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Bistango Restaurant

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19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-6547 (Martin and Von Karman)
949-752-5222
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Laguna Beach, California
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall I like Bistango. I think they are a bit overpriced-especially for happy hour, but the new open layout, the outdoor patio and live music make this great for a date night or get together with friends. The crowd is business from 5-7 and a little bit older after that. If you are a millennial looking to party...this isn't your... More 

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Orange County, CA
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Bistango, but had not eaten there for awhile. Some friends were here from Los Angeles and we went there on the Saturday night of the holiday weekend. Ambiance, as always, was wonderful. Service a bit slow. Food, for me, a bit disappointing. Flavors just didn't work for the Halibut. I thought prices were a bit on the high... More 

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Orange County
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

lovely formalish dining room and a bar that is not noisy, Fine menu and music often and unobtrusive. Good attentive but not in your face wait staff. You can actually have a conversation in the room without shouting, a rare thing in LA and environs. This is the go-to for my wife and I for a good meal in a... More 

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Irvine, California
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67 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

If you need a great place for a business lunch this is it.....Fine dining at a fair price......Clean, Airy, and classy ! Elegant for dinner !

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California
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Great place for a business lunch. Quiet enough for discussions. Service is always tops and the food consistently good. Good location in the Irvine Office "Downtown". Valet parking.

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Newport Beach, CA
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221 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

A great standby, near the SNA/John Wayne Airport, Irvine and Newport Beach. Great food, fairly pricey but great food, service and ambiance. They so make changes when appropriate and now offer small plates for entrées, which is so great for the "small" eater. I had a flat iron steak, 4oz. For $18, BFF had small plate salmon for $20 and... More 

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Hod Hasharon
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175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We were a group of eight on a business trip. We were taken to Bistango by our hosts for dinner. The place is a pleasure to sit in and has magnificent paintings on display (for sale....) all around. A pianist was playing and singing throughout the evening. . The food was excellent!! We started with the signature garlic soup, which... More 

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LITTLE ROCK
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265 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

I had an excellent meal at Bistango. Because of the many "areas", the place does not give the impression of being as big as it is. The sesame tuna was superb, although the ratatouille was a bit too salty. The flat-iron steak was cooked just right and was very tender. The Grand Marnier soufflé though, tasted and had the texture... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

World class food and service have been the hallmark of this Irvine eatery. Every time I come to town I make it a point to eat here....it never disappoints Great food, live music, good wine list .... It's got it all

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

Not only is this a very classy place, if you go at happy hour they have quite a few good deals on both food and drink. Classy crowd, intimate setting, Maybe a little pretentious but hey, it's Orange County. Overall, pretty cool place.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $60
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-6547
    (Martin and Von Karman)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 949-752-5222

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