French Restaurants in Newport Beach

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Gourmet French fast food at its finest; using only fresh, first-quality ingredients and prepared in a healthy way.

327 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach,
CA
US

A light breeze ruffles the umbrellas shading Cafe Beau Soleil's patio as diners nibble on shrimp salad crepes and sip glasses of French wine. The primarily French staff of servers delivers a sweet and savory crepes, croque madames, and vanilla coffee; the Maryland-crab-cake omelet with avocado adds a twist of California flair to Southern France's cuisine. Pairing with lamb-shank entrees and flourless-chocolate-cake desserts, the extensive wine list features more than 60 selections hailing from France and California, in addition to a list of champagne cocktails. Meanwhile, a takeout window supplies customers with coffees, soups, salads and entrees to dine on at home, on the go, or on the lam.

953 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach,
CA
US

Marché Moderne: A User's Guide

Modern French Bistro | Local Ingredients | Seasonal Menus | Cosmopolitan Vibe | Covered Patio
Sample Menu
  • First course: bone marrow with bordelaise sauce, truffle-butter-grilled asparagus, and toast
  • Second course: Shelton Farms chicken coq au vin with angel hair pasta
  • Dessert: beignet with butterscotch pot de crème
While You're Waiting
  • If you’re close enough to the open kitchen, ask the chef-owners, Florent and Amelia Marneau, for some relationship advice. The couple probably has some tips to share, having successfully worked together in the same kitchen since 2007.
  • Admire the elegant interior design, which evokes the cosmopolitan feel of some of the owners' favorite french bistros around the world. The dining room transfixes the eye with its ancient stone accents, dark hardwoods, french doors, and italian patterned-silk banquettes.
Inside Tips
  • Scratching your head over what to order? Get the Spontanée prix fixe. You'll be rewarded with three reasonably priced and hyper-seasonal courses handpicked by the chefs.
  • Reservations are recommended.
Vocab Lesson
  • À la minute: this phrase directly translates to "to the minute." In cooking, it's used to describe food that's prepared to order.
  • Marché: a market. The restaurant's name—Marché Moderne, or "modern market"—is a nod to its chefs' emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Covet luxury apparel from renowned designers such as Hermès and Valentino at the South Coast Plaza shopping center (3333 Bristol Street).

After: Sip a craft cocktail with local trendsetters at Mesa (725 Baker Street).

If You Can’t Make It, Try This Pinot Provence (686 Anton Boulevard), another upscale spot specializing in seasonal French cuisine.

3333 Bristol St
Costa Mesa,
CA
US

Property Location
This hotel is within close proximity of Southern States University and Orange County Fairgrounds.

Rooms
Make yourself at home in one of the 284 air-conditioned rooms featuring kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Your pillowtop bed comes with triple sheeting, cotton sheets, and down comforters. Windows open to city and courtyard views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 32-inch flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment.

Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Dip into one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or enjoy other recreational amenities including a fitness facility and bicycles to rent. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access, a concierge desk, and gift shops/newsstands. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the complimentary area shuttle that operates within 5 mi.

Dining
Grab a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, where you can enjoy drinks at a bar and dine alfresco (weather permitting). Or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. A complimentary full breakfast is served daily.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

325 Bristol St
Costa Mesa,
CA
US