Bistango

4.6
1775 reviews
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Bistango offers artful New American cuisine in the award-winning Atrium Building in Irvine, California. Bistango hosts an extensive bar and a Wine Spectator award-winning wine list with over 400 varieties of wine. The ambiance is further enriched each season by revolving modern art exhibits which are available for purchase.

Bistango offers a full-service patio with comfortable furniture and heat lamps to provide al fresco dining at its finest.
Our nightly live entertainment and dance floor will complete your experience as you listen to everything from Latin Jazz to R&B to classics to contemporary cover tunes.
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BL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This location is a great place for a quick business meeting.

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DB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not sure why this was the first time I came to this restaurant because it is EVERYTHING I want and need in a nice dinner and date with husband! I actually met with a work colleague for an early dinner on a Friday night and had no idea what I was in for. This place is beautiful, the bar is very chill, and the service is fantastic! Bonus was that they have live jazz music later in the evening.....definitely coming back over and over!

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OT
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hidden in an office park, this is an amazing place to dine with exquisite food and service with live music. Extensive wine and cocktail list.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was great. Overall, a good place to have a nice dinner with live music. Perfect for a business meeting, it’s not dark and not loud. Service is good.

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R
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Wonderful people. We were seated for a late lunch even though it was past their normal time. My date loved her risotto with shrimp but my daily special salmon salad was just a bit toasted and the spinach kind of wilted in places. Given the accomodation made for us I shouldn't complain but I felt a bit short-changed on the food. I didn't say anything due to our late arrival.

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HM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the king salmon this time. Regretting the decision to not go back to the Chilean sea bass. Both are good, but the sea bass is a must at this fine establishment.

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J
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mother's Day offered a prix fixe dinner in addition to some regular menu offerings. 1st course was lobster/shrimp ravioli, 2nd course was halibut and 3rd was an apple pastry dessert. Everything was cooked perfectly and all courses were so ample that we were able to take half of it home and enjoy it the following day. The service was extremely attentive. It was NOT overpriced, as so many restaurants are on holidays. Because it is located in a business area, it is sometimes overlooked as a great dinner spot. Music/dancing made the atmosphere festive.

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AA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 3

Food as usual was greta. Service this time was horrendous. Our waiter would disappear on us, forgot our drinks. Place the wrong order. Just terrible. They have greta management they should be more selective on the staff they hire.

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SS
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impressive menu, food, and service. Satisfied six very picky family diners. We had salmon, halibut, filet, lamb chops, tuna tartar, beet & Goat cheese salad, and creamy Garlic soup. Every dish was world-class wonderful. We'll be back.

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AH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always wonderful. The food is amazing and you should always make time for the chocolate souffle - it is the best we have ever found! Great people work here and are always friendly. If you want a nice treat out, this is the place to go.

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m
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When in San Diego, I always make

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DG
Orange County
81 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service as usual — better than usual.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant, great food, great service, great management. Great ambiance.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Bone in filet full of fat. For an almost empty restaurant we were given a very small table. If your not a regular not given the best treatment. We won’t be back.

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GM
Las Vegas
37 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess plays an important role because they give the first impression! Then comes the service and of course the food!
I give this five star for all three! Hostess was welcoming, ready and very pleasant ! Service was fantastic and the food was perfect! We shared a Paella and a beet Salad and my guests had steak and fish! All superb and made perfectly! I will be there every time I visit LA!

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JB
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Particularly liked that you had a 'mini menu' or whatever you called it

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C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you so much for the free surprise birthday dessert of profiteroles which is my absolute favorite,!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my boyfriend to celebrate his new promotion. Staff was amazing, accommodating. The food was great and I loved the ambiance, decor and live jazz

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The Chilean sea bass was supposed to be fresh but it was definitely not. It was frozen and thawed and very chewy. Disappointed.

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C
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

All they do for birthdays is day happy birthday as you checkin... no dessert no personalized menus.., kind of disappointing... ordered medium rare porterhouse which came out medium well, ordered pork chop that was tougher than leather

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CJ
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Service was slow and sporadic. Food was very good.

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KB
Orange County
436 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We dine here frequently and it is almost always excellent. This time around I had the "new" halibut and it arrived at the table smelling very fishy. Any seafood should not smell at all or it is not fresh. The appetizers and the other meal were fine. The chocolate mousse was underdone.

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M
13 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server JJ was wonderful. the food is always consistent. The menu has a good variety for anyone with special diets. We go often because they will make you anything you want.

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C
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Bistango is a very nice restaurant, however it toke them almost 40 minutes during the lunch time to serve me one salad. The food was OK for all of us.

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great restaurant

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Q
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Food was so salted and grease. Sea bass dish wasn't fresh

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FG
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoyed my dinner at Bistango. The food was amazing, fillet mignon prepared just right, wine choices were great, the ambiance and service were fabulous with the live jazzy music and the guests getting up and dancing and enjoying themselves. We were give a nice large table with a beautiful white linen tablecloth near the jazz band & piano player, but it was not too loud and just right. Loved the sealing made out of white sails that created a unique outdoor experience. Really loved this place and looking forward to return.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Year over year, amazingly delicious food and fantastic service from valet service to food delivery. One of OC’s best restaurants.

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e
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought clients here for their third time. This restaurant is their favorite. I know I can always count on great service and excellent food. I am never worried the experience won't be wonderful. As always, we had the halibut and the Chilean Sea Bass- delicious and never disappointing! Thank you for your consistency, it is appreciated!

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C
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had great food, wine and service. The band playing wasn't very good, especially the vocals which were out of tune most of the time. Definitely one of the best spots around however.

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DM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful dining experience for my co-worker's Birthday celebratory lunch! The food was amazing. Wonderful service. We had an excellent dining experience. Thank you!

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KH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Need better wine list and more affordable it is limited

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l
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely great.Better than the last time and that was good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and customer service. Ambience was almost perfect. The only thing I would have liked was for the live band to play some current songs. But they were still pretty good.

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JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great. A live band was playing during dinner and some people were even dancing. The food was good and not that expensive. But didnt really blow us away. I would probably go back for drinks and the music.

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JS
Palm Springs
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We tried the fixed price dinner. It was very good and included wine. The service was excellent. Highly recommended.

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T
Los Angeles
107 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Despite the fact that we took a long time before we ordered, we were never hurried nor ignored. The service is great, and so is the food. Everything arrived exactly as ordered: one of us wanted extra sauce, one wanted no sauces or butter, and a third person wanted to make sure her steak was served rare. Everyone was pleased! I especially appreciate the “petite” portion options.

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P
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Love their live music! Not too loud like others, got the vibe yet still able to carry on a conversation.

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M
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the filet Mignon and it was excellent, as was our soufflé. Our server, Summer, was exceptional. She was very attentive, friendly and professional.

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S
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to Bistango many times (at least once per year) and the food is always prepared perfectly and presented beautifully. Highly recommend any of the beef dishes, Rack of Lamb, the Chilean Sea Bass and the Chocolate Souffle. Those are always our family's favorites. Also the Tuna Tartare appetizer is a delicious starter.

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