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L'Ecailler du Palais Royal

#310 of 2,968 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Seafood, European, French, Belgian
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Rue Bodenbroek 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 87 51
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Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very fancy restaurant where you can sit at ease, not disturbed by neighbors and where the food is excellent. By far the best restaurant in its category in Brussels.

Thank rudy151
Athens, Greece
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Amazing selection of oysters, very innovative cuisine, in a kind of austere and majestic environment. Great wine list with the smallest letters ever printed. Highly priced

Thank pesmou
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Admittedly, we probably received some special treatment, as we went with my wife's 85 year-old cousin, who had been coming here since the 60's, and it had been her favorite place to go with her husband for over 25 years. Amazing presentations and imaginative dishes, perfect service, and some of the best seafood we have ever tasted. Ambiance is quiet... More 

Thank Christopher M M
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with several work colleagues. The food was good and the service was excellent. Prices however are very high. Only go if someone else is paying.

Thank Acireale
Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy eating here. The service is consistently of a high standard as is the food. It is comfortable- if at times a little too conventional- but all in all I never leave here disappointed!

Thank susylan
Dominican Republic
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76 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

service, quality of food were very good. Cabilleaud, oysters, shrimp, paired with very good wine made a wonderful night.

Thank Luis A
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

On our way to the Maastricht art fair we stopped in Brussels and had dinner at l'Ecailler. We were seated upstairs due to late reservation but In fact I loved this cosy and traditional dining room. The staff was very helpful and recommend Zelande oysters from Holland. We had the flat ones delicious and salty due to their specific breeding... More 

Thank Docteurmarie
Sydney, Australia
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016

Don't come here for a cheap night. Come here to be reminded of old luxury, elegance and beautiful food. I have read reviews about it being expensive: it is but it was worth it in my view. Lovely large table for the 5 of us, and very attentive waiters. We had an amazing special of hops and poached egg with... More 

Thank A2B2_SurryHills
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

We have been to l'ecailler a few times in the past years to celebrate events (birthdays...) with my family who leaves in Brussels. The quality has increasingly decreased to the point we decided to stop going. The service used to be good: waiters take your coat when you arrive etc... Last visit I politely handed my coat and the waiter... More 

Thank Flapymoon
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed the food, even if very traditional. The quality is irreproachable as far as the food is concerned, but I was shocked at the rudeness of the voiturier, who clearly didn't know we had lunch there. Once away from his door, he behaved as if he owned the streets. Very disappointing!!

Thank GManners

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, French, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Bodenbroek 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 87 51

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?