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Brussels Bistro

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French, Belgian, European
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222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (Pacific Coast Highway)
949-376-7955
Today
4:00 pm - 10:30 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: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations

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  • 9
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic mussels

I really enjoy mussels, in NorCal I was able to pick up some fresh batch and then boil them, here is SoCal I am so happy to find a place that finally makes muscles the right way (with the right beer)!

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
martinbom
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Cupertino, California
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English first
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Ate here on a Monday night.....all you can eat Mussels night.....for $26. First group of mussels were very good...tasty and big. Second group much smaller portion and size. Third group.....smaller still.....until frustration takes over and you ask for the check. For anyone that has eaten mussels before, the normal price for a serving is between $10 and $14. So this... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The place is extremely casual. They told us that flip flops were not allowed and that some people wore jackets, but my experience was that I saw at least four people in flip flops and it was not a place I needed to wear anything other than just slightly above beach attire. Food was okay. We tried their famous mussels... More 

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Cupertino, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I really enjoy mussels, in NorCal I was able to pick up some fresh batch and then boil them, here is SoCal I am so happy to find a place that finally makes muscles the right way (with the right beer)!

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If you love mussels, this is your restaurant! We happened to visit on Monday which features "all you can eat mussels". For $26, you get bucket(s) of mussels, fries and a glass of beer or wine. We tried all of the different sauces and recommend the cream and garlic and the au blue cheese. Everything was delicious and the service... More 

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were with a large group at the hopping eatery on Laguna Beach's Forest Avenue. The specialty of the house are the steamed mussels in a variety of broths. There is a full menu and bar. I like mussels as an appetizer but didn't want a full meal of them. I order the Belgian beef stew, there were mussels and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Some colleagues from work met there for dinner and had an amazing time. Food was excellent - actually, everything looked so good that we ordered different dishes and shared; I strongly recommend the mussels, fries and the sausages. We also enjoyed live jazz music and cocktails and could have a quick chat with service and owner, who were really nice.... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Sight seeing in Laguna Beach and walking for most of the day, my son and nephew found a hidden treasure just a few feet below ground level. Even on a cloudy day, we were so comfy next to the heater. Indoor seating was available and the place was busy for 2:30 PM. The hostess and waiter welcomed us with smiles... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Las Brisas was ridiculously full and so we decided to roam around - so happy we did!! The foie gras is made exactly right! Poelle... And melting! Amazing - curry mussels and the steak tartare were also above what we expected! Really delicious and so unpretentious! We loved it and we will be back for sure - unusual but true... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for a quick nosh and beer in the early afternoon on a Saturday. I recommend the Liegeois salad, much like Niciose but with bacon instead of tuna. The grilled foie gras was visually appealing as well as perfectly executed and delicious. But the best thing we had was the daily special: octopus carpaccio. Melt away in your... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Our family loves bistro cuisine, especially classic fare served by Brussels Bistro. What's not to like about steak frites, or a big steaming pot of mussels and a cold beer? Things started well -- service was cordial, very helpful with respect to fielding some questions on the wine list as well. Kudos to the wine buyer, there are some really... 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: French, Belgian, European

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French, Belgian, European

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?