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Bistango

4.6
1515 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm
Bar Menu: 11:30 am - Close; Saturday 5:30pm - Close
Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm to 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday 5:00pm to 10:30pm
CLOSED SUNDAYS
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Phone number
(949) 752-5222
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Javier Montoya
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Catering
Off-site catering available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Martin and Von Karman
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Parking details
Complimentary valet and self-parking available.
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Entertainment
We offer live entertainment nightly.
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Special events & promotions
From a corporate luncheon in our Galleria room to a wedding in the Atrium Courtyard, Bistango can accommodate 20 to 350 guests with the perfect setting. Contact our event coordinator today!
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

From a corporate luncheon in our Galleria room to a wedding in the Atrium Courtyard, Bistango can accommodate 20 to 400 guests with the perfect setting. Contact our event coordinator today!

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What 1515 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.6
service
4.6
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

2nd visit in a couple of weeks. Food was just as good this time as last. Scary that we had to move out of Irvine to re-find this local dining.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Have dined here three times and all were for business. The food has always been wonderful and the service excellent! The live music is enjoyable yet, soft enough to enjoy conversation where we didn't have to yell over the noise. This is becoming our go-to place for business dining in OC.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Took my wife here for her birthday and had her friends meet her there to surprise her.They did a wonderful job at seating us at a table off to the side and surprise was a success.Food and menu was great and service was excellent.Will be back

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This is a fine restaurant. We are repeat diners because it is a quality house

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Good food and surroundings

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were a party of 8 that expanded to a party of 12 and they were happy to accommodate us. The menu was diverse and the food was great, everything from beef, lamb, fish, and vegetarian entrees. Service was also excellent. We go to this restaurant at least once a year when at a local meeting, and the restaurant always provides a wonderful ambience with terrific food.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Ray does a fabulous job at the restaurant. The food and service are great.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My husband and I celebrated our 5th anniversary there and we were blown away!! Such an amazing place, you’d never know was there!! Glad we discovered it because we’re going back for more! Amazing piano player and great music, if you want a little Dan icing while you’re out!! Highly recommend and the food was phenomenal!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

I have been going to Bistango for years....stopped for a while..I like the changes..It seem more fresh..

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Liked the ambiance and the food. Service was good and professional. Smaller plate offerings are great.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My go to for client lunches. Great variety on the menu and healthy portions.

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Been coming to this place since it opened 31 years ago and it hasn't missed a beat!.
Still great, still same quality and attention to service, comfort and thoughtfulness.
Good example of family owned business staying true to its original core values.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Food & service were excellent. Live music is nice, but should be more subdued for such a classy dinner house. No vocals; just background music, so diners can converse easily.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Victor is a wonderful server, very attentive. They have a great wine list & really good seafood options, great taste combinations! The soufflé is excellent for dessert. We always enjoy the live music too.

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Not happy with the valet service - they drove my car too fast and kept me waiting while they chatted with another customer knowing I was waiting ...

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Just a consistent great spot. Awesome salad. Excellent swordfish, and terrific soufflé

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

My friend and I were celebrating our birthdays. We both had steak which was tender and delicious. We finished with chocolate soufflé, which was devine. Our server was friendly and attentive. Good place to celebrate a special occasion or just enjoy a wonderful meal.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Maeda the waiter did an awesome job! The food and the service was spectacular!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Enjoyed our experience at Bistango last Fri. Night. We were celebrating a 65th birthday and the staff of so accommodating of our requests. The food was excellent, entertainment outstanding and staff gets 10 gold stars. We will definitely be back. Ray was a great host as always.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great service delish food and cool artsy vibe.

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

Service and food were amazing! We went for a birthday celebration and they surprised us with a lovely dessert! I would highly recommend going to the Bistango for lunch or dinner !

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

My first time there. We sat at the bar and had a glass of wine. Bartender was very friendly and nice. Then we sat at a table and John was our server. He was great, friendly and made great recommendations Can’t wait to go back

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere, great service and all around impressive experience.

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4.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Had art reception across the streer

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Terrific dining with incredible atmosphere. One of the more unique restaurants in Irvine/Newport Beach area.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great choice for most occasions, you can be assure that you will continually find the same type of satisfaction no
Matter what occasion or time of the year.

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Staff was very accommodating regarding our seating. I liked the smaller portion part of the menu. Valet parking a plus.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Three of us were celebrating a birthday. Our waiter took good care of us and we able to eat, talk and relax without feeling any pressure to leave

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Five of us were seated and then ignored. Bread was served all around us but not to our table. We could not get the attention of anyone. Manager made the rounds but not to our table. Portions small. Not impressed at all.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food here was such a treat. They add a fun spin to a lot of classics (highly recommend trying the clam chowder if you can). Everything was cooked well, and presented in a way that made you excited to eat your meal. Even their bread and butter was to die for! The filet mignon was delicious and the scallops an absolute delight.

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2.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Formerly enjoyed Bistango tremendously but they blew it badly on Valentine's. They made us (and others) wait an hour past our reservation time, wedged into a corner of the lobby. After a couple of "five more minutes" we told the hostess we were leaving and were miraculously provided a table (there were about three more empty ones nearby) in a side room, not on the main floor. Someone stopped by and blamed OpenTable for "opening up an extra 100 spots." When I told her I'd spoken with her staff the day before who didn't mention any problems the reply was "I hope the food makes up for it" and she was gone in a blink. The food _was_ excellent as always but the service was perfunctory and rushed and the faux pas at the front was a disaster. Everyone has a bad night and I would've appreciated and accepted an attempt at an apology or a bit off the bill or something but none was ever offered. A really unfortunate evening all around and not worth the price (which I've paid happily on previous occasions).

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Like Bistango's and the atmosphere and food. But will avoid going there in Valentine's day next year. It felt rushed and was no more romantic than any other night there.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines dinner. Ran out of two of the appetizers. Overbooked. Blamed open table for being overbooked

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s Day Celebration my waitress was unbelievable she was awesome we shared conversation about Chicago and I will be coming back to visit this place

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We were in town for a seminar and wanted a great steak and nice quite evening out. There steak was amazing and the service was great!

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The tuna was flavorful, the wine list disappointed the part of me that prefers wine not made in the US because many of the wines offered are from the US. Great musical atmosphere once the music begins... then ensues dancing of all sorts. I recommend dining at Bistango at least once.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was awesome but the crab cakes wasn’t like I remembered need to work on that swordfish awesome sea bass good need more flavor octopus awesome lam-shank looked good wine awesome music awesome

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

I took my girlfriend for dinner. I have never been there before, but my date had mentioned it to me. So I googled it and made reservations for Saturday night. The service was impeccable, and the food was delicious. We also danced to the live music. And topped it off with a marvelous dessert.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Delicious food, excellent service and a wonderful setting for a nice dinner.

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