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About Zov's Bistro Tustin

Rated as one of the top restaurants in Orange County by Zagat, Southern California Restaurant Writers and Orange County Business Journal. This chef driven concept is the original restaurant by esteemed cookbook author, Chef Zov Karamardian. Zov's Bistro, Bakery & Cafe has a commitment to providing guests with the finest dining experience. Zov's Bistro serves California Mediterranean inspired cuisine in a unique ambience which mixes the sophistication of bistro elegance, with the relaxed comfort of casual California dining.

17440 E. 17th Street
Tustin, CA 92780
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Californian, Mediterranean, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast:

Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am,

Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30am


Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm


Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
17th and Yorba

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 838-8855

Website:
http://www.zovs.com/

Catering:
Zov's special events and catering department provides full-service catering on premise and offsite for social and corporate clients throughout the year. From bridal showers and weddings to company holiday functions, Zov's special events staff handles every detail from menu selection to valet services to make your event unforgettable. Let the bistro come to you.

Parking Details:
Ample self parking available.

Executive Chef:
Zov Karamardian

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Zov's Happy Hour at the Bistro in Tustin is 3-6PM Monday to Saturday. See our menu: http://www.zovs.com/media/zovs-menus/happyhour_tustinbistro.pdf

Private Dining

Zov's offers numerous private dining options including the choice to reserve the entire restaurant, seating over 200 guests for a sit-down dinner or a stand-up cocktail reception. If you have a more intimate affair than there are private dining rooms for up to 10, 14, 50 or 80 guests.

Zov's Bistro Tustin Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (19)
Good for a Date (16)
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Good for Groups (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Casual (9)
Business Meals (8)
Romantic (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Cozy (7)
Healthy (7)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tapas (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 6 hours ago

We chose 3 shared plates and all were excellent.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Zov’s never misses, always providing great service and amazing food. I love the short rib papardelle pasta, but there’s so much good to choose from. It’s a beautiful restaurant, too!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Healthy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Although pricy, what good thing isn't? The food was good, the service great, the ambiance good to great, it bit noisy but it sounded alive and busy. The Mediterranean style food was quite abundant, taking home left overs from every plate, and management checked into the table twice to make sure our experience was good. I was a bit shell-shocked from the sticker price, but I'd return because it was predictably good - and when it comes to food, I prefer that.

Tags: Tapas, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food always - service was very good - half-price wine Tuesdays is great -

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Exceptional value for money; quality food and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food is mostly Mediterranean style but many has plenty of variety. Food was very tasty and portions generous. Specialty cocktails and nice wine selection available. Overall very good. It was our first visit. We will return.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very good service and I think the menu and food quality and taste have improved.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

This was our annual First Date nite at Zovs for the past 7 years. We have been married for 5+ years We always look forward to our evening here and the great food! we drive up from mission Viejo so it is not really in our back yard.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I always have a lovely time at Zov's. It's a great place to meet up with friends, as we did on this visit; it was their first time. We enjoyed many of the appetizers (including the hummus and the cheeses) and the lamb meatballs. And my entree was the beef and chicken kebobs, which were excellent. Oh, and I enjoyed a pomegranate margarita.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Cancún)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Like always a great place for a nice date night
For my husband and I. We love and look forward to eating at Zov’s.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Hot Spot, Cozy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food is fresh and tasty. The lunch menu is limited, but offer good choices. Service was very attentive. The ambiance was slightly noisy.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Honestly feel like they have lost half a step from our prior experiences. Not crowded at all on a Friday night, so maybe others feel the same way. Good overall experience. But, it's been better.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The overall customer service was very good. An upbeat attitude was demonstrated by all employees we came in contact with.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Cancún)·Dined on September 17, 2017

My husband and love coming to Zov's is our special Date night. We have our Favorite waiter Justin who always comes with great wine paring ideas and desserts.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

It was a lovely dinner/evening with great food (perfectly cooked to order), a table that wasn't nearly as noisy as most, and wonderful service!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We've eaten at Zov's many times and we have never had a bad meal there. The service is always wonderful and the food is great. We usually try something different each time and we're always pleasantly surprised.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I love love love this place! I prefer to sit on the Bakery side. Parking is better and the outdoor seating is great. Pomegranate mimiosas are the bomb and their pulled pork nachos are ridiculously good!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 12, 2017

My favorite bistro in O.C.; wonderful atmosphere, delicious food and great service!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Zov's is staple in Tustin. I celebrated my birthday with friends and the food was delicious. The service was extremely good. Our server could not have been nicer. We were not rushed and felt very comfortable lingering through lunch. It has been one of my favorite restaurants for years.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 3, 2017

A dinner at Zov's is always a wonderful experience. We received excellent and attentive service, which included food and wine recommendations. We enjoyed a selection of cocktails and wine as well as five delicious appetizers. And our entrees were delicious.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Our first experience here. Met friends here for dinner. It's one of their go to places. Excellent food and service.

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vip
 (Cancún)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Love this place we come here at least every other month.
Justin is one of our Favorite waiters he is Great ! The food is great you never go wrong with seafood linguine.😋

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

An outstanding lunch today. Our server was outstanding and attentive. The special Salmon Salad was well liked as was the Chicken Pilliard Salad. Sat on the patio and with the breeze the temperature was perfect.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Healthy, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Iris was our waitress and she could have definitely been more attentive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 24, 2017

Unbelievable meal - grilled salmon was to die for! Impeccable service. Thx so much!!!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

We have dined at Zov's many times and we wanted to get together with friends for a nice dinner. We were seated promptly and ordered cocktails which is my only complaint. For the money they are very small. It is made up by the fact that there is no corkage for wine you bring in and we had brought a nice bottle to share.

We started with appetizers, Hummus, eggplant dip and a great feta/jalapeno dip which I absolutely love. My wife had the Filet Mignon and which was delicious and the other lady had the kebobs 2 ways, which is always great and one of my favorites. The other gentleman and I both had the 5 day lamb which is one of the best things on the menu and there is so much and it is so filling we both had to take some of it home.

All in all a delicious, relaxing meal with fronds which you expect at most restaurants, but are never disappointed at Zovs.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Seating Prompt
Service awesome; personal and attentive
Variety menu
Delicious Appetizers, Main Dish (cooked to perfection)
Scrumptious Desserts
Ambiance...relaxing

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Had a great time, celebrating a friends birthday.

Would like to have had access to the desserts offered in your other restaurant section.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 10, 2017

The server was very attentive, food was good & we enjoyed the ambiance. Thank you!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great place for girls night out!
Lite dining fun atmosphere!
Check out purple plate specials for smaller portions!!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 26, 2017

As regulars, it gets frustrating when we feel taken advantage of. We didn't have a server for almost 20 mins or even a drink order taken. It wasn't busy either.

Food was sub par today and then took another 20 mins to get our check. I had to go and ask the bartender to find our server to get our check.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We love Brandon and try and only go when he's working!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Service was excellent. My friend didn't like her meal and the staff very graciously replaced it quickly without hesitation.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Our service and food were both fantastic. The lamb meatballs are very good and make for an easy to share appetizer. I ordered the angel hair pasta with chicken for the first time. It was very good. Hot, flavorful, and a generous amount of chicken.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Birthday Time at Zov's! It had been too long since our last dining experience at Zov's, and I must say, it was wonderful being there again, this time for my birthday. We were warmly greeted and shown to our table. Justin, our server was attentive and took good care of our party.

Their Sojuk Arrabbiatia is no longer on their menu, and when I mentioned how much I enjoyed it, Justin was quick to let me know that the chef would be able to replicate it for me, sans the spicy beef sausage-it would be chicken instead. It was delicious! Just as I remembered it to be, just a bit less spicy without the beef sausage. It was wonderful, and so kind of the chef to go to the trouble of putting that together for me. A special birthday gift!

The others dining with us had the Angel Hair pasta ("Wonderful!"), the short rib papparadelle (cleaned his plate), kebob two ways, and the burger. Everyone was very happy with their choices. The restaurant surprised me with their Ridiculous Sundae and we also managed to make two orders of their Crème Brulee somehow disappear!

And, btw, if you go, don't forget they have a more casual café right next door, with a patio. Their bakery makes the most amazingly beautiful desserts and great cookies, breads, etc.. So, don't forget to stop by to pick up some wonderful treats for later!

All in all, it was a pleasure returning to Zov's. And, I can't wait to go back, soon!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 15, 2017

One of our favorite places to dine. Business dinner this time around. Colleague from Alabama she was very impressed. The food ALWAYS SUPERB. Our server Justin was great. We LOVE Nicki she stopped by on her way to another one of your locations as she new we were dinning with you this nite, just ta say hello to us THANK YOU NICKI and congrats on ur new position with Zov's

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 13, 2017

It was too hot in the restaurant. They should have closed the windows and turned on the a/c. The best part of the meal was the fresh bread. I liked the seabass on the cafe side much better than the seabass on the bistro side.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The patio area was upgraded since the last time we were here. It's a very nice, almost cozy feeling. The food was great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Came here for wedding rehearsal dinner with a group of people. Food and service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on June 26, 2017

We have been going to Zov's for many many years, and the reason we chose this night was their throwback menu item of pork chop with sour cherries (however in the past I don't think it was a bone in pork chop, I think it was a couple of slices of a pork loin). The food was delicious! The chop was a great alternative (actually better than before). Jason was a great waiter. However, it was a very warm evening and it was way to hot in the restaurant/patio, perhaps something to think about reconfiguring with our super hot weather.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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