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Cafe De L'Opera

#1,653 of 3,140 Restaurants in Brussels}
$$ - $$$, European, French
Rue des Princes 4, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 219 52 96
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good44%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
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“mussels” (6 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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Belgian, European, French, Bar, Cafe, Pub
$$ - $$$
Rue des Princes 4, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very central, food is so so, not the best , but eatable, but the staff was very very friendly. And the location is nice

Thank peter v
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Entering Cafe De L'Opera is like stepping back in time! Many of the quest are as old as the waiters and they quite often remember what the customers orders when they enter the next time. It is a lively place with basic food and good...More

Thank Chokk
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

The food was good and the place is nice and well located 20 meters away from the opera house. Service is friendly. Nothing special about this place but it looks like a good one to have a simple diner at regular price.

Thank bfbo
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Saw this place when i was wandering in Brussels and looking for a decent place for dinner. The ambiance is warm and welcoming, staff friendly and helpful. I ordered onion soup it was good and portion was generous, and i also ordered ham and cheese...More

Thank Yara C
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Excellent carpacio and both our entrées were very good (carbonara and beef stew). We both like the decor and noticed locals as regular patrons. The service was prompt and professional.

Thank Bundegr
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Our waiter Jean was absolutely lovely. He was very knowledgeable and excited about the beers being served. We sat outside and although it was December it was lovely to sit outside because of the heaters and watch the Christmas shoppers.

Thank Snugs S
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere with the Art Deco style coloured windows and lovely terrace on the Monnaie square. Food is standard Belgian. We had mussels, steak and meatballs. Service quite friendly. Nothing exciting to write home about but a place I would definitely recommend.

Thank Pistache1141
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The night we were in the place was almost completely empty. We wondered if this was due to the weekday, which was a Wednesday, or it was due to less tourists after the attacks in Brussels. But we trusted the place could still be good....More

Thank Torger B
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We found this place while wandering from the Hilton Place Charles towards the Christmas markets, on an early Saturday evening. Very good House wine from Alsace. The Vol de Van (pastry stuffed with chicken, mushroom, and wine sauce), and the spaghetti scampi and mussels, were...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 16 November 2016

All rather hot and hectic. A large party upstairs seemed to be putting a lot of pressure on the staff. Food took a long time to come but it was good when it did.

Thank Richard S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, European, French, Bar, Cafe, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
8:45 am - 6:30 pm
8:45 am - 6:30 pm
8:45 am - 6:30 pm
8:45 am - 6:30 pm
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Princes 4, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 219 52 96
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