5 best places for seafood in Brussels

CommisCulinaryCorner-NL.jpg1. Comme Chez Soi

As reported in The Telegraph, Antony Mason is the person to ask about where to find good seafood in Brussels. Author of the DK Eyewitness Guide to Belgium and Luxembourg, along with some 70 other books on history, geography, exploration and art, Mason had ten restaurants on his list of “must do’s.” 

His recommendations included Restaurant Vincent, which has stayed true to Belgian tradition and holds seafood as its star menu item. La Marée is another – located near the Place Sainte Catherine. The restaurant's Portuguese owners have established a winning reputation for fine seafood.  But at the top of his list was Comme Chez Soi.

Comme Chez Soi is the product of several generations of chefs, who have brought international experience and Michelin stars with them. Established in 1926, the restaurant proudly boasts two Michelin stars. The restaurant’s menu is rich in seafood offerings. One may find dishes such as red mullet with vadouvan; shellfish and razor clams with hazelnut oil; a salad of North Sea lobster with black truffles and potatoes; fried redfish fillet; duet of asparagus, wild garlic; smoked salmon and yuzu; grilled pike perch; Zeeland oysters; pak choi; bearnaise of crustaceans; and more.  

There is a price tag attached to the delicate and artful presentations, the sleek service, and the art nouveau décor and stained glass. But according to Mason, the restaurant is worth it.

“Gourmets will have the leisure to appreciate sophisticated haute cuisine, with a touch of exoticism and creativity in this warm welcoming setting," he wrote.

Photo courtesy of Comme Chez Soi


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