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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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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Located on a non assuming strip mall on Newport Blvd at the beginning of...
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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  • 53
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  • 15
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
We love Pescadou!

My husband and I are regulars at "Pescadou." Jacques and his staff are friendly and extremely accommodating. We enjoy the special meals, i.e. "Tour de France" and "Boujulais Nouveau." We've eaten in French restaurants, and Pescadou is authentic French! When we entertain friends, Pescadou is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
VVRTustin
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Tustin, CA.
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
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Tustin, CA.
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are regulars at "Pescadou." Jacques and his staff are friendly and extremely accommodating. We enjoy the special meals, i.e. "Tour de France" and "Boujulais Nouveau." We've eaten in French restaurants, and Pescadou is authentic French! When we entertain friends, Pescadou is our go to place. We're treated like family and the food is perfect every time!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I am a local and highly recommend this restaurant. Not a lot of people even know about it but the food is great and it is run by a family. It's french and usually not too crowded. The location is a little unassuming in the strip mall but don't let that bother you.

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Michael, we appreciate your patronage and the nice review about Pescadou Bistro. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. More 

Agoura Hills, California, USA
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51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Outstanding French cuisine. I hope to go back again. My kids had the lamb dishes and loved it all. I had the Braised Rabbit. This is a must try. Done in a delicious white wine sauce I could drink. Yummy. We all tried the escargot. Very tasty. The only downfall is the lack of aircondition on a hot night. This... More 

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Sharon for your very nice review of your recent visit to Pescadou Bistro. we are very happy you enjoyed our cooking. Sorry about the inconvenience because of our AC problem, we are fixing it right now. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. More 

Laguna Beach, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Family owned and operated. Unpretentious and authentic French bistro cuisine. I love the duck confit salad.

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you Mickey for your nice comments of your visit to Pescadou Bistro. We appreciate you continued support. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Pescadou was perfect for a date night in Newport Beach. The staff there were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and added to the experience by adding tidbits about France and where the food comes from and why the menu was chosen for that week. When we were there, it was during the Tour de France, so the menu... More 

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review of you dinner at Pescadou Bistro. We are looking forward to serving you again on your next visit to Newport Beach. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We stumbled into the restaurant when we dropped by Newport beach. We were greeted with French, which was a good sign. We were lucky as we were given the last table in a very busy Saturday night. We spoke French to the waiters as well, and service was quick. Even though the a la carte menu was solid, we were... More 

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very nice review of Pescadou bIstro. We are very happy you enjoyed you dinner and appreciate your comments. Your descriptions make us very proud. A bientot. More 

Anaheim, California, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We celebrated various birthdays and anniversaries recently, with my sister-in-law and her husband, at Pescadou Bistro. This was our second visit to this gem of a restaurant and we were not disappointed. The service and atmosphere are really first-rate, as is the food. I had the small portion of the lamb chops, with Ratatouille. Simply delicious! My starter was Escargot.... More 

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of your dinner at Pescadou Bistro. We really appreciate you are taking the time to do this. We are looking forward to your next visit. More 

Newport Beach, California
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

You could spend the air fare to France and still not fined a meal to compare with Pescadou Bistro. The friendly service is a direct result of the owners, who are both chief and maitre'd and the fare is beyond compare. My favorite being the cassoulet simply delicious, utterly french and absolutely country cuisine, the kind that only a farm... More 

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Merci beaucoup! Thank you for reviewing your visit to Pescadou Bistro. We are very happy you and your party enjoyed your dinner, and we are looking forward to serving you again soon. A bientot! More 

Fort Lee, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Walked in with no reservations, was seated very quickly by the hostess. Ordered a nice bottle of sancerre to start the meal. Jacques took our order after letting us know the fresh fish of the day. Our meal consisted of the following: Starters Friture, crispy calamari, crayfish, aioli - Terrific and tasty Merguez, lamb sausage, ratatouille, harissa - wonderful Saucisson,... More 

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for our very nice review of your visit to Pescadou Bistro. We are really happy you enjoyed your dinner. We are looking forward to seeing you again. More 

Northern Virginia
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105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Perfect in every way except for the overcooked fish in the bouillabaisse . The broth was to die for, just like France, someone slipped on the seafood and fish, which is a shame. The service was exceptional. Clearly a local favorite, which makes it even more inviting.

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for coming for dinner at Pescadou Bistro. We appreciate you are taking the time to review your visit. We are sorry about the overcooked fish and thank you for your comment so we can improve the quality of our work in the future. We are looking forward to seeing you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 51
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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