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Belgian Restaurant.Warm Ambiance.Authentic cuisine - Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, CA

Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach

4.8
4.8
1198 Reviews
$30 and under
Belgian
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian, European, French
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (949) 376-7955
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Crijns
  • Private party contact
    Nicolas: (949) 463-1164
  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Cross street
    Pacific Coast Highway
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    DJ Nightclub every Friday & Saturday 10.30pm - 2am
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, 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 1,198 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

1,199 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined early and enjoyed our meal, service and overall atmosphere in this wonderful dining spot that never disappoints. Service was very nice and the special of the day was spectacular.

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  2. MarcF

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and drinks with lots of choices on the menu. Phenomenal service. Very nice outdoor seating available.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great time, party of 12 is not easy to accommodate but the host did a wonderful job and our waiter too. Thank you wonderfull experience on Mother’s Day!!!!

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  4. margaret

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was outstanding. Our table was next to the water station which made it less than desirable. Very surprised since I made the reservation in advance. The food was good.

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  5. dougc

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous! Beautiful night sat outside food was amazing !
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on May 10, 2024
    Merci beaucoup for sharing your experience Doug. A bientot!

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  6. Zorro

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff, awesome location, incredible beers. Been going to the Brussels Bistro for 20 years and love it each time. Their outdoor patio is really nice too!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on May 2, 2024
    Merci beaucoup for your review and for your support for 20 years! A tres bientot!

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  7. Winziggle

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved eating outside. Food was delicious and the service was great!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on May 2, 2024
    Merci for sharing your feedback and your recommendation. A bientot!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was delicious, like being in the owners kitchen. We really enjoyed ourselves Ordered the fries of course, lamb shank special and a beet salad to share and it was plenty of food . Friends ordered peppercorn steak and beet salad also plenty to share The only thing that was slightly uncomfortable was the table style has four legs surrounding you so in order to get up you literally have to have the person across from you get up so you can push the table out to get out and maybe visit the restroom. Would recommend updating the tables for more comfort
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on May 2, 2024
    Merci for sharing your experience and your feedback. A bientot!

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  9. moody

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything on the menu is delicious I always order the Brussels Sprouts. and the mussels and the pork shank.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on May 2, 2024
    Merci for sharing your experience. A bientot!

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  10. Rich

    Los Angeles

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our 2nd visit to BB and we will be back !! The food & service were both great as was the vibe!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on April 17, 2024
    Merci for your review and feedback Rich! A bientot!

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  11. KassyJ

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious! We ordered 2 rounds of oysters, bacon wrapped Brie, endive salad, escargot, Boeuf Bourguignon, and Chilean sea bass. Has a cool bistro vibe, quite lively. The service was attentive and streamlined between our main server and others. I have a crustaceans shellfish allergies, presented my card, our waiter read it and nodded, very nonchalantly. I was getting nervous seeing that they have crab cakes as a special and I’m highly allergic to crab. It’s their vibe, but they took it seriously and kept me safe the entire meal. We will definitely be back!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on April 17, 2024
    Merci for sharing your experience, Kassy! A bientot!

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  12. Frenchman

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a returning customer I do appreciate the consistency of the food quality and customer experience. Staff very friendly and attentive and manager is checking on you to make sure everything is to your satisfaction.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on April 17, 2024
    Merci for sharing your experience and your feedback! A bientot!

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  13. AdrianaS

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience with amazing service. It has become our go to place for our family🐱
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on April 7, 2024
    Merci for your feedback Adriana! A bientot!

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  14. USAeroCritic

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Took my daughter (7 yo) for Daddy-Daughter time, and she loves the Belgian fries and the mikado (waffles and ice cream) dessert. Nice service, good food, and short walk from the beach.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on April 17, 2024
    Merci for sharing that time with us and for your feedback! A bientot!

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  15. KathyJ

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time here. As a plant based eater, I appreciate that they have items on the menu I can eat. I do wish they had at least one plant based cream choice for coffee.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on April 6, 2024
    Merci for your review and recommendation Kathy! A bientot!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I came here for a girls’ night out. I’ve been here before and loved it and wanted to share it with her. We sat in the downstairs area (kind of underground), which on my opinion is much more fun than the outdoor dining tables. It feels more “cool/fun” so to speak. Anyway, we truly enjoyed every minute! The service was great—I wish I could remember our server’s name! She was awesome—knowledgeable, friendly and prompt! I had the mussels and my friend had the lobster linguini. Both meals were fabulous! The restaurant was full and the vibe was energetic and fun. Terrific place—highly recommend!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on April 6, 2024
    Merci beaucoup for your sharing your experience with us and for your recommendation! A bientot!

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  17. Paul

    Orange County

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always have a great time at Brussels Bistro with their great selection of food and drinks, excellent and friendly service. Birthday celebrations are a blast literally!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on March 22, 2024
    Merci for your review and sharing your experience Paul! A bientot!

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  18. SilvanaM

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food, service was fantastic, would return anytime I’m in California.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on March 22, 2024
    Silvana, Merci beaucoup for your review and sharing your experience! A bientot!

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  19. Michelleo

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was remarkable- I can’t believe I haven’t been here before after so many visits to Laguna. It was a wonderful tasting experience- delicious in every way with attentive and knowledgeable service.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on March 7, 2024
    Merci beaucoup Michelleo for sharing your experience and for your feedback! A bientot!

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  20. FranckL

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brussels Bistro never disappoints. Great atmosphere, food, beverages!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on March 4, 2024
    Franck, Merci beaucoup for your feedback and recommendation! A bientot!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding experience overall! Could not recommend this location more!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on March 2, 2024
    Merci beaucoup for your review and feedback! A bientot!

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  22. BryceK

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    cant ask for a better monday night! great food, good friends and a comedy show! We'll be back again just for the food. Was amazing! juicy tender pork chop, delicious meatballs and an incredible beef stew! Thanks BB!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on March 2, 2024
    Bryce, Merci beaucoup for your review and sharing your experience! A bientot!

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  23. TomS

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celine was our amazing server. Very personable and knowledgable. Team service works wonderfully there. We'll be back!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 25, 2024
    Tom, Merci beaucoup for your recommendation and feedback! A bientot!

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  24. JDean

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic…again! Despite the recommendations over the years, we enjoyed our first visit last Friday that we returned a week later thanks again team Brussels for a great evening.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 25, 2024
    Merci Dean for your recommendation and sharing your experience with us! A bientot!

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  25. PamM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a special place to celebrate the special moments in life.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 25, 2024
    Merci Pam for your recommendation and kind words. We love to celebrate special occasions and life with our guests! Thank you and a bientot!

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  26. BradnOC

    Hawaii

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Becky, who was our server last night was great! Food is always consistently good! Love Pierre and staff, and the Belgian bistro vibes.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 19, 2024
    Hi Brad, Merci for your feedback and sharing your experience! A bientot!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    beautiful place and fast service! & the food was so good!!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 19, 2024
    Merci for your feedback and sharing your experience! A bientot!

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  28. FranciscoC

    Las Vegas

    58 reviews

    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place in Laguna. Awesome staff, great food, best fry’s in town.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 12, 2024
    Merci for your review and recommendation Francisco! A bientot!

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  29. mikea

    Orange County

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have lived in Laguna Beach for many years and always look forward to going to Brussels bistro. My last visit was to celebrate the birthdays of my 23-year-old son and 80-year-old. Best friend Brussels delivered. Great service. Tasty food. Delicious wine. Two birthday cakes with the signature sparkler deluxe plus music! I can’t wait to go back.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 12, 2024
    Merci for your review and for sharing your experience Mikea! A bientot!

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  30. MichaelO

    Hawaii

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brussels is the place for great Belgium dinning. Mussels are plentiful and best anywhere. Becky was outstanding server, very helpful.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 9, 2024
    Michael, merci beaucoup for your feedback and for sharing your experience. A bientot!

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  31. LunchBox

    Los Angeles

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What an awesome find!! The food and service were outstanding! We had such a wonderful time here! Highly recommend!!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 12, 2024
    Merci for your review and sharing your Brussels Bistro Experience! A bientot!

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  32. Dmccann59

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food . I think we got an over busy server - friendly , but not as attentive as the prior week . Ignoring that , the trout almandine was superb - moist and flavorsome. The food owner hovers behind staff to ensure quality service - he plugged a gap or two in timing . Ambience is superb .
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 5, 2024
    Merci beaucoup for sharing your experience and your feedback! A bientot!

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  33. WILLIAMO

    Rhode Island

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Beer selection of course, enjoyed a couple of sours. Food was what we expected, so very good. Wait staff were courteous and timely in their attention.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 5, 2024
    Williamo, Merci for your sharing your experience and your recommendation! A bientot!

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  34. ArianM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner at Brussels Bistro, had excellent Chimay beers and enjoyed meeting with The Chimay team from Belgium. Great night!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 3, 2024
    Arian, Merci beaucoup for your feedback and recommendation! A bientot!

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  35. Globetrotters

    Louisville

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brussels never fails to impress all of our friends that we bring to dine with us.....every meal has been delicious and reliably prepared. Service is always spot on and the menu offers such variety for any type of dietary preference.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 2, 2024
    Merci for sharing your experience and your recommendation! A bientot!

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  36. GeaM

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything about Brussels. And their fries !!!!!
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on February 3, 2024
    Merci for your feedback Gea! A bientot!

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  37. RobertB

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, delicious food well presented. Professional service. Nice atmosphere. Great specials. And Pierre is always welcoming and pleasant to his guests.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on January 29, 2024
    Robert, Merci for your feedback and recommendation! A bientot!

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  38. KevinM

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was just okay. I had the hamburger that everyone bragged about. It was just okay.

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  39. AdrianaS

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thank you for accommodating the extra guest we had at the last minute you guys are amazing and this is why we continue to support you as one of our local restaurants. Thank you once again.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on January 23, 2024
    Merci for your feedback and sharing your experience Adriana! A bientot!

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  40. Mish9007

    Los Angeles

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always outstanding. It was cold out so we got mussels. We tried the Brussel sprouts and they were one of the best I've ever had.
    Brussels Bistro - Laguna BeachResponded on January 23, 2024
    Mish, Merci for your review and recommendation! We appreciate you sharing your Brussels Bistro Experience. A bientot!

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FAQs

Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 376-7955.

Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach is rated 4.8 stars by 1198 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Brussels Bistro - Laguna Beach

222 Forest Avenue, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Pacific Coast Highway
  • Neighborhood
    Laguna Beach
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Sat, Sun 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Belgian, European, French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Thomas Crijns
  • Entertainment
    DJ Nightclub every Friday & Saturday 10.30pm - 2am
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wine
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