We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

La Maison du Cygne

French, European, Gastropub, Belgian
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Grand Place 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 19:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

221 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 92: English reviews
Bratislava, Slovakia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

i cant say anything about the food. came there, despite of sign for waiting nobody helped to find the place. restaurant was really empty so found the place we liked. when the waitress finally came she told us that its reserved. ok, we picked other place. asked about the mussels - not serving. very arrogant. looked at us like idiots.... More 

Thank pinkforever
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fine dining in the heart of Grand Place. Excellent meat and fish dishes. Lacking in vegetarian options. Approx €100/head including wine. Stunning exterior and interior building. Restaurants in the heart of tourist areas often lack quality and are disproportionately expensive. This appeared an exception.

Thank John G
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has a magnificent view on the Grand Place. The service was a tad slow but the food was delicious and nicely presented. It's quite pricey but worth it for the right occasion.

Thank AKato83
Dorset, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
356 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

I ate here with a group of colleagues recently. The food was fine and absolutely nothing to write home about. I am not sure any of it was particularly memorable, which is a shame because this is a stunning restaurant and it deserves to be a much more rounded experience gastronomically. Even the toilets were a let down as they... More 

Thank Babyalmie
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I am very impressed with this restaurant. We asked for wine which was not in the menu and the waiter went out of his way to accommodate our requirement! I have the fillet of beef which was amazing. Perfectly cooked and well presented. The staff were very friendly and did their best to ensure we enjoyed our experience. This was... More 

Thank Lisa H
Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

This place is beautiful! The restaurant was only 100m from our hotel and was so inviting in terms of its aesthetic appeal. The starter was excellent, beef carpaccio. The main was even better! We both had fillet of beef, and 10/10 would be an understatement. Finally the dessert was amazing, crepe with strawberries and chocolate sauce, a true Belgian delight!... More 

Thank stephenhilferty
Brussels, Belgium
Level Contributor
98 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Considering that this is one of the Brussels classic restaurants situated on Grand Place in the middle of the tourist district I would expect more. They deliver good but quite unimaginative food. They tried with artichokes and filet americain (raw minced beef). It tasted really nice but looked less than interesting. The main was another Brussels classic - Lamb rack... More 

Thank EBMalmoe
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

La maison du Cygne has a fantastic location, bang in the middle of Grand Place. The views from the balcony are stunning, if you are in the function room on the second floor. The decor is very traditional and has a certain charm but as a restaurant it leaves something to be desired. The quality of the food is very... More 

1 Thank DanmarkBruxelles
Siesta Key, Florida
Level Contributor
107 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

As I mentioned in my review of the Amigo; Belgium, and Brussels are wonderful places. Walking around the Grand Place I discovered Cygne. Belgium food is a little different than French. I continue to debate with myself whether I prefer steak and frites from Belgium or France. Typically, one has beer in Belgium and wine in France. Right now I... More 

Thank jamesF1532HO
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

La maison du cygne is a very well known restaurant, even my father took customers there. A beautiful setting, on the grand place. So I invited bussines friends, we were eight. The champagne was good, but then.... As you can read my mind, or the chef wasn't there or it was payback time. Most of us had a entrée which... More 

1 Thank David V

Travellers who viewed La Maison du Cygne also viewed

Brussels, Belgium
Brussels, Belgium

Been to La Maison du Cygne? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$27 - US$65
French, European, Gastropub, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 22:00
19:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grand Place 9, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: 3225118244
- - We inform you that your restaurant La Maison du Cygne will be closed for an indefinite period. All the team of La Maison du Cygne thanks you for your trust and hope to welcome you very soon again ! - - La Maison du Cygne restaurant in Brussels: grand dining on the Grand Place. When you enter this exquisite 17th century mansion in the heart of Brussels' most famous square, you enter a world of refinement and harmony. The building was once the home of the Butchers Guild and where captains of industry and high-flyers now dine, Karl Marx once drafted his manifesto. That's the sort of surreal fact Belgians delight in. The décor is grande dame traditional, with velvet banquettes, ornate paneling and woodwork, fine art paintings, white napery, fine china and crystal, and lovely views over the square. The carte is haute traditional with innovative nuances, under the creative touch of award-winning chef Donald Loriaux. Dishes include starter of waterzooi de homard, a local soup speciality, main course of tournedos with green peppercorns. The monumental wine cellar sets the standard.

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from La Maison du Cygne staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?