Le Bistro Des Bières Belges
Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
2.73/5 rDev -24.2%
Reviewed on September 12, 2011. My girlfriend wanted to eat here for her birthday dinner, so we arrived at 7:00 without a reservation and were seated immediately.
The restaurant is located in a rustic old house which gives it a warmth that lasted until we met our waiter. Stephane took our order and seemed put-out that my girlfriend opted for the Samichlaus. Maybe he thought that a 14% ABV was unladylike?
Whatever the reason, for the rest of the evening Stephane gave her the passive-aggressive treatment, practically throwing her entree and main dish in front of her without making eye contact or otherwise acknowledging her presence. He made a point of being friendly to me, as if to underscore his contempt for her. Totally unprofessional and unacceptable.
The food is of average bistro quality and the beers are very expensive, so all this place really has going for it is the ambience. Suffice it to say that Stephane’s behaviour ruined the latter. We won’t be back.
09-13-2011 01:55:08 | More by gordero
4.13/5 rDev +14.7%
EDIT (April 14, 2009): Having come a couple of times, i've boosted the score a bit for selection (best for private imports & at a better price) and service was better.
Had heard about this place & wanted to check it out for awhile so yesterday night, went out to try it.
First thing i noticed is that despite proximity to busy boulevard (Tascherau), it is remarkably hidden from view & on the terrasse, you are surrounded by trees & bushes which makes it nice & quiet.
Restaurant looks cozy & reminds me of an inn or country home. I unfortunately did not see the inside as we asked to be seated outside.
The beers: not sure what i was expecting, but liked selection of beers that you couldn't get unless through private import. Rochefort, Gouden Carolus, Kwak & Karmeliet to name a few. Of course, many beers you can get at SAQ or depanneurs also. Disappointed a bit with selection on-tap (Liefmans Framboizen, Stella & the same) Bottles range from 6,95$ - 9,95$ standard size. Then, if you want 750ml. or 1L, over 10$ going as high as 18,95$
The service: Service was ordinary but polite
The order: Finally selected St-Feuillen Triple with 4 pepper sausages. Fairly good food, about what you'd expect.
In the end, it was a good restaurant with adequate food. If i came again though, i'll try their specialty: mussels & of course, more beers!
07-22-2007 16:10:49 | More by papat444
3.93/5 rDev +9.2%
Hadnt been here in a few months, so I found an excuse to head on down to the south shore for a late dinner.
Sandwiched between a bowling alley and one of those all-you-can-eat buffets, near a typical suburban mini-mall infested boulevard, a very unlikely location for Le Bistro des bières Belges. From the ouside it looks like an old homestead converted into a restaurant. A nice patio section made me dream of summer. The inside has plenty of Breweriana and Belgiumiana, with pictures of the Grand Place in Brussels and glassware exposed here and there. Downstairs near the washrooms is a private room for receptions and whatnot, also full of interesting glassware. Décor is somewhat reminiscent of Belgium, but also has this weird, almost country-western woodsy feeling thats a little off.
We sat near the bar in the non-smoking section where our waiter greeted us happily. It was late Saturday night and the place was winding down and getting quiet, couples finishing up their meals and drinks, thankfully for me the kitchen was still open. Beer/Food menu was waiting for us at the table. Lots of typical Belgium cuisine, some on the cheap side, like my order of Carbonnade Flammande cooked with Chimay for only 10$, and some more expensive, I found the prices for mussels a bit steep, around 20-25$ for a kilo, but I guess were not in season. I hope they adjust their pricelist accordingly. Food was great, fries excellent, my entrée of coquilles St-Jacques was nothing compared to the one I had at In tspinnekopke in Brussels, but was good enough.
Now for the Beer. A few taps, mostly the usual Interbrew suspects and Belle Gueule on the domestic side, but a very nice variety of bottled Belgian products. Orval, Westmalle and Chimay represent the Trappists, some hard to find stuff in these parts like Super des Fagnes and Bush, great stuff for sure, but unfortunately they lacked special, off-the-wall brews for freaks like me. I was in the mood for a lambic (as I usually am), but they unfortunately had nothing other than St-Louis Pêche or some other sugary alternative. The waiter, I think Stéphane was his name, and I got into a discussion over his Beer menu and it turns out that Cantillons and others are on the way (they order through the same agency as I do). He knew his stuff really well, and we even talked homebrew for a while. Beer prices are pretty steep, ranging from 6.50$ to 9-10$ a small bottle, and more for larger formats. Not really gouging the customers, I know how much their Beer costs them and I think the cut they take is reasonable. Easily my favorite restaurant in the 450 area, too bad its so far from the city.
02-28-2005 15:37:58 | More by Goldorak
Le Bistro Des Bières Belges in St-Hubert, QC, Canada
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.