Brussels Bistro Belgian Restaurant

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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1512) Do Not Resuscitate, California | January 2, 2014| Updated January 21, 2014
Visited December 31, 2013.

Stopped in for a beer (and possibly food) on new years eve while bar hopping through Laguna Beach. The kitchen was closed at 9pm on NYE so we all had a round and took off. I had a bottle of Orval for $8. The others had Leffe Blonde and La Chouffe. I like how all the beers actually are Belgian but the selection is a bit limited. They do have some nice bottles but this isnít a place where youíll find anything rare, just something good. The problem is that the stuff that you can find here is about the same Belgian selection that you can find at any decent restaurant.

The bartender was nice enough and knew a little bit about some of the beer. Everyone was having a good time because of new years so I think that helped the atmosphere, not that it wouldnít be a fun place otherwise but itís really more of a restaurant than a bar. Itís kind of neat that itís down in the basement too. I might stop back in to try the food the next time Iím in the area, whenever that might be.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer  (91) Arlington, Virginia | December 2, 2013
Came here for dinner and drink while staying in Dana Pointe. Nice cozy feel, friendly staff, and hearty cuisine. Whatís not to love?
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Ramenen  (18) San Salvador, El Salvador | July 18, 2009
Great place with great ambiance and great service. Staff was very friendly. They have about 8 beers on tap, and a nice selection (8/10) of bottles. Expect to pay a healthy bill, however it is worth it. They had live music!!
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
auerbrau  (307) Ithaca, New York | May 31, 2009
A nice and very euro feeling style establishment. The ambiance was excellent and the service stellar. They had a decent selection of some of the more common Belgians, but nothing beats Orval with mussels. I did find some of the food a little under-performing my expectations, but we still had an excellent meal. A tad expensive for my tastes, but it was Laguna Beach, so Iím not sure what the hell I expected. Probably reasonable for that town.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew  (78) Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana | June 10, 2008
Euro style cafe with 8 or so all Belgian tap brews from Chimay to Stella. Decent Belgian bottle selection as well. A nice place amongst the tourist trap store fronts in Laguna.
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
chimaybier  (13) Redding, California | July 31, 2007| Updated December 15, 2007
Great place that I recently discovered. Very authentic Belgian style bistro. Good selection of Belgian beers on tap and in bottles. You will not be disappointed!

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