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“Mini trip to Europe” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brussels Bistro

Brussels Bistro
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
949-376-7955
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Ranked #21 of 154 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
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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121 restaurant reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Mini trip to Europe”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Lots of fun beer choices. Many dining choices too. Everything from burger to crepes, to pasta and more. Cute decor, minimal outside seating. People out on the balcony were smoking so that did affect our dining experience. Good service. All 4 of us thought our food was fabulous. Very nice presentation too. We had lamb shank, meat balls, spaghetti carbanara, and grilled veggi platter. I recomend them all.

Visited March 2014
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Consistently Great Food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live in Laguna Beach, and first went to Brussels Bistro the 2nd night it was opened about seven years ago. It remains our favorite restaurant in a small town with several fine restaurants.
In fact, it's difficult to go anywhere else!

You can count on the food. The home-made sausage is a treat that isn't available at many
restaurants. The salmon is great! etc., etc.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Manama, Bahrain
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70 reviews 70 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Nice Bistro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

A wonderful bistro in downtown Laguna Beach. Unknown to many but well worth trying. I have traveled to Belgium where I had fresh mussels (moules) and pommes frites for dinner.The food at Brussels Bistro was great and just about equal to my dinner in Brussles!!!. I recommend to try the Leigge waffles !!! Yummy!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bow, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wow......instant transport to Belgium.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

I lived and worked in Flemish Belgium on and off in the last ten years. The actual restaurant motiff and layout is a dead ringer for the real deal. We had the beef stew in beer , beef and pork meat balls, and frites plus double rounds of beer to wash it all down. The entrees were perfectly prepared; the meat balls had a fabulous cream and brown gravy sauce. The frites were great.....just great! We had an instant night out in Brussels minus the air fare and ten hours of flying!

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Laguna Niguel, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Authentic Belgian Food and I have eaten in Bruges, Belgium”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

A wonderful little café in downtown Laguna Beach. Unknown to many but well worth trying. I have traveled to Bruges, Belgium where I had fresh mussels (moules) and pommes frites for dinner.The food at Brussels Bistro was reminiscent and just about equal to my dinner in Bruges. I would recommend the Asparagus soup along with almost everything else on the menu. A nice romantic place to have dinner with date followed by a nice walk along Laguna Beach's Main Beach Boardwalk.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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