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“Nice cocktails and good international food”

BE Cafe Marche Jourdan
Ranked #24 of 54 Restaurants in Etterbeek
Price range: US$12 - US$38
Cuisines: Belgian, French, Bar, Gastropub
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice cocktails and good international food”
Reviewed 18 December 2012

One of the best Mojito's ever and a good club sandwich with perfect chips! The design of the bar is really nice with coloured lighting and a blossom design etched into the glass screens between the bar and the restaurant. Delightful.

Visited November 2012
Thank quentinLondon
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
1 review
“Very disappointing”
Reviewed 14 October 2012

Sunday evening, only diners in the restaurant and my wifes birthday - surely a safe bet!!? Not to be.......

Overall the food was average but one of the starters (potatoe charlotte with shell fish, which was priced at 18 Euros), was terrible. It was a small portion to start with, but most of it was left by my wife as it was literally tasteless and undercooked.
Service was also terrible, which given that we were the only people dining, there is no excuse.

What made matters worse was that when the waiter came to collect the starter plates, he failed to even ask if we had enjoyed the starters, which is normal practice and particularly suprising giving that 75% of the starter was left uneaten.

Not being given the chance to comment about the poor starter was quite annoying but to wait 25 mins before the waiter even attended the table (to bring the mains) was poor. It goes without saying that our wine glasses were empty at this point and had been for 20 mintues.
When we explained the situation he didn't even flinch although did acknowledge not asking how things were - no apology but said he would sort things. We thought he might have gone into the kitchen to speak to the chef, but he just returned to the bar.

The mains were ok, if a little on the cool side but certainly not worth 27E.

Suffice to say we asked for the bill - the bill did not include the poor starter. The waiter did ask at this point for more feedback to give to the chef (who he informed us was not working tonight but would be in the following evening - begs the question who was cooking the food?!).
We paid up and left and went straight over the square to purchase some excellent frites, a bottle of port and some cheese to try and complete our evening and make up for a poor and disappointing experience - which it did.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Karen F
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Pictou County, Nova Scotia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Beer and a salad”
Reviewed 9 October 2012

We had a few beers and a delicious salad from the salad trolley -made right at your table. You can specify whatever you want -lovely lovely salad!

Visited October 2012
Thank Lyons_Brook_Guy
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Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Dinner at BE”
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Good food, attentive but not annoying waiter.Generously trying to understand my attempt at the french language.

Visited August 2012
Thank RichieRich9
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Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Friendly and Helpful Staff”
Reviewed 8 August 2012

Good menu choice, food well presented and tasted very good. Good choice of wines at a good price. The staff were also very attentive.

Visited August 2012
Thank HighHeidjin
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