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Review of La Villa Lorraine

La Villa Lorraine
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Ranked #69 of 4,042 Restaurants in Brussels
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$136 - US$220
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: For generations of gourmets, the Villa Lorraine has always symbolised the meeting place of the food excellence and the perfection of a warm welcome. For over a century now, fine dining and elegancy have been on the menu, here in an area that must be among the greenest in the capital of Europe, at the very heart of the For��t de Soignes. Today, we still don't even know exactly when building began, probably around the end of the nineteenth century, on this elegant construction that takes it name from the nearbydr��ve de Lorraine. From the outset, this pretty house has attracted an elegant clientele, looking for an experience of the very highest calibre.
Reviewed 2 April 2018

If the quality of the food were the only criteria for classifying a restaurant, then the Villa Lorraine would score better. But... both service and organisation also count. Decor is always a matter of individual taste. I'll simply say that, in my opinion, it's strange and unsuitable for what is billed as a gourmet restaurant.
Our menu lunch was very good, with interesting "amuse-bouches", an excellent entrée of green asparagus (probably the best I have ever tasted) with morilles and a main course of pigeon, nicely cooked and not too dry. A short chat with the young and enthusiastic chef was also pleasant.
What let the visit to this restaurant, which enjoys a certain amount of hype in Brussels, down was primarily the indifferent and disjointed service. The "zakouskis" were served late when we had nearly finished our aperitif and then the two "amuse-bouches" were served without wine. As to the wine, which was part of the fixed menu, both the white and the red were mediocre.
So, if the Villa Lorraine tempts you, it is probably better to eat à la carte and select your own wine. The food will be very good, but the rest...

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Went there with my family to celebrate a special occasion and it was great. Really good value for money food wise, and the service was top notch. Highly recommend it!

Thank cyril02
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

We have been a few times at the ‘old ‘ villa but although the food was great the service was really not customer focused. Yesterday we have been nicely surprised : great service, listening to our requests
The food was delicious but the brasserie is really noisy making it difficult to speak to each other...
we will certainly come back

Thank Ilana W
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Once arrived at the restaurant we were welcomed in a very warm and friendly way. After a glass of champagne we chose to take the seven course menu. It's pricy but definitely worth the money. All of the dishes worked well together and were presented very nicely on our plates. Service is super friendly and the classic furnishing of the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed this evening very much and would love to dine here again!

1  Thank PaulienK39
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This restaurant is one of the best I have ever been. As soon as we arrived, they parked our car and they guided us to the table. The service was amazing, the took care of all the details. Our French was not great, so they explained everything in English. All the dishes were great, very tasty and very well elaborated. The recommended wine was exactly what we wanted and the dessert was also great. I would definitely go back again. We spent a great time.

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1  Thank Deivit M
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