Great for AnniversaryWe went for our Anniversary. Really enjoyed the great food, good music and dancing. And of course the Grand Marnier souffle.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMUsually the food and serviceUsually the food and service at this restaurant is outstanding, but unfortunately, this time, I did not care for the dish that was recommended and our server seemed to taking care of too many tables and when we needed anything, we had to another waiter if they could get things. I still love the restaurant for the food and the atmosphere so most likely, I will return.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Amazing!We had the most wonderful experience at Bistango's. The waiter was exceptional! He made us feel like we were the only people there. He was there exactly when we wanted him, but not overbearing one bit. We kidded around with him and he totally went along with us making it a wonderful experience. HIs knowledge in wine along with his recommendations could not have been better. The food was the best. We dine a lot and found this place on the top of the list to revist. Loved the ambiance as well.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Irvine RestaurantBistango consistenly ranks as our number one restaurant in Irvine. Close to Newport Beach, contemporary American with great choices for seafood and steak. This time around we had the artichoke soup and the garlic soup and for entrees the salmon and the mushroom crusted halibute with a mushroom truffle sauce (my favorite). All were outstanding. Prices are what you would expect for a quality restaurant of this caliber.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMRevisiting an old favoriteWe haven't been to this restaurant in many years, but it used to be one of my favorites. Since I moved father South, I tend to forget about it. Well, it didn't disappoint! We were seated at a lovely booth and experienced excellent service. The food was even better than I remembered - Artichoke salad was amazing, served with wonderful La Brea Bakery warm crusty bread. We had the swordfish with lemon risotto and the sesame crusted Yellow Fin Tuna with Asian vegetables- both were very good. I would recommend rediscovering Bistango for yourself!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it!Great food and service. Live music. All around great dining experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was amazing and serviceFood was amazing and service was outstanding! Would definitely recommend this to a friend!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM20th. AnniversaryGreat ambiance.
Food and presentation are wonderful.
Nice balance of dining and music bar scene.
The art works are always interesting.
Reservations recommended..5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great New Find...Bistango was recommended by a friend and we were not disappointed -- great ambiance, excellent food and service. comfortable atmosphere. A great place for any occasion.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMust Do!Cant wait to come back again! So many choices I just have to try out. Along with the ambience, they complement one another. And the band is like icying on the cake to set the mood for dinner4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a very important groupHad a very important group of overseas clients in town; had the opportunity to share one meal with them during their visit.
OC has many fine restaurant choices, and we picked Bistango. Through OT we let them know the nature of our needs, and boy, did they deliver.
Great table, great atmosphere. Impeccable service: attentive, but not intrusive. We were there 2 hours, never felt rushed...just comfortable, like the staff was conveying "we're glad you're here, let us take care of you." Outstanding food, as always.
Manager Ray came by to make sure everything was ok.
I'm not a regular at this restaurant, so I didn't really warrant special attention. It says a lot that they took care of us the way they did.
Highly recommen4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, though definitelyExcellent food, though definitely higher end pricing. Live jazz music added to the wonderful ambiance. Great for a special occasion.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was really good as wellFood was really good as well as the service. We will definitely be dining here again in the near future.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server was fantastic.Our server was fantastic. Tuna Tartare appetizer was spicy and very well done also the salad was fresh and crisp. The 45 day aged steak and the lamb chops were soft and tender and but they both lacked real flavor. The side dish of risotto was outstanding.
The manager was very cooperative when the first bottle of wine fell flat, his suggestion was excellent.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and attentive staffGood food and attentive staff - can't ask for more4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent from soup to dessert!The garlic cream soup, crusty bread, and organic greens salad were excellent enough, but the encrusted halibut with the most exquisitely flavored mushroom sauce, asparagus, and mashed potatoes led us to decide that it couldn't get any better. But it did! The Three chocolate parfait with the most delicious and curious crisp and raspberry sauce put the meal over the top. One of the best meals we've had. And our waiter, Gary, was the best as well. An all-around great meal.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific for special occasion.Only our second visit, but surely won't be the last. Filet and Hanger steaks were prepared perfectly and the presentation is very appealing. Excellent wines and creative cocktail options. Very professional service. As unique as it seems to have a great retaurant located in the atrium of an office building - it really works here. The decor is always changing, but the quality doesn't. We'll definitley be using Bistango for future special occasions too.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. TheGreat food and service. The grand Marne suffle is the best!3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticTheir food and service is always great. Gary is an excellant waiter.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMScallops were wonderful. GreatScallops were wonderful. Great taste & presentation.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMAtmosphere, ambience, serviceWe were visiting relative in Irvine and looked up this local spot for dinner. We were not disappointed. Located in a business district, the setting is modern, clean, and very nice with all the art on display. Service was attentive, and friendly. One can always tell when your water glass gets filled right away. Wife had seared scallops and it was done perfectly, just enough smokey flavor and texture. Daughter had caesar which was light and tangy. I had the roasted garlic soup also light and smooth. Mains were Chilean sea bass with mushroom risotto, fish moist, and tender and sweet, risotto al dante. Rack of lamb was tender, moist and the reduction 'jus' was tasty. Kobe beef ravioli was very good also. Wife had Grand Marnier souffle that had3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMA friend and I had lunch atA friend and I had lunch at Bistango. The service was prompt and professional. Valet parking was convenient and complimentary. The food was very good but short of outstanding. All together a good location for a business or professional lunch meeting for a small group.2/25/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways consistent, we hadAlways consistent, we had the mushroom soup and the sashimi appetizer and for entrees the salmon and the filet mignon. All were excellent. Of course we had the chocolate souffle for dessert which is one of the best with whipped cream. Service is always crisp and we love the ambience.2/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBistango is one of our favoriteBistango is one of our favorite "go-to" places. You know you can always get a quality filet mignon, a rack of lamb (in two sizes) quality seafood and great appetizers. We also love the chocolate souffle.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AM