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Brussels Bistro

4.7
554 reviews
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$30 and under
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Belgian
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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
Breakfast : Saturday & Sunday 08:00 - 11:30 am
Lunch: Saturday & Sunday 11.30am - 4pm
Diner: Sunday - Thursday 4pm - 10.30pm
Friday & Saturday 4pm - 10pm
Dj Nightclub: Every Friday & Saturday at 10.30pm - 1.30am
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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, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 554 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 4 days ago

Ordered large pot of mussels with frites, Cesar and wine. Great for groups or dates, cosy atmosphere and close to other laguna activities.

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OpenTable Diner (Kansas City)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Valentines Day dinner. Brussels was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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).

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vipBill (Orange County)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Our server - Luigi was fantastic! Knew the menu and specials. Made great beer recommendations.

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New2area (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

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Marcia (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Great food, wonderful waiter, will go back soon!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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

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KirbytheDog (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Amazing as usual! One of our favorite spots!

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Mary (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Very welcoming restaurant, wait-staff is excellent and helpful, food is comforting and delicious.

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vipJePRUSA (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

As usual this place is amazing , great Belgium traditional food, great beer and service outstanding .

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Excellent food and service. I would recommend the baked brie in bacon as a special treat.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Great find in Laguna Beach...warm welcome by staff members, excellent food..good ambiance in a wonderful neighborhood....already have plans to go back. ...

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Chloe (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

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!

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