Bistango

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$31 to $50
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American
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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thanksgiving Hours: 1pm - 8pm Live Entertainment 5pm - 9pm Will be serving a limited version of our dinner menu, in addition to our 3 course Thanksgiving menu @ $49.00/person (children $32.00/child)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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NA
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My fiancee and I celebrated our birthdays on a Saturday night. Our server Victor was attentive and a joy to be with. My fiancee had the lamb chops which were perfectly cooked and I had the Mexican shrimp risotto, also beautifully prepared. We love the live music and that you can dance anytime the urge strikes. We will definitely come here more often for the food, music and service.

F
Orange County
45 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Chose this place to celebrate my Birthday with family especially my sis who flew from Colorado. Food was delicious & everyone enjoyed their food. However, service is what disappointed it for me. 1st, the host tried to seat 5 of us in the back center right next to kitchen. Had to wait 15 minutes for a better location. There was no acknowledgement of my birthday nor a birthday dessert and had requested it in my reservation. I had seen the next table with a dessert & candle. Worst part. I had asked our waiter to take a photo of us which he said sure and came back to give me the bill! Had to remind him about the photo. After this experience I don’t plan on coming back. Thank god I didn’t sign up for their VIP program.

MO
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent! Everyone was very attentive, food was prepared as requested.

AP
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always a treat... garlic soup is amazing... service impeccable... I tell everyone to go and enjoy a fabulous lunch or dinner.

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Been there a few times now. Food has been good but there always is a clunker in the order. Something that is far below the rest. For example, this last time one person ordered The chicken dish - it was tough and tasteless . It was served on top of something we couldn’t even identify. Strange. It is pricy and one would expect it all to be good. Service was fine - the only exception was the valet had to bring 3 different cars before we got the right one!

BA
Jackson Hole
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

$20 coupon from Lincoln made lunch very reasonable.

CA
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my husband's 87th birthday with a meal at Bistango. It did not disappoint us. He ordered his favorite meal, salmon, and was very happy with it. I took the waiter's recommendation of sea bass and was delighted although I don't usually order seafood. It was perfectly seasoned and the mushroom risotto was delicious. We'll be back.

HM
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always. Only complaint is that the Chilean Sea Bass is so good it's hard to ever order anything else.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always.

KK
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Honestly everything was great. Only issue was with the Valet guy. He was rude and never asked us if we are parking here for the restaurant or not. Our server and food were outstanding.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A favorite for 30 years. Very dependable and classic Cali. Maybe clientele getting a bit older, as a group, like me.

RE
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect place for a special occasion. From the effusive greetings from the front desk young woman and attentive waiter to the thoughtful mid-meal visit from the manager, the service was first class and matched the elegant surroundings. And the food and drink? It was sublime and generous. The Mojito was complex and refreshing and the Talisker pour was generous. The entrees of an extravagant Paella with Filet Mignon and perfectly prepared Lamb Chops arrived promptly as did the superb Truffle Fries. Finally, the 1/2 portion of Chops and half bottle of wine allowed us to treat ourselves to the exact tastes we wanted without wasteful surplus. We left feeling pampered and satiated. We will return.

i
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and great service.

OT
Orange County
108 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Contemporary California cuisine in an elegant setting, very good selection of dishes, quiet and well suited for a conversation , live music this evening close to the bar which was good as background.

EL
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service, food and manager Ray made me want to come back and book my holiday party there.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I never comment but the food amazing and the server was great! Very accommodating and very nice. Attentive at all times! I wish I remembered his name. The bday girl spilled a cocktail and most fell on me but he was great to recoup....

B
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food-,rib steak w/creamy pepper sauce was excellent. Wedge salad different but very good.

DR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous spot for a birthday celebration! Great complimentary dessert!

OT
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will our waiter was outstanding! The food incredible and the overall experience lovely.

OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner, Service & Atmosphere outstanding!

HM
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Mahi Mahi special. It was amazing. Everything on the menu is delicious and the service is always stellar.

KW
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as was the setting and service. This is a wonderful place to dine for special occasion.

MK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fish perfectly prepared. Helpful and personably waiter. Wonderful evening. Thanks

SS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a while since we last visited....about 10 years! We will be back Mike was very good!
Best, Steve and Dannielle Schmidt

NA
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was wonderful and the food was very good. They had a piano player in the bar area with room for dancing and that made for a very fun night. We will absolutely go back again. The French fries are amazing as was the grilled octopus appetizer. The lamb chops were cooked perfectly!

r
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food, while a bit pricey, is outstanding. The ambiance is moderately noisy.

TS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic wait staff, great food and great wine prices.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Service extremely slow. Food tough. Dessert tasted like it had been frozen and inedible.
First time it was so bad.

T
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My wife and I have been going to Bistango's since 2004 every year to celebrate our first date, where I took her there.

Great ambiance, good food, and a fully stocked bar.
The drinks and food are a bit pricy, but the restaurant is a lovely place for a special dinner, a bit of dancing with the quartet. The Host, bartender and waiter were very friendly and attentive.

See you all there next year. Saturday, Sept 26, 2020.

RL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and excellent food at reasonable price

NY
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bistango is everyone’s favorite special business lunch location. Food is great and parking easy. Normally it’s fairly easy to talk but this time we were seated next to the outdoor fountain and it was a tad noisy for me to hear across the table. Next time I’ll mention this.

RB
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go there since 1987 when day open and they keep the excellent for that many years it show the right management keep it up thanks for your service

NY
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I enjoyed our meal here very much. We had a mixed green salad to start which was well prepared. I had the swordfish and is was done perfectly. My husband had spaghetti Bolognese which he said was good. And we shared a fantastic creme brûlée. Lovely meal and terrific service. I think our waiter’s name is Victor. He was very good.
A short drive to the Barclay theatre.

A
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived. We had one less person than our reservation due to a last minute change and there was no issue. We had 2 small children with us (7 and 5) and they did a nice job adjusting the menu as needed for the kids.

BG
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bistango is a wonderful restaurant to enjoy high quality and inspired cooking along with a festive and inviting environment. Everything my wife and I ordered was tasty and so enjoyable and loved listening to live cover band perform Beatles and other hits from the sixties! Considering how large a restaurant Bistango is, the kitchen clearly is very efficient and maintains high quality throughout! Highly recommend for a great night out.

S
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Try the amaretto soufflé if on the menu. It was fantastic.

S
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Medium steak very rare................................................................kkkk

L
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s was our 14th Anniversary, we had our first kiss 14 years ago at Bistango, so nice to reminisce, Victor our waiter was incredibly fulfilling, attentive and accommodating, from the moment we entered and spoke with the hostess, our experience was perfect, thank you so much, see you again soon.

OT
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! we were free to chat and felt no pressurec to order quikly. Food is hi quality. drinks are priced right and generous. The decor and ambience are relaxing.
T. O'Heany

f
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit. Party of 4 and everything was fantastic! Salmon, chilean sea bass, soup special....