We love the homey atmosphere of Le Fruit Defendu and think its one of the most romantic places in Brussels for a date. The traditional decor will put you at ease immediately and the short and concise menu is easy to navigate. All of their ingredients come directly from the market and everything is freshly made. It’s also located in one of the best neighbourhoods in Brussels so is popular with visitors and locals alike.
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If your date is a wine drinker, then there’s no better place to take them than Le Wine Bar du Sablon des Marolles . Not only is it one of the most romantic restaurants in Brussels, it’s also got one of the best wine lists in the capital. On a cold winter evening, snuggling up here with the one you love will make for a memorable night. The candlelit setting is perfect with an accompanying glass of red and a board of local cheeses.
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Seasonal dishes, Mediterranean influence and a flawless selection of natural wines make Bistro Madame one of the most-loved restaurants in Brussels. The restaurant is filled with soul, making it the perfect place to take a date. In-the-know locals are the main clientele so your date will be particularly impressed with the trendy crowd. Try the beef tataki with ginger dressing and cauliflower pickles and fresh herbs or the roasted Saint Jacques scallops with grapefruit butter and roasted hazelnut. The menu changes weekly though so you’ll never have the same meal twice.
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Need to impress a special date or planning a romantic anniversary dinner in Brussels? Comme chez Soi is the place to book. Located in an elegant Brussels town-house, this two Michelin star restaurant integrates a subtle mix of charm and character and is without a doubt, one of the best restaurants in Brussels. From the moment you walk in to the moment you leave you’ll be treated like royalty, making for a very special dining experience for you and your loved one. Founded in 1926, the menu still features specialities that have held their own over four generations as well as more recent additions. Take a date here and you’re guaranteed to wow them.
If you want to show your date a good time but don’t want to break the bank, head to Wine House Osteria. This Italian-style bar and eatery has a list of wines, some coming in at under 20 EUR and a menu of food so delicious that you’ll definitely want to come back for more. The pasta dishes were particularly memorable and the secondi steak was a highlight. If your date goes well and you want to head on to somewhere afterwards, take a look at our list of the best beer bars in Brussels for some inspiration.
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Give your date a night to remember 120 feet up at Villa in the Sky. Perched on top of one of the city’s tallest buildings in a contemporary glass structure, this is a unique dining experience with a side of breathtaking views. The Michelin-starred chef creates modern dishes with surprising twists and a choice of tasting menus with wine pairings. For more unique date ideas, find out about the best museums in Brussels where you can plan a date with a difference.
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Want to give them a night they’ll never forget? Then book a table at Le Rabassier. This exclusive restaurant hosts a maximum of 18 diners per night making it a hot ticket in town, so make sure you reserve a table with plenty of advance. Open since 2014, over the past 5 years it has come to be a reference point for fine dining in the capital. The menu focuses on truffle, using it in imaginative and unexpected ways. The surroundings are suitably plush and will certainly make you feel like a VIP.
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Head chef at La Villa Emily, Mathieu Jacri, quickly earned a Michelin star for his classic French cooking and has gone one to earn La Villa Emily a reputation as one of the best restaurants in Brussels. The restaurant itself leaves no detail untouched, with sophisticated surroundings that will impress even the fussiest of diners. If you opt for the a la carte menu you will likely pay roughly 100 EUR, but the reasonably priced set lunch is 58 EUR, perfect if you want to impress a date without breaking the bank. Be sure to book ahead.
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