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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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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Cafe Beau Soleil is french sidewalk cafe located in Newport Beach's...
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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  • 38
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Gluten-free savory crepes.

The waiters here really all? speak French. The food is amazing. The service is professional. It's a pity I couldn't try everything on the menu.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Elke M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The waiters here really all? speak French. The food is amazing. The service is professional. It's a pity I couldn't try everything on the menu.

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Thank Elke M
Los Angeles, California
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105 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is a nice culinary surprise, compared to the more "typical" fare found in this shopping complex. Authentic French bistro food is served here; tasty, plentiful portions, reasonably priced. Started our dinner with French Onion soup (one of the best we've tasted), followed by the Salmon Croissant and Mary's Chicken Cordon Bleu. We observed some of the other patrons'... More 

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Thank TheBrasilian
Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu was plentiful and the entire family found something to enjoy. Service was attentive and the setting was comfortable. The price was reasonable for what we received. It was a taste of French cuisine at a shopping venue.

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Thank Diane C
Moscow, Russia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

... with Coq au Vin, beef Bourgogne and lamb dishes, and also with a great selection of wines for dinner. Do take a good note - strange as it might seem, you can get a very good Italian wine for half the price of the local Californian wine of approximately same quality (a bottle of Villa Antinori Riserva '12 went... More 

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Thank Sergey B
Laguna Beach, California
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Beau Soleil is a great find, tucked away in Fashion Island. The food is wonderfully authentic, you could be in a cafe somewhere in Paris, but the prices are reasonable and the wine is a bargain! The Crepe Complete is perfect, the sole is light a excellent, and for dessert the Paris Brest is amazing. We enjoy Beau Soleil for... More 

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Thank DaveandLisaButler
Newport Beach, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Cafe Beau Soleil is our hidden gem at Fashion Island. There is wonderful outside dining all year around. It is reminiscent of the sidewalk cafes in France. The food is wonderful! You can't go wrong with any dish. The desserts are incredible too. The Creme Brulee is the best we've had anywhere in Orange County. The prices are very reasonable.... More 

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Thank hjobrown23
Corona del Mar, California
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133 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

This small outdoor area has a great variety of food to choose from. It is fun to sit, dine and people watch.

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Thank Ron Y
Miami
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 via mobile

If you are going to have an eatery staff it properly. As I was told we are busy and we are short staffed today. Honestly this is not my problem......

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Thank JandLgoaway
Newport Beach, California
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178 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

After a bout of hectic shopping at Fashion Island, this is a wonderful way to relax and people watch while fueling up for more shopping. The menu is compact yet comprehensive, with something to please everyone. Happy Hour is very popular, with excellently priced appetizers and drinks to please. It is rather nice to sit "on the sidewalk" as if... More 

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Thank anita w
Orange, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

We woke up Thursday morning imagining that we were in our favorite arrondissement in Paris. We would have Turkish Coffee , a baguette, some yogurt and cheese and count the hours for Champagne midd day. If we were in Chinon, FR we would have Cremant Chateau Langlois and when we saw it on your menu we knew we had been... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 25
  • Cuisine: French, American, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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