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Brussels Bistro

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French, Belgian, European
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222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (Pacific Coast Highway)
949-376-7955
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great place, food and people

Some colleagues from work met there for dinner and had an amazing time. Food was excellent - actually, everything looked so good that we ordered different dishes and shared; I strongly recommend the mussels, fries and the sausages. We also enjoyed live jazz music and cocktails and could have a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
MartaBBM
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Some colleagues from work met there for dinner and had an amazing time. Food was excellent - actually, everything looked so good that we ordered different dishes and shared; I strongly recommend the mussels, fries and the sausages. We also enjoyed live jazz music and cocktails and could have a quick chat with service and owner, who were really nice.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Sight seeing in Laguna Beach and walking for most of the day, my son and nephew found a hidden treasure just a few feet below ground level. Even on a cloudy day, we were so comfy next to the heater. Indoor seating was available and the place was busy for 2:30 PM. The hostess and waiter welcomed us with smiles... More 

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Chicago, illinois
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66 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Las Brisas was ridiculously full and so we decided to roam around - so happy we did!! The foie gras is made exactly right! Poelle... And melting! Amazing - curry mussels and the steak tartare were also above what we expected! Really delicious and so unpretentious! We loved it and we will be back for sure - unusual but true... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick nosh and beer in the early afternoon on a Saturday. I recommend the Liegeois salad, much like Niciose but with bacon instead of tuna. The grilled foie gras was visually appealing as well as perfectly executed and delicious. But the best thing we had was the daily special: octopus carpaccio. Melt away in your... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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98 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our family loves bistro cuisine, especially classic fare served by Brussels Bistro. What's not to like about steak frites, or a big steaming pot of mussels and a cold beer? Things started well -- service was cordial, very helpful with respect to fielding some questions on the wine list as well. Kudos to the wine buyer, there are some really... More 

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Los Angeles
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great selection of beers, and very friendly staff. Went for Valentine's Day (booked late) and every lady got a rose. High quality mussels, too. Definitely worth a fun visit.

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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273 reviews 273 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Loved this place. My wife and I love mussels and this is definitely the place to go. The service was excellent. They had all the mussels we could eat with fries and a choice of a glass of wine or beer. We enjoyed a glass of the house white, which was rather good. We also brought in a bottle of... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I am Belgian, so I am the right person to review the food at this restaurant. The selection of beers is outstanding. There is a good variety of the well known Belgian beers. I did not see a lot of changes in beer selection however over the last 10 years. The food has a good variety of Belgian type dishes.... More 

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Washington DC, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Met family for dinner and we were all delighted with the food. We shared a mussels pot appetizer, then had different dishes. I had the sea bass in parchment, and it was perfectly cooked and delicious. We loved the Belgian beers! The wait staff was extremely friendly and attentive. The décor is very casual, suitable for a beach town.

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Lake Forest, California
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9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've eaten at Brussels Bistro numerous times and I've never sat down to write a review. If you're looking for something low key, great vibe, great food, and great staff, you definitely want to eat here. The mussels are awesome, and it's all you can eat during happy hour. My favorite by far is the tartare de boeff. While it... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: 949-376-7955

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?