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Aux Armes de Bruxelles

Average price €50
8.7/10
893 reviews

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Restaurant menu

Chef’s recommendations Cédric Callenaere

Average price €50 Special request

Dietary requirements

Scores & Reviews

Fabulous
8.7/10
based on 893 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.7/10
Service :8.6/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Patrick M.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Correct, mais manquant un peu d'imagination

  2. Anna S.
    • one review
    10/10

    Everything was really perfect

  3. Bert M.
    • 2 reviews
    9.5/10

    Fulll house but outstanding service and quality. Older waiters, multilingual and they know their job.

  4. yasuhiro s.
    • one review
    7.5/10

    Very good restaurant. You have to go when you stay in Brussels.

  5. Erika B.
    • one review
    8.5/10

    Some great menu options and classy service and decor. Mussels were very plump and fresh, but did have sand in several. House wine was excellent and kids 12 and under eat free.

  6. Daniel V.
    • one review
    9/10

    I made a reservation via the Fork app, but reservation was not acknowledged by restaurant personnel . I had to wait for a table , but did not mind . It gave me an opportunity to observe the ambience, wait staff , and presentation /delivery of food . Initially , I was disappointed with the unavailability of the main dining room with crisp table linens and more formal appeal. The main dining room was for large groups/parties /tourists, and the waiters seemed rushed . I was seated in the “ brasserie section “ which was informal and far superior . The waiter , Julio, was excellent , friendly and knowledgeable. I had an absolutely memorable , delightful dinner , however it was a miracle I survived a dangerously high cholesterol dinner . Julio, the waiter, suggested the shrimp croquette as an appetizer . I’m not fond of fried food , but the croquette was impressively delicious as the cream/shrimp oozed out of the egg-shaped croquette. I ordered the restaurant special , the sole, smothered in cream, baby grey shrimp and mussels , accompanied with pomme frites and mayonnaise . This meal could have easily been shared by two persons , the portion was so huge . I purposely waited at least 30 minutes to order dessert . The Dame Blanche, vanilla ice cream with hot Belgian chocolate poured at my discretion was the perfect ending to an over-indulgent meal. Total cost ,Including a bottle of wine , beer , acid reflux , totaled 95euro. Three hours later , I noticed I was the last patron in the restaurant... And I slowly rolled out of Aux Armes de Bruxelles.

  7. Pierre L.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Outstanding locale for Belgian fare, in fact the only restaurant worth your while in that area (well, save maybe for Léon). We came to taste the mussels, and we were not disappointed! The signature mussels - with white wine and cream - were especially delicious

  8. Anthony S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Very good quality food and service. Well priced for the calibre of restaurant.

  9. Alfie v.
    • one review
    8/10

    Courses were rapidly served, so within one hour dinner was finished. I assume this enables them to have several guests on one table per evening. In the past there was more finesse on the plates.

  10. Tony P.
    • one review
    10/10

    From arrival to leaving the restaurant, all staff were extremely friendly and polite. Booth tables are comfortable without feeling cramped. Table service was professional and attention to detail was excellent. Extensive menu and Food was excellent. Next time we are in Brussels we will certainly use this restaurant again.

  11. Michael J.
    • 5 reviews
    9.5/10

    The classic and always a great meal.

  12. Clive T.
    • one review
    9/10

    All in all, we have a good time. Will visit again if we are in Brussels again.

  13. Alice S.
    • one review
    9.5/10

    Lovely restaurant where the locals go even if it's in the touristy area. We'll definitely go back the next time we're in Brussels.

  14. Jon H.
    • one review
    10/10

    Our server was fun, the food was delicious, and the restaurant was precisely what we were looking for. Due to a delayed flight, we were running 10 minutes late for our reservation. I called the restaurant and they assured me we would be accommodated. It was a great experience in a fun part of the city.

  15. Gianluca B.
    • one review
    10/10

    super qualité et super service! Le top à Bruxelles

  16. Robert F.
    • 3 reviews
    9/10

    Awesome Restaurant with charming athmosphere in the heart next to grand place. Great Food and Perfect Restaurant for a nich Dinner. Very kind waiter and probabely best Crêpes ever eaten. A Must when being in Brussels.

  17. MARCHANDISE P.
    • one review
    8/10

    Belle table, qualité du pichet de vin pas terrible.

  18. Herman R.
    • 2 reviews
    10/10

    There are many very touristic restaurants in centre of Brussels of questionsble Quality...this one however great and authentic, great waterzooi

  19. ALAN D.
    • one review
    10/10

    First class service.cannot fault it,1/2 dozen oysters then set lunch. A bottle of white wine. Fantastic service. Brussels classic that has been re-invented. Not a burger or soup with things floating in it to be seen.

  20. Danny O.
    • one review
    9/10

    Superb service. Waiter very discreet and polite. Very tasty dishes, albeit very large portions. Recommended wine was excellent. Price: very reasonable.

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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