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222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
949-376-7955
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Ranked #19 of 153 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Cuisines: European, French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pacific Coast Highway
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Laguna Beach, California
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My second trip to this restaurant was as good as the first. Sea Bass in parchment paper cooked perfectly. Chocolate mousse is decadent and yummy. The server was attentive and knowledgable about menu items. He guided to making great choices. I will be going back soon.

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Huntington Beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were looking for somewhere new and different to eat on a Monday evening! We had just watched a beautiful Pacific sunset and decided to stroll around the Village in Laguna Beach. From the moment we spoke with the Hostess at the front of the restaurant until we left the service was great! The servers were very attentive and knew... More 

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san clemente
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

My favorite is the green bean salad; it comes warm with a basket of bread to sop up all the deliciousness! I'm not into the mussels but I see a lot of them being eaten there, they must be good. The grilled veggie salad is a favorite go-to entree/side dish too. Try Brussels at least once...

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Really enjoyed the mussels. Plenty on the menu so my kids found things that they liked too. It is downstairs but there is an open area if you want to be outside.

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Laguna Beach, California
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We've been visiting Brussels Bistro for a few years over two different owners. Food quality stayed very good with change. Our favorite are the mussels in white wine, great Martini's and European style meat cuts with potatoes. The staff while not all are from Brussels are definitely European and very nice. Friday nights feature techno music and the place turns... More 

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Jupiter, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Mussels from Brussels and an incredibly good looking staff of servers to go with, I loved this spot so much I ate there twice in two days. Their food is outstanding! I had the mussels pot and I think they have an all you can eat mussels special during the week for happy hours. As it should be, they have... More 

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Orange County, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

i'll get to the bread here in a bit - but first i must say that mussels are one of my favorite when- out- order it foods and get them as often as possible - a good friend knows this and recently took me Brussels for the "must have mussels " she recommended the grain mustard , cognac broth based... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We did not have dinner here but rather met friends there Friday night to have drinks and listen to the DJs they bring in. It was a cool scene and we were frankly surprised at what the Bistro becomes after dinner! They clear out the center seats to open it up for more people. There is dancing, great music, played... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
361 reviews 361 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was good; your average good, not very good. The pot of mussels is a good size. The fries are perfect - crispy through. The bolognese, just ok but crazy overloaded with cheese. The melon and prosciutto appetizer a pretty generous helping but just ok. The crust on the fresh baked bread to start was almost black. A good selection... More 

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Northern California
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194 reviews 194 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I had dinner with my wife on Wednesday 13 August. We had an early reservation and arrived to an already partially full restaurant. My wife order the half Caesar salad ($7) and the creamy chicken and mushrooms in puff pastry ($22). I order the AYCE mussels MARINIÈRE with a glass of Leffe dark ($26). The half Caesar was a large... More 

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Additional Information about Brussels Bistro

Address: 222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
Phone Number: 949-376-7955
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Laguna Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: European, French

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