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“Lovely place in Laguna Beach.”
Review of Brussels Bistro

Brussels Bistro
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Ranked #5 of 182 Restaurants in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$40
Cuisines: European, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Pacific Coast Highway
Description: 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.
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Part of our California road trip we stopped off in Laguna beach! Great place, a real melting pot of a place and Brussels Bistro fits in well. Offering great Belgium beers and food it gives something a little different from the norm.

I had the ham hock, great food. Belgium fries not triple cooked, in my opinion, but let’s not get hung up on it!

My wife had the apple pie desert, crème anglaise was super!

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

Found this gem on Trip Advisor and the restaurant book in our hotel room! It's small and popular, so make a reservation. Great deals on Belgian beer and appetizers during Happy Hour. There is also a full bar for those of us who love a cocktail! Our server, Luigi, was super helpful and brought tasters so my husband could choose a beer! He also had the bartender change a Mango Martini into a Mango Margarita for me! We couldn't decide on a menu choice, so followed his recommendations. We LOVED the pork shank he recommended - it's unusual, melts in your mouth, and has a tasty mustard sauce that accompanies it. The Belgian fries are crispy and delicious. We also tried the Brussel Sprouts (on his recommendation) and they were also delicious. I don't even like Brussel Sprouts, but I loved these! The pork shank is huge, so don't order too many extras with it. Next time we're in Laguna Beach we will definitely hit up this spot again! Ask for Luigi as your server, he's AWESOME!

Thank Vacationers62
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Three of us had dinner at Brussels Bistro last night. We had dinner there a couple of years ago and remembered it fondly. The menu was much the same, with Belgian classics and more modern fare. We started with salads, beet, warm green bean shallot and potato, and endive with Gouda and ham. All very very nice. My daughter had the hanger steak with red wine sauce. She liked it a lot. My wife had the chicken and mushroom stew with pastry crust. She was enthusiastic. I had the pork shank with mustard sauce. It was more like ham than pork and it was huge. Very nice, but not real special. The only downside to the place is that it is very hard to talk at the table. Some people like that. I don’t.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Beautiful food in a lovely setting. Our Belgian French speaking waiter was helpful. Mussels were outstanding. A must if you are in Laguna Beach.

Thank doctormNj
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BrusselsBistro, Owner at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Thank you so much !

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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

What one would expect from a bistro place with the flavor of Europe. Pierre our server was very nice and made excellent suggestions like "you never had escargot? You have to try them once in your life!" We also put our beer selections in his hands and on our sampler flight he did not disappoint us. We enjoyed burgers and fries and really enjoyed our time at the restaurant. Lively and friendly place for sure.

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Nicolas S, Propriétaire at Brussels Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018
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Merci !

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