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Brussels Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Belgian, French, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 949-376-7955
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16:00 - 22:30
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:30
Fri 16:00 - 02:00
Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Laguna Beach, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of my favorite restaurants in Laguna Beach. Great food and drinks. On weekends restaurant changes into a trendy dance club with great music. My absolute favorite are the mussels here.

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

Thank you very much ! Glad you enjoyed it, hoping to see you soon at Brussels... More 

Las Vegas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

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Thank MJ12324
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked last Friday for a 7:15 pm dinner to celebrate my wife's birthday. We arrived early and, because the bistro was really busy, they could not accommodate us immediately so we went window shopping. At 7:15 we arrived back but was told or table would be ready soon and perhaps we could wait at the bar. The bar staff... More 

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Thank trubrit87111
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you! More 

Rochester, New York
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Interesting, intimate place with cozy feel. Not crowded on a Monday night. Parking was a bit of a challenge. A business dinner it was many choices but a little pricey but probably not for the area. I had the Boeuf Bourguignon that was very good.

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Thank krobson5
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you ! Happy 2017... More 

Laguna Beach, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

This restaurant features a European menu and atmosphere. The food is very good and authentic; Mussels and fries, Pork shank, fish, and stews are all great. Good selection of beer and wine. Staff is very warm and friendly. Late night weekends it turns into a nightclub!

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Thank Kevin L
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you and happy new year! More 

Dallas, Texas
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I would almost move to the area just for this resturant. The pork chop special and the meat balls were two of the best meals I have ever had. Stunning use of flavor and texture. The staff is helpful and friendly and everyone is really enthusiastic about what they are creating. If you are in the area it is worth... More 

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Thank Rachel G
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you and happy new year! More 

Fishers, Indiana
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50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Great prompt service with great food, enjoyed the birthday celebrations that were going around, and the beers were excellent. Really enjoyed ourselves, and although we didn't explore the unique menu like we could have, it was a wide variety of things you don't typically see.

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1 Thank Tom s
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Tom and see you soon! More 

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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

If you like the typical atmosphere of small belgian or french bistro this is the right place for you. Great moussels, typical double fried french fries and- as an absolut must try- the crepes flambe with orange liquor and vanilla ice. The salads are great too and definetly different than the typical mainstream of caesar's and wedges.

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Thank Christofer v
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Christopher! Nicolas More 

Laguna Beach, California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Taste of Europe on Forest Ave. Lots of great food and beer. Nice servers and managers. Love this place for many years.

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1 Thank Scott M
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Scott and see you soon! Nicolas More 

Irvine, California, USA
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It's quite a nice bistro with interesting Belgium beer and food. The service was attentive and beer was good. Unfortunately even though the mussels were plump and juicy they over cooked them and it needs seasoning. The rest of the food were pretty good.

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Thank pwkl
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and remark. It is always very helpful for us to improve our service! Hoping you'll try it again very soon and taste that it was a one time issue! Thank you, Nicolas More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Cuisine
Belgian, French, Bar, European, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:30
Thursday
16:00 - 22:30
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?