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Brussels Bistro

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$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, French, Bar, 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 - 02:00
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Hours:
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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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Small bistro in the middle of Laguna Beach. Recommend the mussels with a wide selection of Belgium beers.

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

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Las Vegas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Dana Point, California
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181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun place, fun staff and good food. The croquettes were great, so was the asparagus soup and the Boulette. The bloody mary was tasty as well.

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Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The service, food, wine, and beer are great. Excellent salads, burgers, and mussels. Staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Always outstanding selection of beers. Feels like you are in Brussels or France, actually. Really a fun place. We are regulars!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The overall experience is relaxing, with a good assortment and not commonly seen at any of the other restaurants - at least not here in SoCal. Great collection of beers and the menu again had not so common selection and the quality of what was served was excellent. I've been several times over the past six years and have never... More 

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Los Angeles
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the only place in Southern California to get real Belgian frites and cheese croquettes. My family is Belgian and Brussels Bistro's food is authentic. It's a laid back environment, and they were super accommodating with my birthday celebration.

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Haddonfield, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner here with two other couples and really enjoyed how Brussels is unique in so many ways. It's a level down from the street restaurant but the food and service are certainly a LEVEL UP! It has a unique Euro atmosphere and really good food. Many of the staff are fluent in French, which only adds to the... More 

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

Thank you for your review Fred. Hope to see back soo again. Nicolas More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brussels is unique in many ways, from its level down from the street restaurant to the unique and authentic European atmosphere and of course the wonderful food. There's a reason why so many locals frequent BB and why out of towners are left with somewhat a sense of awe by the ambiance and the experience, from French speaking staff to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from Belgium, I was so excited to find a Belgian restaurant in Laguna Beach, it was so unexpected! Glad to find great Belgian beers, they have my favorite beer on tap which is the Grimbergen and a huge selection of beers in bottles as well, with Rochefort, Orval, Chimay, etc. I had some mussels and fries with a beer... More 

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Lake Forest, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is amazing and they offer an amazing selection of Belgium beers that I've never seen anywhere else. I particularly love the mussels and fries but every thing I've tried here has always tasted great.I don't have much of a sweet tooth but I can't leave without getting a dessert from this place. I highly recommend this place and... 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
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Belgian, European, French, Bar, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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?