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Pescadou Bistro

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3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3815
+1 949-645-4095
17:30 - 21:00
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Irvine, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 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 attention to this opportunity to visit France here at home in OC. Parking is confusing... More 

Thank Daniel B
Newport Beach, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 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 brought this to the attention of our server and nothing was done about it. The... More 

Thank Sunshine3261
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92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 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 was very attentive. Great hearing spoken French again! Highly recommended.

Thank Worldtraveller678
Management response:

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 More 

Corona del Mar, California
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 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 review

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

Mission Viejo, California
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229 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 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 been at Pescadou many times for special occasions, but don't consider ourselves as regulars. We've... More 

Thank betamax12345
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

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 we'll have a chance to serving you and your family again. Have a Happy and... More 

Corona del Mar, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 December 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 review

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

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47 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 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
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice comments about your recent visit to Pescadou. I hope you had a nice trip to France and I am looking forward to serving you again soon. Have a happy and Healthy New Year. Jacques More 

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125 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016 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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164 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 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
Pescadou, Owner at Pescadou Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you very much for reviewing your visit to Pescadou, "Sacre Bleu". Your nice comments makes us feel very good and we appreciate you continued patronage. We are looking forward to serving you again soon. Have a wonderful New Year! Jacques and Olga More 

Los Angeles, California
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 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

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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
US$21 - US$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, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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
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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