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Cafe Beau Soleil

953 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6944
+1 949-640-4402
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“coq au vin” (3 reviews)
“crepes” (5 reviews)
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French, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
953 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6944
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Reviewed March 12, 2017

We enjoyed this little French café. The atmosphere was pleasant, quiet and quaint. The food was great. The service was professional.

Thank babcockfrance
Reviewed March 3, 2017 via mobile

We've returned several times, for gret food (especially the delicate Sole), service and ambiance. Highly recommended

Thank James Louis W
Reviewed February 18, 2017

The restaurant itself it not that much to look at but the meal we had was excellent. We wanted to have a french meal and Boeuf Bourguignon was on the menu. Always skeptical about this meal because if the meat is not prepared and cooked...More

Thank SGEverettWA
Reviewed January 19, 2017

I had a craving for crepes and checked this place out. Cozy and charming indoor seating. Food was ok...not sure why but it t was not quite like the crepe I remember from Paris. I think the crepe might have been thicker - less light....More

Thank Regina C
Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

Solo afternoon late lunch before a movie. 2 for 1 happy hour menu for apps and wine. The beet salad was outstanding! Calamari served fresh and hot. The server, David, was attentive and nice. Great little place near the theaters in Fashion Island.

Thank CandyceW
Reviewed December 20, 2016

We were trying to find somewhere different to dine in the OC when visiting August 2015. We've been to so many places over the years and narrowed the list down many times over. We dined at Cafe Beau Soleil for dinner. It is a small...More

Thank mariedesjardins
Reviewed December 12, 2016 via mobile

Brunch cocktails are food here. I liked the pomegranate. Food was average, except the salads were really good.

Thank terrasea
Reviewed October 31, 2016

A great little eatery tucked away on the quiet side of Fashion Island. Not too many seats, so pick your times wisely or call ahead. When weather permits (which is almost always), I would suggest grabbing an outside table and pretend you're in Paris... Eat...More

Thank Dbtogi
Reviewed October 17, 2016

Everything about this experience with the except for the nice hostess. Here's a summary: Table missing silverware, not guest ready. Get rid of the hideous paper napkins or do a better napkin, not the cheap wrinkled ones you use. And since you only put one...More

Thank romazzino
pgimenez, Owner at Cafe Beau Soleil, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2016

Hello, We are sorry to hear your experience were not up to your expectations. Things we do at Café Beau Soleil are part of what we are such as paper napkins or such as our Croque Monsieur comes with tomatoes and a little touch of...More

Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

This use to be my favorite place at Fashion Island but because of the rude server that I have gotten on the last three visits, no longer. Not sure if the server is actually the owner since he is French but three strikes and I...More

Thank choosey1
pgimenez, Owner at Cafe Beau Soleil, responded to this reviewResponded November 12, 2016

Hello et Bonjour, Your server was not the owner and I'm sorry to hear about your experience. I want to define Café Beau Soleil by a good food, great service and pleasant ambiance. I would hope you will give us another try your server or...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $25
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 953 Newport Center Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92660-6944
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-640-4402
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Cafe Beau Soleil is french sidewalk cafe located in Newport Beach's prestigious outdoor shopping center Fashion Island. Stop in for Breakfast, lunch, dinner, or simply treat yourself to a cup of coffee and one of our homemade pastries.

Cafe Beau Soleil received 2 awards "Best French Restaurant" in 2014 by the business association and "Best French Restaurant" in 2014 by the visitor bureau.

Cafe Beau Soleil specialize in delicious and reasonably priced organic French cuisine with a California twist. Our cuisine is served in a relaxed and welcoming setting that you, your family and friends are sure to enjoy. Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new or just a favorite dish, we promise that our distinctive menu and attentive service will leave you truly satisfied. No matter what the occasion, or your appetite demands, our friendly staff promises to make your dining experience a pleasant one.
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