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Bar Louis

$$ - $$$
Belgian, Bar, European
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Grote Markt 2, Leuven 3000, Belgium
+32 16 58 58 52
09:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Wed 09:30 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 09:30 - 01:00
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The perfect view on the Belgium City Hall. The food is really good, high level and good options of diferente wines.

Thank Alessandra P
Leuven, Belgium
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I've been here a couple of times and I like it. The prices are a bit steep, but the drinks are good and I'm just in love with their Tuna Tataki! Everything with shrimps or meat is good as well! The only negative is the size of the appetizers and the price... Service can be a bit slow as well... More 

Thank MGrimmelprez
Leuven, Belgium
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81 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I think my title sums it up. The food's OK, nothing special. The service is not too great (they aren't the fastest). But the value is ridiculously bad. They position themselves as a "fancy" place, thereby setting high prices, but what they deliver for those high prices is just average.

Thank Ludovic0_
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37 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Nice bar and restaurant is located in the center just in front of Leuven's city hall which is seen like the best building in there. Quite a good food and I grab a traditional bottle of beer and just enjoys myself. Also, look inside very warm, charm bar and look seem luxury. nice to back this city and this bar

Thank Hung N
Putte, Antwerpen, Belgium
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

This place has a great selection of well prepared food and cocktails at reasonable prices served in an art deco interior with a nice dimmed ambiance. Drinks are generally good despite of one time I received a poorly mixed cocktail. You can visit for either just drinks or food, there's a large terrace and a bar with stools at the... More 

Thank Dennis B
Leuven, Belgium
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 August 2016

it's been half a year since my first review ... and thinks have not gotten better. The food is good, pricey but good quality & drinks (like a gin-tonic) have plenty bang (read: alcohol) for your buck (read: soda). Unfortunately, this is all ruined by the incapability of the staff to provide you with a menu, provide you with cutlery,... More 

Thank EvertSoM
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

The drinks were amazing and great service. The food was brilliant. We had the ceasar salads and mussels which was awesome! Fresh and tasty! All the food we saw on the tables next to us looked great too. The best joint on the square if you ask us!

Thank Ellen V
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The ambiance was excellent, and the patio was charming, almost always full. The food was excellent, well prepared, well priced. Service was very good, and the staff were professional yet friendly. The location was picturesque. The mint tea was special. Their mojito was excellent. We really enjoyed Bar Louis and returned a few times for meals, late night drinks, etc.... More 

Thank JanePat
Brussels, Belgium
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284 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Pub annex restaurant on the central market of Leuven in the shades of the Town Hall and the St Peters church. Large menu and good choice of Gin, beer and whiskey.

Thank Daniel19721972
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Another case of great restaurant let down completely by the slow and inattentive service.... Unfortunately this is something we see too often in Belgium... If you don't mind waiting and being ignored, however, it's a great place! It looks fantastic, it's very lively, smack in the center of Leuven and the food is excellent! Generous, delicious portions and a very... More 

Thank Andreea_Cl

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Belgian, Bar, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 00:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
09:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Grote Markt 2, Leuven 3000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  Flemish Brabant Province  >  Leuven
  • Phone Number: +32 16 58 58 52

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