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Brussels Bistro

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Belgian, European, French, Bar, Pub
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222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (Pacific Coast Highway)
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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Agoura Hills, California
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Seemed authentic enough, but a bit crammed and stuffy. The food was delicious... We had the bucket of mussels and a variety of other things on the menu. Consistently good. Just crowded, stuffy and warm.

Thank LBrownie
Laguna Beach, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I eat here often, the atmosphere is warm and friendly. The food is rich and tasty. I love to eat here and my belt line shows it.

1 Thank John C
Los Angeles
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106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't eat here, but stopped to have a beer on Sunday PM. As fate had it, we were only people in restaurant at noon, so we sat at the bar and chatted with Pierre, who is the Manager (I think). Delightful guy and the Belgian beer on tap is excellent. Has a European ambience that is different from the typical... More 

Thank RMillerLosAngeles
Minneapolis, MN
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1,428 reviews
762 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 636 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank lucycan
Laguna Beach
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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557 reviews
360 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 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 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 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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8 reviews
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
1 review
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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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, Bar, Pub
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?