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.
Great experience of French bistro! The entrees were delicious, the wine was very good, and the service very attentive.
We loved everything about this restaurant. The food is amazing, and the staff is wonderful. We can’t wait to return!
Food delicious, service excellent!
One of our favorite restaurants and a hidden gem in Newport Beach. We always feel like we are back in France when we dine at Pescadou.
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!
Delicious food, service was hospitable and overall a wonderful experience.
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!
Everything was wonderful!
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.
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.
Pescadou never disappoints! Always our favorite 'go-to' for the best meal, the best ambiance, the best feeling. Never had a bad experience.
The absolutely finest dining experience one could ever hope to realize. This marks my 19th year dining at Pescadou French Bistro and the latest experience makes it well worth the 100 mile round trip to experience such incredibly great food and flawless service. Dr Don Brigham, MD, PhD
Absolutely amazing. We felt like we were back in France.
Always a great experience !!
Everything was great! The food was delicious!
go to France without an airplane - go to Pescadou Bistro - great food, service and pricing. Jim Plou
Awesome evening! Harvest menu was absolutely perfect, bread was delicious. Service was very friendly... a little place like home, Merci !!!
The lamb chops were a bit tough, or chewy. Not as juicy as usually encountered when ordering elsewhere.
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.
From the moment we were greeted by our hostess, we knew we were in for a great experience. She gave us perfect recommendations. Then we met Erwin, our server. He was right out of Paris, but he spoke to us in English. He is such a professional. Every bite of our dinners was perfection. Then the strawberry dessert topped everything off. We look forward to returning.
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.
Great service and great authentic French cuisine!
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.
These guys work so hard and make your dining experience so warm, welcome and fulfilling I feel blessed to know Yves , his family and his crew
Pescadou has been a favorite spot for over a decade. The food is classic French fare and the wines are always good.
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.
Food was delicious, staff was attentive and wonderful.
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.
excellent service and food.
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.
Best French food around !! Loved it
So happy they found a way to be open. Great dinning experience.
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++
Outstanding location, service and especially food ! Highly recommended.
As always, a wonderful meal and great service at Pescadou.
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
Great place ! A little bit of France in Newport Beach... food, staff, social distancing was great. We took the blackboard menu, fresh, delicious and great value for money
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!!!
Our first visit at Pescadou. We loved it! Service was outstanding. Food was delicious! Will definitely go back soon.
This is a gem of a restaurant, a true family run treasure. We are so glad they are able to reopen. PLEASE support local.
Great local Resturaunt, glad to see them open once again. we’ll be back soon
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!
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 excellent experience. The food is amazing. Service is excellent. Wine is delicious.
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!
Fantastic and authentic French dining. A table next to us ordered Ranch dressing for their pommes frites and I loved that there was none! We need more real food here. Thank you!
Excellent meal. Always good, friendly service. Pleased that Jacques, Olga and team have opened again. Great restaurant. Our favourite.