American Bistro - Best of 2012

Published Nov 28, 2012

These restaurants take old ideas and melt them into tasty new ones. Who does it best?

Winner
2012 Winner

1. The Lazy Dog Cafe

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"The Lazy Dog Cafe is a great restaurant with a huge variety of menu choices. There is something for everyone. They..." via Brittney2255

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16310 Beach Blvd Westminster CA 92683
  • The Lazy Dog Cafe, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 16310 Beach Blvd Westminster CA 92683
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    16310 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA
  • Haven Gastropub, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 190 S Glassell St Orange CA 92866
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    190 S Glassell St, Orange, CA
  • NICK'S Laguna Beach, Great Meals, Food, New American, American Bistro, Breakfast Sandwich, Burger, Place for a Sandwich, 440 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    Multiple locations
  • Eat Chow, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 1802 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa CA 92627
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    1802 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Old Vine Cafe, Food, American Bistro, 2937 Bristol St Costa Mesa CA 92626
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Garlic Jo's, Great Meals, Food, New American, American Bistro, Burger, 2332 West Coast Hwy Newport Beach CA 92663
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    2332 West Coast Hwy, Newport Beach, CA
  • Lumberyard, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 384 Forest Ave Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    384 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Location
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Foxfire, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 5717 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd Anaheim CA 92807
    9. Foxfire
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    5717 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim Hills Anaheim, CA
  • Parkavenue, Food, American Bistro, 1200 Beach Blvd Stanton CA 90680
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    1200 Beach Blvd, Stanton, CA
  • Sage, Food, American Bistro, 2531 Eastbluff Dr Newport Beach CA 92660
    11. Sage
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    2531 Eastbluff Dr, Newport Beach, CA
  • Nominee for: American Bistro
    13051 Newport Ave, Tustin, CA
  • 230 Forest Avenue Restaurant & Bar, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 230 Forest Ave Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    230 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Stadium Brewing Company, Great Meals Nightlife Restaurants, Brewpub California New American, 26731 Aliso Creek Rd Aliso Viejo CA 92656
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    26731 Aliso Creek Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Doug's Downtown Grill, Great Meals Restaurants, New American Steakhouse, 12900 Main St Garden Grove CA 92840
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    12900 Main St, Garden Grove, CA
  • Wild Artichoke, Cheap Eats Great Meals Restaurants, Healthy Lunch New American Romantic Restaurant, 4973 Yorba Ranch Rd Yorba Linda CA 92887
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    4973 Yorba Ranch Rd, Yorba Linda, CA
  • Gordon James Grill, Great Meals, Food, New American, American Bistro, 110 N El Camino Real San Clemente CA 92672
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    110 N El Camino Real, San Clemente, CA
  • Infusion Restaurant and Bar, Great Meals, Food, Nightlife, New American, American Bistro, Specialty Cocktail, 25612 Crown Valley Pkwy Ladera Ranch CA 92694
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    25612 Crown Valley Pkwy, Ladera Ranch, CA
  • Hush, Great Meals, Food, New American, American Bistro, 858 S Coast Hwy Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    858 S Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach, CA
  • The Corner, Food, American Bistro, 15611 Product Lane Hunbtington Beach CA
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    15611 Product Lane, Hunbtington Beach,
  • The Green Parrot Villa, Great Meals, Food, New American, American Bistro, 2035 N Main St Santa Ana CA 92706
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    2035 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA
  • The Lido Deck Restaurant & Wine Bar, Great Meals, Food, New American, American Bistro, 3420 Via Oporto Newport Beach CA 92663
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    3420 Via Oporto, Newport Beach, CA
  • The Red Cork Bistro, Great Meals, Food, New American, American Bistro, 5244 Lampson Ave Garden Grove CA 92845
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    5244 Lampson Ave, Garden Grove, CA
Contest Overview
  • 25,366
    Total Votes
  • 14,243
    Voters
  • 121
    Winners

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