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“A pleasant surprise”
Review of HENRI

HENRI
Ranked #323 of 3,804 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 22 - US$ 58
Cuisines: Belgian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I landed late in Brussels, dropped my bag at the hotel (Belvue) and walked in the general direction of the city Centre. Henri was packed but they managed to fit me in with a ringside seat by the kitchen. The menu and food was beautiful. The service was courteous and accommodating and the atmosphere was warm and a little loud. Great meal and introduction to Brussels.

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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

The first thing that welcomes you in this restaurant is the smell of grilled fish and meat, mixed with fried boiling oil that will permeate you clothing for the rest of your staying.
With the time passing it doesn't get better, the place gets even foggy inside and breathing becomes annoying ...
It's simply ridiculous and unacceptable for a restaurant to welcome customers in such a set up.

Food is average as you can have in many other places without being gassed and smoked coz they didn't invest a cent in the airflow and conditioning.

Stay away

Thank mikeinre
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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is the sort of place I both love and hate in Brussels: love it for the excellent and creative food, always fresh and tasty and hate it because the waiters are so full of themselves that they deal with the client as if he should be thankful that he is being served by somebody as cool as them! Get over it guys, you're nothing special and a smile and pleasant attitude towards your customers wouldn't kill you. You ruin the pleasure I have eating your lovely food! Food rates a five and the waiters rate a one at best (been there several times already, same experience every time)

1  Thank LisaK_511
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

I wrote an excellent review on previous experience at "Henri".

Whereas the food might still be OK, the attitude towards the guests that are keen to wine & dine at Henri is sadly sub-standard.

It was already difficult to book a table at Henri for the weekend. Friday evenings and Saturday in particular. The phone was not answered, the online reservation system was down or malfunctioning and even when the phone worked, regulars did not get a table.

A few weeks ago, the same problem occured - phone not answered the whole Friday afternoon. After a horrifying number of hours, it turned out that: 1. they had no table - or were not willing to reserve a table, 2. they did not pick up the phone during the day since they were self-absorbed in a photo shoot; 3. the online reservation system was not in use and 4. that I as a (paying) regular guest should understand that a photoshoot is more important than regular customers.

Meanwhile the restaurant is closed during weekends so that we don't have to worry anymore about getting a table. There are many fine restaurants in the area, We will not starve. And for lunch - frankly we go somewhere elkse since the last few lunches we were kicked out of the resturant at 3 PM sharp, despite our plea for another coffee and calva.

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Thank Jeroen J
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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Food was perfect. Service was very good. One of our best experience in Brussels this year. Will come back!!

Thank Nicolas D
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