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Bistango Restaurant

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19100 Von Karman Ave, Ste 100, Irvine, CA 92612-1539 (Martin and Von Karman)
+1 949-752-5222
Today
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Irvine, California
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Bistango is located in the atrium of an office complex. Drive right past it and never know what you are missing. Steak and lamb are excellent. Several starters and desserts are outstanding. On top of this is the live music which is always top notch although the small dance area can get crowded. High tent ceiling makes for a low... More 

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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable experience. Excellent service. Our waiter Manny was outstanding! Numerous helpful suggestions. Both my wife and I had salads to start. My wedge salad had too strong blue cheese for my taste but otherwise a spectacular meal. Wife had 10 oz strip loin which was superb. I had 14oz rib eye with peppercorn sauce. It was very very good. Thanks... More 

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Thank Willy958
Orange, California
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172 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've eating here several times throughout the years and the food is always good. The service is great too. Have to say, however, the prices are higher than they should be.

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Thank MasonsDad
Barrie, Ontario
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284 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

A short walk from the Fairmont in Newport Beach, and has been around for quite some time apparently. They started off in my good books by having a respectable wine list, with one of my favourites from Zenato. Fresh field greens salad was very good and generous portion. The full rack of lamb was again generous amount of ribs and... More 

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Thank Don R
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Bistango has a very interesting interior with art everywhere and an open "outside" area that is very pleasant. Good, but relatively expensive food, great service and an overall very positive experience. They do a great lamb steak- an unusual but good cut, and their fish is presented and tastes great. It is a nice special occasion setting.

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Thank Bradley G
Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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183 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

I dine at Bistango several times per year and it rarely disappoints. I usually order from the prix fixed portion of the menu - this time I got their excellent garlic soup with a 4oz filet mignon. It was wonderful, although the carrots were underdone. Wine by the ounce is a delight as well.

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Thank rayu
Miami, Florida
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Another client dinner chosen by my client. It's his go to place for lunch, dinner and special events. A nice variety of dishes and wonderful service. Typical pricing for fine dining however had a number of smaller plates and a fixed price menu as well. I would have given it five stars but the cesar salad was soggy. Wild king... More 

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California
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great small restaurant for lunch and dinner. Prices are mid range price and food is good. Happy hour bar is fun.

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Los Angeles, California
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199 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Returned to Bistango one year after our first time as it was halfway for friends in Oceanside and us out in the San Fernando Valley. It is in a industrial type area below a large office building. A great Trio played almost continually with what appeared to be a 15 mins. break over the 2.5 hrs. we were there. An... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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278 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The attention to detail in this restaurant is exceptional. The food and the service was very, very good. A wonderful place to take someone special for dinner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$70
Cuisine
American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
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: +1 949-752-5222

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