This is the place for a short, satisfying meal. A glass of wine from the short but good list, and a selection of plates from the menu, is just the thing after a morning spent shopping at the famous brocante market in the Jeu de Balles or in the antiques and bric-a-brac shops of the Marolles. The surrounding area is scruffy and working-class and proud of it, and this wine bar fits in well. It's in an old 17th-century house with wooden floors, chairs, and tables, the simple surroundings elevated somewhat by the large paintings and prints on the walls. The short menu is cleverly put together, with plates that are ideal for sharing from €8 to €10 euros. Try the chicken liver pâté, geese rillettes, or pilchards (a kind of sardine) with olive oil. More substantial dishes might include smoked Morteau sausage with Puy lentils (€18.50) or beef braised in red wine (€19.50). There's also a fish dish that changes daily, and a good selection of cheese.
Le Wine Bar Sablon des Marolles
198 rue Haute
Our Rating Neighborhood Marolles Hours Wed–Fri 7–11pm, Sat and Sun noon–4pm Transportation Metro: Porte de Hal Phone 04/96–82–01–05 Prices Main courses €18–€24 Cuisine Type Wine Bar Web site Le Wine Bar Sablon des Marolles
Map198 rue Haute Brussels
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