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Bistango

4.7
2210 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2210 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ElsaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant with amazing food. The seafood salad is one of a kind!

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vipmadonnaM
Central Coast
38 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one our favorite restaurants...very good food and friendly staff

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vipccff
Orange County
119 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to dine inside! We were seated when we arrived, tables are spaced appropriately, nice ambiance, great live music in the bar, great service and food! Thank you for the wonderful evening!

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vipWaydeF
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful highly recommend it

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GUSU
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. I had made reservations a week before and mentioned my wife's Birthday but I guess they don't acknowledge this as part of the dining experience. Next time I will be specific in requesting a booth versus the tiny table they placed us at. Food excellent and service as well. The gal in the bar performing was amazing as well.

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ColoCalGal
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect experience to celebrate a birthday and converse with friends

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vipMikeM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both had Swordfish and it was the best I have had in recent memory

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angelgirl03
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I haven't been there in a long while, but the food and service was excellent. We sat inside and felt very confortable.

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DennisG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back since before the shut down. It is still the same excellent place it has always been, with superb food, service and ambiance.

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docKM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've never been disappointed by Bistango. It's well worth the price. You know a restaurant is top notch when even the after dinner coffee is delicious!

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KimberlyC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! We really enjoyed the music as well

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vipRobertK
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a enjoyable dinner. Everything went well, good food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great! Frankie is the ultimate host!
Amazing service!

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Fussy
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was lovely. Service, food, ambiance. We were outside on the patio for the live music with Le Grande.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as always.

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JuanT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and ambience! Patio seating is great!

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viptomm
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Have always loved this spot. Good food and service. Missed not having live music. It was the first time back in over a year and the food was still as good as ever. I can't say that for all restaurants. Many have either lost talent or cut back. Not here!

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DaisyM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive staff, lovely environment, good food, reasonable prices and quiet. In short, a nice place for grown-ups.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CelebrTed a birthday. Everything was superb..food,waiter, drinks and ambience

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RyanH
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Good dishes, We are unhappy with our seating location. Good portion as well.
Will visit agan.

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rabbit
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our go-to place that never disappoints! Fantastic food, service and ambiance!

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WillTravel4Food
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions. Everyone at Bistango made our anniversary dinner a wonderful experience.

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vipOCDiner
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The music in the atrium seemed to stop for about 3 seconds every 5 minutes. Very annoying.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Our server was curt, he didn’t seem to really care about his job or us.

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vipToolshark83
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service, was sorry to learn of the loss of their patron, ope this does not impact the resturnant

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vipShoebaggirl
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Normally Bistango would get 5-stars all around. The service is excellent, the food quality normally always excellent etc. Unfortunately, my father in law's medium rare, leaning more rare, rib eye was cooked more medium-well. This is so unusual for Bistango as they normally under cook all their steaks. I was not happy when I heard about this towards the end of the meal as I know Bistango would have been happy to replace his steak at the proper temp/color. Had I known about him being unsatisfied, I would have notified our server right away. So, this is partially our fault for not informing the staff, but I wish his steak came out perfect to begin with... which is normal for Bistango.

The heavily battered and breaded calamari is also not my favorite, as I prefer more lightly battered calamari, but it was very tender. I don't think we will be ordering that dish again. I wish they would bring back the tiger prawn salad, which was our favorite for many years.

Everything else we ordered was delicious and perfectly cooked: Filet Mignon, Rack of Lamb, Salmon, Shrimp Cocktail, Chocolate Souffle. DO NOT forget to order the Chocolate Souffle. They really do a wonderful job and it is always delicious!!!

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dickx2
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the very bet dinner and dinning experience. Our favorite restaurant .
everything special.

DG
vipDoronG
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food as good as ever

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vipDeborahA
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great restaurant, sitting outside, music playing. Tables well appointed, service and food great and delightful evening.

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vipDavid
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner and experience! Service was great including very helpful wine recommendation.

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Shaun
Manitoba
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A++ food was perfect, steak was amazing quality and cooked to perfection. Seabass was perfect also

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vipJeffS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

Service was ok. Noise: phone kept ringing at adjacent table. Food was awful. Not our usual experience.

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vipAsifM
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Good seafood, decent drinks but ambience left a little to be desired (when seated outside). The heaters and the "fountain" could use some maintenance and updates.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Sea bass and risotto was cold. Told server abs manager, but they acted like it wasn’t a problem. Brought us another portion of risotto which was way better and hotter than when meal was brought out. Apparently meal was cooked way before we finished our salads.. poor service !!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
91 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! selection of food items allowed for great choices for us and our guests. Band was a little loud but our conversations were understandable.
Our waiter was knowledgable, and service was perfect. We all had a wonderful evening.😊

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vipLindaS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistango never ceases to impress. Even under the hardships handed it this year, they opened with a reduced occupancy and somewhat limited menu with the same elegance and great food as ever. Still the finest restaurant around.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful patio, dined there many times during outdoor seating only. But so excited to be indoor again as the interior decor is both and sophisticated..one of the best in this part of OC. And the food..always superb..always.

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Tina
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and comes out reasonably on time. The front Host are super nice and accommodating. Roberto is a great to chat with he serves the fresh hot bread is very kind and funny.

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barbarak
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent at Bistango! The service is excellent and atmosphere is wonderful.

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vipkarenr
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food tonight! The service was attentive and efficient. We had a round table for 6 that allowed for an intimate gathering. All staff, including valet, enhanced our evening and made us feel special. We’re so glad to be back in the restaurant and appreciated all aspects of the evening.

FAQs

Bistango offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 752-5222.

Bistango is rated 4.7 stars by 2210 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.