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Au Vieux Saint Martin

$$ - $$$French, , European
Place du Grand Sablon 38, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 512 64 76
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good43%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“steak tartare” (23 reviews)
“dame blanche” (8 reviews)
“french fries” (10 reviews)
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French, Belgian, European
$$ - $$$
Place du Grand Sablon 38, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Very very crowded, but still a very warm service by different waiters. I loved the seat at the counter. Shrimp croquettes came with a lot of fried parsley and were lovely. The voleauvent was also nice - even though not unforgettable. A place you won't...More

Thank Dtr2016
Reviewed 1 February 2018

Crowded noisy restaurant that doesn’t take bookings. So people hang around outside and in the doorway waiting for tables. So don’t take a table near the door on a cold night. Tables very close to each other and scarcely room for waiters to get past....More

1  Thank Peter O
Reviewed 31 January 2018

Atmosphere and service was nice but the food nothing really special. It would help if the menu was in English as well at least for an average customer to make a "safe" choice.

1  Thank Kyriakos M
Reviewed 29 January 2018

No reservations taken here, we went on a Saturday evening at 7.50 and asked for a table for 6 and were told there was a 20 minute wait which we could pass at the bar or outside at the pavement tables. We sat outside, the...More

Thank AH2509
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Once a reference brasserie at the Grand Sablon, expensive but top quality and service, now poor quality, medium service and menu. We went for a quick meal before a concert. The legumes gourmand was just boiled and lukewarm served dish of vegs, no special sauce,...More

1  Thank inemarien
fredericniels, Propriétaire at Au Vieux Saint Martin, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Dear, Owners are still the same since 50 years!! Nothing changed... Next time please ask for for sthg you want instead of publishing comments like those. Spices, oils and vinegars are available. All our dishes are well spiced but not so much. Customers do not...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

I stopped here with a local who frequents this place and we were lucky enough to find parking right in front which I’m told is nearly impossible as parking is a premium in the area. We were immediately seated at a nice table by the...More

1  Thank Ayal V
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Menu in French. Staff all French speaking. We asked for a menu in English they gave us an French to English translation booklet. It appeared to be a lot of the locals ate there. Food was fine.

Thank Foma
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Typical Brussels brasserie with good quality food and ambiance. Quite noisy and not much space between tables. The place where local stars & artists meet.

Thank eddyb58
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Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

Are you in for typical Belgian, this is just the right place to go! A bit noisy, average age of the “habitués” is quite high, but the food is great. Filet Americain, Vole au Vent, carbonade flamand, you name it, all great, to be washed...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful busy, belgian kitchen! Witlof gratin and Dame Blanche are top! Good service, busy place Not for a calm romantic dinner, but really worth it!

Thank annuska h
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 50 - USD 70
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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.
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