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L'Esprit de Sel Brasserie

₹₹ - ₹₹₹French, , European
Place Jourdan 52-54 | Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
+32 2 230 60 40
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“mussels” (22 reviews)
“rack of lamb” (4 reviews)
“chicken” (12 reviews)
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Place Jourdan 52-54 | Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

soggy meatballs and pale pasta - literally with a veil of untasty sauce. very disappointing. there is no excuse for such a low standard.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank pizzogizmo
Reviewed 29 October 2018

A good place for mussels and Belgian food in this particular neighborhood. A cosy place and friendly service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

The place offers a mix of Belgian dishes and some regular French style cuisine. The portions are generous and service was good. The square in under construction so a bit hard to get here by car but if on foot it’s worth a try.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank orrdin
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

Good location, despite the fact that the place Jurdan is under renovation. The service is perfect, our choices were very tasty 😋: after smoked salmon toasts, kidney sauce Madere, turkey osso bucco. The caramel cream and the ille flotante were just as tasty 😋. A...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank awysch
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Outdoor Dining overlooking a beautiful Square within a short walk of the bustling European parliament area. Wonderful variety of typical Belgian dishes, including Mussels in several different ways. I chose Mussels Mariniere which came with very nice Belgian Fries (yes... Fries are BELGIAN...NOT French) accompanied...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AtlantaTraveller1836
Reviewed 5 July 2018

The dinner started nicely enough with drinks. But when I wanted to order something light and asked for the small shrimp filled tomatoes, the waiter indicated it came with fried. I made clear that I did not want fries but the smaller version as a...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Marna B
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Lunched there today. Ignoring the noise and disruption caused by the renovation of Place Jordan (not the restaurants fault), this was still an average experience. My vol au vent was bland, though the pastry was lovely and light, and the frites were not crispy enough....More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank pja47
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

We have tasted very good dishes, prepared very nice. The staff was friendly and we had a good afternoon. What I will recommend is that if you want the meat to be well cooked, you should tell them well done and not medium. Medium will...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 356elizad
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Having chosen "L'esprit de Sel" for its reputation and good recollection of generous brasserie food, I have been disappointed by my last visit. As a vegetarian with gluten allergy, my choice of food was limited (as expected) and hence I took 2 "entrées", first the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank AnneML63
Reviewed 29 May 2018

After visiting the Cinquantenaire Museum on a Sunday we had an early lunch at Brasserie L'Esprit de Sel one of us had visited before. It opens at 6 pm, whereas other restaurants in the area make you wait until 7 pm or even later. The...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Trainbleu
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 29 - US$ 72
French, Belgian, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:45 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
11:30 AM - 2:15 PM
6:00 PM - 10:15 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Place Jourdan 52-54 | Etterbeek, Brussels 1040, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 230 60 40
  • E-mail
Restaurant bien connu au coeur du Marché Commun. Un acceuil chaleureux, deux salles à manger plus un côté véranda et une terrasse chauffée, une carte mensuelle très diversifiée, une cuisine excellente. Le rapport qualité prix est parfait. Un rendez-vous convivial.A well-known restaurant in the heart of the Common Market. A warm welcome, two dining rooms, plus a veranda and heated terrace, a highly diverse monthly menu and first-rate cuisine. The price/quality ratio is just perfect. Comvivial encounter.
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