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Brussels Bistro

) #8 of 122 Restaurants in Laguna Beach €€ - €€€ , European, French
222 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-2114
+1 949-376-7955
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“mussels” (80 reviews)
“belgian fries” (15 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner was a high point of our weekend in Laguna Beach. MUssels were fresh and delicious. Went back the next nite for the Chocolate mousse and coffee. Great selection of Begium beers! Friendly staff and comfortable venue.

Thank jr6132017
Restaurant's Favourite
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 1 week ago

If you love good beer, good food, a nice and friendly atmosphere and just a nice dinner, then Brussels Bistro is really the place to go in Laguna. Yes, there are good restaurants in Laguna, from our point of view many overrated, but the Brussels...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled on this gem of a bar and restaurant by accident while walking around Laguna Beach. We wanted a drink and appetizers and we're not disappointed. The beer is served in the proper style of glasses. The servers were friendly and attentive even though...More

Thank ithaca75
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much !

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great good and atmosphere, this restaurant has a great variety of food to choose from. It is a nice casual place to go for excellent basic food. One of the restaurants I always recommend to people visiting Laguna Beach.

Thank jim b
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Jim ! Nicolas

Reviewed 3 June 2017

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
Reviewed 30 May 2017 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
Nicolas S, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Nicolas

Reviewed 28 May 2017

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 29 May 2017

Thank you !

Reviewed 22 May 2017 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 24 May 2017

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 24 May 2017

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

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:30 - 22:30
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 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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