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Brussels Bistro

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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Mussel Mania

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
SoonerSteve
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Oklahoma City, OK USA
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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89 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Oklahoma City, OK USA
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250 reviews 250 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Laguna Beach, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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: European, French

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