Houston, TX 77007
- Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- All Major Credit Cards
- Patio/Sidewalk Dining
- Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
- Beer and wine
Houston Press' Description
Behind Cafe Brussels is Catherine Duwez, who once operated Cafe Montrose and the Broken Spoke, both of which were fine Belgian restaurants. But with Cafe Brussels, something that made those two places so authentic and delicious seems to be missing. The space is charming enough, but the service is lackluster and the food is definitely not what it could be. Duwez clearly knows how to run a restaurant and how to make good food, but something is lost between conception and execution, even in simple dishes like a croque madame or a ground beef steak. If you reminisce longingly about the moules marinieres and frites from Cafe Montrose, though, these ones are pretty similar and equally delicious. Cafe Brussels also has the largest selection of Belgian beer in Houston, which helps any subpar dishes go down a little more smoothly.
Catherineâs latest venture, CafÃ© Brussels is a great new addition to the Heights. Try the Tartare de Saumon dressed with a zesty Belgian country vinaigrette accompanied by a Belgian draft beer or glass (bottle!) of wine. You canât go wrong requesting Catherineâs favorite mussel dish for a main course, Belgian classic, Moules MariniÃ¨res, accompanied by a large serving of... More >>
Catherineâs latest venture, CafÃ© Brussels is a great new addition to the Heights. Try the Tartare de Saumon dressed with a zesty Belgian country vinaigrette accompanied by a Belgian draft beer or glass (bottle!) of wine. You canât go wrong requesting Catherineâs favorite mussel dish for a main course, Belgian classic, Moules MariniÃ¨res, accompanied by a large serving of golden Belgian Fries. The large and succulent mussels are steamed to perfection and portion sizes are very generous! My dining companion enjoyed le Petit PavÃ© de Bruxelles, a perfectly cooked steak and le Cordon Bleu. Be sure to leave room for one of CafÃ© Brussels fabulous desserts! Catherine's crepes are among my favorites.
Catherine Duwaz is both a good friend and a genuinely nice person. It brings me great pleasure to see a friend continue to succeed in a town that can be unforgiving to restaurateurs. Cafe Brussels is our new "go-to" place in Houston for great Belgian food. And to top it all off, the prices are very reasonable for the quality and the portions sizes are generous.
Tips from foursquare
Houston Avenue location
Place is now closed
The selection of mussels that come in different flavor combinations really shine here. Grab a bomber of Chimay and a few orders of mussels. [Eater 38 Member]
Sometimes you just need a Belgian beer.
Order the steamed mussels!
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