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.
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.
Always a great meal!
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.
Jacques and Olga provide sustenance, not only for francophiles, but anyone who loves good cooking. It's not just that it's the only place to get cassoulet in OC, but that it's great cassoulet. Ditto for the coq au vin and other French dishes. (They also treat fish with respect - no smothering in sweet sauce - a real plus in these parts.) As regulars we knew that when they opened in August after being closed because of COVID-19, that we'd feel safe and comfortable. They've expanded the outdoor seating. True 6-foot separation and waiting staff all wearing masks. Best thing about the smaller crowds is Jacques' back in the kitchen.,
Our favorite restaurant in Orange County—we are thrilled that they are open again!!!
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.
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!
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.
Service was slow. Some of the dishes came out lukewarm. We have dined here before and really like this restaurant. We will be back.