This makes a fine and (slightly) cheaper alternative to its sister restaurant, the highly respected La Truffe Noire, which has one Michelin star. Here you can also indulge your passion for le diamant noir (literally "black diamond," a nickname for black truffles), without breaking the bank. Standout dishes include a warm salad of mushrooms, foie gras, and black truffles, either as a starter or as a main course (€24.50–€29.50); if that's too rich, other options include a veal dish with black truffles (€34.50) or an excellent truffle risotto with scallops (€19.50). The restaurant's open all day, so it's also great for breakfast, afternoon tea, a snack, or a light lunch. You can always ignore those truffles and go for shrimp cocktail, beef carpaccio, and great pastas and salads. Ladies who lunch and others who appreciate the pampering atmosphere and the attentive waiters sink into the comfortable leather chairs with sighs of relief, then after their meal do a little shopping in the adjoining boutique for essential luxuries.
L'Atelier de la Truffe Noire
300 Ave Louise
Our Rating Neighborhood Louise Hours Mon–Sat 9.30am–11pm Transportation Tram: Vleurgat Phone 02 640 54 55 Prices Main courses €16–€49, prix-fixe menus €35–€95 Cuisine Type Italian, French Web site L'Atelier de la Truffe Noire
Map300 Ave Louise Brussels
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