American Bistro - Best of 2017

Published Apr 5, 2017

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

Winner
2017 Winner

1. Pub Thirty-Two

Voters Love

"I love the food here. The poblano chowder w/ leeks, salmon, bacon & cilantro is insanely good. That and the lamb..." via Brendan B.

Find It
23962 Alicia Parkway Mission Viejo CA 92691
  • 23962 Alicia Parkway, World Map Mission Viejo, CA
  • Colleary's Bistro & Bakery, Specialty Food & Drink, Great Meals, Bakery, American Bistro, Coffee Shop, Brunch, 2143 North Tustin Street, Suite A-6 World Map Orange CA 92865
    2143 North Tustin Street, Suite A-6, World Map Orange, CA
  • Wild Goose Tavern, Great Meals, Nightlife, Cheap Eats, American Bistro, Beer Bar, Cocktail Bar, Bar Bites, 436 East 17th Street Costa Mesa CA 92627
    436 East 17th Street, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Eat Chow, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 1802 Newport Blvd Costa Mesa CA 92627
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    1802 Newport Blvd, Costa Mesa, CA
  • The Lazy Dog Cafe, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 16310 Beach Blvd Westminster CA 92683
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    16310 Beach Blvd, Westminster, CA
  • The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, American Bistro, Breakfast, 901 Ocean Avenue World Map Seal Beach CA 90740
    901 Ocean Avenue, World Map Seal Beach, CA
  • The Playground, Great Meals, American Bistro, 220 East 4th Street Santa Ana CA 92701
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    220 East 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA
  • Nominee for: American Bistro
    136 West Commonwealth Avenue, World Map Fullerton, CA
  • 1025 East Ball Rd, World Map Anaheim, CA
  • Nominee for: American Bistro
    27412 Portola Parkway, World Map Foothill Ranch, CA
  • 3350 Avenue of the Arts, World Map Costa Mesa, 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
  • Haven Gastropub, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 190 S Glassell St Orange CA 92866
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    190 S Glassell St, Orange, CA
  • Lumberyard, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 384 Forest Ave Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    384 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA
  • Kimmie's Coffee Cup, Cheap Eats, Food, Great Meals, Breakfast, Breakfast Sandwich, Coffee Shop, Brunch, American Bistro, 1605 West Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton CA 92833
    Multiple locations
  • Location
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
  • 6ix Park Grill, , , 17900 Jamboree Rd Irvine CA 92614
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Sage, Food, American Bistro, 2531 Eastbluff Dr Newport Beach CA 92660
    20. Sage
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    2531 Eastbluff Dr, Newport Beach, CA
  • Old Vine Cafe, Food, American Bistro, 2937 Bristol St Costa Mesa CA 92626
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Sundried Tomato, , , 361 Forest Ave Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    361 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA
  • HopScotch, Great Meals, Nightlife, American Bistro, Beer Bar, Cocktail Bar, 136 East Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton CA 92832
    20. HopScotch
    136 East Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA
Contest Overview
  • 19,428
    Total Votes
  • 13,596
    Voters
  • 127
    Winners

The 2017 OC HOT LIST awards are based on more than 19,000 votes from local Orange County-area experts.

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