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Madou's Folie

#250 of 3,077 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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Rue de la Presse 23, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 217 38 31
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 18:00 - 21:00
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Madrid, Spain
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this place. I had a wonderful ostrich fillet. Reasonably priced: 32 eur for a dinner with appetizers. They were very nice. I will be back.

Thank sara l
Michel-Immerzeel, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this review

Many thanks for your feedback ! We are looking forward to cook for you again during your next visit at Madou's Folie. Kind regards, Michel & Anouk More 

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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Looking for an organic restaurant, with the family (my daughter with food intolerances) , I have appreciated everything of this restaurant. Charming atmosphere, excellent quality of the food (fish, cheese, dessert). To be strongly recommended.

Thank picker45
Michel-Immerzeel, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this review

Many thanks for your review on our restaurant. Your satisfaction means a lot to us and we always do our best trying to adapt the meals for people with food intolerances or special requests. Kind regards, Michel & Anouk More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this weekend the capitol of our own country. He made a reservation in Madou's Folie after checking out TripAdvisor. The lady who served us was very friendly. Although she's french, she tried to explain everyting in dutch. We chose the menu and we both were impressed. It was delicious! I would definetly recommend this restaurant.... More 

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102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Having been to an embarrassingly poor Rock Salt Chilli Peppers dinner the night before, this was a brilliant surprise. Slightly cheaper than RSCP, the quality of the food was *immeasurably* better: the quality of the produce was excellent throughout the courses and for all the people at our table (about 12), the presentation is gorgeous without being overly fussy (the... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Madou's Provence is located just in short walk from the Park de Bruxelles, however, in a bit shabby neighbourhood. Food is the main attraction here: lightened, reduced sauces, emphasis on the plating, anglaise-boiled vegetables and borrowing from non-European techniques. And really good and well-pairing French wines, including house wines! Attractively served plates were even more illuminated due to contrasting against... More 

Thank Mart K
Michel I, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this review

Many Thanks for your feedback and best Wishes for 2016 ! Anouk & Michel More 

Brussels, Belgium
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651 reviews
531 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 May 2015

They go to a lot of effort - my boeuf aubrac and cote de veau were complex and no doubt original. But the first included what appeared to be daisies - why? The fussy nouvelle cuisine approach, with small servings artfully arranged on large plates, seemed a bit of a cliche. Also one of our party's courses were served on... More 

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717 reviews
523 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2015 via mobile

Had set menu which offered a wonderful mixture from fresh mackerel to guinea fowl. Served in small, unpretentious surroundings with efficiency and a smile.

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Los Angeles, California
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253 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2015

We came here with friends for an enjoyable dinner. We would have done the fixed menu of the day, but it only offered fish or duck for the main dish and two people in our party don't eat either of those. The whole table has to do the fixed menu or you have to order a la carte, which made... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
Reviewed 18 April 2015 via mobile

Atmosphere is very cosy and warm. Nice little elements like bug pattern on the curtains and glasses make it very sweet. And of course food tops it up! This was not the first time there (and definitely not the last) - and my plate is always left empty (if I still have some bread left) - I use it to... More 

Thank Julija V
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61 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2015

I have been here several times already, both for lunch and for dinner. All three times the meal was excellent. Service is good. Atmosphere is better since they have replaced the white little chairs with more comfortable ones. In the evening, the atmosphere is somewhat particular as they seem to close the curtains. This is more than a "nice I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 28 - USD 45
Belgian, French, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Presse 23, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 217 38 31
Located at 10 minutes walk from Grand-Place, Madou's Folie offers a fine, contemporary and colorful Belgian cuisine with a hint of South-West France. All vegetables are organic or from local farmer's and the restaurant is BE-BIO-001 certfied by Certisys.

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