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Le Petit boxeur

#366 of 3,051 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, European
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Rue Borgval 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 40 00
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We stumbled upon Le Petit Boxeur one evening while strolling around Brussels and decided to try it out. It had a very cozy atmosphere and the gentleman in charge was very friendly. The foie gras was amazing as was the confit duck leg. All in all it was a very memorable meal and we would highly recommend this restaurant. Do... More 

Thank Alex M
Carrara, Italy
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

A friendly atmosphere welcome you in this small restaurant with belgian cuisine. One of my favourite in Bruxelles.

Thank SimoneGPS
Brussels, Belgium
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Went there with a friend and have been sending people over since. Typical belgian/french food of very good quality. A tiny bit pricey, but the quality of the products are worth it. Also very much in the centre of Brussels when you're visiting. Will go back lots of times!

Thank Karen C
London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Had lunch in the sunshine whilst passing through Brussels on the recommendation of a friend. Excellent food, good champagne! The place is small but lovely, very classic, exactly what we wabtes. The tuna tartare was outstanding and the carbonnade de boeuf was also delicious. The owner/maître'd was very friendly and gave us some great tips for Bruges. We will be... More 

Thank annamaple1
Stockholm, Sweden
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124 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

This place has been around for a long time. Why? Because it serves well-prepared good traditional French/Belgian food. Well proportioned portions, service with a smile and good champagne. Well worth a visit!

Thank Kharro
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

Myself and my wife went here before a concert in Ancienne Belgique. It's a perfect location in the centre of Brussels, and the restaurant has a lovely cosy atmosphere inside. The waiter was very welcoming and the service was very good. The little puff pastry before dinner and the bread and oil were nice. We ordered two glasses of red... More 

Thank David D
Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

We found this place through TripAdvisor. We went at night round 9 pm. It's a small and old place that is rather charming and cozy. The wine was excellent as advices by the restaurant owner. The carpaccio was very tasty and the lamb ribs were excellent. The deserts were good as well. All in all a very good experience. I... More 

Thank Sam K
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We walked around Brussels looking for a place to eat for around 45 minutes in the main square. Lots of choice and lots of places rammed with people. However we took the chance on one last corner and stumbled across this beautiful quaint restaurant. The lights dimmed creating a beautiful romantic ambience. This restaurant has great service and wonderful food... More 

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493 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

Went here 3 times last 5 years. First 2 times were very good experiences. A little more expensive, but very well spent at the time. Last visit was a disapointment. Setting was still what it is but service was a lot more distant and a bit unpleasant. No kind attention anymore for a decreasing food quality. Wouldn't recommand it as... More 

Thank Rafael J
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

The owner was patient in explaining the menu choices to my wife and I. That in itself was much welcome. This is a nice quiet place for a couple to enjoy a meal out without listening blaring music. Some music from the 40's softly playing in the background seemed appropriate given the ambiance. The food, portions, and personal service make... More 

Thank Walter H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Borgval 3, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 40 00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?