The Top 10 Restaurants In Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode

Courtesy of Dilmon La Table dOrient
Courtesy of Dilmon La Table d'Orient
Stephanie Benoit

Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode is one of the smallest and most diverse neighborhoods in Brussels, and is famous for its fascination with music, jazz in particular. It is also a wonderful culinary destination, as there are plenty of great restaurants serving authentic cuisine. From delicious Italian to the best Lebanese in town, here’s our top picks.

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1. Les Dames Tartine

Les Dames Tartine

Les Dames Tartine is one of those restaurants with an excellent quality-to-price ratio. Serving delicious European cuisine with the best ingredients around (think asparagus, truffles, lobster and game), as well as boasting an extensive wine cellar, this is definitely an address for all the bons vivants out there.

Les Dames Tartine, 58 Chaussée de Haecht, Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium, +32 221 845 49

2. Shere E Punjab

Restaurant, Indian

Retro neon lights
Courtesy of La Mamma
A great restaurant for real Indian food, don’t expect westernized fare here. The menu is extensive and customers will certainly find something to suit their tastes. The service here is also extremely friendly.

3. La Mamma

Restaurant, Italian

If you’re looking for a restaurant that will truly transport you to Italy, look no further than La Mamma. This is one of Saint-Josse’s best-kept secrets, with amazing, fresh dishes that change daily. The selection is written up on the blackboard in chalk, and the helpful staff are more than happy to translate the Italian titles. La Mamma is a real Brussels institution.

4. Dolce Tentazione

Dolce Tentazione

Another wonderful, family-run Italian venue in the neighborhood of Saint-Josse, Dolce Tentazione changes their menu regularly, so it’s a great place to keep coming back to. Their black truffle menu is particularly noteworthy.

Dolce Tentazione, 76 Tweekerkenstraat, Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium, +32 228 048 28

One of the themed tables | Courtesy of Smoods

5. Smoods

Restaurant, European, Healthy

This restaurant is located inside Hotel Bloom. Smoods has the vibe of a trendy yet relaxed living room. You can choose between different ‘islands’ according to your mood: Passion, Bazaar, Safari, Bling-Bling, Aqua, Spring or Flower Power.

6. La Sardegna

La Sardegna

Saint-Josse has no shortage of great Italian restaurants and La Sardegna proves this. A cozy, family-run establishment, they serve a large selection of fresh pastas, pizzas and meat dishes for reasonable prices, all while providing good service.

La Sardegna, 85 Tweekerkenstraat, Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium, +32 223 014 21

Mouth-watering razz with almonds | Courtesy of Le Palais des Delices

7. Le Palais des Delices

Restaurant, Moroccan

This is an excellent Moroccan restaurant serving everything from tagine to afternoon tea (the desserts are particularly delicious). Stop by the Palais des Delices to experience the authentic cuisine and friendly service.

8. La Belle Epoque

La Belle Epoque

One of the oldest brasseries in Brussels, La Belle Epoque retains its original and beautiful turn-of-the-century interior, although its menu has been updated to serve somewhat less traditional Belgian food.

A La Vraie Belle Epoque, 5 Rue du Progrès, Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium, +32 220 190 79

9. New Saigon-Bangkok

New Saigon-Bangkok

If you’re in the mood for Thai food, then New Saigon-Bangkok is a great little address in Saint-Josse, especially if you’re on a budget. The menu is extensive, as they serve anything from soups to curry. Your Thai cravings will certainly be satisfied here.

New Saigon-Bangkok, 36 Rue de la Pacification, Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium, +32 223 079 96

Fresh and delicious | Courtesy of Dilmon La Table d’Orient

10. Dilmon La Table d’Orient

Dilmon La Table d’Orient

Last, but certainly not least, is the wonderful Dilmon La Table d’Orient. Serving fresh, perfectly spiced Lebanese and Syrian food, this place is all about flavor and quality. It’s also family-run, so the atmosphere is cozy and convivial.

Dilmon La Table d’Orient, 217 Chaussée de Louvain, Saint-Josse-Ten-Noode, Brussels, Belgium, +32 273 261 63

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