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Brussels Bistro

$$ - $$$, , European
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-376-7955
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (96 reviews)
“belgian fries” (19 reviews)
“pork shank” (8 reviews)
Open Now
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
Belgian, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great find (thank you Trip Advisor) for a fun evening out after away from our more formal hotel. Family run, don’t expect speedy service just super yummy food. My crowd raves about everything ordered from mussels to traditional escargot to beef stews....More

Thank Betsi B
Reviewed May 1, 2018 via mobile

Part of our California road trip we stopped off in Laguna beach! Great place, a real melting pot of a place and Brussels Bistro fits in well. Offering great Belgium beers and food it gives something a little different from the norm. I had the...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed April 27, 2018

Found this gem on Trip Advisor and the restaurant book in our hotel room! It's small and popular, so make a reservation. Great deals on Belgian beer and appetizers during Happy Hour. There is also a full bar for those of us who love a...More

Thank Vacationers62
Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

Three of us had dinner at Brussels Bistro last night. We had dinner there a couple of years ago and remembered it fondly. The menu was much the same, with Belgian classics and more modern fare. We started with salads, beet, warm green bean shallot...More

Thank Fletch1946
Reviewed April 7, 2018

Beautiful food in a lovely setting. Our Belgian French speaking waiter was helpful. Mussels were outstanding. A must if you are in Laguna Beach.

Thank doctormNj
BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2018

Thank you so much !

Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

What one would expect from a bistro place with the flavor of Europe. Pierre our server was very nice and made excellent suggestions like "you never had escargot? You have to try them once in your life!" We also put our beer selections in his...More

Thank BoboTravlr
Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018
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Merci !

Reviewed March 30, 2018

Great place, great service small mussels. The broth was amazing, but really, the mussels were so tiny.

Thank Christine D
Reviewed March 27, 2018

The food and service is superb and the atmosphere is fun! Try the Mussels, they're amazing and I heard raves for the Beef Bourguignon and Salmon. It's a very popular place so be sure and make reservations. You will enjoy it, I promise.

Thank geraldwm2014
Reviewed February 20, 2018

We had dinner in the restaurant last December with the whole family and had a great experience. Beside the fact that the food is just perfect (it's been such a while I had good Belgian food, being Belgian living abroad for 10 years now), the...More

1  Thank Angela B
Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

If you like European food and beer, you have to try this place. So many beers on tap, so try a flight of four first to find a favorite. The beef bourguignon was tender and delicious, and the creamy chicken stew over puff pastry was...More

1  Thank Glen G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$25 - $40
Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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.
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