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Brussels Bistro

222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-376-7955
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (87 reviews)
“belgian fries” (16 reviews)
“pork shank” (6 reviews)
Open Now
15:00 - 22:00All hours
Belgian, European, French, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here
Sponsored by: Brussels Bistro
1. Best beer selection in town !
"selection of Belgian beers on draft and in bottles is the best"
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2. Best mussels !
" I particularly love the mussels and fries"
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3. Great atmosphere !
"the unique and authentic European atmosphere"
Sungster L
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Reviews (206)
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1 - 10 of 191 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here for dinner on a busy Sunday night. The food was amazing and the beer was cold. What more can you ask for? My wife and I wanted to try something Belgian since we were in a restaurant called Brussels. We had the Large...More

Thank Rowlett9105
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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

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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 2 weeks ago

wonderful food and very nice staff. this is a few steps below the sidewalk with a full bar & bistro tables. We had boeuf bourguinon that could be cut with a fork, and cremy chicken on a pastry shell. Very tasty chicken. Took home what...More

Thank susan J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mussels Marinere could have used a bit more garlic, but the accompanying Belgian fires and bread were excellent. Split a large order and save room for a Belgian waffle or chocolate mousse desert. And don't forget to order a fruit flavored Belgian beer

Thank lespes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it had been a long time since we had been to this restaurant and last night when we were there for dinner we couldn't understand what took us so long. The ambiance is superb, the service excellent and the food delicious and true to Belgium....More

Thank JoaninFrance
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I exclaimed with delight when I saw my favorite Belgian meal on the menu of the Brussels Bistro! My friends and I had been walking along Forest Avenue near the venue of The Pageant of the Masters, hoping to luck out without a reservation. The...More

Thank Karen P
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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Merci Karen !

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We lived in Europe for years, so a visit here brought back memories of "brown cafes" in Holland and Belgium. Nice location and decor, very pleasant staff, very good food that's efficiently priced. Not much more you can ask for. For those who know, bitterballen,...More

Thank joe a
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Merci, bedankt, Thank you !

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Extensive Belgium beer selection. Super pleasing wait staff. Waiter made great recommendations. Croquettes. Mussels. Beef Bourgione. Belgian fries. Steak frite. All amazing. And best of all...Belgian waffles and chocolate crepes. A little bit of Brussels in laguna beach.

Thank Paul T
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, merci !

Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I stumbled upon the Brussels Bistro for dinner and was glad I found it. I had the Mediterranean Quinoa which was delicious.

Thank Jean Z
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you Jean.. Hoping to see you back soon @ Brussels Bistro Nicolas

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Good food and apps in addition to the Belgian beer that brought me to Laguna. Be aware that Belgian beer is very expensive and 2 beers will set you back over $20....Food price are fair though. The bar is down some steps so you do...More

Thank robertrietkerk
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2017

Thank you Robert !

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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, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 02:00
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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