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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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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 43
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
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  • 0
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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
Elegant friendly place with amazing food

We had a family birthday party here. The atmosphere is laid-back elegance. The service was friendly and professional. We started with pate that made me feel like I was in France. Next came mussels - perfectly cooked with a mild broth. My dinner was Salmon with mashed potatoes and spinach. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Colorado
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

We had a family birthday party here. The atmosphere is laid-back elegance. The service was friendly and professional. We started with pate that made me feel like I was in France. Next came mussels - perfectly cooked with a mild broth. My dinner was Salmon with mashed potatoes and spinach. The dinner was delicious, satisfying and beautifully presented. The dessert... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The food here is consistent and always good. Three course dinner available most evenings. Always friendly and accommodating. Good service. Love this restaurant.

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Massachusetts
Top Contributor
153 reviews 153 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

A nice bistro with an intimate setting, but the food is decidedly mixed. Pear and goat cheese salad was a real highlight. Bread was nice and plentiful. As to the entrées, the bouillabaisse had calamari like rubber bands and the broth was strong but lacking in any subtly or depth. The fish was flaky but flavorless. The monkfish entree with... More 

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California, USA
Top Contributor
568 reviews 568 reviews
321 restaurant reviews
260 helpful votes 260 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Wow, we had an introduction to food and wine from the special region Languedoc-Roussillon in France. The French owners went over and above with the presentation of food and wine. A really special delightful evening. Wonderful intimate settings, great food presentation and very tasty and well presented food with paired wines. Highly recommended. MeuterMedia - Also you can visit the... More 

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

Thank you Peter for your very nice review of your recent dinner at Pescadou Bistro. We appreciate your great comments and are looking forward to serving you again soon. Jacques, Pescadou Bistro More 

Fountain Valley, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Finally an unpretentious, affordable French restaurant where the owner will welcome you, serve you and take great care to make your meal a pleasant one. It is a small establishment with great food and an extensive wine list. A place to return again and again.

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

Thank you very much for your recent visit to Pescadou Bistro, we appreciate your review and are very happy you enjoyed your dinner. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. Jacques More 

Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonderful meal of mixed greens, sea bass and dessert at this small restaurant. The waiter recommended an excellent wine. I also noticed other customers brought in their own wine. The wait staff were excellent, friendly and attentive. We sat near the large windows and people watched as there is a lot of pedestrian traffic.... More 

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you so much for your nice review of your recent visit at Pescadou Bistro. We are very happy you had a great time and we thank you for sharing, it means a lot to us. We are looking forward to serving you again. See you soon! Jacques More 

Picton, Canada
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

We ended up eating here twice in our week-long stay in Newport beach; it was head and shoulders above the competition. Good, authentic French food, with an interesting (and excellent) wine list. Not to mention the cheese... The service was great, too. All in all a very enjoyable experience, and head and shoulders above the other places we visited.

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

Thank you very much for your great comments on your review of Pescadou Bistro during your recent visit to Newport Beach and we are looking forward to serving you again on your next visit. Jacques More 

Newport Beach, CA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great, unpretentious French restaurant. Reasonable prices and very good food and service. Cozy and quiet.

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

Thank you very much for coming for dinner to Pescadou Bistro and taking the time to review your recent visit. We appreciate your comments and are looking forward to serving you again. Jacques More 

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Was attending a conference in Newport Beach this past week and while Newport has some wonderful restaurants, this one caught our eye. You might miss it as you ride by - it's kind of in a strip mall off the main street - but once you go inside, you are transported into a French Bistro that could very well be... More 

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

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your recent visit to Pescadou Bistro. We appreciate your comments and hope to serve you again soon. Jacques More 

Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I dined there tonight.The owner, Jaques greater us and came by our table a few time to see how we were doing and if everything was okay. Our waiter Marco added to the experience as he was from Paris. There was also a delightful waitress but I didn't get her name.Not once during the evening were we... More 

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

Thank you very much for your very nice review. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. 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 - 45
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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