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Scheltema

$$ - $$$French, , Seafood
Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 20 84
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab ravioli” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (31 reviews)
“apple pie” (10 reviews)
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CUISINES
French, Belgian, Seafood, European, Gastropub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 331 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Really nice place contrary to the many traps for tourists close by. Price in the average, service could be better. Tasty mussels.

Thank MauroBel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bad food. Really bad service. Pushy staff. They stood on our heads and asked for tip- I was like for what. You didn’t even come back to ask for more water. Why make it awkward for your patrons by standing on their head asking for...More

Thank Chetan L
Martine L, Propriétaire at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I saw your first message, I didn't think it should justify writing a secod one with same complaints. Best regards

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The food was average, we have had better Mussels back home in California. What was surprising was the demand (note that I said demand and not request) for a tip after our meal, which was awkward with the waiter standing on our heads. The service...More

Thank Gaurav P
Martine L, Propriétaire at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I'm really sorry you did'nt enjoy your meal. Best regards

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Les moules frites to bace all mussels here after from! Having grown up and lived in Belgium this was by far the best quality moules that I have ever had! Not only what’s the portion of mussels huge but their size where perfect! and when...More

1  Thank Emily C
Martine L, Propriétaire at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Bonjour et merci pour votre très élogieux commentaire. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé un agréable moment avec nous...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice place for dinner in the heart of Brussels. This is my second time having dinner here. They offer a good price fixe menu with a lot of options. I had cheese croquettes, a steak and then chocolate mousse for dessert....More

Thank Eric L
Martine L, Propriétaire at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago
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Bonjour et merci pour votre très élogieux commentaire. Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé un agréable moment avec nous...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent decor, a very helpful staff, a decent wine list and a good menu. We found the food well-prepared, although not exciting. We would return.

Thank Mezman75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best places for fresh sea fruits in Brussels. A must stop for tasting the mussels with fries when in Brussels. Best apple pie ever!

Thank Daniela A
Martine L, Propriétaire at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind advice, Best regards

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this restaurant with a group of 15 business colleagues from Canada. Waiter was not very accommodating to our group. We wanted separate checks or at least separated in smaller groups. Often a problem in Europe but most places are very accommodating. Half of...More

Thank Patthewood
Martine L, Gérant at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Bonjour, Je suis navrée de lire votre commentaire si négatif et m'en étonne. Notre établissement est réellement réputé pour la...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I really wondered what I could write about this restaurant as it is not very special in any way. It has a nice ambiance and an open kitchen, but still quite traditional setting. The service was friendly and efficient. Food is predominantly seafood. I have...More

Thank Peter O
Martine L, Propriétaire at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your advice. Best regards

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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

Everything tasted Nice and the service was good. Friendly staff. I couldn't find a flaw but I was missing some thing. I also was interested in the origin of the name of the restaurants but the waiter couldn't tell me.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Martine L, Propriétaire at Scheltema, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your advice. best regards

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 74
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Dominicains 7, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 20 84
  • E-mail
Description
Located in the historic centre of Brussels just a few steps away from the Grand' Place, the Scheltema has been an institution in the Ilôt Sacré area since 1972. The establishment is known for its seafood specialties and its turn of the century pub ambiance, which combine to make the Scheltema one of the most prestigious restaurants in Brussels.
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