Nuetnigenough

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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
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
44
pDev:
6.98%
 
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Photo of Mothergoose03
3.98/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

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Photo of GJ40
4.21/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

While they have a very small bar, this is really just a restaurant. It's small overall but very charming and comfortable. The beer selection is solid with Trappists, lambics and more. My wife and I split a Cantillon Iris which was fantastic. I had the beef stew and she had the steak. Both were outstanding. Her steak was cooked perfectly and she loved the cream/mushroom/cognac sauce that accompanied it. We split a creme brûlée for dessert which capped it all off nicely. The service was very good and the prices reasonable of what you get. I'd definitely go back!

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Photo of Dicers
4.68/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of dirtylou
4.18/5  rDev -5.9%
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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Photo of Canada_Dan
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
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 Resuin
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Slatetank
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

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

Photo of halo3one
4.46/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mltobin
4.19/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Whatup14
4.53/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of BenBreeg
4.76/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of jdense
4.16/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Visited upon recommendation of the kind barkeep at Moeder Lambic Fontainas.

Having sustained myself on bread and cheese the occasional kebap my first week in Brussels, I was in search for some authentic Belgian fare with a beer list to match with the food. Located about a 10 minute walk from Grand Place, Nuetnigenough has about 30 seats, a typical Belgian bistro feel. The service is polite and attentive. I ordered the carbonade, the dish that all Belgian beer foodies use as the guide to test the quality of the kitchen. Cooked with Rochefort 8 (!), the stew had deep flavors, not a lot of vegetables (just an occasional carrot) but a depth of flavor that went well with my selected beer, De Graal's Pius X, which probably wasn't the right beer but is so impossible to find (even in the overpriced bottle shops, it appears I need to stop by the brewery), the sweetness and stone fruit back end cut nicely into the deep flavors of the stew. The bottle list isn't up to the world class standards of De Heeren van Liederkercke or Brasserie Cambrinus, but the quality of the food was superlative. They even sold bottles to go, though I didn't have the guts to ask about the 50 Degrees North-4 Degrees East. A huge step up from Brussels Restaurant Row and all the gilded overpriced, food places in town. If you are looking for some authentic Belgian food to pare with your beer-rabbit, stoemp, black pudding-this is the best place to eat in Brussels. Recommended for all beer gourmets.

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Photo of Highbury09
4.25/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of atpca
3.93/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

A small, popular, centrally located cafe with a small bar. A short but varied menu of slightly-modernized bier cuisine makes this place a fantastic dinner stop. They have a couple of beers on tap as well as a modest but well curated bottle list -- the list includes a lot of Cantillon bottles, including many of the big names that were no longer for sale at the brewery (Lou Pepes, Fou Foune). Be prepared to pay restaurant markups for the beer though -- Lou Pepe was close to $60USD.

Staff was very friendly, we had a 25 minute wait for a table and they were very accommodating of a couple of Americans with poor language skills.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4.78/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.48/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.15/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of bostonbeans
4.94/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of djhowell
4.49/5  rDev +1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of amano_h
4.91/5  rDev +10.6%
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 samEBC
4.26/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Me and my wife went on sunday late in the afternoon just to get a table since they don't take reservations, as it turned out there were plenty of empty tables left. Beautiful art-deco building, kind of 1920's french bistro atmosphere, quite small dining area. The place was pretty empty and there was this tyical "lazy sunday" vibe. Friendly staff, the french speaking waiters really made an effort to help us out in dutch.
The food is really good, the menu focuses on belgian comfort food, most dishes are prepared with beer. The veal meatballs with stoemp were excellent, my wife had the cod à l'ostendaise and found it quite tasty.
The beer menu is is not about quantity but about quality. About 30 or so beers but they're all belgian craft beers from Alvinne, de la Senne, Brouwers Verzet, Dochter van de Korenaar...
The greatest thing about nuetnigenough is that the food and beer is very affordable, great value for your money.
If you are in Brussels and you are looking for place to eat, i would definitly recommend going to nuetnigenough.

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Nuetnigenough in Brussels, Belgium
Place rating: 4.44 out of 5 with 44 ratings