American Bistro - Best of 2014

Published Dec 17, 2014

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

2014 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
  • Nominee for: American Bistro
    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
    Nominee for: American Bistro, Bakery
    2143 North Tustin Street, Suite A-6, World Map 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
  • HopScotch, Great Meals, Nightlife, American Bistro, Beer Bar, Cocktail Bar, 136 East Commonwealth Avenue Fullerton CA 92832
    136 East Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, 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
  • Haven Gastropub, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 190 S Glassell St Orange CA 92866
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    190 S Glassell St, Orange, 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
  • The Lazy Dog Cafe, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 16310 Beach Blvd Westminster CA 92683
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    16310 Beach Blvd, Westminster, 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
  • Old Vine Cafe, Food, American Bistro, 2937 Bristol St Costa Mesa CA 92626
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    2937 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Location
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    3333 Bristol St, Costa Mesa, CA
  • Sundried Tomato, , , 361 Forest Ave Laguna Beach CA 92651
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    361 Forest Ave, Laguna Beach, CA
  • The Corner, Food, American Bistro, 15611 Product Lane Hunbtington Beach CA
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    15611 Product Lane, Hunbtington Beach,
  • 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
  • 15. Houston's
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    2992 Michelson Drive, Irvine, 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
    17. Sage
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    2531 Eastbluff Dr, Newport 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
  • Nominee for: American Bistro
    129 East Collins Avenue, Orange, CA
  • The Hangout Restaurant & Beach Bar, Great Meals, Cheap Eats, Nightlife, American Bistro, Breakfast, Cocktail Bar, 901 Ocean Avenue World Map Seal Beach CA 90740
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    901 Ocean Avenue, World Map Seal Beach, CA
  • Palm Terrace Restaurant, , , 690 Newport Center Dr Newport Beach CA 92660
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    690 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA
  • 6ix Park Grill, , , 17900 Jamboree Rd Irvine CA 92614
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    17900 Jamboree Rd, Irvine, CA
  • Foxfire, Great Meals Restaurants, New American, 5717 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd Anaheim CA 92807
    19. Foxfire
    Nominee for: American Bistro
    5717 E Santa Ana Canyon Rd, Anaheim Hills Anaheim, 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
Contest Overview
  • 27,252
    Total Votes
  • 18,124
  • 132

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