For seven years now, the Table de Mus has lived and shone as a landmark for the discerning palates of the capital. Sweeping away the complainers rehashing the prevailing gloom, mobility issues, and others, Mustafa Duran, aka Mus, shapes his days with warmth and optimism.

A stone's throw from the heart of the capital, on the Place de la Vieille Halle aux Blés and facing the Jacques Brel Foundation, needless to say, here in Brussels, they know. And for a good reason, Mus has evolved in beautiful Brussels establishments such as Roland Debuyst and Michel D, imbuing a true soul into his service to elevate Jaloa to a star back in the day. The same goes for his chef, Khaled Bouhamidi, a passionate, talented, and wise autodidact, trained in a house where Mus worked—they grew together, never to part ways. Together, as willing victims of what the daily market offers, they compose their plates around beautiful French gastronomy; not forgetting to subtly infuse them here and there with more original or even oriental notes to evoke their origins. The entire repertoire thus developed is available in several menu options, revealing the finest products. Juggling here with touches of modernity or, conversely, Proustian madeleines worked as they should be. To accompany it all, Mus is dedicated to discovering wine gems that combine quality-price ratio and originality. All within a wine list that also includes, of course, the great and beautiful classic labels that hit the mark when you want to celebrate an event or simply indulge.

Finally, you will also have pleasure by sitting in the convivial but elegant and refined setting of the dining room or the intimate cellar that accommodates up to six happy guests.

Mus remains an optimist. And that is undoubtedly what fuels the smile that his clientele loves so much. It's up to you to find out. And to be among those who speak positively and pleasantly about the center of Brussels. An attractiveness that has also convinced Emre Duran, Mustafa's son, to work and learn alongside his father in the dining room, much to the delight of customers who have been accustomed to seeing him for a few years. Another reason to smile.