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Al Barmaki

#392 of 2,998 Restaurants in Brussels
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Rue des Eperonniers 67, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 513 08 34
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19:00 - 00:00
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Mon - Sat 19:00 - 00:00
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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273 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner here with a business associate and we loved each dish we ordered: salad, lamb "steak tartare" and the mixed skewers. Would have been even better if there was a bit of guidance on the menu to help you choose the main course. For instance, it was not 100% clear to us that the main dish was only the... More 

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Thank taqqie
Brussels, Belgium
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a regular at this restaurant and can wholeheartedly recommend it. If some people thought service was slow, it might have been when the restaurant was completely full - to the last table- which happens very often. It is centrally located, and it is great for both business and private occassions. Be sure to taste their humous!

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Thank jst1313
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought to try it despite some negative comments I read here. I ordered a kuftah which was poorly grilled, tasteless, very dry and certainly not worth the 14 euros. The staff were kind and easy but I find the chef to have done a horrible job. Certainly it does not respresent the great Lebanse kitchen.

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Thank Antonis Z
Beirut, Lebanon
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

If you want real fresh Mediterranean Lebanese food , this is the place . Forgot all the comments you see in the reviews about bad mannered waiters , we were a table of 8 well attended to , hot food was served all was excellent although the were a bit over spiced . I am a Lebanese and have tried... More 

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Thank Wassim S
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Slowest service ever. Minimum waiting time for starters was 45 min . Weirdly they dont serve rice? They have english,french &arabic menu. They take ages to ask u if u need anything after taking dishes away and more to bring the bill. Food was gd however, tboula wasn't freshly shopped or they used food processor to make it. Not sure... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Unbelievable that in modern times, in a capital city you can find such ill mannered people working as you can in this place. I should have read the previous rating. A woman and a male server who could not sort out seating availability between them and as a result turned on the customer stating that if I did not like... More 

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Must avoid. The waiters were extremely rude, they consider that you are there to be pushed around by them. We got insulted - w very racist comments- because we preferred not to sit near the door that opened all the time on a cold evening. Tourist trap.

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Thank Androulla K
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117 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

My food was very good. As good as anything I had in middle east. The only critical comment about the food would be about the bread. It is just ok, nothing special and not even warm. The staff were very friendly. Would go again.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Never had such a bad experience with the service. At the beginning the waiter proposed us to have MENUs (28 and 33 euro). As we were 10 friends some of us wanted to have a salad or small dish. The lady was insisting that all 10 of us MUST order at least a MENU. I had the impression she measured... More 

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76 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't describe this is the best Lebanese food in the world but I'm pretty confident it is near the best in Brussels and we spent a lot of time looking. It Is undoubtedly well located and that I think is it's biggest advantage I would eat there as my first choice for Middle Eastern In the historic heart of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
19:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
19:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday
19:00 - 00:00
Friday
19:00 - 00:00
Saturday
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Eperonniers 67, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 513 08 34

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