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La Marie Joseph

#148 of 3,032 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, European, Soups, Belgian
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Quai au Bois a Bruler 47-49, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 218 05 96
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In an area where most of the fish restaurants are tourist traps, La Marie Joseph stands out by offering something different. The service is sober but professional. The menu is simple, with many traditional Belgian dishes but with high quality products. The decoration is not trendy but of good taste (with nice paintings from Alechinsky). This contributes to an overall... More 

1 Thank Chris T
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67 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have been going to the Marie Joseph for the last 20 years at least..it is one of the best fish restaurants in Brussels,artsy interior (modern art collection owned by the Niels family on view and changes regularly),the selection of fish and seafood is excellent,the quality of the cuisine has been tops all these years..the excellent wines from the Nielsvin... More 

1 Thank Faron83
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Fish is really good and so is the chocolate mousse, but also the steak. I would say one of the beat ones on St Catherine square.

1 Thank Verena S
Copenhagen, Denmark
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287 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The place is obviously popular, as the night we visited it was all full. The interior is nice and kept in white-bright style, but tables are put a bit close to each other, and it is quite noisy. The place is busy and this reflects the attitudes of the staff, who doesn't have much time to talk to their guests.... More 

Thank Torger B
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

very nice, central location, interesting, artsy interior (lots or original art ) superb food and excellent, affordable ines by th glass ... perfect lunch or dinner address in Brussels

1 Thank Jef P
Leuven, Belgium
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156 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Went out for a dining experience with some friends. Someone recommended "La Marie Joseph", and it surely was worth the recommendation. Great atmosphere, good service but especially fantastic fish dishes.

1 Thank WS_55_60
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Today I paid 88€ for: - 3 x Shrimp Croquettes (3 x 2, without Belgian Frites) - 3 x 17,50€ - 1 x 1/2 bottle of Spa - 1 x bottle of Pays d'Oc Chardonnay - 30€ I leave it to your judgment.

Thank brunodP4543UG
Woluwe-St-Pierre, Belgique
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

in this typical brussels seafood restaurant, the quality was their reputation an annual visit to marie joseph for a good occasion was more than normal Is this still true in 2016 The new generation of owners (age mid 30) visit the restaurant every evening to say good evening to the customers then leave the place after 10 minutes What is... More 

Thank Thierry S
Sarah N, Propriétaire at La Marie Joseph, responded to this review
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Monsieur, Nous vous remercions pour votre critique publiée en octobre 2016 suite à votre visite en février 2016 (il y... More 

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Excellent food. Great service. We go there when ever we are in Bruxelles. The restaurant has a private parking. sometimes an issue to leave the parking, as we share with many

Thank 27xoros
Trumbull, Connecticut
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90 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We found this gem while searching for a good meal away from the more heavily trafficked tourist spots, and we were not disappointed. Both the salmon and the "fish & chips" were excellent, surpassed only by the fantastic desserts. Although an English version of the menu was not available, our very patient waitress attentively made translations and recommendations so that... More 

Thank Constructive_Summer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, European, Soups, Belgian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Quai au Bois a Bruler 47-49, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 218 05 96

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