Elderly local couples and smart young things, tourists as well as suits clearly working for the EU—all are cheerfully welcomed in this smart and savvy "contemporary brasserie." The long, slightly narrow room is done in bright colors, industrial-style pipes, and clever lighting. The pan-European menu includes Scottish smoked salmon with horseradish cream as well as good Belgian shrimp croquettes. For main courses, the duck breast with caramelized apples and cider and mashed potatoes, and the roast scallops both hit the spot. The wine list is moderately priced, and the older waiters are some of the most professional—and friendliest—in town. Lola deserves her success.
Place du Grand Sablon 33
Our Rating Neighborhood Sablon Hours Mon–Fri noon–3pm and 6:30–11.30pm, Sat–Sun noon–11:30pm Transportation Tram 92, 94 to Petit Sablon Phone 02/514–24–60 Prices Main dishes €19–€34 Cuisine Type Belgian, French, European Web site Lola
MapPlace du Grand Sablon 33 Brussels
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