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Bistro 400
Bistro 400

Bistro 400 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistro400.com
  • Email: robert@bistro400.com
  • Phone: (714) 543-9821
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30pm - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Continental
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: With over 25 years experience in catered events & production, we specialize in customizing & tailoring your event to suit your dreams & budget. Experts at designing cuisine from around the world, we would love the opportunity to meet with you to create your fantasy event. As a Full Service Caterer we expertly coordinate everything for you such as site location, event planning, menu selections, professional service, decorations & props, rental equipment, fully licensed & insured beverage & bar service, musicians, D.J.’s, entertainment, photography & videography.
  • Private Party Facilities: For unique events at our charming restaurant, we are centrally located in heart of the beautifully restored Downtown Santa Ana. Often called “The Gem of the Downtown” our Bistro offers a unique charm with extreme versatility. Our wonderfully quaint Bistro is available any day of the week for private events. Birthday Parties, Intimate Weddings, Wedding receptions, Wedding Rehearsal Dinner, etc.
  • Private Party Contact: Keith Bennett (714) 543-9821
  • Entertainment: www.bistro400.com/entertainment.php
    Live Blues, R&B, Jazz, Rock every Friday & Saturday evenings 7:30pm to 11:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 4th & Birch
  • Public Transit: Ross & 1st. 4th & Broadway.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is available on Broadway or Birch. Free after 8pm. 4 story, well lit parking structure is directly behind the Bistro 400 on Birch Street. Free after 6pm. Street Security Team until 2am.
A word from Bistro 400
Uniquely charming, quaint, casual elegant dining in the original beautiful Historical Downtown District of Orange County. Built in 1888, the Bistro 400"s Brick building & Mahogany bar is a Landmark to the area. By day, the Bistro 400 proudly accommodates a quick & hearty lunch to the Jurors, Attorneys & Judges of the Federal Court Building across the street serving signature Salads, Burgers & Tartines. By afternoon, Happy Hour kicks in with great drink specials. Evenings offer selections from our lunch menu & our menu of excellence in Pastas, Steaks, Seafood & Lamb with flavors & flares from Southern Europe to our very own Southern Bayous of Louisiana! Late night brings fun to the Bistro with Drink Specials, Entertainment & our Late Night Menu with affordable choices of Appetizers, Burgers, Salads & Sandwiches.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is banquet food at best. Over sauced. Bland. Wilted. Sub par quality. We were the only patrons in the place on a sad Tuesday night."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We had a nice table inside. Nicec menu, good choices. It was 6:30. The music group started setting up. We asked when they were going to start. They said 8:00 PM. OK good as we wanted to talk during our dinner. They started tunning up, and practicing. We could not hear what was being said. The waiter moved us out side to a nice table. On nights there is music, be sure to sit outside if you want to talk."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Experience was not what was expected. As I looked for a Valentines restaurant, this place jumped out at me. I looked for pictures online and found that it was small and quaint. I hurried to make the reservations hoping to get a table, I did, Great! Being new again to California, I drove around the block trying to decide where to park, it seemed kind of empty inside- not a good sign. I finally found a spot out front. cool. We were not impressed by the classroom setting. Service was fine,not impressive, just fine. The chicken meal was Phenomenal. The beef, tasteless. Drinks were OK. Long story short. the classroom setting killed the romance of valentines."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Situated in the historic part of the city this bistro serves good food and drinks in an indoor/outdoor setting. Parking in the garage behind the building is easy and inexpensive or on street in front of the restaurant (a bit difficult due to crowding)."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is the second year that my girlfriend and I have had dinner for our anniversary and Valentine's Day and again we were not disappointed. The food was excellent and the service was very good. We always leave Bistro 400 very happy, and full."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I ate at this restaurant at 3:00 p.m. We were the only ones there and loved it. The service and food were great. We are definitely going there again."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "A group of us came here to celebrate birthdays. The food and drinks were just okay but the service was really good! We did not stay late enough to check out the DJ and live band. There was a line when we left. So we may come back later to check out the music & dancing!"
    Dined on 11/15/2013