Place Sainte-Catherine is always worth a visit: Apart from the Christmas and summer-time markets, there are many restaurants, most of them catering to your seefood- and mussels-needs like the famous Mer du Nord. And, if you are lucky, you will find the Frites stall “De Corte”.
On our mission to find the best fries in Brussels, we had to enter them into the competition. To make it quick: They were not winners.
The fries were ok, nothing special, not even better than in your average restaurant. I had the feeling they were not fried long enough – and they certainly did not seem to be fried twice as they are at other friteries, like Maison Antoine.
The lively atmosphere at Place Sainte-Catherine is certainly a plus. That said, I don’t think you can take the frites into the surrounding bars or restaurants (like you can at places at Place Jourdan like the First, L’Autobus or Chez Bernard). And although they have some stand-up bistro tables, there are no tables to sit down here like they have at Friterie Clementine at St. Job in Uccle.
Overall, I would suggest going there if you are in town and fancy some frites urgently. Otherwise, stick to Mer du Nord while you are on Place Sainte-Catherine and find your fries elsewhere.
De Corte, sometimes in front of St. Catherine church, also at fairgrounds // No website