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Solo female diner in Brussels next week (oct 24-30)

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wendy Oct 19, 2010 03:25 PM

I'm travelling to Brussels next week and would like to have some recommendations for solo, female diner. I prefer to go to places that does not require reservation, perhaps sit at the bar, and eat something that's really good but not requiring a 2hr+ dinner. Looking for recommendation in the St. Catharine, Grand Sablon, and near the Trone metro stop area that's <50euro for dinner. It'd be much preferred if the area feels safe after dark.

Thanks!

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    Nancy S. Oct 19, 2010 05:01 PM

    Meg Zimbeck, a Paris blogger and food expert, wrote an appealing post on a restaurant called Vismet, at 23 place Ste-Catherine, 1000 Brussels (Ste-Catherine). I haven't been, but I am interested in this for my trip in July. You can see the write up on Meg Zimbeck's website.

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      rrems Oct 19, 2010 07:59 PM

      Noordzee is a wonderful place for lunch. You eat on the sidewalk standing at the counter or at a few high tables. It is a fish market where you can choose your fish and have it cooked right there. Delicious and inexpensive. Here is a link to their website:

      http://www.vishandelnoordzee.be/nl/co...

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        wendy Oct 20, 2010 09:47 AM

        Thank you Nancy S. and rrems for recommendations. Do you know if places like Le Fourneau or Switch or I'idiot du Village require reservation?

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          rrems Oct 20, 2010 03:37 PM

          When we went to l'Idiot du Village it was full (on a monday night in late september). I would not risk walking in without a res. In fact, it seems that any good restaurant in Brussels will be busy, so I would always reserve.

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        Wayward biker Nov 27, 2010 12:29 AM

        Wendy,

        Where did you end up going, how was it etc.?

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