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Bistango Restaurant

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19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-1539 (Martin and Von Karman)
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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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Irvine, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Live Music every night and Dancing, Food is good, a bit of an older crowd need to get music that will attract a younger audience! Outdoor Patio is nice and spacious with live music on wednesdays on the patio

Thank sonnyd1
Irvine, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice, sexy atmosphere, good variety of food! Better than I expected, due to its location. Not there for the view, but the atmosphere and the food!

Thank Kelly M
Irvine, California, USA
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104 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been to this restaurant countless times. It is always good and their standard dishes are delicious. The restaurant has a unique setting and with the art work always changing there is something unique for each visit. One of the best things about the restaurant is the bar area. Ask for Steve who will always treat your right. They... More 

Thank Ron M
Rancho Mirage California
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second experience at this restaurant. As previously, the food was great, the service was great and the ambiance was great. The trio playing dance music was also wonderful., Mt spose had the tri steak which was out of this world. I had the small rack of lamb that was plentiful and cooked to perfection This is truly... More 

Thank desertj1
Kansas City, MO
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super place. Very busy, very chic, lots of activity, great cars in the valet lot. The garlic soup is incredible and the octopus salad is over the top good. Go here!

Thank wpbkc
Newport Beach, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whether it is lunch or dinner, food and service is always terrific. We use this as an occasion restaurant as it is quiet . But they have live music several nights a week if you like that.

Thank nwebster405
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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Retro atmosphere! Food is excellent, music is a beautiful addition to atmosphere! Formal dining was pleasant, service was personal. My second visit was much better than our first visit. Bar service was marginal and inattentive. Second visit went with a friend and received exceptional white linen service. I do believe the it was a bit overpriced, but overall an lovely... More 

Thank Kerstinpocock
Laguna Beach, California
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79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

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 

Thank cburnsesq
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 July 5, 2016

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 

Thank squishytiger
Orange County
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $60
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
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-1539
    (Martin and Von Karman)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Irvine
  • Phone Number: 949-752-5222

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?