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Brussels Bistro

222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-376-7955
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (86 reviews)
“belgian fries” (11 reviews)
“pork shank” (6 reviews)
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Belgian, European, French, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Brussels Bistro
1. Best beer selection in town !
"selection of Belgian beers on draft and in bottles is the best"
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2. Best mussels !
" I particularly love the mussels and fries"
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3. Great atmosphere !
"the unique and authentic European atmosphere"
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Reviews (217)
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I am a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America. Most places I have been to in Laguna are either fun because of the beach view or are delicious because of the fresh ingredients, but Brussels Bistro went above and beyond my expectations with restaurant...More

Thank Lauren M
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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

1  Thank MJ12324
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Hello, thank you for your review. Hoping to see you soon again ! And yes let's hope for forest... Nicolas

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Authentic Belgium beer and wine and delicious lamb shank all in a cozy atmosphere in downtown Laguna Beach ! Then at 10 pm the place becomes a chic European nightclub with a saxophone and clarinet accompaniment to a live DJ WITH GLOW STICKS to dance...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the mussels, beef stew and the burger. Amazing! Also you cannot beat their beer list. The bread you get at the beginning of your meal is the bomb too. Pierre our waiter was on top of everything and fun too.

Thank heygeri
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We'd not really noticed this restaurant because it's below sidewalk level. But recently we did, tried it, and had a great meal. Menu selection was good, food was tasty, and service was excellent.

Thank Donnmein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great experience at Brussels Bistro! Friendly staff. Awesome owners. Authentic Belgian food. Great selection of Belgian beers.

Thank cnoiroux
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

At first glance the menu looks a little pricey but it’s well worth the money. They don’t use cost-cutting measures. Pommes Frites are double fried in good quality oil; sauces are hand-made in-house; ingredients taste fresh and full of flavor. A visit here is a...More

Thank Alex B
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your review Alex ! And we hope to see you back soon... Nicolas

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and unique menu. I had the steak tartare and side salad and they were delicious! Dana had the pork and beef meatballs and delicious white asparagus soup. Both came with fries. He had a flight of Belgium draft beers and I had a...More

Thank Winziggle
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review ! Hoping to see you back soon... Nicolas

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

Our first time coming here turned out fantastic! Food was delicious, we got a mussels pot to share as well as a chicken and mushroom pasta. We called ahead to reserve for our anniversary and at the end of the meal hey gave us a...More

Thank Victor M
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you Victor for the great review ! We are happy your anniversary dinner was a success... Hoping to see you back soon, Nicolas

Reviewed 4 October 2017

This has always been the first restaurant I go to when I am in Laguna. I just love their mussels and they have a good choice of Belgium beers. My partner doesn't like mussels and she had the Chilean sea bass papillotte. Excellent too, which...More

Thank Philippe_DC
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you, Merci beaucoup! A bientot Nicolas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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