Le Bistro des Bières belges: For lovers of mussels, fries and Belgian beers

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  • Bistro des Bières Belges

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  • 2088 Rue Montcalm Longueuil J4T 2E2
    (450) 465-0669
  • Monday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Thursday: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM
    Friday: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
    Saturday: 4:00 – 11:00 PM
    Sunday: 4:00 – 10:00 PM
    • Opened 2009
    • 107 Seats
  • Restaurant

The Bistro des Bières Belges is a beloved place for fans of mussels, fries and especially Belgian beers, and has been for over a decade! Tucked away on Taschereau Boulevard, the space is definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area and enjoy any of these three things.

The story of the Bistro des Bières Belges began when François Doyon’s father took over the restaurant in 2006. An idealist in his dream of owning a restaurant, he learned the hard way about the reality of the restaurant industry. His son François offered to leave his bachelor’s degree in administration behind to help out in the restaurant full-time. The offer was gladly accepted and the real adventure of the Bistro des Bières Belges began in 2009, when the father-son duo took shape and jointly managed the establishment.

And they’ve been very successful! If you are looking for comfort, this bistro is the place for you. With its large stones, wooden beams and fireplace, the bistro looks like an old Swiss chalet. It has 107 seats and a 20-seat conference room. If you enjoy dining outside, the address also offers a charming terrace that can seat 45 guests.

As for the menu, it’s been the same since 2006 (!) at less than $30 per person! Chef Rachel Prieur Bherer has been with the restaurant since 2009 and has been in charge of the kitchen for five years. She started out as a dishwasher, and then worked her way up to the kitchen, where she is now in charge of the entire team. If you visit, we strongly recommend the classics: the famous mussels and fries (they offer over a dozen different options), the sauerkraut, and the steak. The establishment also offers a slate of 2 or 3 dishes that change every season. We absolutely LOVED the mussels with cream, leek and bacon. The scallop is also delicious! Everything on the menu is classic, but extremely well executed. We think it’s the perfect formula to satisfy connoisseurs and conservatives alike. For dessert, we suggest the fruit waffle with whipped cream!

Impossible to talk about the bistro without talking about the Belgian beers. Here, they have more than 120 choices of beers on offer. 120 ! Even if you are not a beer lover, you will be able to find what you are looking for. Talk to the waiters, they will be happy to guide you in your choice of pairing. Make wise choices, Belgian beers are pretty strong and you probably won’t be able to drink as much as you think. If you can’t drink beer, the establishment also offers some cocktails and wines as well.

When asked what he is most proud of in his restaurant, François’ answer is having a great dynamic within his team. Honestly, this is also what we love about the place. The synergy of the team ensures an experience that always gives the desire to return. The Bistro des Bières Belges is an institution on the South Shore.

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