The second restaurant I have tried for RestoDays after my long time favorite L’Avenue was Nyx, Food & Wine Experience, in Belval.
Nyx has a quite nice and active Instagram feed, so I decided it was the time to move a bit out of the city and discover something new.
Nyx is located 5 minutes walking from Belval train station, on the edge of a residential complex, so with a bright and open view and a spacious terrace during warmer times.
We entered through a pastry shop (which felt a bit odd honestly for such elegant place) and then were welcomed at the reception of the restaurant.
I loved the extremely tall ceilings and the industrial, minimalistic decorations.
The Restodays menu had 2 options for every course, so we decided to take one each to try a bit of everything. We ordered an apero ahead the meal. I had margarita, which was light and pleasant – probably I wouldn’t be so happy to have the same cocktail on a night out, but for lunch it was great.
With the lunch we also had a bottle of Greek white wine, which was mineral and light, very enjoyable. The wine list is 90% about Greek wines, with very few French and Italian bottles. Prices per bottle are fair, starting 25 euro and mostly around 50 Eur, with some isolated peaks at 100 Eur.
Regarding the food: starters were gyoza with feta and lobster and mushrooms tartare with parmesan cheese and truffle.
Gyoza were amazing: well balanced, both in taste and consistency, perfumed, tasty. Mushrooms tartare was good, slightly too much on the acid side and totally missing the truffle promised, still very refreshing and pleasant to eat.
Mains were salmon with strawberry sauce and cheese balls and chicken cooked with red wine and Greek pasta. The structure of the two dishes was very much on the sweet side – both were probably dishes I would have never ordered a la carte. My salmon anyway was greatly executed, crispy outside and tender inside, and the Roquefort balls were Oh-my-gosh amazing.
Also my dessert was amazing: a sort of Karidopita served with chocolate and ice cream. It was probably, together with the gyoza, the best course of the lunch.
Finally we had good time at Nyx: the fixed menu is always a bit of a lottery, above all when you go to try a brand new place, still we were satisfied. I would reserve myself to try this restaurant a la carte to complete my opinion.
Here you have the pictures of our lunch followed by my final impressions.
What I liked about Nyx Food & Wine Experience:
– I love the place and its decor: the space is wide and bright, with enourmous windows and great view. It must be amazing also during summer times outside.
– Service was attentive and lovely: my napkins was changed when I went to the restroom, bread basket refilled during the dinner, we were given our time to go through the menu without rush.
– As said, fixed menu is a bit of a lottery and it is a choice I rarely love out of RestoDays. I like very much spicy and strong tastes, so both main were not much appealing for me. Still salmon was good and the two highlights of the menu were definitely the gyoza and the walnut cake, which were both delightful.
What I liked a bit less about Nyx Food & Wine Experience:
– As said I would like to come back to this place and eat a la carte to have my final opinion. For RestoDays it was quite a good experience, still it was not cheap: 2 apero, 1 bottle of wine (38 Eur, so in the cheap side), 2 RestoDays Menu, 2 small bottles of water, 1 coffee we spent 125 Eur. It was fine, but I feel if you eat a la carte the bill will add up quickly, therefore it must definitely be worth it.
– The one small stuff which I liked a bit less – considering how nice is the place and how lovely and upscale was the service – is that you need to go to pay at the counter. I personally find really tacky, above all if you are on a date or with someone who will not be too obvious to split.
To sum up: I liked Nyx, I had a positive first experience: location and service are definitely promoted. I would like to eat a la carte to have a proper idea about the menu, still I think the place has a potential – but not on a tight budget.