Zov's Bistro Tustin
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Roasted Beet Salad
crimson and golden beets, creamed goat cheese, candied walnuts, red wine vinaigrette
Marinated Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
8 ounce skirt steak, seasoned French fries
garlic, shallots, lemon, fresh herbs, chardonnay butter sauce, crostini, micro greens
I love Zov’s, but this last visit was just so-so. Our server forgot 2 things from our order entirely. When we asked why we didn’t receive them, he apologized and said he totally forgot. The salmon dish sauce didn’t really pair well with the dish. The Brussel Sprouts could have used more bacon and was bland in comparison to previous visits. Great wine, fantastic pappardelle pasta, great burger. Great ambiance. Very friendly staff. I’ll come again in the future.
Food was exceptional! Our server was friendly and certainly knowledgeable about the menu.
I have eaten at Zov's Tustin many times and it is usually good. However, this time I was very disappointed. I ordered the Moroccan salmon salad and it did not live up to it's menu description. It had only a very sparse amount of Feta cheese, no kalamata olives and the salad part was just generally mediocre. The salmon was very good. The rice was somewhat bland. The dessert menu was rather lackluster but as it was a birthday, we ordered the butter cake. It was dry not buttery. One would think that with all the wonderful pastries in the bakery, Zov's could come up with a decent dessert. Also, the service was mediocre. I would have asked for some kalamata olives for my salad but our waiter never appeared so that I could do so. overall, a disappointing visit and I will not be coming back soon.
First of all I would like to start with I’m only making this review for Dining day of May 9 Mother’s Day brunch .. I’ve been there before and have never had an issue.. Lets start with the pre fix menu that we were not aware of.. I understand prefix menu on this day is very common so be it.. however the price of $56/person was ridiculous drinks ( example mimosas not included) . We were a party of 7. We had two people in our party that are vegan and were told no vegan options.. We asked if they can get the salad that was on the prefix menu but without cheese.. The waiter annoyed went to ask the manager only to have the manager come and almost yelling say” sorry to ruin your day but but absolutely no modifications! I wanted to leave but my son insisted we stay .. since it was my Mother’s Day.. so he and he’s girlfriend watched us eat. I felt so bad ..The salmon I ordered was so dry and tasted like it was sitting out all morning .. we all left half our meal .. Definitely not worth the $$$ !! And the service was horrid! Again I’m only speaking of Mother’s Day brunch!! Would never recommend any special event celebration at Zov’s..
Noisier than we would have wanted.
A great dining experience. Professional staff, excellent service, and wonderful ambiance; it all adds up to a memorable evening out.
Fabulous as always!
From the ease of making of the reservation, to the friendly greeting and immediate seating, to the professional and thoughtful waitstaff, to the tasty and visually appealing food, to the flower-less chocolate cake dessert, the meal was great. We could carry on a quiet conversation and hear easily, we were not rushed, we were pampered and treated with care. We have already planned a return trip. Thank you Zov’s for a great time.
Beautiful environment, great food and service!
Absolute favorite restaurant for atmosphere and food. Great service and recommendations from the staff. Ended with the famous butter cake!!!
Zov’s is our favorite restaurant. Excellent food and quality. Friendly staff and very welcoming.
Sat next to the fountain...very lovely...it was my friend's birthday and our server was extremely attentive, even giving her a birthday dessert. Our meals were also very tasty. We have been here before and because of the food and service, continue to return.
Beautiful food that reminds me of Armenian restaurants in Lebanon. Everything is good.
Birthday for two friends!!
Everything was absolutely amazing!! Food was delicious and came out promptly. They always had a waiter filling my water glass and picking up dirty plates.
A family favorite -
Consistently delicious and great wait staff.
Marvelous attention from our waiter. I also like the dish prep here better than Irvine. Great experience!
The food was exceptional as always even though the lunch menu is much smaller. All of the staff were welcoming and helping out in any way needed. We selected our dessert from the bakery. This is always a good choice to meet friends and linger over lunch or dinner.
Had another enjoyable lunch at Zov's. The Sea Bass was delicious.
I judge Zov's as high end so I expected excellence . . . however, two of us ordered tea and had to send it back to be heated (it was warm but should have been hot), two of us ordered the delicious lentil soup and it arrived barely warm (did not send back but expected it to be hot), one of us had a soda with lunch and it was nearly flat (no bubbles).
I am o'k with Zov's high prices . . . but for those prices I don't expect to be sending plates back to the kitchen as I do not like to have to complain (e.g. I "sucked it up" about the tepid soup and flat Coke).
Zov's is one of my regular places! Never....Never disappointed! The menu is always changing a little at a time, but preserving old time favorites. Tried some of the new entrees this time, along with delicious beet salad and their spectacular lentil soup, but the short rib pasta dish was amazing!
From the moment we arrive until the moment we settle the bill everything was perfect the food was served warm the bread is excellent the coffee is wonderful the meals for tasty the wait staff were friendly and helpful it was a great experience
Zov's - Always great menu, food and wonderful service!
Our food server was over-the-top excellent, which made everything just that much better! Food is always stellar in this place and ambiance is very good. Enjoyed our ladies lunch out at this great restaurant!
Was very uplifting being in a restaurant that was vibrant. Really indicates that OC Californians are ready to burst out of their confinement and enjoy life. The food was the usual very good, served timely, and hot. The only complaint we had (three in the party) was the service was slow.
A little noisy but food soooo worth it!
Everything was amazing!! Our Server Angelica was fantastic!
Super food and service. Just a little bit noisy for cross the table conversations. Overall, a super place to dine.
I made a rev for a particular part of the patio, as I specified in the comment section of my online rev via opentable. When we got to the restaurant (this was made for my mom's bday, at no time did the staff even make mention of it) it turned out a private party had taken over the patio, so we had to eat inside. My parents are extra cautious due to covid, so they were pretty unhappy about this. My dad wanted to leave. We stayed, as they reserved us a great table in the corner by the window, in my opinion, the safest option.
I guess I would have liked a heads up in advance about not being able to get a table outside. We would have gone elsewhere to be able to eat outside and feel more safe/have peace of mind. This made me think that the comment on the rev was probably not read. Who knows?
Regardless, we stayed and had a nice meal. Food was great. Server was pleasant. I felt bad my dad let his grumpiness be a factor in the beginning which may have made the hostess feel uncomfortable. I told him to cool it! Overall it was a nice time. Thank you for asking, OpenTable! ;)
Great for everyday dining or special occasion. Fantastic food and service!
New waiter. Seemed to be overwhelmed and we waited for him to return on numerous occasions during our visit. It’s ok. We love Zov’s and the food and ambience. Just think this waiter was new and getting up to speed.
The food and service is always excellent. It's a bit pricey though but the overall experience is very satisfying.
Food and service is always top notch. A little pricey, but this is not a "hole-in-the-wall" place to grab a bite to eat.
awesome breakfast and service, highly recommended
Excellent service! I had purchased 4 flourless mini cakes earlier in the day, and the server hit them out of the box and presented them beautifully on a platter!
The service was friendly, caring and the food was excellent.
Roberto is awesome. Had the best pomegranate martini.... food was amazing as always.
We haven’t eaten there in quite a while. Great service and the food exceptional!! Three of us had the almond crusted salmon and it was outstanding! Won’t wait so long to you go back!!
First time back after a year of Covid restrictions. As great as I remember it. The Moroccan Salmon was perfect. Service was excellent! Love this place!
I had a wonderful lunch and appreciated that the music was turned down when I asked. I still do not believe that the outdoor restaurant needs music- everything else is perfect
Zov's Bistro Tustin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 838-8855.
Zov's Bistro Tustin is rated 4.8 stars by 1170 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.