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“Sedate and sweet” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Pescadou Bistro

Pescadou Bistro
3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
+1 949-675-6990
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Ranked #2 of 360 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Price range: $21 - $45
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
South Pole
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38 restaurant reviews
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“Sedate and sweet”
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.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pescadou B, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review, June 28, 2013
Thank you very much for the nice review of your recent dinner at Pescadou Bistro.
We are looking forward to serving you again.
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california
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A great meal in a sea of same old same old”
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 if you care about food and a noise level that makes conversation possible this is the place. Lovely service, good wine.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pescadou B, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thank you for your very nice review, we appreciate your patronage.
We are looking forward to serving you again.
Jacques
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful French bistro!”
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!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Pescadou B, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review, May 12, 2013
Thank you for your very nice review, we appreciate your patronage.
We are looking forward to serving you again.
Jacques
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Not very impressed”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

Not sure why the high reviews about is place. We've been to much better places in Newport. We were not impressed at all. Food was just average and for the same price you have a lot of more choices and of course better food. Never going back!

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Pescadou B, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review, February 26, 2013
Thank you for coming to our restaurant for dinner and taking the time to do a review. We are sorry your experience was not up to your expectations.
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“Great authentic French bistro”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Pescadou Bistro is a perfect small French bistro. If you are looking for an upscale gourmet restaurant along the lines of Laserre or Tour d'Argent, this isnt the place for you. This is a bistro more like Deux Magots or any of the lesser known hangouts scattered along the Boulevard Saint-Germain in Paris, only a lot less touristy. The food is good, the reasonably priced wine list simple, and the ambiance is outstanding as are the owners, Jacques and Olga. Sometimes it is quiet and calm inside and other times, when crowded, it's noisy and lively. Hey, it's a bistro. My wife and I lived in France for several years, return there often (so color us Francophiles), and consider Pescadou our default restaurant in the area.

Visited January 2013
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Pescadou B, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review, February 4, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderfull comments about your experience at Pescadou Bistro.
We are looking forward to serving you soon.
A bientot,
Jacques
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