Irvine >Food & Dining > Bistango
19100 Von Karman Ave, Irvine, CA | Directions 9261233.670302 -117.857027
Neighborhoods: Irvine Business Complex
Great wine list and food – I like Bistango a lot and eat there very often. The presentation of food is great and everything tastes amazing. Service is fast, they play nice music and there is colorful art everywhere. Bistango is a very quiet, relaxing restaurant that is good for groups, a casual date or a business meeting. Servers are very nice, but the ones I usually get are not very knowledgeable about wine, which is not that big of deal as long you know about wine and you know what you should order. It's a nice restaurant overall. oh, and don't even try to self park your car!
Wonderful Place – Great food, great service, and great music!
Delicious – A place with good service and and consistently good food. Excellent date place, except when they have live music playing because then it is hard to talk. The bands, though not great, can be fun for a group. Crowd is a little bit older, so it is a nice place to avoid the college crowd. They can't afford to eat there anyway.
Love the Sexy Ambiance – This is a great restaurant that you may miss because of it's odd location. This restaurant combines great food with an "art gallery" feel, as they rotate a variety of artwork that is available to look at and even purchase. There is a live band if you want to dance and a good sized bar. My FAVORITE dish, a dish I crave often, is the Shrimp Risotto. WOW, the risotto is the perfect texture, which is hard to find these days. Also, the garlic soup is to die for! They have a great wine list and offer 3 options when ordering by the glass; 3 oz, 6 oz or 9 oz. I like this. The only negative thing I would say is that 1 server there is VERY slow and inattentive. Also, if you are seated in the back you cannot capture the full ambiance of the restaurant.
great experience – I recently went for the first time and ate at the bar and the food was amazing and surprisingly very modest in price. The wine list was very extensive and bartenders were very friendly and fun. I highly recomend it, whether you're alone, on a date, or with friends! I had a memorable experience!
Absolutely perfect!!! – Bistango is a beautiful place all around! The food is some of the best I have ever had. My husband and I went there for a friends birthday and had a wonderful time we sat in the galleria and it was beautifully decorated. The staff was a bastion of service and cheer. The many questions I had were greeted with expertise and I was left at the end of meal wanting for not a single thing. A greater birthday one could not dream, a grander night one could not plan. Hats off bistango, hats off.
Poor Service and unaccomadating staff – My husband and I reserved this establishment for our rehersal dinner the night before our wedding. We felt we were forgotten at times (no one came to replenish drinks), and had to ask several waiters before getting things we needed. I also wrote a letter to the restaurant, detailing our experience but did not hear back from them. It felt to me that they really didnt care for our patronage. Needless to say, all 30 of our guest did not return to this restaurant, and each had told their family and friends.
The letter i sent:
We had reserved the Galleria for our private affair and although we enjoyed the food and decor we were dismayed by the impolite demeanor of the waiters and servers. We expect that a restaurant of your caliber would have unparalleled service to compliment the food and decor.
My husband and I had also planned to conduct a Chinese tea ceremony in the Galleria which did not need an elaborate set-up. The set-up was quite simple and only required the removal of a small table. When I asked to move a table, I was met with ardent reluctance and unwillingness. After several insistences, the waiters finally helped move the table and we expressed our gratitude for their help even though they completed our request with annoyance.
Throughout the evening, I felt intimidated to ask the waiters for more water or tea after my initial request to refill because at that time, the waiter raised his voice to me and asked in a condescending tone "How many water refill you want?" I was completely taken by suprise as were my fellow guests. I've been to many 4 and 5 star restaurants with a staff far more accommodating than your own, and I struggle to apprehend why there is such incongruence in the quality of the food and lack of good service at your restaurant?
Yummy ! – Had dinner last night and it was my first time eating here. Wow, it was so good. The food was just delicious and the service was great. We had excellent help from Bill selecting the perfect wine for our dinner.
I would highly recommend Bistangos. I am sure we will be back again. Thank You everyone !
My favorite place in Orange County ! – I discovered Bistangos on a trip to California and for the past 5 Years, I fly in from Las Vegas once a week to have dinner. I live in the City of Fine Dining and Entertainment and have been to all the best of the best here in LV. Bistangos has a wonderful ambiance and the staff is terrific. Bill Blank is always accomodating when he knows I am flying in for dinner and each week seems better than the last. The food is absolutely excellent and the Wines and special events they offer should not be missed. If you want the best and have not experienced fine dining, then make sure Bistango's is your first choice !
Great Filet – I Believe you're missing out on a true gem if you don't try Bistango... The Asparagus Salad is superb, the Wine List is Excellent and the Filet is the best anywhere... I've tried the other's on the best list and they don't compare...
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