Dining in Brussels: Marcel Burger Bar


There’s a new kid on the block in the Châtelain neighbourhood, and to the delight of locals it specializes in burgers, a rarity till now. It opened at the beginning of April on the trendy rue Américaine, a stone’s throw from the lively place du Châtelain. There’s a fun feel to this place – the logo is a cartoon British bulldog. The burgers range from the classic Marcel burger at €11 to a menu of cheeseburger, fries and beer at €18. In between there is the cheese and bacon and the very popular crispy chicken.

The focus is on the choice of products: the meat comes from the butcher Metzger, renowned for its expertise and exceptional meat, and the cheese is carefully chosen from an artisan Belgian producer. The brioche bread used for burgers, deliberately irregular, is manufactured using a house recipe. The bun’s diametre fits the diametre of the meat so that all ingredients remain perfectly in place. And you can wash it down with some fine beers.

The welcome is warm and immediate, with an open kitchen so you can watch your burger being put together.  The retro deco look is bright and modern.  Check the Facebook page for opening hours.

Marcel Burger Bar
87 rue Américaine, Ixelles.