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“Mini trip to Europe”
Review of Brussels Bistro

Brussels Bistro
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Ranked #8 of 168 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pacific Coast Highway
Description: 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.
Reno, Nevada
Level 6 Contributor
551 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
“Mini trip to Europe”
Reviewed March 10, 2014

Lots of fun beer choices. Many dining choices too. Everything from burger to crepes, to pasta and more. Cute decor, minimal outside seating. People out on the balcony were smoking so that did affect our dining experience. Good service. All 4 of us thought our food was fabulous. Very nice presentation too. We had lamb shank, meat balls, spaghetti carbanara, and grilled veggi platter. I recomend them all.

Visited March 2014
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English first
Laguna Beach, California
2 reviews
“Consistently Great Food!”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We live in Laguna Beach, and first went to Brussels Bistro the 2nd night it was opened about seven years ago. It remains our favorite restaurant in a small town with several fine restaurants.
In fact, it's difficult to go anywhere else!

You can count on the food. The home-made sausage is a treat that isn't available at many
restaurants. The salmon is great! etc., etc.

  • Visited February 2014
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California
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice Bistro”
Reviewed February 25, 2014

A wonderful bistro in downtown Laguna Beach. Unknown to many but well worth trying. I have traveled to Belgium where I had fresh mussels (moules) and pommes frites for dinner.The food at Brussels Bistro was great and just about equal to my dinner in Brussles!!!. I recommend to try the Leigge waffles !!! Yummy!!!!

  • Visited February 2014
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Bow, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wow......instant transport to Belgium.”
Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

I lived and worked in Flemish Belgium on and off in the last ten years. The actual restaurant motiff and layout is a dead ringer for the real deal. We had the beef stew in beer , beef and pork meat balls, and frites plus double rounds of beer to wash it all down. The entrees were perfectly prepared; the meat balls had a fabulous cream and brown gravy sauce. The frites were great.....just great! We had an instant night out in Brussels minus the air fare and ten hours of flying!

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Laguna Niguel, California
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Authentic Belgian Food and I have eaten in Bruges, Belgium”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

A wonderful little café in downtown Laguna Beach. Unknown to many but well worth trying. I have traveled to Bruges, Belgium where I had fresh mussels (moules) and pommes frites for dinner.The food at Brussels Bistro was reminiscent and just about equal to my dinner in Bruges. I would recommend the Asparagus soup along with almost everything else on the menu. A nice romantic place to have dinner with date followed by a nice walk along Laguna Beach's Main Beach Boardwalk.

  • Visited February 2013
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