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Brussels Bistro

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Belgian, European, French
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222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (Pacific Coast Highway)
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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All 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
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Minneapolis, MN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 631 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were a bit apprehensive from the looks of the place. But once we sat down and the great staff started with us, we were re-assured. Then after taking the first bites of food we agreed we made a great choice! The pork shank was perhaps the best meal I had in a week in OC. The meatballs were also... More 

Thank lucycan
Laguna Beach
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to grab a beer, some great Belgium specialty food and to hang out downtown Laguna beach.

Thank Khoshid
Corona, California
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My sister and her friends have a tradition of hiking in Laguna then eating the all you can eat mussels at Brussell's Bistro. I joined them for the first time. I didn't order the mussels as I didn't want to commit to something I've never had-I did try theirs. They were plump, tender and the different sauces they were cooked... More 

Thank bug92
Laguna Beach, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

4 of us went there for appetizers and drinks. We had mussels in a garlic sauce, served in a small pot and they were excellent. Kumamoto oysters were very good too. Belgium fries were disappointing. And the duo sauces were ketchup and thousand island

Thank atlagunabeach
Beverly Hills, California
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service with boss boy was not fast and he did not even listen when we asked for water, so we have to ask the waitress. The food was mediocre, their mussels doesn't have sauce with it and they charge extra for sauce which make no sense. As for salmon which I got was very greasy and absolutely tasteless. Maybe... More 

Thank French H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

Friendly atmosphere, great service, amazing Belgian beer selection, and very good Belgian fare. Great place to meet people at the bar during slow times. All you can eat mussel nights (M,T,W) are great!! Oscar, one of the servers, is the best!

Thank Johan703
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I've been coming here for about 5 years and its still a top favorite of mine. Its consistently delicious, fun and friendly. I love the atmosphere and the people who work there. The mussels are fab and my favorite is the green bean salad. You would never know its there unless someone told you. Love it!!

Thank JH A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

Been here twice, both times had a good meal, good service, and fun. The only negative is that both times there was smoke from cigarettes wafting down from the sidewalk above.

Thank joan g
Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

Let me start with the service, our server Moe was very attentive without being intrusive. He also made excellent recommendations. We had the steamed mussels in white wine and garlic with fresh crusty warm bread. Very popular and excellent. For main courses we tried the Dover sole which was super fresh, perfectly prepared and expertly deboned at the table by... More 

Thank ardis5
Laguna Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you like mussels, come here Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday when they have all you can eat mussels. Even if you only get one pot, it comes with a free drink and unlimited french fries. It's a fantastic deal. I also LOVE the liegoise salad--green beans, potatoes, and bacon. The servers are all very friendly, and their accents make you... More 

Thank Chloe C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Belgian, European, French
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?