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 - 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

4.82 out of 5 stars based on 744 votes

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Sep 13, 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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Sep 01, 2021
Gary B.
Always delicious

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Aug 29, 2021
Traer F.
incredible food and service! will absolutely return

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Aug 16, 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 14, 2021
Anthony P.
Excellent food and service as always. We always enjoy eating at Pescadou.

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Aug 08, 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.

Overall: 10/10
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Aug 07, 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 20, 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 17, 2021
Jess M.
As always, an excellent meal. My favorite dish is floating island.

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Jul 16, 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.

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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 03, 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 22, 2021
Seskef D.
Amazing place, servers, food, and wine. Best time

Overall: 10/10
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Jun 11, 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.

Overall: 10/10
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May 25, 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.

Overall: 10/10
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May 24, 2021
April B.
Amazing food and service!

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May 13, 2021
Ernest S.
Pescadou is a real Gem in Orange County. Excellent food with a real chef in the kitchen, and what great hosts they are. Thank you Pescadou for the consistent great experience.

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May 07, 2021
Catherine G.
Loved the food and the atmosphere. Can’t wait to go back.

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Apr 29, 2021
Stephane M.
Magnifique service et delicieux food! Bravo.

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Apr 27, 2021
Sharon M.
great experience

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Apr 05, 2021
Erica K.
Always happy, delicious and cozy. Best restaurant around. xoxo

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Apr 05, 2021
Timothy W.
The best French restaurant I’ve ever experienced

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Mar 31, 2021
Angel M.
Service and food was excellent as usual! I will be back again.

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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

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Mar 27, 2021
Jef S.
Fabulous food and service

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Mar 24, 2021
Jean Pierre L.
Excellent and friendly, as always

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Mar 24, 2021
Dennis C.
My favorite restaurant and an underrated gem in Southern California. Always a great meal.

Overall: 10/10
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Mar 08, 2021
Edward K.
Great Food, Excellent Service- Doing the best you can with restrictions in place!

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Feb 17, 2021
Scott C.
Excellent

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Feb 15, 2021
VINCENT R.
Great experience of French bistro! The entrees were delicious, the wine was very good, and the service very attentive.

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Feb 13, 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
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Feb 07, 2021
ginny S.
Food delicious, service excellent!

Overall: 10/10
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Jan 28, 2021
Jay K.
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.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 8/10
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Dec 10, 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: 10/10
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Ambience: 6/10
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Dec 06, 2020
Michelle Yee Y.
Delicious food, service was hospitable and overall a wonderful experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Ambience: 5/10
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Dec 04, 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
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Nov 24, 2020
Gina C.
Everything was wonderful!

Overall: 10/10
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Nov 22, 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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Nov 14, 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: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2020
Kris W.
Pescadou never disappoints! Always our favorite 'go-to' for the best meal, the best ambiance, the best feeling. Never had a bad experience.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 28, 2020
Don B.
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

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 25, 2020
Kim S.
Absolutely amazing. We felt like we were back in France.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2020
Robin M.
Always a great experience !!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 23, 2020
Alice S.
Everything was great! The food was delicious!

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 16, 2020
jim p.
go to France without an airplane - go to Pescadou Bistro - great food, service and pricing. Jim Plou

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 14, 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: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Oct 13, 2020
Max G.
The lamb chops were a bit tough, or chewy. Not as juicy as usually encountered when ordering elsewhere.

Overall: 10/10
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Oct 07, 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: 10/10
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Oct 05, 2020
Larry T.
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.

Overall: 10/10
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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.