This small restaurant has been a hit since it opened in 2013. The chef, Melanie Englebin, has a sure touch, using the freshest of seasonal ingredients and making sure the dishes look beautiful on the plate, with herbs and edible flowers adding color. If you have a particular preference as to how a dish is cooked, discuss it with her—her philosophy is to please you, not her own ego. On the regularly changing set menu (there's no à la carte), you might get a winter butternut squash soup with a bacon emulsion. Fish features predominately, with the likes of sea bass or sea bream possibly be served with something unusual, such as lamb cheek. Desserts are home-made, and though the portions are fashionably small, options such as chocolate mousse with chocolate crumbs, or apple pastry and caramel cream, leave you feeling perfectly satisfied. The open kitchen shows a happy crew doing what they love; be sure to book in advance.
16 rue des Chapeliers
Our Rating Neighborhood Grand'Place Hours Tues.–Fri noon–2:30pm and 6:30–10pm, Sat. 6:30–10pm Transportation
Metro: Gare CentralePhone 02/503–44–74 Prices Two-course lunch with coffee €24, three-course lunch €44, three-course dinner €49, five-course dinner €67 Cuisine Type French Web site Cecila
Map16 rue des Chapeliers Brussels
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