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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
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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
Los Angeles, California
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284 reviews 284 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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155 reviews 155 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Oceanside, California
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275 reviews 275 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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