Aux Armes de Bruxelles, Brussels

4 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews

13, Rue des Bouchers - 1000 Bruxelles +32 2 511 55 98
  • Aux Armes de Bruxelles, Dec 2014
    Aux Armes de Bruxelles, Dec 2014
    by MM212
  • The final result
    The final result
    by DanielF
  • Flaming the crepes
    Flaming the crepes
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    Aux Armes de Bruxelles: Beautiful restaurant in the old city

    by MM212 Updated Jan 9, 2015

    Located within the alleys of Mediaeval Brussels, close to Grand-Place, Aux Armes de Bruxelles is a white-table-cloth restaurant that serves Franco-Belgian cuisine. It was recommended by a friend and for good reason as the food was tasty and well prepared. Service could be faster, but we did go on a very busy evening. The restaurant itself is quite attractive, with more than one dining room, each in a different style. This was our second night in Brussels, but only our first good meal!

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    Aux Armes de Bruxelles: Go long and deep...

    by MBDVB Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You will be rewarded with a nicely varied menu, attentive staff, understatedly elegant seating, excellent wines, and terrific desserts... it's the place worth going if you are in the area and can't get into Maison Le Cygne in the 'GrandPlace.

    Favorite Dish: Be adventurous... the food is fabulous!!! Let them take you through a journey that is their menu...

    I came back from this?

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    Aux Armes de Bruxelles: Fantastic Crepes Flambees

    by DanielF Updated Jan 22, 2008

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    For a safe bet on Butchers Street, you can try Aux Armes de Bruxelles, which is probably the one which has acquired a best reputation and where the food is consistently good. The décor and the service are charmingly old-fashioned, and the clientele is made up almost entirely by happy tourists from the four corners of the world who sit crammed in the little tables with little intimacy, providing an excellent excuse to make new acquaintances.

    Favorite Dish: The menu includes all the Belgian food staples and no fake dishes like Hawaii chicken or paella, which already puts this place in a different category from its competitors on Butchers Street. Naturally, prices are also in a different category. Everything is very unfussy and unimaginative, so they rely on the quality of the products and the simple but well executed cooking techniques.

    Fish dishes are usually impeccable in Aux Armes de Bruxelles, but my personal favourite are the delicious crêpes flambées with Mandarine Napoléon liquor (and tons of butter), ceremoniously prepared and flambéed to perfection by the waiter in front of your table. Truly, a great experience for people with a sweet tooth.

    Flaming the crepes Preparing the crepes Ooohs galore while flames emerge from the pan The final result Turbot is also excellent

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  • Aux Armes de Bruxelles: A Classic

    by basman Written Dec 17, 2007

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    Dined on 16 Dec 2007. Seamless on-line booking. Courteous and attentive staff. Just about the best seafood I have tasted. Plenty of it and perfectly presented.
    Don't be put off by the glitzy Rue des Bouchers. Once you step off the street into the restaurant you travel back to an old style charm and elegance.
    Good wine list.
    Booking is essential. You won't get a seat if you just turn up. This is an expensive restaurant, but worth every euro.

    Favorite Dish: Sole Bonne Femme. Three (!) fillets in a beautiful creamy sauce.
    Tarte au Pommes - flamed in calvados. Can't begin to describe this - you have to tase it to believe it!

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    Aux Armes de Bruxelles: Cuisine Belge

    by traveloturc Written Aug 5, 2006

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    The tasteful decor, long established tradition of Belgian cuisine and a service of high quality have since 1921, helped make the 'Armes' one of the more exclusive restaurant of Brussels.

    Favorite Dish: Waterzooi (fish or chicken stew), carbonnade (beef stew), moules-frites, sole bonne femme, anguilles (eels), steak tartare...

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  • Aux Armes de Bruxelles: A disappointing return

    by ryleur Written Jun 21, 2006

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    My first meal at Aux Armes de Bruxelles was moules provencale some 30 years ago, and since then I have made a pilgrimage to the restaurant each of my eight or so trips to Brussels. In June 06 I brought my wife, having prepped her to expect the best. What we got was merely commonplace. The sole a la maison, a dish I recall fondly, was a shadow of its former self, with the fried fish done to a near crisp. But the worst of the meal was the service, which was condescending and arrogant. It once was one of the best

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    by LysDor Updated Mar 9, 2005

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    Another institution just opposite Chez Léon where the menu list is huge and requires some time to be read!
    Fish or meat, oysters and mussels are a must try here too.
    The picture shows the most ordered dessert Crêpes flambées à la liqueur mandarine Napoléon.
    Needless to say it will take you to other spheres...

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  • Aux Armes de Bruxelles: Seafood with class..

    by austen1973 Written Sep 4, 2004

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    This very elegant belle epoque style restaurant, right in the heart of Brussels near the Grand Place is an institution in Belgium.

    It serves really good belgian seafood haute-cuisine, specialities being lobster and mussles, but you can also have meat.

    I'd recommend to go for one of their 2 menus.
    Better book in advance and it's a bit pricey

    Favorite Dish: sole maison

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    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 26, 2004

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    A delicious BELGIAN CUISINE and their speciality is: SEAFOOD....

    This is one of the pearls of Brussels thanks to its tasteful traditional ambiance.

    Service is efficient, quick and also courteous...

    The menu offers the traveller a great choice.

    Favorite Dish: Wheverer I come: I prefer FISHDISHES!!!!


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    Aux Armes De Bruxelles: Aux Armes De Bruxelles

    by Lox-n-Zox Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Right in the heart of Old Brussels, and just a stone's throw from the Grand-Place The tasteful decor, and excellent Belgian cuisine make the 'Armes' one of the best restaurants in Brussels.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken Vol-au-Vent

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    Aux Armes de Bruxelles.: Aux Armes de Bruxelles.

    by kenbac Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This has got to be the ultimate.
    There aren’t enough superlatives to describe it. It is just magnificent.
    The welcome we received from the Maitre’d was as you would expect and indicated the type of service we would receive the whole evening.
    Our waiter was very pleasant, helpful and attentive.
    This is not a cheap Restaurant. There were five of us and the total bill was £400 IR
    That worked out at £80 IR each. But we had 10 bottles of wine between us at about £20 IR per bottle so the meal was about £40 IR each. And believe me, it was worth it.
    By the way, we don’t have a drink problem - 5 people, 10 bottles of wine. We were there from 8 pm until nearly 1 am. No such thing as rush in a Restaurant like this.
    We had reserved in advance. I recommend reserving or you could probably be disappointed.
    Aux Armes de Bruxelles,has an excellent web site where you can read the entire menu and make your reservation by e-mail.
    Any comments about Rue de Bouchers DO NOT apply to Aux Armes de Bruxelles.

    Favorite Dish: Every thing on the menu is superb.

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