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Chez Leon

$$ - $$$
French, Belgian, Seafood, European
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Rue des Bouchers 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 511 14 15
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recommend this place. We had a set menu of mussels, Frits and bear - all for 16 Euros for not bad at all. I would suggest booking in advance because when we got there, there was a huge queue outside.

Thank VinoRitu
Sabah, Malaysia
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Been here due to tripadvisor review, all i can say it was 1 of the best dinner we had in Brussels, food was awesome , beer was smooth and the portion was very generous not to mention price was very very reasonable for food like that. Tips: If you are not a big eater like me , just order 1... More 

Thank Nevillria
Shanghai, China
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The attraction are the shell so far so good. Pommes mediocre. Always a go and go as in a quick snack restaurant. But the servers was OK.

Thank majer2017
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I think it is a classic restaurant for the locals also. Goods mussels and fries, common meal in Brussels. The service, a little slow but I will definitely go back..

Thank Beatriz P
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88 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The restaurant is extremely large and the food was rather tasty. In comparison to many other places around, this place is more expensive - it does not have prix fix menu and the plate of mussels will set you back about 25 euros. Despite the size, the servers are very attentive. The location is in middle of the city and... More 

Thank pink_foxxy
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128 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were two times in Chez Leon, one with colleagues and another with my wife. Situated in a very center of Brussels, couple of minutes to Grand Place. Both times was possible to find a table without reserve, as a restaurant is really big. The reverse side is that it's a bit crowds. Fast service, tasty food. Have to try... More 

Thank Юрий С
Wellington, New Zealand
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165 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant seats 500 so it is probably not surprising that things can go wrong. We were seated by the kitchen and suffered the clangs of pots and pans all meal. We only had one course as we could not stand the noise any longer. One chef dropped a pan by us, and then deliberately threw down the rest of... More 

Thank Finona68
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chez Leon is a Brussels institution. It serves delicious moules/frites and their own beer, or wine if you prefer. Prices are reasonable and there's a great atmosphere. The restaurant is constantly busy, yet you will always be found a table. We've visited it many times and always make a point of eating there whenever we visit Brussels. Highly recommended.

Thank lewishazel
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking on a very busy street full of restaurants with cheap menus. And then We notice "Chez Leon" people seem to pass all the other places just to get gere. This was a very old and famous restaurant. Famous for its mussels and homemade beer. The prices were really accessible and We found out that this is one... More 

Thank Santhagor
Cali, Colombia
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49 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Chez Leon is a big cozy restaurant when you'll feel a vibe of Belgium. The specialities for sure are mussels, which by the way, I highly recommend the escargot. The dishes are well served, tasty enough to have good old family or friends dinner. The waiters were very cordial and always willing to help.

Thank mlopez0301

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
French, Belgian, Seafood, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue des Bouchers 18, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 511 14 15

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