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Brussels Bistro

4.7
598 reviews
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$30 and under
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Belgian
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  • Authentic
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great Beer
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Belgian, European
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Tue–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Tue–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Dj Nightclub
Fri, Sat 10:30 pm–1:30 am
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Phone number
(949) 376-7955
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Thomas Crijns
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pacific Coast Highway
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Entertainment
DJ Nightclub every Friday & Saturday 10.30pm - 2am
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 598 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I have to say at first the place didn't seem to attract attention as an eatery that I would try but it soon became one of my favorite place to visit, take friends, family and of late work colleagues..

Although a foodie, I had no idea about Belgian cuisine but am sold on the deliciously prepared
meals with a decent inventory of wines, especially beers. Great place to hang out with friends and family..

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

My family and I go to this restaurant for every single occasion, from birthdays to casual family dinner! Always hits the spot for best food. We know the waiters and they always say hi and ask how we are doing. Best restaurant in Laguna in my opinion! (And best fries)

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great service! Nice atmosphere..

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

We recently moved to Orange County and was so excited to find Brussels Bistro. We love coming for lunch on the weekend- not yet too busy. Mussels are always good. Have enjoyed the oysters. There is a warm green bean and potato salad that we love. Yum!

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

Delicious food, fabulous service. Overall a very nice dining experience.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Having spent a lot of time in french culture countries, france and belgium, it felt like visiting there again. perfect. simple. excellent food. best anchovies i've ever had.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Luigi was a great server!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Excellent food, lively but not noisy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2018

LOVE the Moules! (Mussels). So good. Must try the Curry version! Blue Cheese excellent also. Made so well. Ready to go back! All you can eat on Tuesdays for $29!

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4.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Had 2 types of muscles with frites. very tasty, plenty of food, good value, very good service. We highly recommend ,a pleasant spot for dinner.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Real European style cooking. Nice change from the nearby celebrity chef style overseasoned poor quality food choices.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We went for Mother's Day as my mom was from Belgium and it was wonderful. The service was great and the server happened to be from close to where my family is from. The food was delicious, all of it! We loved tasting different beers too. We will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Love this place! What makes even more amazing is the staff & owners. It is a well oiled machine with amazing ambiance & cuisine. A must stop.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Delicious food nice ambience

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We had a wonderful evening! The service was outstanding and everyone was so helpful. Food was excellent. I especially enjoyed my birthday treat-chocolate mousse. The chocolate was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Great restaurant with an amazing wait staff and fantastic dining experience. My favorite is the boeuf bourguignon - it is the best dish I have ever eaten at a restaurant in my life. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

This is a great restaurant if you like mussels and frite - very Belguim. Don't go if you are in a rush to the Laguna Playhouse. You need to give yourself time. The desserts are also very authentic.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Excellent food and great ambience! We came here on a Saturday night and the place was buzzing.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

We had a great evening at Brussels Bistro. The service was great and we loved the blue cheese mussels and fries!!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

My wife and I have eaten here often. Food taste and quality have declined. It may have been an off night.....but the food was not as good as usual. My favorite item the crab cake has been removed from the menu. We will return to the bistro...primarily because it is a good local spot.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I would highly recommend Brussels Bistro. My steak came out much rarer than I would have liked, so they took it back and made me another one. The service was excellent. It was a little on the pricey side, so it's definitely more of special occasion place.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great mussels with a variety of sauces. Friendly helpful service with a smile. Authentic Dutch bitterballen were fabulous.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food, but a bit pricey. Service per usual was terrific.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent food and service. Great Vegan options as well.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food we had ---burger, leg of lamb, mussels in wine sauce, beef stew--- were fine but none of them knocked us out. The fries were a big disappointment. I have been to Belgium and the fries here don't do any justice to the famous double fried Belgian fries. The service, however, was top notch. We had part y of 6 and the wait staff was on point. They brought us the food right away and took care of all our requests (soda refills, a side of mayo, etc.) immediately. The food is just too pricey for what you get. You're paying for the Laguna location , not for great food.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The atmosphere is great. Cozy and friendly...loved that it was below street level. The beet salad was amazing. My husband had the sautéed shrimp appetizer it was very good. I had one of the appetizer specials - mushroom toast and it was delicious. Their bread is amazing. We shared a big ole pot of steamed mussels with Belgium fries. We could barely finish them all. Our waiter was very nice and the table service was amazing from all of the staff. Wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Excellent food and service. Our favorite eating spot when visiting Laguna Beach.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Brussels Bistro is a very nice casual local place which is inviting and offers European fare with an extensive choice of beers. I left my beer choices to Pierre who set me up with a nice sampler flight that met my tastes for pilsner/lager types of beers. We even had escargot to boot! Pierre was very attentive and friendly which made our meal that much more special.

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great selection of authentic Belgium beer. The food was prepared perfectly. The service isn’t comfortable. They aren’t warm or inviting and seem bothered by any requests. It is Laguna so maybe that’s it. The fries were nothing special, but the waffle was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Authentic Belgian Cuisine with mussels, Belgian fries and Leffe beer, all you can eat specials.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Awesome food, great service and a lively atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Great food. Pork chop cooked perfect. Creative menu. Nice location. Great staff.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Happy to find this little gem. Great service! Their mussels and french fries are outstanding. I'm already looking forward to going again.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Brussels Bistro is the best restaurant in Laguna Beach. The service, food and ambiance is exceptional. The staff is warm and friendly always making you feel at home. They have a wide range of Belgium Beers. If you are a fan of mussels and French Fries Brussels is the place to go. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for excellent food, drink and service.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Consistently wonderful food and service. One of our friends ordered the Quinotto - your spin on Risotto - and it was a delicious vegetarian dish: flavorful, creamy, great texture. The rest of us savored three flavors of mussels and the gruyere burger, the mushroom soup (which I happily enjoyed sans pastry top), and the endive salad. Matthieu was his usual charming self, Oscar attentively assisted us throughout the evening, and Thomas the always gracious host. The updated interior and menu (from a few years ago) are nice improvements. The classic favorites are still there. Oh! And one cannot forget the mousse au Chocolat! Mmmmm!

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1.0Dined on March 7, 2018

We made reservations and when we arrived we were told our table was not ready. We waited 10 minutes and they brought us to the smallest table in the restaurant which was really a table for 2 that they added a third chair. The restaurant was so crowded that we would have been bumped into every time the waiters went by as the table was set up in the aisle. It was almost as if they forgot about our reservation! We have eaten at this place before and always loved it but they should have saved a table for us since we made a reservation on Open Table.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Food was good as usual. Just a little disappointed because no bread was served with steak tartare which needs some form of toast or bread to eat the dish.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Visit Belgium without the hassle of air travel. Brussels Bistro is a great place for authentic Belgian food and beer. Try the mussels, Belgian Fries, and waffles (savory and sweet). Although everything we seem to order turns out fantastic. It's fresh and made with top quality ingredients. They have a wide range of Belgian beer on tap too. If you're celebrating your birthday, you're in for quite a surprise!

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Adorable can’t believe we have not tried it before now! Maybe because of it’s street visibility, it’s subterranean but you would never know from inside it’s charming. Tried the Tuesday night mussel deal. If you love mussels and trying different broths this is you spit. Also enjoyed endive salad and octopus carpaccio, made from loaf styled slices. Never seen that before but it was great. Server was lovely and explained dishes and special beers they have most helpfully.

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Went on Tuesday for all you can eat mussels. Yhey were good, but not as big and meaty as the first time we ate there. Could it be that they offer the smaller mussels for the Tuesday night special? House chardonnay was nice.

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