Chez Léon, Brussels

4 out of 5 stars 27 Reviews

18, Rue des Bouchers - 1000 Bruxelles & +32 2 511 14 15

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    Chez Léon: Best Mussels in town!

    by Nice2004 Updated Oct 17, 2004

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    Although this restaurant might seem like a tourist trap it really is one of the best places in Brussels for 'moules'.

    Kids meals are free and there are also plenty of other options for non mussel eaters. Prices have always seemed very reasonable to me. The restaurant is always busy and popular and definitely recommended.

    Favorite Dish: Moules et frites!

    Yum Yum!

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  • Chez Léon: Moules-Frites anyone ?

    by austen1973 Written Sep 4, 2004

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    Moules-Frites or mussles-fries is one of the most famous dish in Belgium...and it happens to be be one of my favorite, so anytime I crave for the best mussles in town, Chez Leon is the place I go to.

    Chez Leon, is a restaurant adventure which started a bit over 100 years ago by Leon. It had such a big success in Brussels that it opened about some 10 other restaurants in Belgium and abroad.

    The speciality of the house is of course mussles but you also have other seafood, fish and meat dishes.

    There are two Chez Leon in Brussels, one near the Grand Place and one near the Atomium.

    Good swift service, brasserie atmosphere, booking not required.

    Favorite Dish: curry mussels

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    Chez Leon: Picture menu's aren't always bad news...

    by sue_stone Updated Apr 19, 2004

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    Chez Leon is a friendly, busy Belgium restaurant, close to Grand Place.

    It may have menu's with pictures, but the food was fabulous and service efficient and friendly.

    We liked it so much we even went to their outlet in Paris.

    Favorite Dish: moules and loads of frites!!!

    washed down by a beer or two. of course!

    moules, frites and beer. perfect! Alex about to tuck in

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    CHEZ LÉON (Ilôt-Sacré)

    by LysDor Updated Apr 16, 2004

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    Ok, Ok I must admit that their standards have switched a bit towards tourirms -which not good!!

    B U T they still have excellent mussels (see list on the left * Click to enlarge!(from aåril to september-as an unwritten rulöe) and fish dishes: my favourite: *Moules à l'escargot* and *Sole à l'Ostendaise*.
    Meat lovers will find juicy steaks to please their palate: my favourite here 'Steak au poivre vert flambé crème'.
    Do check their newly updated "fun" website (Link below)!

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    by eden_teuling Updated Mar 26, 2004

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    THIS IS PROBALY THE BEST KNOWN mussel-restaurant of belgium......YES, OF BELGIUM.

    Gigantic large, several floors but always full of guests who have found their way to this place.......

    You will hear FRENCH and FLEMISH because the Locals love coming there too!

    Fast service and enormous pots of steaming mussels, prepared in dozens of different ways are filling the air with mouthwatering scents...

    Favorite Dish: Although I love fishdishes....I have to confess that I don't like I have never been there.......


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    Chez L?on: A good choice for mussels

    by annarborsef Updated Oct 9, 2003

    This place has a good reputation for decent food & good service. They did not disappoint during our visit. In fact, I was very pleased by the special attention they gave us, as we had our 3 month old with us.

    Favorite Dish: Mussles provencial

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    Chez Leon: Moules-frites, s'il vous plait !

    by Marcos_Ar Updated Sep 7, 2003

    Chez Leon is located one block away of Grand'Place. It is located on a tourist street, Rue des Bouchers.

    Favorite Dish: I enjoyed having lunch there. My moules (mossels) with fries (a national dish in Belgium) were very good. So was my chocolate mousse. Attention wasn't that great, though.

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  • Chez Leon: Mussels and Frites

    by sabsi Updated Jul 11, 2003

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    Popular Place in the Rue de Bouchers, the "food street" of Brussels.

    Favorite Dish: As I don't like Mussels I had a lovely turkey steak covered with herbs. And chips of course ;-) Bea and Caro had Moules et Frites of course!

    Bea and Caro and Mussels and Frites

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    Cafe Leon: Cafe Leon

    by edgarvnl Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Another Brussells insititution.

    Favorite Dish: Okay, I have a one-track mind. The seafood at Cafe Leon is famous. Again, cold platter and paella are standouts. Also, you can't have a proper seafood meal in Belgium without a Belgian beer. Kwok happens to be my favorite, but they're all good. Trust me. I've tried them all, several times :-).

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  • Chez Leon, les meilleures...

    by Watcher_63 Updated Aug 24, 2002

    Chez Leon, les meilleures moules frites de Bruxelles
    L'athmosphère de ce restoranr vous replongera dans l'ambiance de ce qu'était Bruxelles au début du siècle: Nonchalante, amusante et simple qui savait apprécier les choses simples et l'humour tellement particulier qui cqrqctérise les vrais Bruxellois.

    Favorite Dish: Les moules!

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    A typical restaurant in...

    by jimistador Written Sep 7, 2002

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    A typical restaurant in Bruxelles is 'Chez Léon' is located next to the big place, in the heart of the city.
    Best mussel dishes - Over 20 ways to eat mussels all through the year.

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    Restaurant Chez Leon.A good...

    by funkymama Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Restaurant Chez Leon.A good friend of my father.
    Altough not the best place to eat mussel and fries in Belgium,you can make a stop there if you are really hungry.

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