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Pescadou Bistro

3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
+1 949-645-4095
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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French, European
$$ - $$$
3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Servers are extremely friendly and professional. Parking can be difficult, but the food is delicious and very french. They asked us if it was a special occasion, it was, a birthday and anniversary. They offered us a candle if we ordered and paid for a...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Priscilla G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We eat at the Bistro anytime we are in Newport; there aren't many French bistros in the county, and not many with reasonable prices and a good wine list. The mussels come in a variety of ways, although the basic white wine and garlic is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Bob H
Reviewed July 25, 2018

My favorite French Restaurant when in town. The currently offer a special menu for Tour de France 2018. And of course their unbeatable 3 course daily specials. The restaurant opens at 6 p.m. reservation recommended. Nice interior, great wine selection too. recommended MeuterMedia

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MeuterMedia
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Thank you Peter for coming to Pescadou and thank you for your nice review of your dinner here a couple days ago. We are very happy you enjoyed your dinner and looking forward to serving you again. Jacques

Reviewed June 17, 2018

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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank GardaGal0912
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 19, 2018

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

Date of visit: March 2018
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

Date of visit: January 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2017
Thank AshokP900
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

Date of visit: January 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
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

Date of visit: February 2017
Thank Worldtraveller678
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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
Special occasions, Business meetings, 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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