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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