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Brussels Bistro

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Belgian, European, French, Bar, Pub
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222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114 (Pacific Coast Highway)
+1 949-376-7955
Today
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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All hours
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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Fishers, Indiana
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34 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great prompt service with great food, enjoyed the birthday celebrations that were going around, and the beers were excellent. Really enjoyed ourselves, and although we didn't explore the unique menu like we could have, it was a wide variety of things you don't typically see.

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Thank Tom s
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Tom and see you soon! More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like the typical atmosphere of small belgian or french bistro this is the right place for you. Great moussels, typical double fried french fries and- as an absolut must try- the crepes flambe with orange liquor and vanilla ice. The salads are great too and definetly different than the typical mainstream of caesar's and wedges.

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Thank Christofer v
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Christopher! Nicolas More 

Laguna Beach, California
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Taste of Europe on Forest Ave. Lots of great food and beer. Nice servers and managers. Love this place for many years.

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Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Scott and see you soon! Nicolas More 

Irvine, California, USA
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66 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's quite a nice bistro with interesting Belgium beer and food. The service was attentive and beer was good. Unfortunately even though the mussels were plump and juicy they over cooked them and it needs seasoning. The rest of the food were pretty good.

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Thank pwkl
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment and remark. It is always very helpful for us to improve our service! Hoping you'll try it again very soon and taste that it was a one time issue! Thank you, Nicolas More 

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75 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

5 of us enjoyed the entire evening! Wife and I had the escargot which were fresh and buttery! # had sampled several beers as nephew and wife have been to Brussels and were well pleased. Mussels are the main attraction and two of the group enjoyed mountains of two different flavors. Week days its ALL you can eat for those... More 

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Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Keith! Nicolas More 

Medford, Oregon
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127 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Outstandingly tasty and fork soft pork shank, helped along by a beer so good it brought me tears of longing! Add a very well mannered and kind service and it is a place to go back to, with any excuse.

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Thank ChefLuigiBo
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you and yes our goal is to make you feel like if you were in Belgium! Nicolas More 

Wiltshire
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Stopped for a meal with my wife and 2 children, liked the 'feel' of the place and would imagine that out of season with a bunch of mates this would be a great place to go. At the height of the season it was still a fun night out, attentive staff, good beers and a choice of food that suited... More 

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Not an inexpensive meal and nothing was great-- most mediocre. Caesar salad dressing was what you would expect from a supermarket bottle. Burgers were tasteless, I asked for onion twice which never arrived. Fries were not Belgian--- they were bar and grill fries. Not a Belgian experience. Not close

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Lake Forest, California
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Cozy neighborhood eatery with large selection of Belgian beer and beer flights. Walk down the stairs to the outdoor patio. Friendly servers!

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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 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Belgian, European, French, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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: +1 949-376-7955

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