Going out for a meal with a 6month old is really REALLY (did I mention *really*?) difficult!
Firstly, there are very few places in Brussels that have sufficient space between tables to allow for a pram/stroller and those that do aren’t always offering the food that I might want. (i.e. Ikea canteen restaurants are the perfect place for any new mum in Brussels – parking, sufficient space between tables and of course excellent changing rooms…). Secondly, going out in the evening to a restaurant has proved to be tricky… since HIM works Monday-Friday evening and I am definitely not trekking out with all the baby paraphernalia by myself at night and weekends are normally jam packed with meeting up with friends. And finally, the whole baby routine thing that we are supposed to be doing… bath/feed/bed by 7.30pm…
First impressions (at 12noon) was that the interior was smart and sleek with a fabulous bar seating area on one side (no picture) while maintaining the maximum amount of seating on the other side of the restaurant (i.e. spaces between tables was really tight – but we were there early and placed on the end of one section so that we could accommodate the stroller).
The staff member we interacted with was knowledgeable about the menu and friendly with a very French air about him.
Wines were tasty but on the pricey side… (7-9€ a glass)
Food wise – HIM ordered the Butternut Risotto (on the specials menu for 27€)
and I got the Chicken Supreme with a piece of deep fried polenta & some vegetables (25€ Suprême de volaille fermière, polenta croquante et légumes glacés)
Both of our dishes were delicious… and we might have been tempted with dessert if Little Miss hadn’t decided that this was the perfect moment to start crying because she was tired but didn’t want to go to sleep… (within 5minutes of walking with her after leaving she was fast asleep…). So we had to quickly pay the bill and run…
In total – our bill came to 80€ for 2 glasses of wine, 2 main dishes and a bottle of water for 2 people. Don’t get me wrong, the food was delicious and the atmosphere classy but I consider this to be on the upper side of pricey for a Saturday lunch… especially since I still had room for dessert after my main course 🙂
Would we return? Maybe… for an *occasion* type dinner (anniversary, birthday, etc) – but it wouldn’t be my regular go-to-spot.
address: 124 Rue Americaine, Ixelles, 1050, Brussels, BELGIUM
telephone: +32 2 537 9039
Opening hours: Tues-Sat: 12h00-15h00 & 19h00-23h00 and Sun: 12h00-15h00 & 19h00-22h00