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L'Esprit de Sel Brasserie

££ - £££French, , European
Place Jourdan 52-54 | Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 230 60 40
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (21 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
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French, Belgian, European
££ - £££
Place Jourdan 52-54 | Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We ate here 2 evenings. The food was delicious. We sat outside,the verander was heated and atmosphere was pleasant. The waiters were ok and the manager came round to talk to us.

Reviewed 26 August 2014

Cool authentic atmosphere. A long menu with all the Belgian essentials. Food is excellent, maybe just a bit more expensive then in all the other Place Jourdan places.

1  Thank Obinitsa
Reviewed 13 August 2014

I found my fish dish to be oily and bland. Others enjoyed their meal but overall it is overpriced and you can find better places if you venture outside of the square.

Thank KaleeAD
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Large choice of meals, also offers seasonal dishes. The quality of the food is good, but not exceptional. Prices are reasonable, service is quick and professional but not very cheery.

Thank ChrisHaenen
Reviewed 9 August 2014

This restaurant is located opposite Sofitel hotel in Place Jourdan serving mostly Belgian cuisine. I did enjoyed Mussels, fries and of course good Belgian beer, the service was a bit sloppy and slow. The restaurant was not only under-staffed the waiters tend to give everyone...More

1  Thank AmirMohsen32
Reviewed 6 August 2014

The square is kind of out of the way, but if you happen to be near it, this is the restaurant to go to with your family. Nicely priced, good to great food (the kidneys). And the beer selection!!

Thank PetJo
Reviewed 29 July 2014

Very busy restaurant on the square nice food from start to finish . Excellence rack of lamb and steak tartare . The waiter seam that he never stopped. He handled a follow brit(Londoner) very well , She was moaning about the food e.g. burger which...More

1  Thank davide79_12
Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is a restaurant you will not remember the very next day-everything is average. Our waiter was not very friendly, the food and interior was OK, nothing to talk about. It was a real problem with separating the checks for 4 couples. We asked the...More

Thank Ritochka
Reviewed 13 July 2014

We were recommended this restaurant by the hotel and we were surprisingly impressed! The waiters speak french and English. We tried the chicken and rabbit from the specialties menu and the food was amazing! It is hands down the best restaurant we tried in Brussels...More

Thank mangoCooper
Reviewed 5 July 2014

This is a typical Belgian brasserie, serving good quality food in lively and interesting Place Jourdan. We took the salmon, the meatballs (boulettes), the ham hock and the chicken. All quite acceptable, with the usual high quality chips. We also took a bottle of the...More

1  Thank OlderGuy1956
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$29 - US$72
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:45
18:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
11:30 - 14:15
18:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Jourdan 52-54 | Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 230 60 40
  • E-mail
Restaurant bien connu au coeur du Marché Commun. Un acceuil chaleureux, deux salles à manger plus un côté véranda et une terrasse chauffée, une carte mensuelle très diversifiée, une cuisine excellente. Le rapport qualité prix est parfait. Un rendez-vous convivial.A well-known restaurant in the heart of the Common Market. A warm welcome, two dining rooms, plus a veranda and heated terrace, a highly diverse monthly menu and first-rate cuisine. The price/quality ratio is just perfect. Comvivial encounter.
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