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Pescadou Bistro

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3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
+1 949-675-6990
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17:30 - 21:00
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Mission Viejo, California
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221 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While shopping, we were chatting and the topic of onion soup came up. My wife and daughter agreed Pescadou has the best onion soup they've ever had. So to celebrate before everyone goes back to their jobs, we decided to have a light dinner. We've been at Pescadou many times for special occasions, but don't consider ourselves as regulars. We've... More 

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Thank betamax12345
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Pescadou last Tuesday. I am glad you enjoyed the food and I am sorry the service was not up to par. We had an unexpected rush and were overwhelmed by it. I hope we'll have a chance to serving you and your family again. Have a Happy and... More 

Corona del Mar, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great service in a quiet restaurant with pleasant decor, and good food. It is in an easy to get to location with good parking

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Thank Malcolm G
Pescadou, General Manager at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Malcolm for your nice review. We appreciate your business and are looking forward to see you again. Jacques More 

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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We dined here with friends before our two week trip to France (October 2016). It was a perfect spot to get us in a traveling mood. The service was friendly, helpful and efficient. The menu was excellent, and all of us enjoyed our choices. I will be returning here in the future.

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Thank Bob F
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about your recent visit to Pescadou. I hope you had a nice trip to France and I am looking forward to serving you again soon. Have a happy and Healthy New Year. Jacques More 

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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and had a variety of entrees at our table. We all started with a soup or salad. The soup was delicious. Our drinks were constantly empty, or food was very slow. We had to wait a significant amount of time to order and to get our check. This was also a late lunch not a busy... More 

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Thank HappyHolekampers
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, As I am reading your review I see you are mentioning that you came for a late lunch meal and since we are not open for lunch I wonder if this review is really about our Restaurant. Pescadou Bistro is only serving dinner. Please confirm. Thank you. Jacques More 

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152 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Olga and her husband Jacques run this place. They are indeed the most wonderful friendly warm host and hostess. The menu was fantastic and not overpriced the wine list superb and you could be guaranteed that every meal here is a delight

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Thank DBKuper
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to Pescadou, "Sacre Bleu". Your nice comments makes us feel very good and we appreciate you continued patronage. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. Have a wonderful New Year! Jacques and Olga More 

Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

The owners are trying hard to give their customers a nice French restaurant experience. The food was tasty but portions were small and quite pricey. Service was good. Also, the location is not great (on a busy street basically in a strip mall). Overall, a decent place to enjoy French food.

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Thank marie b
Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

The wonderful food is consistently good - the best French dishes (duck, lapin, escargot to name a few) for miles around, and perfectly priced for the quality you receive. The service is excellent - very warm, friendly and prompt. All road construction has been completed so entering is very easy. Parking can be limited, but there is a large lot... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016

Just had my second visit to Pescadou. I had the 3 course dinner with escolar. The fish was cooked perfectly and expertly seasoned. The ambiance of this restaurant is warm and cozy. The staff are very welcoming and attentive but not hovering. I think the prices are very reasonable, considering the quality of the food and the overall dining experience.... More 

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Costa Mesa, CA
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224 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The menu was somewhat limited but the items on the menu were all excellent. The service was different than expected - more of a relaxed kind-a vibe (which may be ok - just usual for a French place with these prices). Oh - yes it isn't cheap. Well worth a visit though. Recommend to foodies.

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Greensboro, NC
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

My sister and a dear friend and I enjoyed a wonderful three course prix fixe dinner here last night in an intimate and warm setting. Our server was a charming French man who was attentive and playful. We all went with the cod entree - cooked to perfection with fingerling potatoes. Salads and soups were fresh and flavorful. They have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$51
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-6990
Description
Located on a non assuming strip mall on Newport Blvd at the beginning of the Newport/Balboa peninsula near Lido, this is a cozy French restaurant family owned and operated since 1998. The sitting is casual yet elegant with tablecloth on the table. Authentic French menu a la carte and prix fixe menu as well. Nice wine list of mostly French wines.

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