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“Our favorite Go-To place!!”

Bistango Restaurant
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Ranked #8 of 654 Restaurants in Irvine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $70
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Martin and Von Karman
Laguna Beach
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216 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Our favorite Go-To place!!”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

I've been eating here for years and have never had a bad meal. Living in Laguna I have plenty of choices, but Bistango is by far my favorite choice. So worth the drive. They are one of the most consistently great restaurants I've experienced. The staff has a very low turn over rate so they know the menu inside and out. They are professional and courteous. The food is outstanding and while they have their "old stand bys" they also add things seasonally.

I don't give praise lightly but this is well deserved. Don't wait for a special occasion. Bistango does not disappoint!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
San Diego, CA
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172 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“A GRAND TOP-NOTCH RESTAURANT”
Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is one of the fine celebratory restaurants of Southern California. Valet parking, impressive entrance, glorious artwork on the walls, senior management on the site full-time (not teeny-boppers), an experienced wait-staff, and a marvelous menu. We celebrated a birthday here last month, even though we're an hour plus away. The garlic soup was novel and delicious, the wine list was well-done, and the soufflé for desert was warm and tasty. Prices are in line for such a fine restaurant; Bistango should be a possible choice for everyone when they want to celebrate, or just enjoy a fine dining experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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Argyle, Texas
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168 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Exquisite”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Went with some colleagues from work. The service was quite good. The wine list was amazing and the New York strip was simply delicious. Expensive, but worth it.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank TexasTravelette
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Beverly Hills, CA
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162 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Nice place for a business lunch.”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

The lobster Louie is a nice light salad. It was a very nice environment for a business lunch. We could speak withou anyone listening into our conversation. The service was very good and they were always around when needed, and not there when it wasn't appropriate.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank TravelingTraveler333
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Costa Mesa, California
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230 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

Bistango is a place you can have a business lunch or dinner and/or a romantic dinner and still feel like you are being catered to as if you are the most important guest. Food is absolutely best.

Visited January 2013
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