Really good. Basic mussels is made spectacular by their fresh ingredients and their superb white wine. Not overly salted, evenly balanced. Well done
As soon as the server took our food order, he never came back. He didn't ask if we wanted dessert and refused to make eye contact. We felt like because we had not had ordered as much as he would have liked, we were dismissed.
Good Resto on busy Rue de Bouchers - worth booking.
The old "Aux Armes de Bruxelles" was much better. Service is correct but food had higher quality.
Très belle table bruxelloise!
Excellent et copieux
Aangenaam, fijne bediening, heel goede business lunch
To be honest, I'm utterly sick and tired of appalling service in these restaurants in this neighborhood of Brussels. The food was OK and the restaurant is beautiful but for the umpteenth time, waiters behave in an arrogant way. They conspicuously show their dissatisfaction when they don't get tips commensurate with their service (service being included in an overpriced bill). This is all the more surprising coming from a restaurant that went belly-up last year and desperately needs to to pull on its bootstraps to avoid permanent oblivion. The restaurant actually belongs to "Chez Léon" just opposite. Why the big fuss? I will not go back and highly discourage this restaurant.
Traditional Belgian food all of excellent quality. Best Dame Blanche one can find in a long time. It is not cheap. One of the better places to eat, I think, in Brussels.
Great dishes. If services were a little disappointing because no witty conversation has not been made. It was like clerical staff.
Superb set menu at 47.50. The duck a l'orange was exquisite. The portions are exceptionally large (happily, we took the duck home!) The service was professional but warm and genial. One of my favorite restaurants in Brussels. I've eaten there 4 times, and never been disappointed!
It was very cold in the restaurant and not only temperaturewise
Food came in time and still very fresh. Good attention to details and quality of service.
Back to visit this restaurant after its refurbishment and have to say it is still a special favourite of mine.
Food was good and the server was prompt.
It was a very nice evening, quite happy about the Performance of the restaurant-Team.
Very good ! As it used to be....
je recommande vivement
Rue des Bouchers 13, 1000, Brussels, Belgium
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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