Brasserie Pascal
Brasserie Pascal
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Brasserie Pascal

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://brasseriepascal.com/
  • Phone: 9496402700x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Mon-Sat 11:30am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Mon-Thurs 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Fri-Sat 4:00pm - 9:00pm
    Sunday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

    Sunday Brunch: 11am to 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Pascal Olhats
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Happy Hour:
    Monday through Friday from 4:00pm - 7:00pm

  • Special Events: I

Getting there

  • Cross Street: San Miguel
  • Parking: Public Lot
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Brasserie Pascal reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Thanks 4 the years o grand dinning
    LuminateTheWay
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    So sorry to see this wonderful French restaurant go... Great French dinning and very reasonable pricing... I hope to see you start up again at a new location! Au revoir!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad holiday service
    rockethead
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Brought my family here for dinner on Christmas Eve. The service was very bad. Our server barely paid any attention to us, letting plates pile up between courses, failing to bring courses in a multi-course set holiday menu blaming us for not ordering (when in fact we had to stop him when taking our order to make sure he got the fact that we were ordering something for every course because he kept trying to leave before we finished ordering), took forever to place our order, server kept rushing by our table ignoring our pleas to order), and not bringing silverware for last course when they finally cleared the table before desert. There were many other examples. Too bad because other than a subpar bisque, the food was very good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not up to par
    ogfooddude
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    This restaurant is one of our favorites. However, on this evening the service was way off. Food was great.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    This place was half empty on a night when most restaurants were fully booked. Very poor quality service and bad food. There's nothing that can help these guys. Next restaurant to take over this location please.
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  • French gem
    malibuGal
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    We enjoyed every dish. The salads were fresh and delicious. The short ribs were exquisite. The chicken was divine, and the steak was terrific. Very, very French feeling, thoroughly enjoyable. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Food
    ReviewVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    The atmosphere could not be beat. So romantic and perfect to celebrate Christmas and any other night out! The wine was superb. The server was friendly, courteous and prompt. However, the food was too salty and overcooked. Even though we loved it, we won't come back for dinner, but will use this restaurant for desserts and some spirits. Loved the location!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, poor service especially
    Eatoutfanatics
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Great food, poor service especially they were not busy since it was a late lunch. Water glass had lipstick marks on it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Friends Catch Up
    Dentalguru
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Nice that they take reservations, too bad parking is so challenging! Love the decor and the menu selections were good but it was quite loud and difficult to hear. While I liked the restaurant and food the parking difficulty will make me less likely to return.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In Fashion Island
    BeccaVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    My reservation was for early on a Friday evening, so it wasn't crowded at all. Personnel were all warm, and food was good. Attention to detail was lacking by the servers (my water sat empty through much of the meal).
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas shopping dinner
    orangebulldog
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Food was good (although extremely salty) and atmosphere nice, but service was awful. We waited for over 30 minutes to get our bill. Also the menu on open table showed a $19 three course meal, which turned out to be $30 for two courses, or $35 for three courses. This was very disappointing as the menu was very overpriced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Decent food, sloooow service
    LikeToEatOutVIP
    Dined on 12/11/2013
    Went to the restaurant for lunch. Got seated quickly. Service was very slow. I'm guessing the kitchen was overwhelmed, because the waiter did stop by fairly frequently with updates, unfortunately the 'your food will be here in 5 minutes' turned into more like 15 or 20... Food was OK, had the onion soup which was underseasoned, and the croque monsier, which was ok (though also a bit flavorless). The nutella crepe was tasty, though you cannot really go wrong in my book with anything that has to do with nutella :-)
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everyone loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Went with a group of 8. Everyone loved their food. Shrimp and artichoke appetizers were outstanding. I had the trout and it was excellent. Others loved the bouillabaisse. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Check left overs
    MichelleVIP
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Good service. Good food. But remember to check your left overs. A few were switched.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Went two nights in a row;
    Heathbc888
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Went two nights in a row; same waiter both nights. On the first night there were long waits in between courses. We had three kids and had to wait 30 minutes for one dessert. We weren't impressed with that, particularly since the restaurant was not that busy. The food was fine. On the second night we ordered our entire meal when the waiter took our drinks - first and second courses plus dessert. When it came time to bring dessert out the waiter told us they were out of the dish I ordered. I said to him incredulously, "Since 7pm?". He said he'd forgotten to place the dessert order. To his credit he rustled something up that solved the problem. Just shouldn't have been a problem in the first place. Food was good the second time too.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Turkey supper
    12xxVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    The meal was great especially the butternut squash bisque.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend in Newport
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    This was our second time at this restaurant, it is really good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently excellent
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Brasserie Pascal contiunes to maintain the high standards of an excellent European bistro.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Off-Night
    scufredVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Food was good, but delays in receiving it were inordinately long (45 minutes between drinks and salads and 25 minutes between salads and entrees). I've been a long-time Pascal fan, but this was not a great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Good But Could be Better.
    StreamlinerVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    The food has always been really good here, but the drinks are like playing Russian Roulette. One day they are this price, the next time you visit, much higher. Then they are lower and then they are higher again. You order two martinis: one comes with the glass properly filled, while the other is 1/4" lower. That is poor, sloppy mixology and this place deserves better.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine storage malfunction
    Beamer
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    It was our 37th anniversary. We had ordered a bottle of good wine and waited a long time. Apparently, the key to the wine storage broke in the lock and they were unable to serve except for the wine by the glass selection (I guess these are not in locked storage). They comped a couple of glasses and an appetizer. Things happen and at least they tried to make it up. Pascal is always good for a somewhat typical French brasserie fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well executed French food
    desertdinerVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Enjoyable dinner and wine. Found this place when Flemmings was too crowded. Came for a drink and the menu intrigued us. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal. Will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Great
    Cheryl
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    I've been here maybe ten times. Even as a vegetarian, I find great food. The shrimp Louis is one of my favorites. The service is always exceptional. I was there with my sister and mom, "celebrating" our parents' 45th anniversary, but without my dad because he passed away two months ago. My mom mentioned it to the waiter and he brought us a beautiful dessert with two candles and wished her happy anniversay several times. It was very sweet and the waiter couldn't have been more attentive or kind. Parking here however is tough because there are so many restaurants at Fashion Island, so carpool if you can. Beautiful restaurant and bar. We've decided to make this an annual occasion at Brasserie Pascal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love Pascal's restaurants
    AshleyF
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    I've dined at a few of Pascal's restaurants in OC, and have never been disappointed. Delicious and impeccable service. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2013
    Brasserie Pascal looks like a French Bistro inside, dark wood, burgundy colors in chairs,nice subtle lighting. Two people can dine there for under 55 and receive a great filet steak, potatoes and fresh vegies, salad or soup and a choice of desserts ( you also have a choice of entrees)and wine, bring your own ( 15 corkage) or order one of there great selections. The food is prepared wonderfully and served elegantly . Close to Newport, Irvine etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This restaurant has improved
    BrendaVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2013
    This restaurant has improved tremendously since it opened as Brasserie Pascal a few years ago. The food is excellent and the service is attentive, yet non intrusive. It is a well- priced option for Orange County fine dining and the atmpsphere is lively, fun and sophisticated.. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always good
    StevieMacVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Very good place and great food at reasonable price for Fashion Island. Excellent for lunch and dinner. Been here 5+ times and food is very consistent. Service always good. Good variety on the menu. They have fixed price menu options most of the time and are good value. Great standards such as mussels with a few preparations, trout almondine, short ribs, etc. Not high end french gourmet, but also not much opportunity to disappoint either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All food was properly prepaired,del
    TODD
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    All food was properly prepaired,delicious & with top ingredients.Escargot is the best anyware.Pascal knowes French food & how it is to be prepaired & served.Have loved his food since the 80s always very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More Parisian Than A Paris Bistro
    Mac1VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    If you want to feel like you are in Paris without the attitude try this wonderful brasserie. Great food, great service and great ambiance. We dine at Brasserie Pascal often.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We appreciated the reasonable
    BellagioVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    We appreciated the reasonable prices -- especially the $10 entrees before 6:30 pm and the prix fixe menu. One of our side orders came out very bland and tasteless. We sent it back and it was prepared fresh, with the proper seasonings and tasted much better.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Kathy
    Dined on 10/17/2013
    One of the best dinners, everything was so fabulous!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great great great
    Mac1VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2013
    love this restaurant. Food is good, ambience is good and service is excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch with the ladies
    Lunchbunch
    Dined on 10/11/2013
    A small group of us met for lunch at Pascals. The service was attentive and timely. The food was delicious in particular the grilled salmon salad was one of the best I have had. This is a consistent and reliable place to meet and enjoy a delicious meal in a great setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE THIS RESTAURANT! Love
    Janet
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    LOVE THIS RESTAURANT! Love the $10 deals! I eat there all the time!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never let's me down
    Greg
    Dined on 10/9/2013
    I go often for lunch and it's consistent. I do miss their $10.00 lunch specials.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Overall
    Conwonfu
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    The waiters and waitresses were very attentive. They always attended to the guests needs. The menu was affordable and very good. They have a $10 menu before 6:00, it is very good. The mood is very relaxed and calm. It makes the dining experience so much better.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, romantic
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  • Service was Great!
    StevePaxVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Server Pierre was terrific! His suggestions on every course was outstanding! ALL HITS! From the 3 appetizers – Tableside Salad - Dinner course – Wine and dessert were delicious!! We would come back and ask for this same server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Price Lunch menu
    UndWmg
    Dined on 10/2/2013
    great place to meet friends for lunch, the 2 special price lunch menus have good food and good options. My friends and I meet here on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No longer the gem it once was.
    myreview2uVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We came for dinner to celebrate our friend landing a big job. The filet mignon cuts and quality are below average and preparation is random. Our favorite French Onion soup is no longer the delight it used to be. Upcharged to substitute french fries for mashed potatoes and steamed veges. We finally just sent the steak dinner back. Service was pleasant, smiling but just poor. Pascal's once set a standard for food quality, sharp service and cool atmosphere. Sadly, Pascal's Brasserie lowers that bar.
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  • Great food at a great price
    MMMM
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Dining at French restaurant often comes with the expectations of great food with a high price but with Brasserie Pascal, you can eliminate the latter. It started with the bread and the tapenade which is difficult to stop eating. My team had the braised ribs, the filet, the sole and a variety of salads and they were all excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rude manager
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    Very rude manager when we spoke to her regarding our appetizer and the lack of bread. It was a pate appetizer being shared by 4 people and the kitchen had placed 3 small pieces of toast points. When we asked for more bread for the table, we were informed that they had run out. When we questioned how that could happen, she became rude and really defensive about running out of bread. As a fellow diner at the next table commented why not run to the whole foods next door and buy some? Very bad customer service... We've been to this restaurant many times before but I doubt we'll be coming back. We'll take our business to a restaurant where they know how to treat their customers with respect and provide good customer service.
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