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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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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined here with friends before our two week trip to France (October 2016). It was a perfect spot to get us in a traveling mood. The service was friendly, helpful and efficient. The menu was excellent, and all of us enjoyed our choices. I will be returning here in the future.

Thank Bob F
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120 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and had a variety of entrees at our table. We all started with a soup or salad. The soup was delicious. Our drinks were constantly empty, or food was very slow. We had to wait a significant amount of time to order and to get our check. This was also a late lunch not a busy... More 

Thank HappyHolekampers
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Dear reviewer, As I am reading your review I see you are mentioning that you came for a late lunch meal and since we are not open for lunch I wonder if this review is really about our Restaurant. Pescadou Bistro is only serving dinner. Please confirm. Thank you. Jacques More 

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114 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Olga and her husband Jacques run this place. They are indeed the most wonderful friendly warm host and hostess. The menu was fantastic and not overpriced the wine list superb and you could be guaranteed that every meal here is a delight

Thank DBKuper
Los Angeles, California
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39 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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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 105 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 5 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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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