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Brussels Bistro

222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
949-376-7955
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Ranked #21 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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English first
San Diego, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 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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