Pescadou Bistro

3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach CA 92663

$25 - $50

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.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach CA 92663
  • Cross Street: NA
  • Location: Orange County | Newport Beach
  • Cuisine: American | French |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Public Lot | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Diners Club | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 |
  • Phone: (949) 675-6990
  • Features: Catering Services, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion,

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  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Closed - Restaurant
Tuesday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Wednesday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Thursday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Friday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Saturday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Sunday
Dinner - Restaurant 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 16, 2021
Scott C.

Excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 06, 2020
Barbara R.

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.


Overall: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2020
Janet F.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Mar 28, 2021
Walter K.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Apr 05, 2021
Erica K.

Always happy, delicious and cozy. Best restaurant around. xoxo


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2020
jim p.

go to France without an airplane - go to Pescadou Bistro - great food, service and pricing. Jim Plou


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Nov 13, 2020
Karen M.

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.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2020
Christina C.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2021
Stephane M.

Magnifique service et delicieux food! Bravo.


Overall: 10/10
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Aug 17, 2020
Paula F.

So happy they found a way to be open. Great dinning experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Don B.

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!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 12, 2020
Max G.

The lamb chops were a bit tough, or chewy. Not as juicy as usually encountered when ordering elsewhere.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2020
Dana B.

Food was delicious, staff was attentive and wonderful.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 14, 2021
VINCENT R.

Great experience of French bistro! The entrees were delicious, the wine was very good, and the service very attentive.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 29, 2020
Geoff R.

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


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 11, 2020
Colleen C.

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.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 05, 2020
phil m.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 15, 2020
Quentin M.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 19, 2020
Karen M.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 23, 2021
Dennis C.

My favorite restaurant and an underrated gem in Southern California. Always a great meal.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Jun 08, 2020
Mark H.

Everything Great!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Oct 06, 2020
Harry C.

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.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 05, 2020
Ray V.

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: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 19, 2020
Doug M.

Overall excellent experience. The food is amazing. Service is excellent. Wine is delicious.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 21, 2020
Bruce B.

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.


Overall: 10/10
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Oct 22, 2020
Alice S.

Everything was great! The food was delicious!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Gene F.

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++


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 21, 2020
Debra B.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jul 27, 2020
Mike F.

As always, a wonderful meal and great service at Pescadou.


Overall: 0/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 01, 2020
Susan M.

The very best! The owners and staff are very welcoming and excellent service. The food is outstanding every time I dine there!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 22, 2020
Ron S.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Aug 24, 2020
David B.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 26, 2020
Kerri H.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 07, 2021
Catherine G.

Loved the food and the atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Nov 23, 2020
Gina C.

Everything was wonderful!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Aug 28, 2020
dina n.

excellent service and food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
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Jun 27, 2020
Jennifer B.

Our first visit at Pescadou. We loved it! Service was outstanding. Food was delicious! Will definitely go back soon.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2020
Susie F.

Best French food around !! Loved it


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2020
John W.

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.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Robin M.

Always a great experience !!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 09, 2020
Erin W.

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!


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 03, 2021
Genaro M.

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 .


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jun 12, 2020
Becky F.

Always a great meal!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 12, 2021
Ashten C.

We loved everything about this restaurant. The food is amazing, and the staff is wonderful. We can’t wait to return!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2020
Lisa D.

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!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 03, 2020
John R.

Very enjoyable


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 27, 2021
Sharon M.

great experience


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Sep 11, 2020
Jana Remy or W.

Pescadou has been a favorite spot for over a decade. The food is classic French fare and the wines are always good.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Astrid V.

Awesome evening! Harvest menu was absolutely perfect, bread was delicious. Service was very friendly... a little place like home, Merci !!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 05, 2020
Michelle Yee Y.

Delicious food, service was hospitable and overall a wonderful experience.