Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach
Natural + cream and blue cheese
Beef and pork meatballs Liege style, (sweet and sour sauce)
Love this place. Dining is outdoor due to COVID. Food fantastic as always. Happy hour only a few drink specials (understandable in the present environment). Was able to make a reservation several days in advance.
My Friday night dining experience was excellent. The hostess was organized and friendly. The manager was visible and seemed directive. Our server was timely in order taking and payment completion.. The roasted Brussels sprouts were tasty and looked appetizing. I would pick Brussels Bistro out of the restaurants on Forest Ave next time for sure! Thank you.
great food ! beers are +++ We love this places for years from Long Beach !
All was good. The outdoor seating arrangements are comfortable and safe. It was all very nice.
A perfect night!!!
They are doing a wonderful job in spite of all the hospitality challenges.
Excellent food and service!
The food was great and the waiter made the entire experience even more enjoyable!
Always a gem, and love the flexibility with outdoor seating!
The food is always great at Brussels and I love going downstairs during the colder months as it feels so cozy. Sitting out on the street on Saturday night was another great experience! The parade of people and the music up the street added to the fun. The wait staff has to run up and down the stairs and run across the street to serve people, so they are putting in double duty in effort. Please remember them when you tip!
Didn't know what to expect but was very happy when I saw how organized the whole staff was. Code bars on the table made it easy to pull up the menu. Food was beyond wonderful and staff very friendly.
The waiter wasn't nice. He wouldn't even let me get a different dressing for the salad. I would recommend it to a friend just to have a different waiter as the food was good.
It was overall a good place. Mussels were really good and there was a lot of variety to choose from. The area was nice and lively and had a good atmosphere. Overall experience was pretty good.
Super mussels and beef bourguignon
We really enjoyed dining here. The menu was inventive, and had many choices. The wine list was large, and there was a fun cocktail list as well. The outside seating was wonderful, and made us feel like we were actually having dinner in Belgium!
Excellent food, beer, and service. Sat outside on Forrest street. Very pleasant. Felt very healthy and safe
Best meatballs I’ve ever had and my family is Swedish... don’t tell them I said this.
Best fries ever, cooked in beef fat as they should be; healthy & delicious! Mussels were great along with the spinach & French bread. Can’t wait to return!
So many restaurants cook in unhealthy oils, canola, corn, soy & safflower. It is refreshing to find a place that does it right!! Thank you!
The outdoor patio is great . Mussels and other items very good
First time I've been to Brussels and was very impressed. The food was delicious and service amazing. Also, they did an excellent job for social distancing, sanitizing, etc. Tables were at least 6' apart so we felt comfortable there and enjoyed our dinner.
After months of working/eating at home, my wife and I ventured out for a meal. Laguna Beach has added outdoor seating, so not only was the food, drink and service at Brussels Bistro as wonderful as ever, but the outdoor seating was an added bonus on a perfect summer day. We had the escargot, mussles mariniere with pomme frites on the side, beet salad, a small loaf of bread and butter to soak up the broth and a flight of Belgian beers. I missed this so much! Thank you for a wonderful meal and experience!
Very very good. My friends at the Bistro are all very friendly and the menu is wonderful.
Food not hot. Puffed pastry soggy. Mushroom gravy thin. Waiter oblivious ... I guess he thought it was OK to grab husband's phone to help him with an app. Promenade is nice, but despite signs requiring masks, only 1/2 people walking were wearing them.
Exceptional food and service
So excited to be back in the restaurant! The food and the people make this local restaurant someplace we want to revisit over and over. If you have not already tried it, the brussel sprout appetizer is perfectly cooked and such a great combination of flavors! The fries are a tried and true staple that are hard to beat, especially with the garlic or truffle may dipping sauces. We went with burgers on our first visit back and were not disappointed! Let's not forget the amazing beers on tap! The belgium waffle with nutella, strawberries and whipped cream was a hit too! We have no idea how they make it so crispy yet you can cut through it like butter.
FYI. The tables are socially distanced and additional new outside space on Forest Avenue is also utilized. All employees were wearing masks. We felt very comfortable with the precautions taken and venturing back out.
As a side note, we have also been enjoying the sous vide options during the recent closures and everything has so been delicious and so easy to do at home! Great for those nights where you are craving something savory but don't want to cook or clean up the mess.
Great selection of Belgian beer. Loved the seasonal summer outdoor sitting
Friendly atmosphere and delicious food
We’ve been dining at the Bitro since it’s opening and we go often and will for the foreseeable future.
It’s fun and delicious.
Delicious as always. Happy they were able to reopen. Love the outdoor seating option.
Top Notch 🤩
They never honored our reservation!!! We are a First Responder family and have to sit outside. They refused us an outside table for an hour and a half after our reservation of 6 pm. I will never eat here again!!
Hi Annee, Thank you for your review. I'm sorry you were disappointed but we can't guarantee any reservation on the outside deck. On another note, I hope you understand we didn't want these social distancing restrictions, we didn't want to be closed for 3 months due to the Pandemic, we've been hit hard, it is hard for us and for our staff ! We are happy to be back open, and if you don't want to come back, no problem. Thank you for your understanding
We had dinner at the Brussels Bistro on a weekday night in early March. We were seated immediately when we arrived. We could pick our table since the place was pretty empty.
We ordered some of the Happy Hour Special drinks (beer, wine). They were good. We had the Brussels sprouts as an appetizer and the mussels and steak tartare as our main dishes. We enjoyed our food.
First time and loved it! Will definitely be back! The mushroom soup was out of this world!
Had a lovely evening there with the family last week. Lots of tasty options including delicious mussels. A great happy hour too!
Great service and food with fun lively atmosphere!
Great food and happy hour until 7 pm at every table. I recommend the bacon wrapped brie and the Carbonara was very good.
We love it here! This is one of our favorite go-to restaurants!
Always a good choice and the service is great! The best oysters and pots of mussels and oh my the bread!!!
One of my favorite places to dine in Laguna Beach. A bit hard to find. Dining area is below ground level so has a bit of an underground vibe quite literally. Food is authentic Belgian-French cuisine with excellent selection of Belgian Trappist beers and French wines. Always a treat to have dinner here.
Fries, salmon and burgers are all recommended. Noisy but could still talk. Service was very good.
Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 376-7955.
Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach is rated 4.7 stars by 894 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.