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Brussels Bistro - San Clemente, San Clemente, CA

Brussels Bistro - San Clemente

4.8
4.8
632 Reviews
$30 and under
Belgian
Since 2004, Brussels Bistro has brought the best of Belgium's flavors to Southern California.
Brussels, Capital of Belgium, is also the Capital of Europe. Brussels Bistro restaurants, Chef Thomas Crijns (From the prestigious Namur Hotel School) and his teams offer a unique and authentic experience of the Belgian and French cuisine in the Heart of southern California. Come travel with us, enjoy and taste the Brussels Bistro Experience in a warm and welcoming atmosphere in both Laguna Beach and San Clemente.

Come enjoy our Special Mussels & Belgian Fries, the Chef's Boeuf Bourguignon, our Famous Pork Shank, amongst other unique Belgian and French Selections.


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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian, Bistro, French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 218-8489
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Crijns
  • Catering
    We would be pleased to cater your event. Please send us an email at info@brusselsbistro.com or call us at (949)376-7955 for Laguna Beach and (949)218-8489 for San Clemente<br /><br />Merci<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Brussels Bistro offers a warm and inviting place to host your private or semi- private events from 15 up to 70 guests. If you are looking to have a Corporate Event, Holiday Event, Rehearsal Event, Birthday Event or simply enjoy a special and authentic dinning experience, we are here for you. https://www.brusselsbistro.com/specialevents for details.
  • Neighborhood
    San Clemente
  • Parking details
    Private parking for our guests situated at the back of the restaurant. Get into the parking lot on Avenida Cabrillo.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Every Tuesday: All You Can Eat Moules-Frites!

    $39.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Every Tuesday, in addition to our menu, we have All You Can Eat Moules-Frites (Mussels, Belgian Fries, French Baguette) at both Laguna Beach & San Clemente. Not sure which Mussels to choose from? Have been wanting to try and compare multiple ones? This is the perfect time to do so! See you Tuesday!
    Every Tuesday: All You Can Eat Moules-Frites! Photo

What 632 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

632 Reviews
  1. Alex

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are at Brussels Bistro for the first time last night. It was absolutely delicious. The service is excellent. The booths were very comfortable. The restaurant is well decorated. It feels very European if that’s your thing. We have the fries to start. They are probably the best fries I’ve ever had. The bread is good as well. We had the Chilean sea bass, the beef bourguignon, and the mussels. The portions were a good size and everything was delicious. They also have brunch. Will definitely have to try that too.
    Brussels Bistro - San ClementeResponded today
    Merci for sharing your experience and your recommendation, Alex. A bientot!

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  2. LaurentT

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a pleasure to set a this location. Good food and great service
    Brussels Bistro - San ClementeResponded today
    Merci for your review Lauren. A bientot!

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  3. SandF

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful. The pate special was delicious! Amazing service by Alix. Merci!
    Brussels Bistro - San ClementeResponded today
    Merci for your review and sharing your experience, Sand. A bientot!

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  4. Mike

    Orange County

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Another great meal at Brussels Bistro. Fabulous escargot and mussels in green curry. The usual warm baguette to dip in the sauce. This is our favorite restaurant in both Laguna Beach and San Clemente.
    Brussels Bistro - San ClementeResponded today
    Merci beaucoup for sharing your experience Mike. We really appreciate it. A bientot!

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  5. Barcalaxy

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining here and won’t be the last. From the greeting to the last point of interaction service and friendliness was 10/10! Great variety of options and fantastic taste.
    Brussels Bistro - San ClementeResponded today
    Merci for sharing your experience. A bientot!

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  6. SusanF

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Meditteranean salad with a side of bread was the perfect summer dinner. My partner ordered the trout almondine, and it was very good as well. This is a fun place to eat, and the service was friendly and helpful. We were seated next to the open front windows, so it felt as if we were dining outside. We will be returning soon, and I highly recommend eating at Brussels Bistro.
    Brussels Bistro - San ClementeResponded today
    Merci for taking the time to share your experience, Susan. A bientot!

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  7. PriS

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brunch on a Saturday. Wonderful open place, excellent location to people watch. Food was great, service was very good! Would love to go back. Close to the pier.
    Brussels Bistro - San ClementeResponded today
    Merci for sharing your experience. A bientot!

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  8. JeannineH

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu, so many options. Excellent service too
    Brussels Bistro - San ClementeResponded today
    Merci for your review, Jeannine. A bientot!

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  9. KarenR

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been to Brussels several months earlier so it was a treat to come here and remember our trip. The Blue Cheese Mussels were better than some we had in Ghent. The fries as good as in Belgium. Good selection of beers from there with the correct glasses. Sarah our waitress was delightful.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food great service! My twin sis and I as well as our mother all celebrated our birthdays there with the rest of our family! Loved it all!

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FAQs

Brussels Bistro - San Clemente offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 218-8489.

Brussels Bistro - San Clemente is rated 4.8 stars by 632 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Brussels Bistro - San Clemente

218 Avenida Del Mar, San Clemente, CA 92672

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    San Clemente
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian, Bistro, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Private parking for our guests situated at the back of the restaurant. Get into the parking lot on Avenida Cabrillo.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Crijns
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (949) 218-8489
  • Catering
    We would be pleased to cater your event. Please send us an email at info@brusselsbistro.com or call us at (949)376-7955 for Laguna Beach and (949)218-8489 for San Clemente<br /><br />Merci<br />
  • Private party facilities
    Brussels Bistro offers a warm and inviting place to host your private or semi- private events from 15 up to 70 guests. If you are looking to have a Corporate Event, Holiday Event, Rehearsal Event, Birthday Event or simply enjoy a special and authentic dinning experience, we are here for you. https://www.brusselsbistro.com/specialevents for details.
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