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L'Ecailler du Palais Royal

#296 of 3,049 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
French, Belgian, Seafood, European
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Rue Bodenbroek 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 87 51
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Vantaa, Finland
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84 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Brussels based friend of mine took me here. Place has always been a restaurant although name suggests otherwise. Seafood is the trade of the place. I really liked the atmosphere and decoration of the place. Service was helpful and good, although very french speaking. Food was good. I took as first course king crab portion and other course was pike.... More 

Thank pjoksa
Cape Kidnappers, New Zealand
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160 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had booked for 12.00h but traffic and parking was easier than usual so we arrived at 11.55h. Door was locked. We knocked, no answer. So we called, 'we're outside and it's cold!'. The answer was that they were eating and they'd open at 12, not before! Now that's what you call Service! It's not our first time here, the... More 

Thank Lonestarbc
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 February 2017

We were kindly hosted for a last minute reservation (8.10 call for diner 20 min later). Nice and cosy atmosphere. Friendly service with the right tone and even occasionally the right sense of humor. They contributed to a great evening.

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158 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

The visit to L'ecailler should have been a nice end of a fabulous trip to Brussels, but it soon became a disappointment... The service varies between very friendly and caring staff to arrogant and ignorant. The maître d'hôtel made no effort/interest to inform me about dishes not available, nor to inform me of the specials of the day. Even when... More 

Thank I_laurentius
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54 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Good location in Sablon square with a rich selection of sea food and a long list of plates and daily suggestions with good service. Over priced.

Thank Evangelia P
Ghent, Belgium
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A very fancy restaurant where you can sit at ease, not disturbed by neighbors and where the food is excellent. By far the best restaurant in its category in Brussels.

Thank rudy151
Athens, Greece
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Amazing selection of oysters, very innovative cuisine, in a kind of austere and majestic environment. Great wine list with the smallest letters ever printed. Highly priced

Thank pesmou
San Francisco, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Admittedly, we probably received some special treatment, as we went with my wife's 85 year-old cousin, who had been coming here since the 60's, and it had been her favorite place to go with her husband for over 25 years. Amazing presentations and imaginative dishes, perfect service, and some of the best seafood we have ever tasted. Ambiance is quiet... More 

Thank Christopher M M
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with several work colleagues. The food was good and the service was excellent. Prices however are very high. Only go if someone else is paying.

Thank Acireale
Brussels, Belgium
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy eating here. The service is consistently of a high standard as is the food. It is comfortable- if at times a little too conventional- but all in all I never leave here disappointed!

Thank susylan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue Bodenbroek 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 87 51

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