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Brussels Bistro

222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Ranked #20 of 151 restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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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85% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Dana Point, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Dropped by Laguna to buy new sun glasses and stayed for lunch. What a great place to enjoy an international crowd with the staff speaking French (very cool) and enjoying Hugh variety of beer and food. The duck tacos... Cannot wait for the next visit...!

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Sedona, AZ
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This place is always great with the beer selection and the fabulous food. I always meet some great people from all over the world when I dine here.

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Oceanside, California
Top Contributor
257 reviews 257 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My friends and I came here for the "club' they have at night. I liked that they did not charge a cover and found the DJ was better than at the other "club' we went to down the street. The building is fairly small but it was fun and we liked that you could move around with your drink instead... More

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San Clemente, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

If you're a fan of Belgian beer and even if you're not, Brussels Bistro is a treat!! Starting with attentive service, tasty food, friendly staff, and ending with an impressive list of Belgian beers, one for everyone's taste, Brussels bistro is sure to impress. The place is always crowded but the staff treats you like mini-Belgian royalty!! Oscar was running... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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105 reviews 105 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We had dinner here last night and it was outstanding. First the atmosphere was very relaxed and laid back, which could be deceiving. But after a day of work, our group was ready to kick back and enjoy a nice meal. The menu is quite extensive in terms of choices, from duck to sea bass. I had the sea bass... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

We went back the same restaurant a second night. We loved the staff, the food, and the atmosphere. They remembered us from the first night we were there. It is a nice feeling when you are vacationing away from home to find a friendly place with warmth and wonderful food

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Brussels Bistro is a lively little restaurant located in the basement of a small building in Laguna Beach. They offer a variety of French-inspired dishes only steps from the Pacific Ocean. After being seated by the bubbly hostess at a central, outdoor table with a view into the bar, we mowed down a charcuterie & cheese plate appetizer. To my... More

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Dana Point, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I have eaten here several times and each time it is delicious. The pot of mussels with French fries is delicious. They have various broths to choose from and each one I have tried has been great. They have a great selection of good Belgium beers as well. Try the green bean salad with bacon. To die for....

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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Lots of fun beer choices. Many dining choices too. Everything from burger to crepes, to pasta and more. Cute decor, minimal outside seating. People out on the balcony were smoking so that did affect our dining experience. Good service. All 4 of us thought our food was fabulous. Very nice presentation too. We had lamb shank, meat balls, spaghetti carbanara,... More

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Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live in Laguna Beach, and first went to Brussels Bistro the 2nd night it was opened about seven years ago. It remains our favorite restaurant in a small town with several fine restaurants. In fact, it's difficult to go anywhere else! You can count on the food. The home-made sausage is a treat that isn't available at many restaurants.... More

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