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Brussels Bistro

$$ - $$$, , European
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-376-7955
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“mussels” (93 reviews)
“belgian fries” (11 reviews)
“pork shank” (6 reviews)
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Belgian, Bar, European, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had dinner in the restaurant last December with the whole family and had a great experience. Beside the fact that the food is just perfect (it's been such a while I had good Belgian food, being Belgian living abroad for 10 years now), the...More

Thank Angela B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you like European food and beer, you have to try this place. So many beers on tap, so try a flight of four first to find a favorite. The beef bourguignon was tender and delicious, and the creamy chicken stew over puff pastry was...More

Thank Glen G
Reviewed 4 February 2018

A taste of Belgian fine fare in Beautiful Laguna Beach. Service is amazing in this small Cozy Restaurant

Thank Barry C
Reviewed 3 February 2018

This incredible spot is tucked away on a side street in Laguna Beach, right off the PCH. We came across it completely by chance after getting out to stretch our legs while driving along the coast. The Belgian beers were incredible and the food -...More

Thank passportradio
Reviewed 22 January 2018

I was back in town on business and I stopped here for one of my favorite meals. I sat at the bar and ordered a Chimay red and their mussels. The mussels at the Brussels Bistro are excellent. I was very pleased with my meal...More

Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

I went for dinner with a friend.. we had to choose from 3 restaurants and Brussels Bistro was the last we went to. It was a great choice.!! The ambiance is cozy and it was located hidden down one level. We had oysters, mussels in...More

Reviewed 2 January 2018

Small crowded tables in the basement, you will like it if you crave for an urban or European feel. Lively atmosphere and bustling. We managed to have a great time even with a 3 year old on a high chair. The food was delicious, and...More

1  Thank Travel_comfort_pine
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Tuesdays are endless mussels and they are delicious! I would order the small/regular size so you can try all the different sauce options. Endless mussels come with a drink and brussels fries (which are AMAZING). This place has a good vibe of a fun local...More

1  Thank Sarah S
Reviewed 3 December 2017

I love this restaurant. As the US craft beer industry has gone crazy over the past years I've found myself loving various breweries that specialize in Belgian beer. Brussels Bistro only stocks a large variety of actual Belgian beers. Their food is a perfect compliment...More

1  Thank stampfeljax
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

Always pleasant , lively atmosphere . A little touch of Europe on the Pacific Coast . French pop music , Belgian beers . Mussels are a hit too!

1  Thank CHASTIE1234
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
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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