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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
A delightful French restaurant

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
CHJ255
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Fountain Valley, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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56 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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

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
3 helpful votes 3 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
86 reviews 86 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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
84 reviews 84 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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 

Newport Beach, California
Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My family and I had ridden past this little restaurant a million times on our bikes, always saying "gee we shoudl try that sometime". Well, we should have tried it sooner, as it is excellent. Great ambience, great service and very tasty food.

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

Thank you very much for you very nice review. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. More 

NY, NY
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

If you're into french Bistro food and are in the Newport Beach area, there's no other place to go than to Pescadou. I'm an international traveler based in NYC and have been going to some nice french bistros such as Chez George in Paris and Balthazar in NYC throughout the years and I think that Pescadou is up there with... More 

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

Thank you very much for you very nice review. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. More 

Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Not our first time here BUT first time I've been moved enough to give an opinion. THIS IS THE BEST MEAL MY FAMILY HAS EVER EATEN IN THE UNITED STATES. honest. Returned to the restaurant twice during our visit to SoCal. If food is more important than ambience, go. go now. go with friends. go with family. go by yourself.... More 

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

Thank you Dan for your very nice review. We are very happy that you enjoyed your dinner with us and coming back during your stay in OC. We are looking forward to serving you again. J. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I come here about once a year when visiting family. I have never been disappointed. The meals range from "good" to "awesome." On our latest visited we had the prix fixe and everyone in the party was delighted with their meal. Others have complained about slow service--we did not experience this, but the pace was that which you might experience... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?