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Bla Bla & Gallery, Brussels

55 Rue des Capucins
Belgium 1000
Tel: 32 2 503 5918's insider take:

Near the two Sablon squares and the flea market, this gallery-restaurant has young Brussels showing her best profile. Installed in a mercantile building from the 18th century, the eatery—with its whitewashed brick walls, basket-weave- or steel-backed chairs, and beamed ceilings—forms the backdrop for bimonthly art events, live dinnertime jazz (or Cuban) on weekends, and just plain dinner. The food is Med-French, featuring an array of carpaccios (turbot with pink peppercorn, lime, and honey; duck in balsamic-maple; beef with basil, Parmesan, and extra-virgin olive oil) as well as roast rack of lamb with thyme jus, and turkey kofte with dill and cucumber.

Closed Mondays, Saturday lunch, and Sunday nights (open for Sunday brunch, 11–4).

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