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Brussels Bistro

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222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 949-376-7955
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:30
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Has a fabulous lunch and felt like we were back in Europe! Hubby had a Belgian beer flight. We had fanny bay oysters that were delicious, divine escargot and steak tartare with frites!

Thank Laurie M
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Laurie ! Hoping to see you soon @ Brussels More 

Las Vegas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Another superb evening at the ever reliable BB. Great beer, great food, excellent service. Just wish Laguna would see the light and ban cars from Forrest so the BB could expand to have tables outside just like you would find in any Belgian town More 

1 Thank MJ12324
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Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited here this week on a return visit to Laguna Beach - one of my favorite restaurants in the area. I'm not into mussels, but the roasted salmon was fantastic. The varied selection of Belgian beers on draft and in bottles is the best of any restaurant that I've been to. Thanks to the waiter Pierre and staff for... More 

2 Thank Rogstl
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you. We also hope you'll be back @ Brussels... More 

London, England
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I start by setting the title bar this high knowing that Nicks always serve a great burger, with great draft, including Stella, but maybe fall slightly short on the fries front. So lets start with the Brussels Bistro fries. Belgium is famous for its fries for good reason and this national experience in chipmakery has been well learned by the... More 

Thank tripping10
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you ! More 

Laguna Beach, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A decently large varied menu - all dishes prepared very well and very tasty. But if you like oysters, mussels or beer, cannot miss this place. Great fresh oysters ( try the Tasting plate for different varieties), and the Mussels pots are all great - from the mussels in white wine to the unisual and delicious Curry steamed Mussels. Also... More 

Thank studiofun
BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

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San Juan Capistrano, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Simply the best...As original Belgians, we come here to enjoy the Belgian frites with mayonnaise (There is no such thing as "French Fries"), the mussels, steak tartare and croquettes and the real beers. It brings us home to Belgian food and cuisine without taking a 10 hour flight.

Thank Roeland P
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Brussels Bistro is a great, full Euro experience in Laguna Beach. A nice change from the common, but good seafood/Mexican food in town. Our server Adel was so knowledgeable and made perfect recommendations. The Mussel appetizer is as must try. My Liege meatballs were so good and my wife's pork shanks were fall off the bone excellent. And if you're... More 

Thank Bendquattro
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We. came for a special meal. It surely was special. We had the Mussels, Frites, Creamy chicken and mushroom over puff pastry and the Seafood Gratin. All were excellent especially the mussels which are fresh and wild. The service was attentive and helpful with suggestions. It was evident that there were regulars dining.

Thank Suzanne c
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much Suzanne ! Nicolas More 

Laguna Beach, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Disappointing food (except for the fries) but the ambiance is nice and the bartender was really friendly.

Thank caw18
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of our Top! If not the top favorite restaurant in Laguna! Service de excellence! Delicious European food and drinks! Friday's and Saturday's the tables are done at 10:30 and the D.J. Lights up the room for some dancing.

Thank Suzy Q
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Belgian, European, French, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 22:30
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
    (Pacific Coast Highway)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-376-7955
Since 2004, Brussels Bistro has brought the best in Belgium flavors to the heart of Laguna Beach. Relax on the terrace with a premium Belgian beer or dine underground in our casual-urban setting. Offering Belgian cuisine with a French flair, our Executive Chef, Thomas Crijns has created a superb menu of authentic dishes ranging from Beef Bourguignon to Steamed Mussels. Complimenting our wide variety of imported Belgian beers are mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres including Cheese Croquettes and our world-famous Belgian Fries. Join us on Friday and Saturday nights when the Bistro transforms into one of the hottest nightclubs in town.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?