Tuesday, July 7, 2009

In 't Spinnekopke - Brussels Restaurant

Place du Jardin-aux-Fleurs 1 (near the fish market)
Closed Sundays; no lunch on Saturdays

"In the Spider's Web" occupies a stagecoach inn from 1762, just far enough off the beaten track downtown to be frequented mainly by "those in the know." You dine in a tilting, tiled-floor building, at plain tables, squeezed into a tight space. This is one of Brussels's most traditional café/restaurants – so much so, in fact, that the menu lists its hardy standbys of regional Belgian cuisine in the old Bruxellois dialect. The bar stocks a vast selection of traditional beers.

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