Situated on the bustling Rue des Bouchers, Chez Léon stands out due to its long history and simple, but delicious, traditional Belgian dishes. A family restaurant since 1893, its descendent Paul Vanlancker serves as head chef, creating signature dishes such as rabbit stewed in kriek (cherry) beer and vegetable stoemp (bubble and squeak). What Chez Léon is best known for, however are the mussels, boasting 14 different dishes, all of which are accompanied by a large portion of frites, or fries. Chez Léon also boasts its own beer-- a pale, full-bodied concoction that can be tasted at any of the three bars in the restaurant. Enjoy your beer and mussels in the cozy, informal dining area or grab a table outside and people watch.
*One child aged 12 and under, accompanied by a paying adult, eats for free.
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