GG's Bistro
GG's Bistro

GG's Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ggscafebistro.com/
  • Phone: 9494949306
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday Breakfast: 9:00am - 11:30am; Daily Lunch: 11:30am - 4:30pm; Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm; Nightly Dinner: 4:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Mediterranean, Turkish
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: All menu items are good for catering. Catering is available up to 300 people.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining is available for up to 35 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Hande Gundogar 9494949306
  • Entertainment: Wednesdays: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (except summer months): Live Jazz Music. Once a month, Turkish music - please call for the date.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Laguna Avenue- Legion Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: GG's have a parking available in the shopping center. Make validations for 2 hours. Also parking is available on the streets and a two story PUBLIC parking structure on Glenneyre Road which is just behind GG'S.
A word from GG's Bistro
GG's Bistro, in the heart of Laguna Beach, conveniently borders PCH and offers its guests a great sidewalk view of Laguna Beach life and the ocean. With a selection of the best Turkish, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, guests are surely to enjoy the tempting starters, pastas, kebabs,traditional gyro and much more in the elegant European ambiance.

Indoor and outdoor seating with a heated patio. Children & pet friendly. Valet parking. Patio dining & view on PCH.

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GG's Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
18 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.8
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (14)neighborhood gem (8)fit for foodies (5)scenic view (5)romantic (4)great for lunch (4)kid-friendly (3)special occasion (3)good for groups (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Nothing Special
    ckmgo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    From the picture posted, I assumed the patio would have a nice ocean view. Unfortunately, they must have had their photographer go to the outermost corner of the patio to take the photo, since only one table on the entire patio had an ocean view. That was the first disappointment. The second was the food. While it was good, it was nothing I couldn't whip up myself at home. There were no special seasonings, preparation, or presentation involved. With the number of competing restaurants out there, we won't be going back to GG's Bistro. We opted to walk around after dinner looking at other restaurants to try the next time we're in the area.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • slow of giving open table points
    OpenTableaddict1VIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    had a great experience at this restaurant but getting credit for the open table points took about 3 days....I have at present 42,800 points with Open Tables so what is a fews days but because of the time it takes to get credit for points and so many other great restaurants I probably will not go back to GG's
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Was Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Eating outside was nice especially when it was nice weather
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What a Nice Surprise
    Wickedwitch2
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Sunday night dinner before Pageant of the Masters. Found it on TripAdvisor, reserved through Open Table. Jazz combo plays on Sunday eves. Although I wouldn't categorize it among the $30-and-under restaurants, we were more than satisfied with our meals. Delicious Caesar salad, delectable lamb shish kebab (mine) and lobster ravioli (my date's), and wonderful warm chocolate soufflé. Very welcoming hostess and professional, but friendly waiter. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Beautiful Location/Great Staff
    Chicagogirl92VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What fun! Great location in Laguna Beach. Patio is awesome. Staff great. Warm chocolate souffle...so good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    RuthlasVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    We went to this lovely restaurant for my husbands 60th birthday. The service was good, the staff very friendly and accommodating and the food was excellent . The only downside is the parking. It is awful!! We were 45 minutes late for our reservation because we could not find parking for two cars and when we did it cost us $15 per car!! This is outrageous and because of it, we probably won't be going back to this lovely place. By the time we finally got to the restaurant we were totally frustrated. It's not their fault but beware and give yourself plenty of time for the parking nightmare. Also, they gave my husband a beautiful complimentary dessert for his birthday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    great happy hour specials. Really enjoy the food and price.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 105 reviews are from the GG's Bistro reviews archive.
  • Was not happy with the service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Waitress was not very nice and said some very inappropriate comments to us.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great food, great service and great prices. Cant ask for anything better!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Excellent service, food and views. Would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    We usualy go for happy hour this time we had a mojito everything about it is happy you can taste the rhum not like most happy hour drinks that are watered dow. Friendly hostess and nice food and soo cute outside patio
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice dinner
    Jesus
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary with our two boys. The food was good. We sat outside, so the view was great.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great location...food, not so much
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Restaurant has a very nice outdoor patio, which is what attracted us to it, but the food choices are very limited and heavily skewed towards beef. Which is great if you eat beef, but not if you don't. The only non-beef "Mediterranean" choice was Chicken Shish Kebab. Food we had was bland and unremarkable. We will not be going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great Deal, Great Service. Great location. Highly suggest.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Great selection and great food. Highly suggest happy hour.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GG's a taste of Turkey Laguna
    Liv2eatVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We frequent GG 's for a number of reasons. We enjoy Mediterranean food, especially middle eastern and because the restaurant is owned by families from Turkey we know it is authentic. We love sitting on the patio especially on summer evenings.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We had a very nice dinner, good food, good views etc
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great happy hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    great selection for happy hour really enjoyed the views
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Excellent food and service would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very well prepared Mediterranean
    Exudeep
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Very well prepared Mediterranean food, awesome Turkish wine, great ambiance. The service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent Happy Hour
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Excellent Happy Hour menu and exceptional service. Highly reccommend
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    The happy hour is an awesome and tasty deal. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nothing special...
    heilocVIP
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    We were overcharged for some of the items on our bill (for example, a kid's meal is not $8 - at least not according to the menu). Also, the happy hour cadillac margarita is much different than the regularly priced cadillac margarita. I can say this because I tried both and the happy hour cadillac margarita is missing a key ingredient, grand marnier. Won't go back, lots of other places have much better food, service and won't overcharge you.
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  • Good appetizers. Chicken ShishKabab
    GastroVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Good appetizers. Chicken ShishKabab overcooked. Lousy house wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    The happy hour food and prices were excellent! Service amazing as always!
    Special Features:
    romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little gem
    Luv2dineVIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    Cute cozy outside dining very friendly service good and plentifull food fair prices we will be going back often we already have reservation for the restaurant week Good job
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The atmosphere was great but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The atmosphere was great but the food was average.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service, food and location
    Teri
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We opted to skip Thanksgiving this year and do something different; we enjoyed GG's very much and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We frequent GG's on a regular
    DougVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    We frequent GG's on a regular basis and always enjoy the food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beach View
    DiscerningDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    This was my first time here and I enjoyed it very much. Outdoor dining overlooking the beach. The food was very tasty and the service was attentive. I look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Pleased
    let65
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    Took my girl friends there for a Birthday luncheon, thought the food was dry and expensive. Very Dissapointed. Drove all. the way from Huntington Beach, Never again
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  • Pre event dining was a success!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    We went to GG's before attending the Pageant of the Master's which was 3/4 of a mile away. Perfect location for us all to meet up. The food was very good (Dolmades -sp?- were awesome) and very reasonably priced. The waitress was engaging and professional. Food was served quickly and with good timing between courses. I will go back!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was very good. Only
    Cookie
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    The food was very good. Only objection to the outdoor patio seating is that the smoke wafts over from a smoking area on the same level a few feet away. A cigar odor was very strong. We didn't look at inside seating because it looked dark and it is usually noisier inside . The view is the street scene in Laguna which is good for people watching if one doesn't mind all the traffic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GG's a great spot
    CC60VIP
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    In the heart of all the Laguna Beach action, G'G's offers very good food and ambience and a great Happy Hour with very reasonable drinks and appetizers which help make dining at G'G's a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • greek plus
    joanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    We really enjoyed Gigis great food. If you enjoy Greek food, it is excellent. Sitting outside was nice on a warm summer night. Try the kebobs for something anyone would like.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect end
    Berrypony2
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    I am so sorry we found GG's our last night in town. By far the BEST meal of the week. We had a party of 6 and everyone raved about their dinners and appetizers. This was the FIRST restaurant we found in our week long stay that had a actual gluten free menu and not just a server pointing out a few things on a regular menu. Gluten free fettuccine Alfredo....amazing!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Central to the Laguna Beach Scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Have a cab drop you off here and walk in either direction after your meal to find the art and dining and shopping that Laguna Beach is noted for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ercument G. Aksoy
    Ercument
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    GG's Bistro is at a great location. Their food was very good and service was excellent. They were friendly and very polite (my friends like the offering of shawls). I found your wine "Yakut" exceptionally good. Thank you for complementary tea. I will come again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great gluten free options
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Great gluten free options and very friendly owner and staff. We enjoyed a date night there for dinner but would love to bring my son, who also can't eat gluten, back for a lunch on the patio.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food was good. service was
    Nikki
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    food was good. service was slow. portions and flavors were generous. I would dine here sgain. patio is lovely though patio chairs were not the most comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic