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Pescadou Bistro

3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
949-675-6990
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Ranked #26 of 379 restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Seal Beach, CA
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48 reviews 48 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great French bistro with traditional dishes such as moules frites (mussels with french fries), escargots, duck breast, chicken dijonaise. The french fries are to die for, with truffle oil I think. Escargots are just garlicy enough and properly cooked so soft and not rubbery. Duck breast was cooked perfectly med rare, with a peppercorn sauce. Lamb chops were also excellent,... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Would definitely return to this lovely French Bistro. Service was wonderful when we were the only party at 5pm on a Sunday, but when restaurant filled to capacity with the same one waiter and one assistant, we were all but forgotten. I hope someone was out sick, because the good was delightful. I especially loved the escargot, endive salad and... More

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Tequesta, Florida
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111 reviews 111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Visiting my sister in Balboa we asked for a local recommendation and she didn't hesitate to send us to the Pescadou Bistro. The food was fantastic and freshly prepared. They were busy and seemed understaffed during our "early" dinner.

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The O.C., California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Do not let the "strip mall" location keep you away. You owe it to yourself to enjoy a well prepared meal after being disappointed at so many other haughty restaurants. French dishes the way they are suppose to be made. Service like you are suppose to get. Flavors like your taste buds are suppose to expect. ALL of the French... More

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Irvine, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

If you are looking for truly genuine, wholesome freshly prepared French food prepared by one of the masters, then you should try Pescadou in Newport Beach. In spite of the name which seems to suggest mostly fish dishes, the place has a variety of wonderful traditional French meat dishes (duck a l'orange, cassoulet, lapin, beef bourgignon, boar roast etc). We... More

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Irvine, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

This lovely French restaurant is a "find." I don't know of any like it in the area, and I've lived here for 35 years. Charming room, excellent service, and a clientele that is well-mannered: no loud talkers, at least on the weekend night we were there. The food was very good, but not outstanding. The beef bourgiugnon tasted too much... More

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La Canada Flintridge, Ca
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

A really authentic, great place. Good service nice ambiance. We had the calamari appetizer, which was wonderful. My wife had the rabbit, I had the lamb. Both were excellent. Next time we'll save room for dessert.

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South Pole
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134 reviews 134 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

The seniors in our family love this place dearly; the rest of us find it a tad boring food-wise. All the food choices are carefully prepared and lovingly presented, but all end up unexciting for the palate. The proprietors are delightful hosts – we all agree with that.

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Pescadou B, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the nice review of your recent dinner at Pescadou Bistro. We are looking forward to serving you again. More

california
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013 via mobile

We had an exceptional meal here tonight, worthy of a New York City neighborhood bistro. Rabbit, duck, lamb chops, mussels, fresh vegetables lightly cooked. We'd be happy to eat this well for the price on Paris. The interior is simple so you have to care about food since comparably priced restaurants have fancier decor or views in Newport Beach. But... More

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Pescadou B, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review, we appreciate your patronage. We are looking forward to serving you again. Jacques More

Huntington Beach, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

This has become our favorite restaurant for special occasions. The food is very French and very delicious. The owners are always welcoming and helpful. Thw wine list is very thorough and reasonably priced. We love the place!

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Pescadou B, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review, we appreciate your patronage. We are looking forward to serving you again. Jacques More

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