This was the perfect place
This was the perfect place for lunch for a group of eight prior to attending the Sunday matinee at the Laguna Playhouse. The menu was expansive and everyone enjoyed their lunch selection. I had the salad with scampi skewer and it was delicious. The service was excellent and we didn't have to worry about time. The restaurant is located in a picturesque part of Laguna Beach and within walking distance of the Playhouse. We will return.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
Brussel's Bistro Rocks!!
I had a blast at Brussels's Bistro. From the moment we walked in we were taken care of like royalty. All of the staff were genuinely caring, attentive and funny. You feel like you've made friends by the time you leave. The food was great-the trout excellent, and the mussels and frites were yummy! Of course the beer certainly added to the festive mood. My favorite is the Belgium version of a Hefeweizen wheat beer. It's delish!! I can't remember the name but ask your server, and tell them to put a slice of orange in it. If you are having a birthday ....GO TO THIS RESTAURANT! It was my moms b-day and nothing could have topped our experience. They do a surprise for the birthday person so keep your camera's on stand -by and enjoy!!!!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had another great experience
We had another great experience there. Our waiter was fantastic.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love to eat at the long bar outside. Great beer sampler!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was delicious!
Everything was delicious! We all enjoyed the food!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic French-style (no
Authentic French-style (no Flemish) Belgian food. The mussels and fries are the stars here, but I'm going to try other things the next time I come. It can get pretty crowded on weekends. They have all-you-can-eat mussels on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and they say they aren't as crowded then.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I will definitely be back
We have been to this restaurant several times... this was not their best evening. The restaurant was very crowded and the food did not live up to our past experiences. The waiter was very sweet and apologetic. I will definitely be back ... hopefully on a quieter night when I can savor the mussels and indulge in a flight of beer...
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great European Vibe
A wonderful place to go with two or three couples to experience a European vibe and energy. The food is excellent, with the assortment of mussels being the center of the menu choices. The Belgian beer is a fantastic complement to the food, and you must do a tasting of the many varieties to complete the experience. Dip the bread in delicious sauces of the various dishes, order the duck"Tacos" or the salmon and enjoy a step away from the typical Orange County restaurant into a friendly social European atmosphere. The restaurant is located a few steps down from the sidewalk, which gives it even more of an inner-city and foreign feel, which is part of the overall experience. We are definitely going back and bringing some friends with us.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great menu good food fun atmosphere
Great menu selection and helpful and knowledgeable server. Casual atmosphere and excellent food a fun place to go inLaguna Beach
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a hit. Good times and
Always a hit. Good times and great food. Nice Rhone wines, they have happy hr 4-7.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best authentic wonderful
The best authentic wonderful Belgian food and beers in California - and both in a trendy, Pacific coast location. Go there!
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach
Great ambiance, excellent service, an authentic slice of Europe in downtown Laguna Beach. If it’s beer you after you’ve come to the right place, but don’t order Budweiser, as beer is treated like wine at The Brussels Bistro. The sea bass served in parchment paper is to die for. Brussels Bistro is my new favorite restaurant in Laguna Beach.
5/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff were delightful and very accommodating:)
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great little gem
This was a great find. Well worth the long drive to get to from LA county. BB gets high marks for it's ambience, food execution and attentive service. Good selection of hard to find Belgian beers and nice-sized wine list at reasonable prices for Laguna Beach. The food was on point and very much in line with what one would expect at a higher end restaurant in Belgium. The owner/chef is engaged and has cobbled a menu that is as representative as possible of typical Belgian fare. We could have been easily transported to Brussels. Top Menu picks: Muscles, Vol-au-Vent, Flemish beef stew, Duck with Potatoes Dauphinoise. Deserts: Chocolate Mousse and the Liege Waffles. Ambience: Nice place to connect with Ex-Pats.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Will definitely be back
I've passed this place many times but never been until a friend suggested it to celebrate another friend's birthday. We went on a Wednesday with a group of 8. Our reservation was for six but they accomodated us without any problem. The feel is very cozy. Low ceilings, brick walls and (I think) wood floors lend to this European feel. The aromas are marvelous. So many options on the menu that sound wonderful. Everyone was very happy with their meals. They brought a chocolate mousse for our friend with a big shooting sparkler and played a happy birthday son over the restaurant PA system which got the whole restaurant involved and was fun. We loved it and will all be back.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great dinner there
We had a great dinner there with neighbors. Excellent food and wine, reasonably priced.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good find!
This is a great little spot for dining in Laguna. The mussels served are incredible and they give you a huge pot. The sea bass cooked in a paper bag is suburb. We were a group of 5 and all enjoyed our meals, and feeling the vibe of being in Europe. The place can get a little noisy and crowded, but it is a fun time without some of the pretension of other places in town. We will be back.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
European experience right in Laguna
I love Brussell's Bistro. It really is a European experience right in Laguna Beach. If you have never been to a Belgian cafe, this is the place. Growing up with Belgian cuisine at the family dinner table, all my favorites were right here also at this place. The Belgian Beers are the best of Belgian, with a very nice variety. It's tucked away, just like on a street of Brussel's. We came down for the art Festivals all the way from Santa Barbara, and this is the third year in a row, that we chose this place for dinner before the Pageant.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
As soon as you enter you know you're going to have fun.
Brick,cozy ambience and casual atmosphere.
Waitress helpful in maneuvering the extensive
Belgium ales. Recommend moules and the fish in papillote.
Casual atmosphere leads to talking among the tables.
A vibrant, happy place. Will return.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Brussels Bistro
Dinner at Brussels Bistro was a delight. The Service was very good. The food was excellent. The Sea Bass was juicy and tender. The mussels were tasty. We would come back.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
all you can eat mussels
Great Belgian restaurant, good service. Mussels with a variety of broths are highlight.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy hour bucket of muscle with mutie flavours to choose from and all you can eat, can' beat it
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love their french fries....
and the rest of the food is yummy too!!!
I usually don't order dessert in restaurants, but I always enjoy the Sugar Tart...
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here several times. Usually good food. Service varies...
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, as always!
Brussels Bistro is always busy and always good! The mussels are to die for and the burger is delicious...add the pomme frites to the burger and your dinner is perfect!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, good service, good
Good food, good service, good beer , I will be back.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice low key spot
If you are looking to an alternative to overpriced Mexican and seafood in Laguna, swing by this place. Great comfort food. Nice Belgian beers on tap (with a great happy hour).
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really liked the food, but
I really liked the food, but I didn't think the restaurant was that nice.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
I am french and i can tell you this is a real cuisine!It was a delicious dinner even if we wait 35mn with a resevation! It was not our first dinner in this restaurant and we realy like it.To apologize for the delaie the onwer offer us a drink and we really appreciate it.We will defenitively go back!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, energetic scene
The food was amazing here. It is definitely a loud spot so not a good place for kids (on a saturday night at least). The drinks are delicious and service was great. Try the sea bass, it truly melts in your mouth. The other girls went for the burger and said it was "sooooo good". Try the basil, cucumber martini! On saturday nights, they take out the tables and a DJ plays dance music. Not exactly my taste of music, but fun. Think Euro dance, house music. I would definitely go back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took my Dad for a guy's night, and he was mightily impressed. Food is decidedly European...meaning real, not bottled, canned, or prepared.
Like visiting your European grandmere's, you'll love it!
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server was very attentive. Gave really great recommendations. Was very friendly and took time to talk to us.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Do you love a European experience?
If you want to feel like you are in a European Bistro, you will love Brussels! Mussels are a specialty, the steak tartar is delightful, nice selection of draft beer and a perennial favorite of my son, the Brussels Burger! The pom frittes with mayo is just like you find in Belgium...
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oysters & Mussels a must!!
We come here often and generally service is EXCELLANT.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
superb beer choices. we'll
superb beer choices. we'll be back for the meatballs!
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a pleasure
We had a wonderful night. Our group was craving Brussels Bistro's delicious hamburger with grilled endive. And so it went 4 burgers, great wine, delicious side salad and yummy "Belgium" Fries (served, of course, with a special mayonnaise blend). We enjoyed the patio and our server Mo was terrific.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is one of my all-time
This is one of my all-time favorite places before the theater. Highlights are the green bean salad, endive salad, steak tartare and of course the mussels. Never ordered anything I didn't like. Always great European waiters, and the busboy is on top of things-always helpful.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best meal ever!! Had the special…..
Best meal ever!! Had the special…..they always know how to do it right!!
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice European cafe feel in downtown Laguna Beach. Personable servers and attentive service, quiet on a Monday night in the fall. Menu has decent variety of dishes to suit most tastes.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Favorite Laguna Beach Spot
Still one of my favorite Laguna Beach eateries. Great steak tar tar, fabulous mussels, the best burger in Laguna, incredible soups made daily, one of the few places to have Lapin (rabbit), great wines and bear at happy hour...what more can I say? Great servers and bar tenders...I Love it!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite restaurants
One of our favorite restaurants in LB, we love it here!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were pleasantly surprised.
We were pleasantly surprised. Great food and service.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Belgium a car ride away
This wee gem of a resturant is a family favorite of beer aficionados and foodies alike.
Which means everyone we know will have something to rave about. The mussels are superior, the frites unparalleled, and the beer menu a knockout. Our waitress was French and served with a flair. The only thing midly disappointing, was the dessert of waffle.......
Nnit picky, as we 7 were full, and happy and planning out return trip..
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM