Nuetnigenough

BA SCORE
94
outstanding

40 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Bar, Eatery

Rue du Lombard 25
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

+32 2 513 78 84 | map
nuetnigenough.be

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Added by ManforallSaisons on 07-07-2011

PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
40
Reviews:
11
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
3.93%
 
 
Taps:
4
Bottles/Cans:
32
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by dirtylou:
Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Dining destination in Brussels - small place, snagged a table without issue around 6pm but I imagine it was tough sledding after that.

This is a restaurant. This is not a bar.

Brussels black pudding to start things off - mmm, blood. It's difficult to imagine not eating some sort of carbonnade/stoofvlees while in Brussels. I've seen that dish prepared in numerous different ways, but here, the house specialty is a preparation in Rochefort (8, i believe). Naturally, I paired the dish with the same.

Not a mindblowing beerlist, but lengthy, and it seemed they may have had some rotating releases on the fireplace that included some more obscure stuff (lou pepes, etc).

Service was typical for Belgium, somewhere between adequate and absent.

Solid spot - look forward to the next visit

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Mothergoose03
3.98/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dactrius
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Resuin
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of South2NW
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Dicers
4.68/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of CommanderOfAwesome
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Howlader
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of esktime
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of beerdeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of amano_h
4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
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!

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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

This place is amazing. Very small and intimate setting. Despite being early Nov. the weather was great so we sat outside. Service was a bit slow but I think that's honestly just a cultural difference. Server was very attentive and he was happy to answer questions about the beer or offer recommendations. Great selection with a ton of Belgian lambics and other fun things to try. Really enjoyed the traditional Belgian cuisine often utilizing beer. Started with a leek and mushroom soup and had a beef stew with mashed root veggies for my entre. My friend had the rabbit which was awesome. Couldn't recommend a better place to grab a couple beers and a meal in Brussels.

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Photo of mattmarka1
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of KATCanada
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

great reco from Antoine at Malt Attacks. Place is small so go early or wait a bit (table turn was pretty good though). Tuesday night dinner, had spent the aft at Cantillon so was looking for food more than beer. Small but very nicely chosen beer menu - some Dupont on draft. Lots of cool sours from small guys (and Canti) that are hard to find. Table staff I felt were great at recos for non beer geeks based ln taste and adventure level, and had good ideas for the beer geeks that were unfamilliar with some of the small brewers they had.
Very relaxed vibe, unlike many USA places this was a chat with neighbours place not a watch your phone place. Lots of spontaneous convos going on. Food I thought was really good. I had a trout with a leek/beer/bacon sauce which I'd recommend. The ham was a big ole chunk and looked great. Lots of beer based sauces. Frites delivered as expected. Service was good. Mains were 16-20 euros so not cheap but not crazy for the quality.

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Photo of halo3one
4.46/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of bostonbeans
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of ninkasibrew
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

This is an excellent restaurant. The food is incredible. on the second day i had the meatloaf with asparagus sauce which was amazing. They also have beers that are hard to (if not impossible) to find in the beer stores in brussels like the excellent Alvinne Gaspar.

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Photo of phingdong
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Whatup14
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Hawkfish
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of djhowell
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of BenBreeg
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

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Nuetnigenough in Brussels, Belgium
4.33 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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