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Madou's Folie

RR - RRR, French,
Rue de la Presse 23, Brussels 1000, Belgium
+32 2 217 38 31
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
25 Mar 2018
“Unfortunately no Mussels”
28 Dec 2017
“Before Theater”
Closed Now
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CUISINES
Belgian, French, Grill, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Rue de la Presse 23, Brussels 1000, Belgium
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1 - 10 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 25 March 2018

We were looking for a place to eat mussels in Brussels and ended up at this restaurant. Unfortunately the mussel season was over according to this restaurant so we had to choose different dishes. They had a very varied menu with lots of good food...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Thomas K
Michel-Immerzeel, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

many thanks for your feedback. We feel sorry we couldn't accomodate you with mussels when you came. The flickering light problem is solved, it was a loose wire ;-)

Reviewed 4 March 2018

Service was awesome - professional and on point. Carpaccio lacked taste. Vol au vent was nothing special. Dessert was ok. Ate in the upstairs dining room - stairs were worn, and the restaurant smelled like cats....? Price was very reasonable and the house red wine...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Stephen H
Michel-Immerzeel, Gérant at Madou's Folie, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

we are very sorry that you haven't been satisfied visiting us but we are happy to take the opportunity to give you some further explanation. We cater for groups several times a week, we have many returning customers and very different types of set menus...More

Reviewed 28 December 2017

High quality tasty food, well prepared and presented, very kind owner and cosy atmosphere. Perfect for a dinner before theater (Theatre Le Public is within walking distance) and you even get a discount if you leave before 8!

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Mimose67
Michel-Immerzeel, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this reviewResponded 21 January 2018

Many thanks for your very positive review of our restaurant !

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Loved everything about this place. I had a wonderful ostrich fillet. Reasonably priced: 32 eur for a dinner with appetizers. They were very nice. I will be back.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank sara l
Michel-Immerzeel, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Many thanks for your feedback ! We are looking forward to cook for you again during your next visit at Madou's Folie. Kind regards, Michel & Anouk

Reviewed 20 March 2017

Looking for an organic restaurant, with the family (my daughter with food intolerances) , I have appreciated everything of this restaurant. Charming atmosphere, excellent quality of the food (fish, cheese, dessert). To be strongly recommended.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank picker45
Michel-Immerzeel, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2017

Many thanks for your review on our restaurant. Your satisfaction means a lot to us and we always do our best trying to adapt the meals for people with food intolerances or special requests. Kind regards, Michel & Anouk

Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited this weekend the capitol of our own country. He made a reservation in Madou's Folie after checking out TripAdvisor. The lady who served us was very friendly. Although she's french, she tried to explain everyting in dutch. We chose the...More

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank Hélène V
Michel-Immerzeel, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Many thanks for your compliments and feedback on Tripadvisor ! Best regards, Anouk and Michel

Reviewed 11 September 2016

Having been to an embarrassingly poor Rock Salt Chilli Peppers dinner the night before, this was a brilliant surprise. Slightly cheaper than RSCP, the quality of the food was *immeasurably* better: the quality of the produce was excellent throughout the courses and for all the...More

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank KlimtEastwood
Michel-Immerzeel, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

Many thanks for your compliments ! Best regards, Anouk & Michel

Reviewed 11 November 2015

Madou's Provence is located just in short walk from the Park de Bruxelles, however, in a bit shabby neighbourhood. Food is the main attraction here: lightened, reduced sauces, emphasis on the plating, anglaise-boiled vegetables and borrowing from non-European techniques. And really good and well-pairing French...More

Date of visit: November 2015
Thank Mart K
Michel I, Propriétaire at Madou's Folie, responded to this reviewResponded 22 December 2015

Many Thanks for your feedback and best Wishes for 2016 ! Anouk & Michel

Reviewed 20 May 2015

They go to a lot of effort - my boeuf aubrac and cote de veau were complex and no doubt original. But the first included what appeared to be daisies - why? The fussy nouvelle cuisine approach, with small servings artfully arranged on large plates,...More

Date of visit: May 2015
1  Thank higvin
Reviewed 28 April 2015 via mobile

Had set menu which offered a wonderful mixture from fresh mackerel to guinea fowl. Served in small, unpretentious surroundings with efficiency and a smile.

Thank sdmmb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$24 - US$55
Cuisine
Belgian, French, Grill, Healthy, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:00
18:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de la Presse 23, Brussels 1000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Brussels
  • Phone Number: +32 2 217 38 31
  • E-mail
Description
Located 800m from Grand-Place but off the beaten track, you will find one of the best places to eat Moules-frites or high quality meat but also a refined seasonal bistronomic cuisine. At lunch politicians and businessmen enjoy the quiet and cozy atmosphere (not suited for young children) in the evening the place is ideal for a romantic "tête-à-tête" or dinner amongst friends. Upstairs room for groups available. Member of the Slow Food Alliance of Chefs, the cuisine is generous, tasty, colorful and seasonal. The Madou 's Folie restaurant is certified ORGANIC by Certisys BE-BIO-01 and at least 20% of the ingredients are from organic farming. On request and booking, possibility of gluten or dairy free dishes.
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