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Brussels Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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APPETIZERS‎
$8.50
Soupe De Poissons
Tomato fish soup
$8.00
Crème D’Asperges
Cream of asparagus
$15.00
Planche De Fromages
Selection of European cheeses
$15.00
Assiette De Charcuterie Et Des De Fromages
Imported‎ sliced meats & cheese (daily selection)
$13.50
Assiette De Saumon Fume ” Michel Blanchet ” Creme De Capres
Smoked salmon from michel blanchet with savory cream & toast
$14.00
Tacos De Canard Confit Au Miel Et a Orange
Tacos-duck confit with honey orange sauce, white cabbage, tomatoes & green onions
$7.00
Cornet De Frites, Duo De Sauce
Portion of Belgian fries with duo homemade sauces
$13.00
Small pot of mussels marinieres for other sauces $2.00
Petite Casserole De Moules Marinière
5 cheese $12.00
5 shrimp $13.00
3 of each kind $14.00
Petites Croquettes De Fromage Et Crevettes Grises
Small croquettes of north sea shrimp and cheese
$14.00
Scampis Au Beurre D Ail
Large shrimps sautéed in herbs garlic butter
SALADS‎
Any salad add chicken or fresh marinated anchovis +3
Any salad add scampi or somked salmon 5
Half $7.00
Full $13.00
Salade Liegoise
Warm‎ string beans, bacon, potatoes, onions and white wine vinegar sauce
Half $7.00
Full $13.00
Salade De Mozzarella
Mozzarella & prosciutto served on a bed of tomatoes
Half $7.00
Full $13.00
Salade Caesar
Caesar salad
Half $7.00
Full $13.00
Salade D’ Endives, Fromage De Gouda Et Jambon
Belgian endives salad with gouda cheese and smoked ham
$7.00
Salade Grecque
Greek salad romain, feta, black olives, mini roasted peppers
$18.00
Salade Grecque Avec Brochette De Scampi
Greek salad with scampi skewer
$14.00
Salade De Croquant De Chèvre, Coulis a La Gueuze Peche
Goat cheese salad with sauce gueuse peach beer
$15.00
Assortiment De Legumes Grilles Et Sa Reduction Balsmique
Grilled vegetables with a balsamic reduction over mix greens
ENTREES‎
$24.00
Onglet De Boeuf a L Echalotte Et Son Cornet De Frites
Hanger steak with shallots and Belgian fries
$29.00
Steak De Boeuf Grille, Beurre Maitre D’ Hotel, Cornet De Frites
Prime n.y. steak with herbs & garlic butter, Belgian friessauce choices
$20.00
Tartare De Boeuf Et Son Cornet De Frites
Fresh ground raw meat mixed with condiments, Belgian fries
$15.00
Hamburger Gruyere, Endives Caramelisees Et Son Cornet De Frites
Ounces gruyère burger, caramelized endives, tomato, lettuce, bistro sauce, Belgian fries
$21.00
Carbonnades De Boeuf a La Biere De Leffe Et Ses Legumes
Beef‎ stew in leffe beer with vegetables
$19.00
Boulettes De Boeuf Et Porc a La Liegoise Et Son Cornet De Frites
Beef & pork meat balls liege style with Belgian fries
$22.00
Duo De Saucisses a La Belge, Compote De Pommes Et Pomme De Terre Au Lard
Belgian style sausages with apples and bacon/potatoes
$21.00
Vol Au Vent De Poulet Et Champignons Et Son Cornet De Frites
Creamy chicken and mushrooms in puff pastry, Belgian fries
$22.00
Demi Poulet Roti a La Biere De Maredsous Et Son Cornet De Frites
Roast half chicken with Belgian fries
$28.00
Magret De Canard Reduction De Porto Et Poivre Vert, Gratin Dauphinois
Duck breast with port and green pepper reduction, potato dauphinoise
SPECIALS‎
Additionally to the menu, belgian chef thomas crijns creates every week special appetizers and entrees.
$9.00
Peas Soup
$12.00
Escargots a la Biere Blanche
$12.00
Cassolette de Brie
$18.00
Tartiflette
Pie of potatoes, Roblechon cheese and Bacon
$24.00
Pork Shank with Moustard sauce and Belgian Fries
$23.00
Mi-cuit de Saumon
AYCE‎
All you can eat mussels and fries!! !
Every monday, tuesday and wednesday, including a belgian beer on tap (stella, leffe, or hoegarden) or a glass of house wine for only 24.00 per guest!
If you like Mussels, Fries and Belgian Beers, Don’t Miss Out!!!
DESSERTS‎
$7.00
Mousse Au Chocolat Belge
Belgian chocolate mousse
$8.00
L’ Incoutournable Dame Blanche
Vanilla ice cream with warm belgian chocolate sauce & chantilly
$9.00
Tarte Fine Aux Pommes, Crème Anglaise Et Sa Boule De Glace Vanille
Warm thin apple tart with custard and vanilla ice cream
$10.00
Gateau Moelleux Au Chocolat Belge
Belgian chocolate lava cake with crème anglaise
$8.00
Tarte Au Sucre Tiède Et Sa Boule De Glace Café
Warm sugar tart served with a coffee ice cream
$9.00
Crepes Mikado
Crepes with belgian chocolate, vanilla ice cream & chantilly
$12.00
Crepes Flambees Au Grand Marnier, Glace Vanille
Flamed crepes with mandarin napoleon liquor
(Belgian waffles)
$7.00
Au Sucre
$8.00
Crème Chantilly
About
Since 2004, Brussels Bistro has brought the best in Belgium flavors to the heart of Laguna Beach. Relax on the terrace with a premium Belgian beer or dine underground in our casual-urban setting. Offering Belgian cuisine with a French flair, our Executive Chef, Thomas Crijns has created a superb menu of authentic dishes ranging from Beef Bourguignon to Steamed Mussels. Complimenting our wide variety of imported Belgian beers are mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres including Cheese Croquettes and our world-famous Belgian Fries. Join us on Friday and Saturday nights when the Bistro transforms into one of the hottest nightclubs in town.
PRICE RANGE
$25 - $40
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Belgian, European
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
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Driving from Disneyland to Carlsbad and stopped for dinner in San Clemente. We found the Brussels Bistro on 218 Avenida Del Mar in San Clemente. No reviews could not find San Clemente location in Trip Advisor. Food was such a treat. our 2 couples had...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank flextime789
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Place was crowded, so we expected to have to wait a long time for food. But food was prompt, & service was great! Awesome meatballs, mussels, & steak! Dessert yummy too! Good selection of beer & wine. Would definitely go again. Recommend a reservation as...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Carol33364
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here last week. The food is authentic and excellent. They have a lovely beer menu, and the wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WoodlandsDoc
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Great Belgian food, excellent beer/wine/cocktail menu. Try the Mustard Pork Shank, it's amazing! Unfortunately, our waiter didn't tell us our meals came with a salad, so we ordered an extra salad! It would've been nice to know ahead of time! Anyway, they provided a great...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Vacationers62
Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

We have been coming to Laguna for years during the Holidays. Always meant to try Brussels Bistro but until this trip had not. What a mistake. This is now our favorite restaurant! Started with mussels, husband had pork shank, son had seafood pasta. I had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank RLRWS
Reviewed December 10, 2018 via mobile

We had our first meal here last week, and it was perfect. The service a 10, very fair wine list. You feel as though you are in Europe. Great menu, a 10 experience and you are treated like family.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank TonyFi18
Reviewed November 10, 2018 via mobile

Went here with the hubs for a Friday getaway lunch. Mussels were food. Fries okay. Bitterballen not really authentic. Service great.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank TaxLass
Reviewed November 6, 2018

The title of my review says it all. Brussels Bistro is literally "Underground" and it is a Hidden "Gem" and one of my Favorite spots in town. I mean __ Where else (besides Belgium) are you going to find a Cave Bar, Baked Fish in...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Dagwood33
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Great ambiance. Service is attentive and quick but will follow your pace. Belgian beer on tap. Beef Bourguignon is tender and tasty. Bitterballen is a must and the fries with mayo is solid.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Coconut62
Reviewed October 19, 2018 via mobile

After 3 weeks to have all kinds of a food I enjoyed to finally encounter the taste of the tartar steak with French fries and mayonnaise. My plate was excellent, same way to prepare the tartare as I am used to with the little pickles...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sweether
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There are street parking, but it's busy & has meters. During the summer the downtown trolleys run free. There are parking lots that you can jump on a trolley with no problem.
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