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Brussels Bistro

222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
949-376-7955
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Ranked #22 of 151 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
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English first
Orange County, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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298 reviews 298 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Claremont, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We were recently treated to an evening of dinner, drinks, and dancing by a Belgian friend, and friend of the owner of this authentic and lively establishment. Descending the stairway from the sidewalk we were greeted by a welcoming, trendy, stylish, room that felt just like a fine spot in Belgium, including the reproduction "Manneken Pis" which set the tone... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We always come here when we are in Laguna Beach. The pot of mussels is generous and they offer several different preparations in either broth or cream based sauces. And they come with fabulous fries, perfectly crisped in a cone on the side. Belgian beer on tap is hard to find. And there are even more available in bottles. The... More

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Irvine, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

On our very first time, my wife and I was impressed by the taste of the mussels (the flavor was "Nature") which gave us a lasting impression. We just had to return to see if it was consistent. It sure was! Plump, juicy and tasty.

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Irvine, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Made our reservations with Open Table and it worked out well. Definitely not a place for romantic cozy dinner but for fun crowd that's adventurous to dig in to basket of mussels (can't get them off my thoughts- so yummy) and try different flight of beers. Casual atmosphere but very good sit down dining food created by a master chef... More

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Dana Point, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
17 helpful votes 17 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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