Originally owned by Daniel Sidhoum (Olga’s brother), the “new-and-improved” Pescadou Bistro remained in the family after Chef Jacques de Quillien and his wife Olga took over in 2002. Olga, raised in Southern France and Paris, and Jacques raised in France’s Loire Valley and Brittany, bring a eclectic French Cuisine perspective to Pescadou Bistro. Chef Jacques de Quillien was previously the owner of Le Mistral, in Corona del Mar. Prior to Newport Beach he worked as a Chef in Montreal, Coral Gables, Houston, and San Diego.
It was a warm & balmy eve & the Pinot Noir with the Latin was delicious Service was on a par First class. It was like being at a seaside summer resort including the traffic. The Tour de France did not pass by.
This was our first time back to indoor dining. Everything was perfect. Thank you so much. We are glad your restaurant survived COVID-19. Best wishes going forward
Jessica was amazing!!! The Staff was A+! The food superb and the wines most delicious :-) We'll be back! All The Best, Andrea and Walter
Always happy, delicious and cozy. Best restaurant around. xoxo
go to France without an airplane - go to Pescadou Bistro - great food, service and pricing. Jim Plou
I love everything about this restaurant. The family is very welcoming and always seem glad to see me. The food is always excellent. I like the special meals that the offer for the Tour de France or the hunting menu, etc. It is a little piece of France in Newport Beach. One of my favorite restaurants.
We love Pescadou's! We were so excited upon hearing of their re-opening. Since it was only their second night being opened, it was a little more chaotic. They were extremely busy. We didn't get the personal attention we usually get, but the food was fabulous and that's all that matters. Thanks!
Magnifique service et delicieux food! Bravo.
So happy they found a way to be open. Great dinning experience.
Pescados is a restaurant worthy of the best Parisian, Lyon, Quebec City cuisines at a fraction of the cost. I’ve been dining here for the last 12 years and have never..ever been disappointed. It’s not a glitzy environment. I simply don’t care for anything other than great French food...beautifully prepared and graciously served as is the case at Pescadou Bistro in Newport Beach, California!!!
The lamb chops were a bit tough, or chewy. Not as juicy as usually encountered when ordering elsewhere.
Food was delicious, staff was attentive and wonderful.
Great experience of French bistro! The entrees were delicious, the wine was very good, and the service very attentive.
Rillettes, trout, floating island, all excellent, as usual. Service was superb. My wife and I always make time for a meal at Pescadou whenever we are in Newport Beach
We love this place! The food is always excellent and the staff knowledgeable and friendly. We sat outside by choice and the traffic is a bit loud. The inside, however, Is quite comfortable.
Thanks to staff and owners for staying open. Only 2 outside tables so we were 2 of 6 customers. Food was awesome. Sitting outside ok given circumstances of covid newsome shutdown of indoor seating. But Newport Blvd loud. $25 corkage fee. I get it. Thx for a fun date night.
Great restaurant, my wife and I come here almost every month. Great French food in a great, cozy setting. Also, very good on the Covid protocols - every server in a mask, tables apart from each other, etc. A complete winner!
It was excellent as always. One of my favorite restaurants! So glad to have them open again. I always know that I will find so many good things on the menu that it will be hard to choose. Jacques and Olga are so warm and welcoming. That’s why I keep going back!
My favorite restaurant and an underrated gem in Southern California. Always a great meal.
This is the perfect restaurant for a romantic evening. Very intimate, friendly staff, good food. It is the most "French" of all French restaurants in Orange County.
Service and food were very good. The only disappointment was the escargot. A different recipe and not as flavorful as in the past (very little garlic). Still, a very nice evening and we will definitely return.
Overall excellent experience. The food is amazing. Service is excellent. Wine is delicious.
We enjoyed the Hunt Seasonal Pre Fixe Dinner. Outstanding menus selections! Presentation was wonderful and the quality was a 10+. Congratulations to the chef and staff! Thank you for a memorable evening.
Everything was great! The food was delicious!
The food was like being in France, extraordinary. The staff was knowledgeable and on spot. Unfortunately, because of Covid, we had to eat outside on the sidewalk next to the traffic but it all faded away as soon as the food arrived. 10++
Great food and service, as always. If there is any way the neighboring shop could reduce the brightness of the long bright light above their store it would help with the ambience of the outdoor dining.
As always, a wonderful meal and great service at Pescadou.
The very best! The owners and staff are very welcoming and excellent service. The food is outstanding every time I dine there!
Here in the days of Covid, we were excited to eat outside in fresh air. Unfortunately the street traffic (many unmasked) was heavy which definitely influenced the ambiance. Food, as always was great. We'd come back more frequently if we lived down here.
We are lucky to have such a wonderful little restaurant like this in Newport Beach. They always deliver, the food is great, the service is terrific.
Having outdoor seating for covid is important however, when it is on a sidewalk with a busy street with horns blaring and sirens going it is not a nice atmosphere. The food was excellent. The price was expected. The ambience of seating out side was not ideal. The service was good- not great. I really HATE when servers come to your table with the excuse to clean up constantly to move you on- it is NOT subtle and having just spent $300 on dinner would have like the staff to have the decency to wait. We were there 3.5 hours- not bad for a birthday dinner that had appetizers, soups, salads meals and desserts with coffee/tea. It was just annoying to be interrupted every 15 minutes into a story or conversation to ask if we wanted something else, next time would we want more water or coffee, another time can I get these plates, final time did we want something else, etc. It really made me just want to stay longer - if you want to be irritating so can I especially if your taking my money for it.
Loved the food and the atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.
Everything was wonderful!
excellent service and food.
Our first visit at Pescadou. We loved it! Service was outstanding. Food was delicious! Will definitely go back soon.
Best French food around !! Loved it
Pescadou is always an indulgence we love. The food is perfectly prepared, everything is authentic, and the owners & staff are a pleasure. Every time we visit we are impressed with out experience - this is renewed each time. We've been going for years but unfortunately we do not reside in CA so it's only 2-3 times a year. The wine list is superb, the desserts will stay with you in your dreams.
Always a great experience !!
What a delightful meal at Pescadou. These folks have made the most of their limited outdoor space, making it as lovely as they can. The food? Fabulous. We enjoyed the Bouillabaisse, the Cassoulet, the Hangar Steak, and the Chicken Breast, and every meal was delicious. Don’t miss the delicious soups and salads and always leave room for dessert. Jacques and Olga are the most lovely people!
Service was excellent and staff were friendly . Ambience was limited due to Covid . We were on the sidewalk of noisy street . Appetizers were disappointing . Swordfish was good . Overall an average French dining experience . Won’t make the drive again .
Always a great meal!
We loved everything about this restaurant. The food is amazing, and the staff is wonderful. We can’t wait to return!
I only rated the ambiance at a “5” because we had to sit outdoors. We totally understand you have no choice at this time. We look forward to dining indoors once again. Hopefully, soon!
Pescadou has been a favorite spot for over a decade. The food is classic French fare and the wines are always good.
Awesome evening! Harvest menu was absolutely perfect, bread was delicious. Service was very friendly... a little place like home, Merci !!!
Delicious food, service was hospitable and overall a wonderful experience.