|BXL pick: Odette En Ville - resto-bar|
Sunday, 10 March 2013 15:03
Venue: Odette En Ville - resto-bar
Rue du Châtelain 25, 1050, Brussels
Facebook: Odette En Ville
First impression check-up
Odette En Ville is a relatively well-known venue within the Brussels going out scene. Typically for our charming city the restaurant-bar is part of a boutique hotel in a good location within the central and convenient part of the city.
As I have been there twice, my two impressions lead me to relatively different conclusions.
As a bar Odette en ville, has a great atmosphere and diversity. It is rather modern-chic and within the dark gammas, which means that it's the perfect spot for e.g. after work business drinks. I was, however, disappointed to learn that despite of its great looks, there is no section for cigars-fans which would totally fit the atmosphere. So, big heads up for the bar part but there is still some work to be done on it!
The restaurant part of the venue, however, despite of its great and I underline really creative interior design, is not a one of a front-liner. First, the menu is relatively poor when we talk about choice, which is strange, taking into account that it's part of a hotel. The main courses plates correspond to a drink size starters rather than to a proper dinner plates, and to be quite frank, they don't justify at all the expectations, which both the atmosphere of the place and the prices create. In other words, there are probably tons of other places, where I would prefer to have a dinner with much more delicious (this one was hardly even close to delicious...) food on a better price. Finally, despite of the friendly and really skilled-looking service of the staff, it is a huge disappointment to find a piece of plastic in your dessert, which probably end up their while the chef was opening the fruits box for the cake and chatting over his iPhone in the same time... I mean, this is totally disappointing for a boutique venue and a detail like that can spoil quite a lot in the overall mark you put on the place.
Total recommendation on a SECOND review:
Choice is yours and the agenda is here: http://www.chez-odette.com/