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Brussels Bistro

) #9 of 122 Restaurants in Laguna Beach ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , European, French
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-376-7955
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (80 reviews)
“belgian fries” (15 reviews)
“pork shank” (6 reviews)
Open Now
08:30 - 22:30All hours
Belgian, European, French, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviews (191)
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1 - 10 of 178 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A menu filled with typical Belgium food. Muscles galore. Try a pot, with a variety of sauces, combined with Pomme Frites! Wonderful fries, try with Mayo. The Special desserts are worth a trip. Saw wonderful waffles with great toppings. Beats a long flight to eat...More

Thank Rick B
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Another superb evening at the ever reliable BB. Great beer, great food, excellent service. Just wish Laguna would see the light and ban cars from Forrest so the BB could expand to have tables outside just like you would find in any Belgian town

1  Thank MJ12324
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2017

Hello, thank you for your review. Hoping to see you soon again ! And yes let's hope for forest... Nicolas

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday morning we decided to go into Laguna Beach for breakfast. Kids were wanting waffles so we decided to go to Brussels bistro. It was a hit the whole family loved it. The kids had the waffles with strawberries and fresh whipped cream which there...More

Thank jaimeelew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had Bitterballen (better than in Holland), Frites, Mussels Provencal, Lava Cake, etc. So good. Large selection of Belgium Beers. Great service too. Recommend and would go back.

Thank SP P
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you !

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Has a fabulous lunch and felt like we were back in Europe! Hubby had a Belgian beer flight. We had fanny bay oysters that were delicious, divine escargot and steak tartare with frites!

Thank Laurie M
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Laurie ! Hoping to see you soon @ Brussels

Reviewed 29 April 2017

I visited here this week on a return visit to Laguna Beach - one of my favorite restaurants in the area. I'm not into mussels, but the roasted salmon was fantastic. The varied selection of Belgian beers on draft and in bottles is the best...More

2  Thank Rogstl
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you. We also hope you'll be back @ Brussels...

Reviewed 27 April 2017

I start by setting the title bar this high knowing that Nicks always serve a great burger, with great draft, including Stella, but maybe fall slightly short on the fries front. So lets start with the Brussels Bistro fries. Belgium is famous for its fries...More

Thank tripping10
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you !

Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

A decently large varied menu - all dishes prepared very well and very tasty. But if you like oysters, mussels or beer, cannot miss this place. Great fresh oysters ( try the Tasting plate for different varieties), and the Mussels pots are all great -...More

Thank studiofun
BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 26 April 2017

Simply the best...As original Belgians, we come here to enjoy the Belgian frites with mayonnaise (There is no such thing as "French Fries"), the mussels, steak tartare and croquettes and the real beers. It brings us home to Belgian food and cuisine without taking a...More

Thank Roeland P
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Brussels Bistro is a great, full Euro experience in Laguna Beach. A nice change from the common, but good seafood/Mexican food in town. Our server Adel was so knowledgeable and made perfect recommendations. The Mussel appetizer is as must try. My Liege meatballs were so...More

Thank Bendquattro
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 02:00
08:30 - 02:00
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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