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“A Taste of Belgium in the Heart of Laguna Beach ”
Review of Brussels Bistro

Brussels Bistro
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Ranked #5 of 178 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, 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.
Reviewed 1 June 2014 via mobile

If you're a fan of Belgian beer and even if you're not, Brussels Bistro is a treat!!
Starting with attentive service, tasty food, friendly staff, and ending with an impressive list of Belgian beers, one for everyone's taste, Brussels bistro is sure to impress.
The place is always crowded but the staff treats you like mini-Belgian royalty!! Oscar was running around constantly making sure we had everything we needed, the bread was hot, the beer cold, the sea bass in parchment oh-so-yummy, the mussels amazing, and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed.
We'll be back, Manneken Pis (the emblem of the rebellious city of Brussels and of this bistro) got us hooked!!!

1  Thank Ploosh
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We had dinner here last night and it was outstanding. First the atmosphere was very relaxed and laid back, which could be deceiving. But after a day of work, our group was ready to kick back and enjoy a nice meal.

The menu is quite extensive in terms of choices, from duck to sea bass. I had the sea bass in parchment paper. When they pulled it out of the bag it smelled and looked fantastic, which it was. Very moist and flakey. My wife and several others had the Mussels, basically all you can eat in six different flavors (sauces like garlic cream, wine, mustard, etc). They were very good and are served with these awesome French fries, which are also all you can eat! Monday thru Wednesday you get these mussels and fries with a glass of wine or a beer, which is included in the cost.

Pricing was reasonable, only saw one entree over $40, all the rest were a very good value. Our service was exceptional, very attentive and friendly. I never had to worry about getting low on anything!

I'd highly recommend this place if you are looking for excellent food, service and atmosphere, you will be glad you did.

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Thank Donald M
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We went back the same restaurant a second night. We loved the staff, the food, and the atmosphere. They remembered us from the first night we were there. It is a nice feeling when you are vacationing away from home to find a friendly place with warmth and wonderful food

Thank jabmyeyes
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Brussels Bistro is a lively little restaurant located in the basement of a small building in Laguna Beach. They offer a variety of French-inspired dishes only steps from the Pacific Ocean. After being seated by the bubbly hostess at a central, outdoor table with a view into the bar, we mowed down a charcuterie & cheese plate appetizer. To my delight, our attentive waitress, suggested a new rack of lamb special that was spectacular. We also enjoyed generous portions of pasta carbonara and fresh salmon with sundried tomatoes. Don’t miss this terrific local favorite, and take the opportunity to speak some French!

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Thank Tom V
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

I have eaten here several times and each time it is delicious. The pot of mussels with French fries is delicious. They have various broths to choose from and each one I have tried has been great. They have a great selection of good Belgium beers as well. Try the green bean salad with bacon. To die for....

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1  Thank dqkitri
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