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About Cafe Beau Soleil

Cafe Beau Soleil French Sidewalk Cafe is located in a popular mall in Newport Beach Fashion Island, which is a popular shopping area for locals and tourists a like. Cafe Beau Soleil is a great place to stop in for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner, or to enjoy a great cup of tea with a home made pastry. We have a great Happy Hour and weekly farmer's market menu...

"If you're in the mood for a true french bistro meal, come to Cafe Beau Soleil. The waitstaff is extremely friendly and really french! The food is dependable. Sit outside during warm evenings or sunny days."
-Pascal

953 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, Breakfast, Farm-to-table

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Sunday 8:00 AM-9:00 PM

Cross Street:
Santa Barbara Street; Under the Island Cinemas, near Urban Outfitters

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(949) 640-4402

Website:
http://www.cafebeausoleil.net/

Executive Chef:
Pascal Gimenez

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cafe Beau Soleil Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

90% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
Good for a Date (6)
Authentic (6)
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Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
People Watching (5)
Casual (4)
Cozy (4)
Fun (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Romantic (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The food and service were great. The prices were reasonable. I took my wife there for our anniversary. We had a wonderful time. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Large portions. Delicious.

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food4
ambience3
service4
value2

 
·Dined on September 22, 2017

Fantastic food and service 😊😊👍🏼

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food5
ambience5
service5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The restaurant was very accommodating to the changes to our reservation. Service was excellent. Food was cooked to perfection. I really enjoyed the French Press with my tea infused with fruit/spices!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Sunday brunch reunited former teammates from the 2017 French women's waterpolo championship team. The selections were appetizingly plated and delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Their food was cold and I ordered almond tart but I changed because was not fresh

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food2
ambience3
service2
value4

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 8, 2017

always to dine there, especially if David is our waiter.
Excellent food and service. Lot the outdoor setting.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2017

I don't know if it was an off day for them on Labor Day, but I cannot recommend this restaurant. We were there for brunch. The service was bad, the kitchen did not seem to be able to handle the the number of orders they had that day. The coffee was Luke warm. The food was luke warm to cold and the crepe I had was not good. Disappointed.

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food1
ambience2
service2
value1

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

Fish was wonderful the steak was sent back to the kitchen. Overcooked and Very chewy.
Love the French onion soup.
The server did a good job on expediting my husband second choice after sending the state back

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food1
ambience5
service3
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

This is one of my favorite locales for quiet lunches and dinners with friends. The food is authentic - very much like what I ate when I traveled in the French Riviera and Monaco . It is cooked and presented well, and the service is attentive and non-disruptive. They actually notice when your mouth isn't full to ask how your meal tastes. :) I highly recommend them and will return often for their Duo of Beet salad, French Onion Soup, and Quiche!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
service5
value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 26, 2017

I love the al fresco dining it provides. I love the soft music. I wish they played French music. (Did they? I don't remember. But it would be apropos!) I HATE the LOUDNESS of music and the noise in MOST dining places here in the US. This is why I love George's Bistro in Costa Mesa. It should be publicized more. So many dining places here are SO noisy. I have to yell to be heard by my companion. Even Habana Restaurant in CM, upscale as it is, plays LOUD music! I told the manager about it; she said she could do nothing about it. It speaks of BAD TASTE!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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food4
ambience4
service4
value4

 
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Love this place. This is a wonderful restaurant with a good menu variety. It is one of our go-to French restaurants. Very good value. Reminds us of the casual restaurants (sidewalk cafes) in Europe.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Tea, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

 
·Dined on August 10, 2017

Wyatt the host was nice and professional. However, our server took more than 15 minutes before he even greeted us. Asked for water with our order and had to ask three times before he remembered to bring it. The restaurant wax not crowded so not sure why it took so long. Nice outdoor dining and great happy hour food.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food4
ambience3
service1
value2

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Love this newly discovered French Café in Fashion Island in Newport Beach.
Twice time this week. Joined their reward club and returned to take advantage
of $5 off my meal and I had another special discount waiting at home on my
computer when I returned from another delightful lunch. Once again, David was
the server and he is excellent. Nice to see good food and good service at the same
time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
ambience5
service5
value5

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on August 6, 2017

So pleased to discover this gem of a restaurant.
Waiter David made dining experience unsurpassable!! Can hardly wait to return for great food and staff.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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food5
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service5
value5

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Met with some friends that are always looking for someplace different to get together and was very happy with this recommendation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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food5
ambience4
service5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I have experienced Cafe Beau Soleil for both lunch and dinner and I would recommend it for either. The atmosphere is as close as you'll get to dining at a sidewalk cafe in Paris. The menu is creative and varied. I always feel that I'd be happy with almost ant of their offerings. The ingredients are always fresh and tasty. Try the Cajun Chicken Salad for lunch. I think it's the best salad in Southern California.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 18, 2017

I never tire of this place! Their menu has so many yummy items that I never run out of food to try out. Great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Breakfast is served nearly all day, so if you show up in the afternoon and they hand you a lunch/dinner menu but you crave breakfast, be sure to ask them for a breakfast menu. Enjoy!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Sunday Lunch
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Good took way too long to arrive.

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food3
ambience3
service2
value3

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 4, 2017

This is a nice, simple spot in right in Fashion Island. It wasn't very busy. The ambiance is nice and the staff was very friendly and prompt. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Definetly recommend for a quick stop if you're shopping around Fashion Island.

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food4
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service5
value5

vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Wouldn't count on a reservation actually meaning it's a reservation.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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food3
ambience5
service3
value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch for the 2nd year in a row. Delicious food, nice indoor/outdoor seating and awesome service!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The food and service is reliably excellent. The menu offers many interesting and tasty options for appetizers, small bites, and entrees. The creme brulee is wonderful!

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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value4

 
 (Orange County)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Good food, great ambiance and excellent service by Andy.

Tags: Great for Brunch, People Watching, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 1, 2017

The Croque Madesmoiselle would have tasted so much better on a toasted baguette slice.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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food3
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 25, 2017

After going to Paris in 2010, my husband and I yearned for more delicious French food. We were pleased to find Café Beau Soleil! Their menu is huge, and they have a breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Breakfast is served late, too! They have a soup of the day and a quiche of the day. Their soups are typically crème-free (for those who are lactose intolerant). This place will not disappoint! We've introduced Café Beau Soleil to several of our friends and family members, and they always return for more. They have a dog-friendly outside patio, and their covered patio has heaters. The patio is a great people-watching location to dine at for people-watching at Fashion Island.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Fabulous breakfasts! Lovely opportunity to sit outside and enjoy delicious food. Very much a true cafe atmosphere!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Even though we went at a busy time. Our waiter was so nice telling us how long it would be and then comped our $15 corkage fee. He was very sincere. We love the menu; the food is very good Bistro food; and its casual but warm. Very nice!

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, People Watching
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food5
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value5

 
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 12, 2017

We had breakfast here on a Sunday morning. The food was good and there was a lot of it; you could easily share the crepes. The only waiter working was late to work so the hostess stepped in to help but it took longer than we expected.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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food4
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service2
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on March 4, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always fresh and served hot. Very nice people.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 26, 2017

This is a small French inspired restaurant in Fashion Island which is convenient if shopping there. Our food was good but not fantastic and portions were more than we could eat.

There are probably other items on the menu that would be better than we had, so I can't be too much more help.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food3
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service5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

We had a valentine's dinner here. Had a wonderful course menu. Duck was very tender and tasted just right. I would like to come back for their regular meal hours!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Always a winner. Wonderful variety of delicious crepes--a delightful lunch not to be found elsewhere.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee
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food5
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Sweet Potato Beignets- soggy, bland
Apple soup special - very bland
Escargot-small but delicious
Lamb Shank - texture could have been better, temperature as well
Mushroom Pasta - very good
Beef Bourguinon- very good

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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food3
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2017

perfect go-to restaurant; well prepared variety of tasty food, served in a what feels like a neighborhood café

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food4
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