The Best Restaurants In Molenbeek-Saint-Jean, Brussels

City Hall Molenbeek| © Goris/WikiCommons
City Hall Molenbeek| © Goris/WikiCommons
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9 February 2017

Molenbeek offers many places that will satisfy even the most demanding foodies. Head to this peculiar, diverse neighborhood west of Brussels city center and discover interesting places to experience dinners that will please any palate. Here are some of the best restaurants to try.

De Krebbe

Brasserie, Belgian, $$$
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De Krebbe was an old farmhouse back in 1792 and the traditinal food it serves is in keeping with the surroundings. Even though cows don’t graze here anymore, their steaks are delicious. If you would like to walk a little bit after your meal, you’re in luck, there are three parks nearby, including Parc de Muses, Parc Albert, and Parc Marie-José.

Les Trappistes

Brasserie, Belgian, $$$
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Enjoy the typical brasserie atmosphere at Les Trappist. This cozy place, decorated in an Art Deco style, is located right on the corner, so it has an excellent view for people watching. Try the steak tartar, which is the house specialty, or you can choose a traditional Belgian meal from the menu that varies every month. For those not interested in dinner, Les Trappist is also a great spot to grab a drink, as it serves a great selection of abbey beers.

Brasserie La Queue De Vache

Brasserie, Restaurant, Belgian, $$$
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Even though the brasserie La Queue de vache served its first meal 30 years ago, its interior is decorated in a very modern style. Besides classic meals like steak or mussels, you can choose from several types of hamburgers. La Queue de vache means ‘the cow’s tail,’ but the menu also offers more variety than just beef. Have you ever tried frog thighs? Osseghemstraat, Brussels, Belgium


Exposed bricks and wooden furniture together with soft lights create an intimate atmosphere at Zebrano, making it a perfect place for your date. It is located in an old building that once housed a brasserie called Whitebread, they even kept the old banner of the former locale up for decoration. Apart from French cuisine, you can order one of their woks as well. The meals not only taste delicious, but look great too. 47 Rue de Rotterdam, Brussels, Belgium +32 2 424 21 31

La Luna

Restaurant, Italian, $$$
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A nice Italian restaurant just around the corner from the Basilic of Koekelberg. La Luna has been open since the 1950s, and over the years, it has built a solid clientele of local Brusseleirs. The proverbial Italian hospitality and homemade food make you to want to come back again and again. Don’t forget to taste one of their specialties: escalope with eggplant or tagliatelle with rocket.

Le Palais De Balkis

Looking for organic and halal products? This unique combination is hidden in the middle of Molenbeek, not far from the Étangs Noir station. When stopping by Le Palais de Balkins, visitors should try the dried meat produced by their partner in Spain.


At Pythagoras, you feel the Mediterranean mood as soon as you enter. A few Ancient columns and delicious smells bring a Greek atmosphere right into the middle of Brussels, the only thing it doesn’t have is lovely Mediterranean weather. Delicious grilled lamb, moussaka or fish will amaze your taste buds, and you’ll feel like you’ve left Belguim.

With the birthday girl! ???

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