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Brussels Bistro

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222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (Pacific Coast Highway)
949-376-7955
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4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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

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  • 43
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
    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
A great surprise!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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Chicago, illinois
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Chicago, illinois
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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129 reviews 129 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
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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Los Angeles
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Great selection of beers, and very friendly staff. Went for Valentine's Day (booked late) and every lady got a rose. High quality mussels, too. Definitely worth a fun visit.

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Oklahoma City, OK USA
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263 reviews 263 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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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: French, 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?