Nuetnigenough

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Bar, Eatery

Rue du Lombard 25
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 513 78 84 | map
nuetnigenough.be

Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.45
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
52
pDev:
6.52%
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Reviews by REVZEB:
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Aug 26, 2018
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cratez from Canada

4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Visited with my wife on a recent trip to Brussels and Munich.

Tried the following:
Brasserie de la Senne Anspach Porter (bottle)
Dok Brewing Pro-Pale (draft)

The Anspach was excellent while the Pro-Pale was average. My wife enjoyed her wine. Had the Flemish Beef Stew in Trappistes Rochefort sauce for dinner and the Speculoos Ice Cream for dessert; both dishes were phenomenal. Warm, low-key vibe in here; perfect for conversing over a meal. Service was good as food and drinks arrived at the table in reasonable time. Our overall experience was stellar, and we would definitely come back.

Apr 19, 2020
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Exceptional food. Cuisine a la biére that is thoughtful and unique. We had bloempanch in Hanssens Cassis sauce and stoofvlees, both were excellent. Dupont Rédor Pils was a perfect light hoppy pairing with the rich food.

The interior is sparse with a few elaborate architectural details, like a chandelier, and antique Art Deco woodwork flourishes around the front windows and fireplace detailing. Several framed works of Constructivist-era art on the walls. A tiny bar with 4-5 stools in back.

Beer list is very extensive and focuses on the new school Belgian brewers along with the classics. Large selection of Alvinne, and fairly high prices on anything limited. Didn't see anything we had to have for the price, and stuck with the very affordable Dupont Rédor Pils on draft.

Service was excellent and attentive, unlike most Belgian places that are more laissez-faire. It was fairly upscale in terms of quality but was far from pretentious. Very relaxed vibe, and easy to have a conversation there. I hope to return on my next trip to Brussels.

May 12, 2019
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jmdrpi from Pennsylvania

4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

ate dinner here. fairly small place, but there is a very small bar (4 seats) that you can get a beer while you are waiting for a table - which we did. There are a few beers on tap, and then an extensive bottle list. the list was organized by brewery, and the servers were helpful in selecting some recommendations since most beers are just a name, nothing to designate style. selections are a mix of traditional breweries plus some newer breweries brewing modern beer styles. the food wasn't fancy, but it was very good, and decent portions.

Dec 16, 2018
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Visited during the spring of 2017 on a weekday evening around 10pm. A small place. Ten tables and about four spots at the bar. I had to wait thirty minutes but the beer selection was good ( especially for me since I’m not a local) and the bartender was lovely to talk to. Loved the old school we do our best work late at night vibe. The rabbit fricassee made with lambic was unbelievable.

Jul 23, 2018
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Scottie_A25 from California

4.41/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Jul 20, 2018
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Harrison8 from Missouri

4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Rustic, old-school decoration with ornate woodwork. A high ceiling helps deaden some of the noise. It feels like a long standing place to eat and drink, although it is fairly small. Quality is excellent in everything. The food preparation is good with a good display, the restrooms are clean, the place is clean, and the beer is good. Service is helpful and spoke English with me (two different servers over the course of my one hour visit). They were helpful in selecting a beer. Selection is solid, with the menu dividing out based on style. The only area that was lacking was the Trappist section, or more so, the lack thereof. Some of those Trappist beers were mixed in with the dark and brown categories, but a clean division for those seeking Belgian Trappist beers on a Brussels visit would be more friendly. Two guest taps help alter the selection although the beer's available is already fairly extensive. Food is great and outshines the beer, if slightly. Several of the dishes feature beer and are labeled as such, so a beer could both be ordered in the glass and a meal ordered prepared with the same beer (although it would be up to the customer to find this pairing, and isn't an advertised service). A great place to visit for those seeking a beer meal served with a good beer.

Jul 17, 2018
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Nichols33 from Massachusetts

4.54/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Jul 05, 2018
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Hayley_86 from Netherlands

4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Dec 09, 2017
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mltobin from Connecticut

4.19/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Sep 20, 2017
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JamFuel from Sweden

4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Like a previous reviewer said, I almost don't want to praise this place, because it's so damn tiny. But I'm going to anyway!

Place is, as I said, tiny. Maybe twenty-thirty seats in a narrow room. Setting is intimate, but not claustrophobic, probably thank to the ceiling height. We got there early and managed to snag a table by the window.

Beer list is ridiculous. They don't have the basic staples of Belgian beer, because you can get those anywhere. No, this list is well curated and varied beoynd belief. Prices are also very reasonable for Brussels. Be sure to check the list on the website!

Food was excellent, with some cool takes on classic Belgian dishes, many made with beer they serve. I had the flemish beef stew, always a good bet, and my friend had the vegetarian burger, which was pretty unique.

Service is quick, polite and in total command of the beer list.

The vibe is friendly and the staff never push you to give up your table, even if you're done eating. Ordering good beer helps, of course.

In conclusion, if you're in Brussels, this place deserves your money. Just get there early!

Sep 19, 2017
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mollykats from Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Sep 09, 2017
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PapaGoose03 from Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

This restaurant is located in a storefront setting, and is quite small inside so that the seating is somewhat crowded together (I counted 22 total chairs). A small bar at the rear seems to be only for patrons who are waiting for a table. A couple of tables outdoors also were being used by persons waiting for seating inside. (It was a chilly day, thus I doubt these people were going to stay there very long.) We arrived for an early dinner and got the last table for two.

The beer list here is all bottled offerings except for two beers on tap (both from Brasserie Dupont at the time of our visit). But the list of bottled beers looks like it is about 150 total bottles, most (or all) being Belgian. We split a bottle of Cantillon Rose de Gambrinus, and it was very tasty.

Many of the food entrees are described as being cooked with beer, so this place has a true beer focus. The food dishes that we chose were outstanding, and we wished that we could come here every evening during our trip. Tomorrow was going to take us to Germany, thus we have to put a re-visit on a back burner. This restaurant is highly recommended.

Jun 13, 2017
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Dactrius from Wisconsin

4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Jun 10, 2017
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Resuin from Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

May 22, 2017
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MI_beerdrinker from Texas

4.48/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Mar 20, 2017
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South2NW from Oregon

4.15/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Feb 08, 2017
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Dec 16, 2016
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Dicers from Colorado

4.68/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Sep 21, 2016
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Sep 03, 2016
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CommanderOfAwesome from California

4.8/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

May 28, 2016
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Howlader from Canada

4.83/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Apr 17, 2016
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esktime from Ohio

4.44/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Mar 18, 2016
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beerdeer from Belgium

4.5/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Mar 16, 2016
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amano_h from Oregon

4.91/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

World-class.

I, for one, am glad that the "Greedy Glutton" is not as accessible as let's say, Aux Armes de Bruxelles, because it's Brussels' best kept secret; in fact, I'm not even sure that I should be writing this review right now because I actually want to be able to be seated there the next time I go!

The atmosphere is as cozy and intimate as it can get. They have a small bar seating area next to the kitchen, with about 4-5 tables lined up inside the main store space. They do have an outdoors patio, which sees limited action due to the 200 days of rain a year that Brussels seems to enjoy, but that's beside the point. When the house is full you can take a seat at the bar and slug a few drinks before a table is available to you, or just enjoy your meal at the bar.

Speaking of slugging a few, the beer menu. I don't understand why people get excited about huge beer menus in Brussels, as quite frankly, 60-80% of the beers that comprise the bulk of the beer menu at more popular venues like say, Delirium Cafe or Le Poechenellekelder, are beers that are already available in the United States. Plus it's not like you're actually going to try all 120 choices or the 2400+ that Delirium Cafe supposedly does, so why do you care that the list is so extensive?

What Nüetnigenough has instead, is a sensible menu of otherwise very hard to obtain beers (damn near impossible in the states) which pair very well with the menu that they have on hand. The Tilquin Quetsche on their spontaneously fermented beer list--for example--is used in their Bloempanch, as is the Cantillon Gueuze, which is used in their Lapin à la Gueuze. And to the #whaleslayerz in the audience: did you come to Brussels in search of the elusive Fou'Foune and almost leave disappointed upon realization that you couldn't find it at the brewery because you didn't know it was available only 3-4 months out of the year? Nüetnigenough will almost definitely have it year-round.

And now the food. Between my fellow diner and myself we ordered the Bloempanch à la Quetsche Tilquin, Carbonnades (Stoverij) à la Rochefort with Stoemp, and the Boulettes de Veau à la Gantoise. The Bloempanch was surprisingly tender and had a pâté-like consistency which oozed meat juices with each and every bite; the Quetsche also imbued it with a tiny bit of sour, plum-like quality which helped eradicate any notion that this is a dish prepared with blood sausage. The Stoverij was an absolute delight with the meat being as chewy and tender as it can get when prepared with beer; I also like the consistency of the stoemp they serve here as well, as I've sometimes tried some iterations which made me wonder whether I wasn't just eating mashed potatoes. I don't remember too much about the Boulettes as most of it was consumed by my fellow diner--who's a tough cookie to impress, I might add--but she enjoyed it tremendously.

All in all, Nüetnigenough is an amazing place to sit back and enjoy life away from all the hustle and bustle from the Grand Place. With the food selection/beer selection they have and the prices they charge (significantly more agreeable than everywhere else in the area), I'm tempted to give this place a one-star review so you'd be discouraged to go there -- the house gets packed by 7pm by happy diners who are usually reluctant to leave because they know just how amazing this place is once they get here!

Feb 21, 2016
Nuetnigenough in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 52 ratings