Chez Léon 1893

Chez Léon

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Brussels, Brussel
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  • The mussels at Chez Léon is a can't miss
  • Gloria G.
    "Nice menu formule leon!! 500gr Mussels, frites and beer, 13€!"(7 Tips)
    stephane J.
    "Best mussels in Brussels, and I know I was born here!"(4 Tips)
    Lucian
    "Try the escargot gratinée mussles, they are delicious!"(4 Tips)
    Simon W.
    "Went for the mussels with snail butter"(3 Tips)
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  • Alberto D.
    Alberto D'AutiliaAugust 9, 2014
    If you are in Brussels, you must go to eat to Chez Leon! It is cheap and the food is amazing! Try "La formule Leon"! A must place in Brussels!
  • Eric V.
    The waiter is very nice and helpful. I ate a beef that was perfectly medium baked as requested. The plate was full enough with food, the fries are good. On the next stay in Brussels we will go back.
  • Selim Y.
    Selim YurutenSeptember 26, 2015
    Simple, fresh and very delicious . You can try "Aux Brussels de arm" if you prefer Fine dining Restaurant to eat mussel.
  • Colin C.
    Colin CharlesJanuary 1, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Moules et frites. This is the place to get your mussels. Snail butter sauce with cheese or tomatoes for one. Grab another in a pot: soup, white wine. Try Leon beer.
  • Ni Knightess
    Ni KnightessNovember 30, 2012
    Nicest moules-frites place on this touristy street, not only 'les cocottes' (boiled in the pot) but also gratinated - moules ou gratin & moules escargot gratinées are yum. Avoid eel “au vert” though.
  • Nuha A.
    Nuha Aziz🔒June 8, 2015
    Nothing better than trying a good local restaurant, I had "A la provençale" it was AMAZING!! It's with butter, tomatoes, garlic & cheese!
  • Like A Local Guide
    Like A Local GuideOctober 17, 2013
    The best mussels in Brussels! They serve them in white wine or beer or you name it - lots of different recipes. Read more
  • Riri M.
    Riri MarleyJune 4, 2013
    Cheaper than the 'haggling' restaurants further down. Serve mussels all year round.. High volume... Mussels were good, friendly staff.. It is touristy but that's due to it having good food.
  • vvn
    vvnJanuary 29
    Bucket of Mussels are the must have food here. there are some arguments how to eat mussels in proper way, but surrounded by bunch of tourists, couldn't find answer while my visit there.
  • Daniel J.
    Daniel JealApril 11, 2012
    Excellent restaurant close to The Grand Place, very fast and efficient service. Cheaply priced dishes, must try muscles. Very nice. They have loads of staff on, it's crazy.
  • Leif A.
    Leif Andersen2 weeks ago
    Superb place! The fact that no one is trying to push you in, is reason enough to try it. But the food and service is really good too! Try it!
  • yucel y.
    yucel yetiskinFebruary 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I think Leon is one of the best restaurants in town to eat muscles. My favorite menu is A l'escargot gratinees and french fries with a carafe of white wine.
  • Adil V.
    Adil VMay 25, 2015
    If u r in Brussels for more than 2 days and if u have not visited yet.. feel sorry for you! try the classic mussels and the cherry beer - kriek.
  • Joanne M.
    Joanne MoussaFebruary 13
    Well known for its mussels reputation. Delicious roquefort mussels with free french fries refills.
  • Alex Z.
    Alex ZaltsmanSeptember 4, 2010
    Chez Leon lives up to it's amazing reputation. The mussels are fantastic. Very tasty. Steak tartar is made fresh practically right in front of you. Don't let the wait dissuade you. It's worth it.
  • Jason B.
    Jason Baughman-OpricăJanuary 12, 2015
    Delicious mussels. Garlic and white wine, YUM. On Sunday's they have an all you can eat mussels menu with frites for €25.
  • Dave P.
    Dave PowellSeptember 15
    Friendly, easy dining experience. The mussels seemed fine to my inexperienced palate. OTOH the frites were pedestrian even by non-Belgian standards and dessert set new standards for rip-off.
  • Lara M.
    Best mussels in Brussels! Really good variety of dishes too. Service was exceptional!
  • Flora T.
    Flora ToOctober 12, 2014
    Food came very fast! A little bit too fast!! I didn't finished my soup yet, didn't get to start with the starters and they already brought the main course.. :(
  • Todd B.
    Todd BlackJuly 18, 2016
    Really good eats and the service was outstanding. Chez Leon beer was good too!
  • Christina G.
    If you are in Brussels, you must go to eat to Chez Leon! Very nice and tasteful mussels!!!
  • Gabriele F.
    Gabriele FrontiniDecember 12, 2014
    The most classic of classic belgian cuisine. Come before 7.30 on weekends or you'll have to stand in line for a table
  • Vlad D.
    Vlad DumitricaMarch 5, 2016
    Nice atmosphere, good service and great food. The medium-rare duck breast in green pepper cream was amazing!
  • Simon W.
    Simon WareOctober 17, 2010
    Just popped in on Sunday evening, no queue and all you can eat Mussels. Went for the mussels with snail butter, garlic and cheese with frites... Amazing! Thoroughly recommended.
  • Jeremy O.
    Jeremy OngJanuary 9, 2012
    Order the Formule Leon, it's worth it. The frites aren't that great, but their mussels are. You can't have the best of both worlds!
  • Ovgu C.
    Ovgu C. O.July 25, 2015
    Special menu (mussels+frites+beer) has a reasonable price. Take a table outside and enjoy your meal. No wifi!
  • Fatos K.
    Fatos KarahasanOctober 31, 2010
    A must-see place in Brussels. Moules-marinieres and french fries. Yummy. Some like steak as well. I prefer mussels and oysters. Finsh the meal with chocolate trufle.
  • Helen Z.
    If you have to eat in the old town touristy area, this is the place to go. Good mussels and not TOO overpriced. Avoid places with a guy standing outside calling you in...
  • Joao V.
    Joao Veloso Jr3 weeks ago
    Street tables are cool, but you will have to deal with tons of tourists checking your food!
  • Kerem U.
    Kerem UzerMay 18, 2015
    Wow what a nice place. Mussels with white wine sauce was perfect. House wine is delicious as always.
  • Cakıl
    CakılMarch 18, 2015
    Yum yum yummy mussels 😋mache celery garlic mussels go with fries and belgium beer
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliAugust 4, 2016
    Very good mussels i loved the one with tomatoe sauce
  • Keito K.
    Keito KatMarch 29, 2012
    Moussels with garlic, butter and herbs and cheese - fantastic :) The only restaurant worth eating in Brussels :)
  • Alec
    AlecSeptember 21, 2011
    This street is packed with high pressure sales people trying to get you into their restaurants. Went to this place because they didn't do that. Food and service was very good.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HealyOctober 12, 2014
    The mussels here are amazing. The service is very good as well. Unlimited mussels on Sunday!
  • Stephanie D.
    Stephanie DeDeckerOctober 6, 2016
    Get the mussels and frites! Portions are large enough to share if you're up for it
  • Gurcan O.
    Gurcan OzturkAugust 1, 2015
    Very big restaurant, you should get help to find lavatories in the restaurant. Try to reserve outside tables.
  • Burcu S.
    Burcu SararNovember 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Even if you're not a huge fan of seafood, you'll adore "de moules speciales" and order some fries for god's sake
  • Demet B.
    Demet BasegmezJune 28, 2013
    Try the mixed fish plate with creamy sauce. Live music on the street is also very nice.
  • ♕ Elvn
    ♕ ElvnMay 4, 2015
    If you wanna taste 'real' delicious mussels,,you are in the right place 👌🏻(ps:dont forget to make reservation)
  • Vasia G.
    Vasia G.August 31, 2014
    It stands out in the area! Best choice:Mussels and fries !
  • Lucian
    LucianAugust 17, 2014
    Amazingly good mussels! Try the escargot gratinée mussles, they are delicious!
  • Iwona W.
    Iwona W.July 1, 2014
    If have only little time to spend in Brussels, you at least have to come to this place and have a beer and Moules.
  • Tatiana G.
    Tasty food, friendly staff, good service. The price is higher than average, but it worth it.
  • Howard
    HowardApril 22, 2015
    Great mussels here! Get the garlic one
  • Sadaf T.
    Sadaf TabatabaeiSeptember 13
    Definitely try mussels and Belgian fries 👌🏻
  • Rafif Y.
    Rafif YaldaApril 23, 2014
    Probably the only restaurant without those annoying waiters in the street trying to convince you to come inside. Tried the mussels in garlic and cheese and wasn't disappointed.
  • Jenny M.
    Jenny ManSeptember 12
    Very good quality mussels and a lovely atmosphere
  • Roberto Lok Ka C.
    Roberto Lok Ka ChanAugust 31, 2015
    Mussels with white wine is a must try here , their beer is also good
  • Elif
    ElifNovember 22, 2015
    My expectation was high but should try if you are a mussel fan. Oysters were above average.
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