Pescadou Bistro

3325 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach CA 92663
$$ French

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

Booking Notes:

Dear guest,
All requests are accepted upon arrival.
if a timeslot is not available, please try the next one prior or after for openings, or call the restaurant to be on a waiting list.
Please let us know if you have any special diet of allergy.
We are looking forward to serving you.

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
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
Closed
Sunday
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.83 out of 5 stars based on 1058 votes

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 13, 2022
Olivier d.
French food at its best, great service, awesome atmosphere. Quality is on par with the best restaurants in France !

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Mar 06, 2022
Vivian C.
Pescadou Bistro is like dining in France with genuinely authentic French food! Love the escargots, mussels, mushroom soup, trout amandine, coq au vin, homemade bread - everything is wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 01, 2022
Bill S.
Love this place!!! Going back asap!!!

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Feb 28, 2022
Philip T.
Great food, great service. Always a pleasure!

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Feb 28, 2022
Scott C.
Outstanding, as ever

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Feb 25, 2022
Bob M.
As close to Paris as possible. Authentic & delicious food. Old world charming atmosphere & excellent service . A welcome change from the “all vanilla” standard restaurant .

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 19, 2022
Barbara R.
This the perfect French bistro 6,000 miles from France. The servers are savvy re the menu & the wines. The food is prepared fresh & the seasoning is perfect. Merci beaucoup!

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 16, 2022
Harry C.
The best French restaurant in Orange County. Very intimate. Service is always great. Food is always terrific. They should add specials to the menu.

Overall: 10/10
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Feb 15, 2022
VINCENT R.
Good food! Great wine! Nice bistro ambience! Great service! How to travel virtually to France at a reasonable cost!

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Feb 10, 2022
Rhonda R.
The food & service was awesome! I always have a great experience eating here.

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Feb 08, 2022
Jess M.
This is a favorite of mine in Newport. The food is always delicious and the service is attentive. On my latest visit I enjoyed the potato leek soup along with the cassoulet and floating island. The meal was accompanied by a wonderful Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2022
Alex A.
Fabulous food and outstanding service. The best cassoulet I have had. Highly recommend.

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Jan 23, 2022
Thanh C.
Love Pescadou. Every dishes were excellent. Even bread & salted butter were so good. We had 8 people & ordered escargot, mussels, rabbit, lamb, duck & sea bass. Service was excellent as usual. We missed Jack but was well taken care of by his son.

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Jan 20, 2022
Christie C.
Had a wonderful dinner celebrating our wedding anniversary. They gave us an anniversary Crème Brûlée, just so nice!!!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 07, 2022
Donald W.
Pescadou never disappoints!

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Dec 27, 2021
Todd M.
Pescadou Bistro is a family atmosphere & owned. It's Chef's are unparalleled & Food is Award Winning & always looked for twice every year for 21 years, a few hiccups here & there throughout to try another place just because & not because of the Food & returned the next year & following years & intend to for years to come. Why return, why so many times, well when you have a small, intimate place, family owned & family operated & the food is among the best in all of Orange County & French done well like it should be & it's off the beaten path or radar & throw in owners know their clientele by name & what they enjoy & great service, well than you have something & why would go anywhere else for special events. I've experienced things I never would anywhere else & it's truly French Food done with respect. True gem & worth it every time.

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Dec 26, 2021
Marjorie D.
Food delicious, service outstanding! Very lovely Christmas Eve dinner.

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Dec 18, 2021
Randy-Jan K.
The servers were attentive. Jacques was warm, hospitable and GENEROUS! Food was savory and well presented!

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Dec 18, 2021
Linda T.
Great everything. Glad to see the business going great.

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Dec 13, 2021
Stephanie S.
Pescadou is our go to restaurant for excellent french cuisine. The food has never disappointed and the service is excellent.

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Dec 11, 2021
Steven G.
The restaurant announced it was cassoulet time earlier in the week. I took my mother here so we could relive our trip to France 15 years ago, where we first had cassoulet. The food and service were wonderful. We loved the evening.

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Nov 29, 2021
Luana L.
Such a wonderful place with great staff and food! We were there for our anniversary dinner and really enjoyed the experience!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 25, 2021
Richard I.
Great. Loved our server ,, rabbit was the best.

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Nov 19, 2021
Lynn T.
Everything about the evening with our friends was delightful and delicious!

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Nov 12, 2021
robert r.
this was our second dinner here and it will surely not be the last.i would bring even the most discerning of my friends here without hesitation

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Nov 08, 2021
Walter K.
Everyone did a great job! We will be back again for sure! :):)

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 08, 2021
Piero D.
Great traditional Southern French restaurant/bistro. Staff very cordial and knowledgeable.

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 07, 2021
Roderick F.
The waiter was excellent and all four of us found our food wonderful. It was a bit noisy, but we were accommodated by being placed as far away from it as we could have expected.

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Oct 16, 2021
Louis J.
Everything was wonderful. Great menu. If we can't visit France, Pescadou gives us a chance to taste and enjoy French food which is a great satisfaction.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 15, 2021
Jason P.
Just a phenomenal dining experience from beginning to end!! Ambiance, service, food, value - all absolutely amazing!!

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Oct 12, 2021
Kerry A.
Wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back.

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Oct 05, 2021
Corre L.
It’s our favorite!!

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Oct 04, 2021
Eric G.
Food is fantastic and great service. Lovely Brasserie

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Sep 26, 2021
Lynn F.
A lovely French country restaurant with excellent French preparations. We had a very nice server that took great care of us. The baguettes are addictive with the Charcuterie platter. Excellent salad and soup as well as the entrees. Our family had Duck, Trout, and Rabbit with perfect sauce pairings. We didn't have room for dessert but many appealing options. Look forward to our next visit.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 24, 2021
Eugene G.
I took my friend for a birthday dinner. Amy was our server and took care of us and made our experience memorable.

Overall: 10/10
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Sep 12, 2021
Fujiko "Coco" H.
We had such amazing time with delicious French cuisine and great service at Pescadou Bistro. Thank you so much.

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Aug 31, 2021
Gary B.
Always delicious

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Aug 28, 2021
Traer F.
incredible food and service! will absolutely return

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Aug 15, 2021
Barbara R.
We sat outside under the canopy & sipped a delicious Bordeaux red with our swordfish plat principal. Our server was there to refilll our glasses & to serve the entre hot. I was with my daughter. Visiting from Miami. It was a memorable experience. Thank you for your attention to details.

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Aug 13, 2021
Anthony P.
Excellent food and service as always. We always enjoy eating at Pescadou.

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Aug 07, 2021
Jon R.
We love Pescadou Bistro. We celebrate our anniversary there every year to reminisce about our meeting in Paris 57 years ago. The food and the service are absolutely the best. Prices are high, We'd go there more often, but for the cost.

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Aug 06, 2021
Robert K.
Delicious, authentic French cuisine. Friendly, professional service. Charming decor. Outstanding choice. Will definitely be back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 19, 2021
Stephane P.
So glad I found a French restaurant close to home. The food was excellent. Foie gras was a killer, mussels excellent. All staff including owners were very welcoming. A 10 on 10!

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 16, 2021
Jess M.
As always, an excellent meal. My favorite dish is floating island.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 15, 2021
DENISE N.
Best salmon I have enjoyed in years...the trout was great as was the duck...fantastic service and environment and can't wait to go back.

Overall: 10/10
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Jul 10, 2021
Mary Kay T.
We absolutely loved the total experience. The food was impeccable! Can not wait to return.

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Jul 02, 2021
Donna H.
We have always loved eating here. So happy to have returned after this long pandemic break. We will be back on a regular basis!

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 21, 2021
Seskef D.
Amazing place, servers, food, and wine. Best time

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 10, 2021
William D.
Pescadou Bistro is wonderful! We had not eaten at Pescadou during the Pandemic, but they are back. They present a most authentic offering as a French Bistro and the service was terrific.

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May 24, 2021
Joy D.
Great birthday dinner. The mussels were probably the best we’ve ever had. Had salmon special and cassoulet also. Always enjoy eating here.