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Cafe Beau Soleil

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953 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6944
+1 949-640-4402
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St. Paul, MN
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176 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Solo afternoon late lunch before a movie. 2 for 1 happy hour menu for apps and wine. The beet salad was outstanding! Calamari served fresh and hot. The server, David, was attentive and nice. Great little place near the theaters in Fashion Island.

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Thank CandyceW
Prince George, Canada
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593 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were trying to find somewhere different to dine in the OC when visiting August 2015. We've been to so many places over the years and narrowed the list down many times over. We dined at Cafe Beau Soleil for dinner. It is a small restaurant that serves French cuisine. The decor is reminiscent of some Parisian cafes. Indoor and... More 

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Thank mariedesjardins
Aurora, Illinois
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213 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Brunch cocktails are food here. I liked the pomegranate. Food was average, except the salads were really good.

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Thank terrasea
California
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

A great little eatery tucked away on the quiet side of Fashion Island. Not too many seats, so pick your times wisely or call ahead. When weather permits (which is almost always), I would suggest grabbing an outside table and pretend you're in Paris... Eat slow, eat well, drink well and linger. Amazing surroundings, pretty people and fabulous food. How... More 

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Thank Dbtogi
Dana Point, California
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430 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Everything about this experience with the except for the nice hostess. Here's a summary: Table missing silverware, not guest ready. Get rid of the hideous paper napkins or do a better napkin, not the cheap wrinkled ones you use. And since you only put one per setting, training your staff to offer more napkins at some point would be good.... More 

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Thank romazzino
pgimenez, Owner at Cafe Beau Soleil, responded to this review

Hello, We are sorry to hear your experience were not up to your expectations. Things we do at Café Beau Soleil are part of what we are such as paper napkins or such as our Croque Monsieur comes with tomatoes and a little touch of provencal and you are right it might not be traditional Croque Monsieur but its made... More 

/las /vegas
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This use to be my favorite place at Fashion Island but because of the rude server that I have gotten on the last three visits, no longer. Not sure if the server is actually the owner since he is French but three strikes and I am crossing this place of my list of places to eat. The food remains good... More 

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Thank choosey1
pgimenez, Owner at Cafe Beau Soleil, responded to this review

Hello et Bonjour, Your server was not the owner and I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I want to define Café Beau Soleil by a good food, great service and pleasant ambiance. I would hope you will give us another try your server or another will provide you with the service you must receive. You can always and often... More 

Huntington Beach, California
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Passed this place many times. Now I won't again. Great. Small plates, meals, beverages. Real quality tea, not bags, served in presses carafes. Rare quality for cafes. Prices very competitive. Champagne bar also.

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Thank dbbarker
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Wonderful little place with authentic atmosphere! Friendly and fast service and great food! Waiter spoke French😊

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Thank ehaetzel
Hua Hin, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Cafe Beau Soleil gives a fairly modest feeling of France, with some decent French wines, a few French dishes (the escargots were very good), and French service (slow, but more polite than you sometimes find in Paris). Settings were nice, but paper table covering detracted a bit. Nice to have opens of sitting outside, sitting halfway outside, or sitting inside.... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

This cafe has some typical French cafe dishes with some local twists. Food and service was for the most part very good. The menu has fairly good variety, and I would like to come for breakfast some time to try some of those items. No draft beer but some excellent bottled beers. The wines by the glass seemed to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$25
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 953 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6944
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-640-4402
Description
Cafe Beau Soleil is french sidewalk cafe located in Newport Beach's prestigious outdoor shopping center Fashion Island. Stop in for Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply treat yourself to a cup of coffee and one of our homemade pastries.

Cafe Beau Soleil received 2 awards "Best French Restaurant" in 2014 by the business association and "Best French Restaurant" in 2014 by the visitor bureau.

Cafe Beau Soleil specialize in delicious and reasonably priced organic French cuisine with a California twist. Our cuisine is served in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you, your family and friends are sure to enjoy. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new or just a favorite dish, we promise that our distinctive menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied. No matter what the occasion, or your appetite demands, our friendly staff promises to make your dining experience a pleasant one.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?