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Au Vieux Saint Martin

Place du Grand Sablon 38, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 64 76
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“steak tartare” (21 reviews)
“french fries” (10 reviews)
“vol au vent” (5 reviews)
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French, Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
Place du Grand Sablon 38, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 6 days ago

A rather small place with an attentive service. The menu is traditional and offers all what you would expect in a Belgium brasserie. Portions are rather large. Nice location as well for a quick business lunch.

Thank Budapest4Lausanne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good restaurant on the Salon square with classic Belgian cuisine. Great atmosphere and good service. Lovely terrace too.

Thank CandDTravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite restaurants/cafes in Brussels. I visit every year and always spend far too much time drinking Aperol Spritz's, snacking on steak tartare on toast (Cannibale) and watching the world go by in the informal café area outside the main restaurant...More

Thank Spanner75
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice place to have brunch. As it seemed to me, this is not a tourist place. The food is tasty and of very good quality, and the staff is very polite, courteous and eager to help. There is no menu in English. In the...More

Thank Юлия П
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good value & good location. there is one quirk.they will NOT serve you chips or stilton cheese @ the tables outside, but they will serve you a club sandwich. The menu outside is therefore unnecessarily restricted. Bit bureaucratic but a good restaurant & worth a...More

Thank alanjones3489
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Very delicious food with excellent service. We have got a table without any reservation on very crowdy evening.

Thank Andras Z
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

The location is top, at the well located 'Grand Sablon', and the design and decoration of the restaurant is high quality and classy. The terrace is super, especially with nice weather. But, the older of the two owners has attitude like an arrogant bourgeois, the...More

1  Thank Olivier O
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We normally prefer some other place around Sablon, but as that one was already closing we were advised to go to Au Vieux Saint Martin as they are open all day long. The waiters were polite and service was rather quick. However, the food was...More

Thank Kikinite
Reviewed 13 March 2017

We took the steak americain (or tartar in other places) and an entrecote (medium rare) plus one rabbit terrine and one foie gras terrine. Tartare was good, exactly to my taste. If the meat was cut by hand, it would have been the best tartar...More

Thank AngelK73GR
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We visited Au Vieux Saint Martin for a light Sunday lunch. It is a very busy establishment, with well-heeled clientele in an expensive area of Brussels. We were able to get a couple of seats at the bar. A ham omelette, a chicken salad and...More

Thank Rick A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 70
French, Belgian, European
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place du Grand Sablon 38, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 512 64 76
  • E-mail
Specialites belges.Ouvert 7j/7 a partir de 10h.Cuisine ouverte non-stop de 12h a 24h tous les jours sauf les dimanches et jours feries a 23h.Ferme les 24/12 et 31/12 a partir de 15h.Pas de reservations sauf pour les groupes a l'etage.Terrasse chauffee ouverte toute l'annee - Parking aise.Belgian specialtiesOpen 7/7 from 10 AMNon-stop kitchen from 12 AM until 12 PM except on Sundays and holidays until 11 PMClosed on 24/12 and 31/12 from 3 PM.No reservations except for groups on the upper floor. Heated terrace open all year round - Easy parking.