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Brussels Bistro

222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-376-7955
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (93 reviews)
“belgian fries” (18 reviews)
“pork shank” (8 reviews)
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Belgian, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Located on Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach, this cool spot offers a variety of food, served with a European touch. Menu is moderately priced and full of flavor. They have a homemade mushroom soup that is outstanding. They also offer several types of Mussels which...More

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve not been fortunate enough to visit the city of Brussels, but I imagine this restaurant captures the essence of dining there. The location is conveniently near a Main Beach and there is ample metered parking nearby. Mussels are the house specialty and were wonderful,...More

Thank one1stop
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was pretty good, the ambiance, however, not so great! The restaurant is in a low ceilinged basement. It is noisy and not conducive to conversation.

Thank EquineDoc
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Recently celebrated two family members' birthdays at Brussels Bistro. All of us have traveled in Belgium, and really enjoy Belgian cuisine. And Brussels Bistro did not disappoint us. We tried a variety of beers and entrees, including the mussels / fries special and the pork...More

1  Thank Michael R
BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit ! Hoping to see you back soon... Nicolas

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

This has become our local go-to and it never disappoints. The stew is always amazing and you can never go wrong with the mussels and frittes. Pork shank is perfection !

Thank blacktribe
BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you !

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We were in town looking for a place to eat before attending the Pagent of the Masters. Found this listed in the Laguna Beach Restaurant booklet. The bread was so good with a crusty top and soft inside, couldn't stop eating the bread. We had...More

Thank Ryamasaki
BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review ! Hoping to see you back soon Nicolas

Reviewed 27 July 2018

Food reminiscent of European country cooking. Our entrees came very hot out of the oven, served in Le Creuset pots. My husband - not normally one to gush over food - was ecstatic with his roast chicken dinner. I ordered the meatballs and found myself...More

Thank TravelJournalerOne
BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much Nicolas

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

If you would like a realistic Belgium food experience with fabulous staff this is the place for you. Luigi our waiter from Sicily is not only enthusiastic about the restaurant, he is humorous as well. Great for any occasion.

Thank Allison S
BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review ! See you soon Nicolas

Reviewed 19 July 2018

The place were full packed when we went there for dinner. Luckily the table bar by the street were available. Food were great. The only negative feedback was that after our waiter served our food he never came back to check on us or to...More

Thank Ana Liza A
Reviewed 10 July 2018

It should be humming July 10th with France and Belgium meeting in the semis of the World Cup. Great beer, food and music to dance by at night.

Thank kevjolb
BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks !

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21 August 2018|
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Response from Ryamasaki | Reviewed this property |
There are street parking, but it's busy & has meters. During the summer the downtown trolleys run free. There are parking lots that you can jump on a trolley with no problem.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 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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