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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)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Open 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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Medford, Oregon
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118 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank ChefLuigiBo
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank FlyingMonk
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

Thank Bicoastalron
Lake Forest, California
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20 reviews
16 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!

Thank JaneDeLo
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.

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 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

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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107 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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1,470 reviews
782 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 646 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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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108 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Belgian, European, French, Bar, Pub
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
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?