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Pescadou Bistro

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3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
+1 949-675-6990
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

The owners are trying hard to give their customers a nice French restaurant experience. The food was tasty but portions were small and quite pricey. Service was good. Also, the location is not great (on a busy street basically in a strip mall). Overall, a decent place to enjoy French food.

Thank marie b
Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

The wonderful food is consistently good - the best French dishes (duck, lapin, escargot to name a few) for miles around, and perfectly priced for the quality you receive. The service is excellent - very warm, friendly and prompt. All road construction has been completed so entering is very easy. Parking can be limited, but there is a large lot... More 

Thank Charlotte46Balboa
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

Just had my second visit to Pescadou. I had the 3 course dinner with escolar. The fish was cooked perfectly and expertly seasoned. The ambiance of this restaurant is warm and cozy. The staff are very welcoming and attentive but not hovering. I think the prices are very reasonable, considering the quality of the food and the overall dining experience.... More 

Thank Carolyn G
Costa Mesa, CA
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224 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2016

The menu was somewhat limited but the items on the menu were all excellent. The service was different than expected - more of a relaxed kind-a vibe (which may be ok - just usual for a French place with these prices). Oh - yes it isn't cheap. Well worth a visit though. Recommend to foodies.

Thank FrankTibackx
Greensboro, NC
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2016

My sister and a dear friend and I enjoyed a wonderful three course prix fixe dinner here last night in an intimate and warm setting. Our server was a charming French man who was attentive and playful. We all went with the cod entree - cooked to perfection with fingerling potatoes. Salads and soups were fresh and flavorful. They have... More 

Thank happynotcamping
Newport Beach, CA
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Both the duck and lamb chops where delicious, but a little on the expensive side. The place is quite cozy and the service was excellent.

Thank Captain_Leo
Irvine, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

My wife and I met two friends there last night. The service was excellent and attentive. The entrees - which we paired with a wonderful French Rose' - were excellent. All in all, it was a great evening! Two side notes: 1) I consider myself something of a baguette expert. Theirs was as good, or better, than any I have... More 

Thank dzahner
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247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

This is a very nice, quaint, French Swiss restaurant. The looks of the outside and even inside are rather dull and plain. The service was ok. We got the fixed price menu which was very reasonable $39 for 3 courses. We started with French onion soup and the sausage platter, which were both very good. For the main courses, we... More 

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Newport Beach, CA
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64 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

We visited Pescadou for dinner several times several years ago and were disappointed that the duck breast and lamb chops we ordered were overcooked. We ordered them medium rare and they were medium. We did not return for a few years. Recently I read many good reviews and assumed that the food was now better. We returned and again ordered... More 

Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015

It is a gem of a restaurant with the delicious food and wine. The service is wonderful. Make sure that you order the french fries because they are the best ever!

Thank Ann S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $51
French, European
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Located on a non assuming strip mall on Newport Blvd at the beginning of the Newport/Balboa peninsula near Lido, this is a cozy French restaurant family owned and operated since 1998. The sitting is casual yet elegant with tablecloth on the table. Authentic French menu a la carte and prix fixe menu as well. Nice wine list of mostly French wines.

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