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“Horrible experience”
Review of La Fontaine

La Fontaine
Ranked #2,930 of 3,715 Restaurants in Brussels
Cuisines: European
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

We went for a team lunch to this brasserie. We ordered the "salad with fresh medium rare filet of tuna" (€19) only to find that the tuna was canned and not fresh at all. When we told this to the waiter he told us that they ran out of fresh tuna. Since the food was not what we expected, we asked them to change it for another salad. The salad was okay, but when we got the bill we found that two Fresh tuna salads were charged. Since our salad was a lot cheaper, we asked them to correct the bill, only to find the waitress yelling to us (we had to throw a salad in the bin, you can never come here again, etc.). The whole terrace was staring at us during this humiliation. When we asked to talk to the owner the waitress said that she was in charge (what we still doubt) and refused to let us see him/her. After this horrible experience, we will make sure to choose one of the better restaurants/brasseries in the area.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

I was there for dinner (kind of late, very hungry). The service was fast and the waitress very kind. The place is fine, even elegant. However I was very disappointed by the food: I got the "giant burger" and it was the ready one... Considering the price, it's normal to expect something home-made (it's just a burger!). So... Not recommended.

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Thank Antonio_best
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Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

Business dinner, got burgers with 9 collegues. Quite average burgers and the service was seriously unfriendly. Not reccomended

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Reviewed 13 December 2013

I had tagliatelle with salmon sauce, good average quality. A colleague had Greek salad, which was very far from real Greek salads that you eat in the South. He did not complain, but the salad looked like a sea fruit salad, not a Greek one. The waiter lady was fine, beer served promptly, cant really complain, cant really praise.

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Thank AndrasKis
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Reviewed 8 November 2013

The menu has a good range of salads, pastas, risottos, mussels etc. Prices are a little bit expensive for this level of restaurant.

Service is usually reasonable and friendly. This was the first time we ate an evening meal here: we ordered a scampi risotto and mussels in curry sauce. We also shared a generously-sized crème brulée. All dishes were excellent. The mussels were around 24 euros, which is more or less the usual price in Brussels. The risotto was 17 euros which is slightly over-priced. We also paid 25 euros for a bottle of pretty average white wine.

On a Sunday it is a nice relaxed location for a lazy breakfast with the papers – and one of the few places that are open on a Sunday morning in the Schuman area. You can get a slightly over-priced coffee, croissant, or omelette in a relaxed environment.

On warm evenings there is seating out front, although it doesn’t get much sun after around 17:00. Beers are also more expensive than average in Schuman. However, it is a nice spot when the other (limited) terrace space in Schuman is full…

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Thank la_viajera_constanta
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