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Pescadou Bistro

3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
+1 949-645-4095
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“mussels” (11 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (7 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (3 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We are a group of 8 friends heading to France in 2019. We are hoping to find a few French restaurants in Orange County to discuss our trip. Pescadou Bistro was our first and a great start. Most of us ordered a starter. The escargots...More

Thank GardaGal0912
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your very nice review, we are very happy you and your group of friends enjoyed your dinner! We are looking forward to serving you again. A bientôt, Jacques

Reviewed March 3, 2018

This French Bistro has been here forever and has its fans. It's a small quiet place that is not fancy and serves decent French food. There are not a lot of French restaurants in the area so if you have a craving for French food,...More

Thank John F
Reviewed February 7, 2018

We loved this place! We've eaten in many French bistros in many cities, and Pescadou Bistro stands up to the best of them. We were there on a Wednesday eve, from 7-9 PM. Service was excellent--friendly, efficient, attentive but not intrusive. Food was superb. We...More

Thank Carl C
Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

Four of us went to this picturesque restaurant in the Newport area.We had reservations, though it was not very crowded as it was Thursday night.The service was very good, the chefs specials explained to us on a blackboard display.I ordered the Coq au van, which...More

Thank Ashok P
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Pescadou Bistro has been in its location for almost 20 years yet I never noticed despite driving past it dozens of times. It is a sidewalk location along a busy struch of Newport Blvd. recently under construction and realignment. Participation in Restaurant Week brought our...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed February 12, 2017 via mobile

I'm slow to write a less than favorable review and hope that this will effect some positive change. The service was slow. The Boulllibase was very fishy and the giant shrimp was attached to the body which squirted a nasty ink into the broth. We...More

Thank Sunshine3261
Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

My French brother-in-law knew the owner, so he took us here. A small place, a little noisy, but what excellent food! I had a tasty bouillabaisse containing prawns, calamari, mussels and monkfish. My sister had the pork chops which were tender and delicious. The service...More

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Management response:Responded February 6, 2017

Thank you Worldtraveler678, thank you for your review, we are very happy you had a nice experience at Pescadou Bistro and are looking forward to serving you again. Jacques

Reviewed January 26, 2017

The service is outstanding. The wine an excellent value but everyone comes for the mussels or French version of beef stew

Thank christine a
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2017

Thank you Christine for your review. We appreciate your very nice comments and we are looking forward to serving you again soon. Jacques

Reviewed December 28, 2016

While shopping, we were chatting and the topic of onion soup came up. My wife and daughter agreed Pescadou has the best onion soup they've ever had. So to celebrate before everyone goes back to their jobs, we decided to have a light dinner. We've...More

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Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 30, 2016

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Pescadou last Tuesday. I am glad you enjoyed the food and I am sorry the service was not up to par. We had an unexpected rush and were overwhelmed by it. I hope...More

Reviewed December 14, 2016

Great service in a quiet restaurant with pleasant decor, and good food. It is in an easy to get to location with good parking

Thank Malcolm G
Pescadou, General Manager at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2016

Thank you Malcolm for your nice review. We appreciate your business and are looking forward to see you again. Jacques

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $51
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Families with children, 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: +1 949-645-4095
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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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