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GG's Bistro

GG's Bistro, in the heart of Laguna Beach, conveniently borders PCH and offers its guests a great sidewalk view of Laguna Beach life and the ocean. With a selection of the best Turkish, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine, guests are surely to enjoy the tempting starters, pastas, kebabs,traditional gyro and much more in the elegant European ambiance.

Indoor and outdoor seating with a heated patio. Children & pet friendly. Valet parking. Patio dining & view on PCH.

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35 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(35 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 35 reviews
5 stars
(16)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(5)
2 stars
(1)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • great for outdoor dining(20)
  • neighborhood gem(11)
  • great for lunch(10)
  • romantic(10)
  • fit for foodies(5)
  • kid-friendly(5)
GG's Bistro Reviews List
Review 1 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
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Review 2 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"I had a great experience and highly recommend this place to everyone. The food was delicious and the service was great!"
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2009
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Review 3 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 4 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 5 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delicious food and laid back environment

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Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"My wife and I went here for a laid back dinner out. The food was excellent. We loved the GG's eggplant appetizer. For entrees , we had the Cioppino, which was very flavorful and delicious and we had the Chicken Marsala which we also enjoyed."
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic
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Review 6 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2007
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2007
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Review 7 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/18/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/18/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 8 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A very intimate enjoyable evening.

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Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Atmosphere and entertainment A+. Good drinks, good service and excellent food. Try the GG's Eggplant appetizer. All in all a relaxed and fun evening surrounded by art galleries and great music. I'll be back with friends."
Dined on 11/13/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining
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Review 9 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Cioppino was the best dish 1/6 of us ordered

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Nice outdoor dining with good service. Salads were great and other dishes were good but not anything that you would remember long term expect the ciopinno, that was outstanding!"
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 10 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Overpriced

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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"I really wanted to like this place. It wasn't bad, but not good either...the food is average. Friendly but slow service. The price was high compared to the quality of food."
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2012
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 11 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/01/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I love this place, food is amazing"
Dined on 11/01/2015
 2015
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Review 12 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/25/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 13 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

It is a tourist trap

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
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". It is neither mediterranean nor italian. No flavor in 3 dishes that we ordered"
Dined on 10/24/2015
 2012
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Review 14 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 10/15/2015
 2007
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Review 15 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We always have great service at GGs

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We always have great service at GGs. It is a great find in Laguna. Great food, reasonably priced an great service. Love it for date night or girls night out."
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/07/2015
 2010
Dined on 10/07/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/07/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 17 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Gluten Free Menu!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We enjoyed a wonderful late lunch here. They had such a wonderful choice of vegetable, and vegetarian dishes, in addition to meat and fish. Great Meze plate.
Then I discovered they have a separate Gluten Free Menu, including Gluten Free bread. Their Avocado stuffed with grilled shrimp was delicious!
We enjoyed the food, and then the Turkish Tea in special tea glasses!
Taking a bunch of my friends back soon!
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Dined on 9/20/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 19 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/18/2015
 2009
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2009
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Review 20 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 9/19/2015
 2015
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/19/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 21 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great outdoor dining experience that was affordable and delicious!"
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2013
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Review 22 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The quality of the foot is excellent. Tasty dishes in a delightful outdoor setting. Service was non existent and no checking in during meal."
Dined on 5/26/2015
 2007
Special Features: great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 23 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 5/15/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 5/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 24 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Outdoor dining and great service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"For Mother's Day, we had few choices. 8 of us got right in and sat on the patio. Once the sun went down we were all freezing and our server brought us all blankets! Nice touch. Really good bread with dipping oil. I had a Greek salad and the eggplant appetizer, which was big enough for two. Our server was very pleasant and accommodating , she even put birthday candles on our dessert for us."
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 25 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Restaurant

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Went for lunch here with a few friends. It was walking distance from Laguna beach, dog-friendly, scenic view, good food, moderate prices. Great restaurant overall! Would visit again, totally recommend."
Dined on 4/15/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 26 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great food, POOR service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Had a great time with my sister on a Friday evening. The weather was great on a warm California evening and the food was delicious. However, the service was terrible! I chatted with our neighboring table who were regulars and said the terrible service from that particular older-female server was expected. Too bad, would have given this cute outdoor-only spot a higher rating had it not been the server's poor attitude when SHE messed up the order."
Dined on 3/20/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Review 27 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

It was a great night to eat outside

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It was a great night to eat outside. The service was great."
Dined on 3/19/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 28 for GG's Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Delightful

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"What a wonderful, delightful experience to dine at GG's for lunch. You have the opportunity to dine inside or outside and I would choose outside. The view of downtown Laguna Beach is wonderful. The pasta, salads and appetizers were an incredible blend of Mediterranean and Italian influences and quite tasty. Do try this wonderful restaurant for a great experience. Service was also spot on - outgoing and friendly."
Dined on 2/17/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Ratings-Only Reviews for GG's Bistro
Based on the average of (7) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
3 out of 4 recommend this product
Food 
3.6 / 5
(Very Good) 3.6 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
2.2 / 3
Energetic