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
Ratings:
52
pDev:
6.52%
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Ratings by phingdong:
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4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
by phingdong from New Hampshire

Jul 14, 2015
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4.31/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
by cratez from Canada (ON)

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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4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75
by emerge077 from Illinois

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

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
 
4.5 by REVZEB from Illinois on Aug 26, 2018
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4.39/5  rDev -1.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 5
by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

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
 
4.41 by Scottie_A25 from Tennessee on Jul 20, 2018
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4.65/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75
by Harrison8 from Missouri

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
 
4.54 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Jul 05, 2018
 
4.78 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands on Dec 09, 2017
 
4.19 by mltobin from Connecticut on Sep 20, 2017
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4.78/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
by JamFuel from Sweden

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
 
5 by mollykats from Pennsylvania on Sep 09, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev -10.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25
by PapaGoose03 from Michigan

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
 
4.8 by Dactrius from Wisconsin on Jun 10, 2017
 
4.25 by Resuin from Massachusetts on May 22, 2017
 
4.48 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas on Mar 20, 2017
 
4.15 by South2NW from Oregon on Feb 08, 2017
 
4.25 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Dec 16, 2016
 
4.68 by Dicers from Colorado on Sep 21, 2016
 
4.25 by Ciocanelu from Romania on Sep 03, 2016
 
4.8 by CommanderOfAwesome from California on May 28, 2016
 
4.83 by Howlader from Canada (AB) on Apr 17, 2016
 
4.44 by esktime from Ohio on Mar 18, 2016
 
4.5 by beerdeer from Belgium on Mar 16, 2016
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4.91/5  rDev +10.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5
by amano_h from Oregon

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
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4.49/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5
by Canada_Dan from Colorado

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.

Nov 12, 2015
 
4.66 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Nov 05, 2015
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4.28/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5
by KATCanada from Canada (ON)

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.

Sep 15, 2015
 
4.46 by halo3one from Georgia on Sep 07, 2015
 
4.94 by bostonbeans from Massachusetts on Aug 15, 2015
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4.56/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5
by ninkasibrew from Lebanon

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.

Jul 29, 2015
 
4.53 by Whatup14 from Canada (QC) on Jun 09, 2015
 
5 by Hawkfish from Washington on May 11, 2015
 
4.49 by djhowell from Wisconsin on Apr 30, 2015
 
4.76 by HopBelT from Belgium on Apr 29, 2015
 
4.13 by Angus703 from North Carolina on Feb 04, 2015
 
4.5 by dcisco44 from Massachusetts on Dec 11, 2014
 
4.5 by cbnz from Canada (BC) on Oct 04, 2014
 
4.25 by Highbury09 from North Carolina on Aug 13, 2014
Nuetnigenough in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.45 out of 5 with 52 ratings