Bistango

4.6
1710 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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AF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

Steaks were seasoned and salty. There was nothing else served with entree. Poor value

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DM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fantastic place...can’t wait to dine there again!!

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OT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server, Chris was outstanding. On point for delivery and timing of touch points. Friendly but not intrusive.

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

I've been going to Bistango for over 10 years. We bring our clients there for Christmas and go there occasionally throughout the year. I just took my wife there for Valentine's day and I got to say, the size of my seabass was almost a joke and my wife asked for medium well filet and got medium rare. Sent it back and it came back charred on the outside and still medium rare. The dessert was gross. This was my wife's first time there and I don't think we will be returning. Don't get me wrong service was great but management must be trying to save money on the portion size of their protein. Thought it was a fluke so I went back with my dad and nephew the following day. They got the burgers and enjoyed it. I got the seabass again and found myself with a two bite piece of fish. Stupid. Ambiance is nice. Wait staff were pros. But when I pay that much money lunch or dinner, I expect to leave full and not have to stop at raising cane's on my way home.

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J
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great food we love it! The food is great and dessert amazing.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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E
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Went for my Valentines day dinner. Awkward seating where you have to stare at another table while seating extremely close to all others. Food was set menu and tasted like plastic food similar to what you get at a cheap hotel. Never returning. Thanks for ruining my night

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WT
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love Bistango. The ambiance is wonderful and the food and service are always great. It was Valentines and the kitchen was overwhelmed. We were two couples and three out of four meals (filets) we’re improperly cooked. They graciously corrected this. It’s always a risk on Valentines and Mothers Day. It’s still our special-occasion favorite.

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a
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Server was not very helpful for food recommendations. Seared Ahi on Niçoise salad was excellent, but the salad and dressing were unimpressive, lacked flavor.

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n
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. Overpriced prix fixed won’t go back

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I went to an bistango on my birthday with my daughter and her boyfriend at lunch time
We ordered combo menu that we can choose two items
Food was so delicious staffs were kind
They gave us ice cream puffs with candle light
So sweet !!! Thank you bistango I highly recommend and I will go back again soon

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JD
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have had only good experiences at Bistango. Since we are seniors we like the smaller dinner which is offered all the time and is just right for us. The service is outstanding. They are aware and right there if we need them, but they do not hover. The waiter made sure that our mean did not come right away so we could really enjoy our delicious salad and wine. The music was pleasant but did not interfere with
our conversations which is becoming a rarity. Very satisfied!

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a
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly staff!
Nice place and affordable.
Definitely going back again!

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BT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very special place with excellent food, service and entertainment. Our waiter was always there, but only when needed.. Bus boy as well. Great dance floor and entertainment.

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JC
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Come all the time. Service is excellent. Love hearing the music in the lounge.

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SC
Central Coast
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was in the neighborhood and decided to try Bistango out. So glad we did. Everything was wonderful and we were lucky enough to be there on Friday when they have some amazing Paella special. We also got the burger which was just perfect. We will be back!

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SO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, we were cordially greeted by Ray, seated in a booth (as we had requested), had an excellent server and splendid meals, plus a birthday dessert for the two of us celebrating birthdays. Thank you!

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LT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistango has been there FOR EVER and I'm so glad it has. Being part of the old guard though doesn't make it stale. The food is always 5 Star, same for the service and the ambiance. I love the art that is ever changing. I've enjoyed many a social hour, a 6 hour dinner date, numerous business dinners and even celebrated a milestone birthday there with friends. You will never go wrong dining at Bistango for lunch or dinner.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines celebration.

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J
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fettuccine with steak and truffle sauce was terrific, but the Sea Bass was a little fishy, although still enjoyable.

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S
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been here for years and it’s still as wonderful as we remembered. My husband had the petite filet and I had the garlic soup and field greens. It was all delicious! The restaurant is a nice comtemporary design with lots of original artwork. Since it’s been there a while o thought it might be a little “worn” but they’ve done an excelkent job of keeping it looking fresh and new!

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KB
Orange County
429 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always great -- food, service and ambiance. Can't go wrong with any of the entrees and appetizers. Dessert is the chocolate souffle with a ton of whipped cream!

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T
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food and great service and the live music was nice too!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

For an older crowd but good food!

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food

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S
9 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meal was spectacular; the service top-level.
Parking is a bit of an issue for first-timers. I forgot to bring my parking for validation---and I paid $10.50 for the honor of parking!

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DT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely for lunch with a friend. Great food and ambiance.

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my woman there for her birthday. Atmosphere was amazing. Service was amazing. Food was amazing. Live band was fun! Danced the night away... Worth every cent. Definitely going back again and again and again!!!

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FO
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant ambiance, attentive service, excellent food, good music and we particularly appreciate the attention of two managers that came to the table to make sure that everything was to our satisfaction.

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S
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistango is an amazing dining experience! Incredible food, attentive waiters, fabulous service and atmosphere. I have been coming here for years and it never disappoints! Whenever I want to impress clients and friends, Bistango is where I bring them! Come and experience this fabulous restaurant!

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C
San Diego
90 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I requested a meal to meet dietary and allergy requirements. No Fuss, no worries and a dish so good I carried home 1/2 of it. I started with the beat salad. A little to much beat but the flavors were spot on. Highly recommend eating here

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BM
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived in the recent rain and really appreciated the complimentary valet right at the front door. Greeted at front desk by very pleasant hostess and an extremely gracious gentleman who introduced himself as the general manager, (Ray). It was a weeknight, and approximately 50% full, and he inquired as to what type of table we would like. Being 4 guys out on guys night that occurs every 6-8 weeks, we were looking for a quiet place where we could talk and were taken to a booth against the far wall where live music could be heard but didn’t interrupt conversation. Service was attentive but not invasive to talking. Menu was extensive in all areas including a wine list was a pleasure to read from not only the Napa region, but around the world. This included whites, reds, blends etc. The Alpha Omega was fabulous. The octopus appetizer was shared with small bites for all. The garlic soup, cream based, was just the right strength with no concern about bad breath. If you like soup, it was 5 star. Moving right along to 3 large, rack of lamb set on 3 portions of mashed potatoes with 3 large carrots and many pearl onions on a excellent wine sauce. Took a picture, the presentation was so spectacular. Had to show it at home. All were full, Sea Bass, apparently a signature dish, also strongly appreciated. In spite of being full, could not pass up chocolate soufflé and that was not a mistake. Professionalism again demonstrated during meal by GM stopping by table to be sure we were happy. End of a very comfortable dining experience. Wanted to take my wife back the next night. Will be planned soon. Thanks Bistangos

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J
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great dining experience. They have both regular dinners and prix fixes that include salad, entree and dessert. The salmon was cooked well...moist on the inside and flavorfully browned on the outside. My husband's steak was delicious as well. They came with great sides included, which is saying a lot these days. Exceptional desserts, including souffles, so save room!

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KY
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent varied menu. Delicious food. Large servings, good for sharing or taking home.

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CG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

love coming here for lunch! Will let everyone know!

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G
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was lovely. Great date night with my sweetie. I’d strongly recommend it.

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m
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistamgo continues to remain an outstanding restaurant in every way, from the warm reception to the ambiance, the cuisine and the service.

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BS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's Great! We like going there. Music is nice, wine and drinks are very good.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great staff that have been there a long time

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