Great food. Pork chop cooked perfect. Creative menu. Nice location. Great staff.
Happy to find this little gem. Great service! Their mussels and french fries are outstanding. I'm already looking forward to going again.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
I ordered beef stew. Meat was a bit greasy.
Everyone enjoyed their meals, it was quaint inside, and the waiter was great. Would go back again.
Ordered large pot of mussels with frites, Cesar and wine. Great for groups or dates, cosy atmosphere and close to other laguna activities.
Valentines Day dinner. Brussels was excellent.
Seat near the door in the patio area. The soft wall or hanging divider keep hitting my date whenever other patrons enter the door. Very annoying. Otherwise the food is great, the service is good - typical European feel.
Great authentic food, hearty, nice ambiance seating by the fire and one section has outdoor
seating, great service, friendly, nice wine, beer and cocktail selections, we'll be back.
I don't normally keep reviewing places I frequent, but the pork chop special was so delicious, I had to say so. If you haven't tried this wonderful place yet, hurry! My husband and I visit often, and we've never had a mediocre meal. My personal favorites are the endive salad and any dessert with chocolate. Love the cheese croquettes, crusty European style bread, and the frites (fries).
Dinner at Brussels Bistro was disappointing. The Belgian Fries could have been obtained at McDonalds. The beef in the "Beef Stew in Leffe beer with vegetables" was of poor quality and the "Beef and Pork meatballs Liege style" was prepared with too much salt. The quality of the meal did not justify the moderately high price. The receptionist at the restaurant originally informed Open Table that we "were not seated" until I corrected her. Will not return and not recommended.
We decided to dine here to celebrate valentines day based on their good looking dessert menu. Everything was fantastic. 5 stars and no negatives. I can't wait to go back.
The food is amazing and we love this place, but the courses came too quickly! Before we had finished the starter our main meal turned up! They didn’t even ask if we were ready for it, they just dumped it on the table!
They need to review this as made us feel that they want you to eat and go!
Our server - Luigi was fantastic! Knew the menu and specials. Made great beer recommendations.
The restaurant is very cool and is serving food no other restaurants in the area are serving. We had an excellent server, unfortunately, I didn't catch his name. FYI... they do have a full bar and a wine list.
Great food, wonderful waiter, will go back soon!!
We went back here again after the first time because we really liked the mussel steam pot. however, this time is a bit disappointed! The mussels are not fresh at all and it smells quite bad. Maybe just a bad luck day!
Service is good, staffs are attentive.
Excellent. Had clients visiting from Belgium and they were impressed with the desert, food, and beer.
Best meal of their 2-week stay in U.S. Great atmosphere and enjoyed speaking with the waiter in French
Afraid I am little help on the wine selection, though there is an excellent selection of Belgian beers. There are always traditional Belgian entree's on the menu, but I have rarely ventured from the mussels. That's why I come here; for the mussels and the beer, Umm! My wife really likes the escargot. Don't panic! You can get a nice Belgian burger and the Belgian fries are delicious. The atmosphere is continental casual.
Amazing as usual! One of our favorite spots!
Very welcoming restaurant, wait-staff is excellent and helpful, food is comforting and delicious.
As usual this place is amazing , great Belgium traditional food, great beer and service outstanding .
Excellent food and service. I would recommend the baked brie in bacon as a special treat.
Great find in Laguna Beach...warm welcome by staff members, excellent food..good ambiance in a wonderful neighborhood....already have plans to go back. ...
LOVE BRUSSELS BISTRO! Being Belgian myself it was such an amazing experience, it felt like I went back home for a few brief hours and did not want to leave! Great selection of Belgian beers and specialty foods! Staff was fabulous! Highly recommend, I will be back here soon!
Just excellent! Perfect! Great! Fun! Good food! Difficult To describe - just perfect.
We've dined at Brussels Bistro on numerous occasions. We have never been disappointed. Last night we were there for our Son - Laws birthday. You must start with their Mushroom soup in puffed pastry and then the fun begins. If you like Mussels, this is the place to go. The Beef Bourguinon, fantastic! Their selection of Belgian beer will satisfy any beer lover. There are always nightly specials created by the chef, don't forget to ask! All in all, a wonderful dining experience . Tomorrow morning, we're going for Belgian waffles, yummy!!!
Very impressed with the food - the Curry Mussels are fantastic. Excellent beer selection as well. Have gone past this place lots of times - but we were very pleasantly surprised. Service was very good.
We had a friend recommend Brussels some time back and came for dinner with some friends visiting from overseas. All the reviews that mention this place being a gem are spot on. The food was outstanding, you have to try the mussels and the frites are perfect! Our friends had the pork shank and the tartare and they raved about both. The waitstaff are fantastic, great drinks and beer and we will definitely be back.
Great menu with lots of creative options. Beer list was extensive! Staff was extremely helpful with their recommendations. Had group of 10 and everything was plated within minutes of each other. Great night.
Great mussels - enjoyed our meal and will definitely return on our next trip to Laguna.
Always a pleasure! And a great birthday spot!
Mussels, crab cakes, lemon drop!
My favorite restaurant in Laguna! I don't know how, but The food gets better every time!
Just adore the simplicity and fun of this establishment. It is unlike anything in Southern California. There is a rollicky exuberance of patrons enjoying this treats that are served by a loveable waitstaff. The beers are awesome, the frites (French Fries) divine ... and everything else has fabulous flavor - which comes at the expense of calories and cholesterol - but, if you look ahead, there are certainly tasty options available and often wonderful specials. A true gem.