

    The staff was super welcoming, and the service was superb. The atmosphere seemed a litte more informal in a tv program and that was the only thing that wasn't as expected. The restaurant was really great anyway.

  13. Nimmi G.
    Nimmi G.
    • one review

    Quality food and attentive staff.Really enjoyed it and recommend the place to anyone visiting Brussels.We had mussels and the Beef Carbonnade stew and they were really tasty.

  14. Nikolay A.
    Nikolay A.
    • 3 reviews

    Booked this resto for my Birthday and was tooooo much disappointed. Why are they included in the M Guide - no guess. In 100 meters there is a McD's restaurant - in this case the same quality and attitude to the guests. Food here - as somewhere else. The waiter splashed drinks over the table several times - may be it's their Signature dish or the special treatment? To round it all - I would 100% recommend this place to my enimies - let them enjoy The Quality.

  15. Wim M.
    Wim M.
    • one review

    The only restaurant in the rue des Bouchers where locals go for a delicious dinner. Traditonal Belgian cuisine, not the cheapest option, but really worth a visit.

  16. Stephen P.
    Stephen P.
    • one review

    Busy restaurant on a Friday evening with good food and service. Only marked down as I paid cash and the waiter returned the bill without the change. I was fully intending to leave a tip and would have preferred the usual practice of deciding the amount of tip.

  17. JESUS R.
    JESUS R.
    • 146 reviews

    Muy buen sitio. Calidad de producto.

  18. Michel K.
    Michel K.
    • one review

    We were there with friends, trying to spend a nice evening. I MUST say, the food was good! Not great but good! Two problems : the table next to us was SO NOISY that we and also other clients were NOT able to enjoy the evening. The responsible of the room was also NO able to calm them down! About the wine we ordered. The bottle we were asking for was no more available : price 49€ for a Lallande de Pomerol. I asked for a similar one. The waister showed us one which was supposed to be first cheaper and then after looking down, the same price, but on our bill, it was actually 10€ more expansive! I don't think we will go there another time!

  19. David D.
    David D.
    • one review

    Excellent traditional style and atmosphere. Good food. Real Belgian experience

  20. Michel D.
    Michel D.
    • 12 reviews

    pas d'avis

More information

How to get to the restaurant

Rue des Bouchers 13, 1000, Brussels, Belgium

Public transport

Métro - De Brouckere (M1 et M5)

Directions to get there

About the restaurant

En 1958, le restaurant connait le début d’une période faste avec l’Exposition Universelle qui a fait de Bruxelles le centre du monde pendant 6 mois.

Au début des années 1970, Jacques Veulemans, un des fils de Calixte, crée à l’extérieur du vénérable établissement, dans la Petite rue des Bouchers le « Comptoir des Armes », un bar à tapas à la belge.

Il y travaille entre autres avec son épouse, Madame Suzanne et son fils Laurent.

Le tout Bruxelles s’y retrouve pour boire le coup et y déguster les classiques de la maison, en petites portions, tout en faisant la zwanze une bonne partie de la nuit.

Les « Armes de Bruxelles » connaissent alors deux décennies fastes, contribuant à la réputation festive de l’Îlot sacré, destination gastronomique de la capitale.

En 2006, la famille Veulemans revend l’affaire. Le restaurant vit alors quelques années agitées avant d’être repris en 2018 par Rudy Vanlancker, propriétaire de Chez Léon, un proche de la famille Veulemans depuis toujours.

Une sorte de réveil pour cette vieille dame endormie depuis 2006.


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