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“It looks wonderful like Irma, "but not so douce" (in taste and price)”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Saint Boniface

Saint Boniface
Ranked #388 of 3,521 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$44 - US$74
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
ATHENS
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“It looks wonderful like Irma, "but not so douce" (in taste and price)”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2014

The scenery is wonderful indeed! A great variety of old photos and posters, replicas of paintings and old advertisements (like the one of the luxurious Simplon express train) on the walls, together with old toys and "needful" nothings on shelves. All in all a very nice and colorful decor that creates all rosy expectations for a sky high culinary delight. Things are not exactly as joyful as the first optical impression... Though the place is small (internal settings for winter time) the service is rather late. The red wine of the house was nothing much and I decided: let it be sparkling water instead. The first (hors d' oevre) was croquettes with crevettes, that is tiny small Belgian shrimps in a lot of creamy chease croqeutte. The taste was creamy than reminding anything coming out of sea. The meat portion (main dish) was huge but very tough (I could not manage it even with the special meat knife).
The double espresso was the best. This offered food quality was also overpriced -even for business paying levels.
Saint Boniface church area looks very touristic and maybe this is problem of the whole area (medium quality, served in a glorious and glossy packing, at a high price), I am afraid.
Not a place for light dinner cuisine as well, as greasy cooking is a must here..

  • Visited March 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Disappointing and overpriced”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

We had 3 courses and it was very expensive for what we had. My fiancé had the smoked sausage and we've tasted better at funfairs! I had the duck & it was covered in grease, although the mushrooms were nice. The lady who served us had a bad cold and coughed constantly whilst serving us. It was a let down for valentines day.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank TextualTan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A bit of a disappointment”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

Attractive restaurant, nice garden area, very good service, a bit pricey. The menu is very French, offering lots of animal parts that anyone of a slightly squeamish disposition would probably prefer not to see on a plate.

I opted rather lamely for a sirloin steak (a bit on the tough side) and my partner had cassoulet (the real reason for choosing this restaurant, having lived for a while in Toulouse). The cassoulet was very tasty, but rather dry (suspect it had been reheated in the oven for too long). Good fresh strawberry Melba dessert.

Overall we has a pleasant evening, but enjoyed the following night more at the far less precious Ultime Atome opposite.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Dizzydragon
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great traditional French food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

The place I always go to to make friends a a taste of France in Brussels. The atmosphere is unique (and the garden is nice and quiet on sunny days). You cannot be disappointed by the food, both regular dishes and specials are made with the best possible care. It is a bit expensive if you want to go for the full French menu (first+main+dessert+wine) but it is totally worth it.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank OliRo
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Lovely”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

such a romantic restaurant! you better book to get a seat as this place is closed on saturday and sunday! crazy but so it is! Lovely cozy atmosphere, very nice staff, French traditional food but staff speaks english also for us poor non french speakers- we have been there twice- once for my birthday- second time with a a grourp of 6 - both times lovely experience- reasonable price if you compare to UK/I prices for truly a lovely experience. Reccomend the regional aperitif to start with!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ItalianinDublin
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