Marché Moderne

4.8
3499 reviews
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Marché Moderne, one of Southern California’s most celebrated French restaurants from chef-owners Florent and Amelia Marneau, has now opened the doors to its new home at Crystal Cove Shopping Center.
Marché Moderne’s truly exceptional cuisine marries classic French cooking techniques with modern sensibilities, along with world-class service and hospitality for an unparalled dining experience.
Guests can now enjoy an oceanfront setting, with a brand new restaurant design featuring a stunning exhibition kitchen, an outdoor patio and an expanded bar.
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JJ
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, this place is amazing! This was our second visit to Marche Moderne and it exceeded the first, which was outstanding. Food and service are simply the best. The food is unique and inventive and the array of different tastes keeps you wanting more. We were fortunate to sit by the glass surrounding the kitchen and got to watch much of the food preparation and it was so interesting to see the care and thought that goes into every dish. The pride of the kitchen staff is very evident. I had duck and my wife had black bass and both were excellent. The most amazing dish we had all night was the octopus 2007 appetizer. It was like nothing we've ever had before. So many different tastes, it's impossible to describe. If it's on the menu, get it. Our server was Mike and he was one of the best we've ever had, anywhere. Attentive, helpful and so very personable. I can't say enough about Marche Moderne other than I wish we lived closer. On the other hand, that would be a disaster for my waistline. Oh well.....

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SW
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always loved this restuarant. Our waiter was awesome. He was so attentive and really made us feel special.

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FR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic as Always

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OT
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best people
The best food
Period

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was super too! Definitely is the place we will go back often

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E
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappoints.

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c
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, delicious food in a very pleasant venue with excellent service. One of my favorite restaurants in OC

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f
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful, except had to ask for coffee as dessert arrived.

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NJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

5 Stars all around, the food was incredible! I enjoyed the Short Ribs, they were delicious and it was a huge portion, I also had the Asian Pear & Oven Dried Pear Salad which was to die for. My friend had the Monday Spontane Supper, the shrimp & scallops were perfection and I've been dreaming about the Coffee Vanilla Panna Cotta Macaroon. I can't begin to describe how delicious everything was down to the butter served with the bread!

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DJ
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My new favorite restaurant in Orange County!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Order the tuna tartare and save room for dessert! Everything we had was outstanding, including our server Carrie. Will definitely be back.

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LP
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at Marche Modern was fabulous! Our server, Keri, was most special. Since it was our first time at the restaurant, we felt overwhelmed with all the extraordinary choices, especially the outstanding appetizers. Keri took her time defining and explaining choices off as well as on the menu. Throughout the evening, the service was superb, the glass exposed kitchen a scene to behold, the food delicious, and the ambiance delightful.
The noise level was a bit high, but it was crowded.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Duck Mousse is to die for. The food was delicious, and beautiful presentation.

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JD
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Picked this restaurant as it is my favorite and my sisters favorite. She drove up from Del Mar with another friend and I drove in from Garden Grove and another friend drove over from Mission Viejo. That's how much we like Marche Moderne. We get together for our birthdays and everyone always wants to spend it at Marche Moderne. My husband loves the restaurant so we try and go when we get a chance. Always very pleased with our meals and deserts are to die for.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible.

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JM
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed everything ....food service and decor i would visit again when i/m in the area

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just perfect as usual. Always made to feel special there

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DM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful People, Service is Impeccable, and the Food is absolutely Devine. Truly a gastronomical delight. Recommend for that first date, to impress the Boss, that special night out, or just to have fun. Enjoy....!

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BY
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Creative and traditional French dishes in a modern comfortable setting. Great bartender and cocktail/wine options. Service was excellent.
Like a family Sunday dinner in France here in S. California.

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M
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Being French, I must admit that we are quite picky on the Service in a restaurant (my guest was also French). The level of service of our waitress was far from being consistent with the standing of this venue. Also we disliked that the staff was speeding us up to finish our dishes, the quality of food makes us want to appreciate it and you don't want to rush to eat your plate, you need to take your time. Some of the staff did not understand that which undermined our experience (dinner on Saturday). The food is Absolutely excellent and well presented in the plates and for that reason I will try again to visit this place. Thank you

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L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner to celebrate my birthday was enjoyed by all. Two of us had the coq au vin and it was absolutely delicious. Service was wonderful and the evening was enjoyable. We will return.

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c
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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MP
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

MM was like being transported back

to Toulouse. Elegant flavors.

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SM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We were there for the casoullet, which was savory and hearty, and an appropriate serving. Aaron, our waiter, was attentive. As usual, a wonderful dinner.

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B
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Thought provoking food combinations and excellence is typical at Marche.

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SJ
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic! Cassoulet was inspired. Steak Tartare was THE BEST, ever. Aaron was the consummate professional. Attentive, knowledgeable, friendly, warm and welcoming. Every recommendation was spot on.

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OT
Orange County
181 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

It was cassoulet week at Marche and it was fabulous! I had the best table in the house and I love Amelia & Florent. My waiter was not experienced enough to handle my single table and did not bring my to go bag soon enough for me to Uber successfully. He was a little bit out of his element. You should have better servers

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JG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING......as always! Got the email that Florin (owner/chef) was making his world famous cassoulet......and it was even better than I remembered from the last winter he made cassoulet! Amelia’s chopped salad was perfect as a starter course....including the French feta....yum!
Long time wait staff very graciously acknowledged our visit and were very prompt at extending our congratulations to Florin for his exquisite presentation.......the kitchen is very visible and you could see Florin beam !

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C
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, outstanding service, excellent food. Expensive but you get what you pay for

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KN
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Salads are always amazing. Great textures and flavors.
We came for the Cassoulet. Unfortunately, it was a little dry.
The bread is different. Sliced.
View of kitchen was nice after being moved from a drafty table.

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T
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent. Attention to detail in service, selections, preparation and presentation superb.

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KC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The overall was very good for my first experience. Unfortunately, the "regulars" think they're money is better than mine and were extremely rude and demanding to our food server, "Hey, bring more wine wine" was something the table next to me yelled. I was cut in front of when we checked in by an "old man" (I'm 64 yrs) who was in such a hurry to be seated.

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JN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall the place is outstanding! Don’t miss the Hamachi starter, amazing. The server was awesome with informed recommendations. Couldn’t recommend more highly.

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JO
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Bear in mind unless you're hungry a few hefty appetizers shall suffice. We shared three (steak tartare, bone marrow and a seafood plate) and two of us were not able to finished a shared steak frites.

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CF
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I haven't been to this new location since the opening. I am glad I did. Everything about the restaurant, the food, the service and the ambiance met my expectation. I love the view of the kitchen, and a small bar ( I wish it was a bit bigger) I came with a friend for my belated birthday, and my friend wanted to order a lot. We ordered Oysters, Duck confit, Hamachi, a Tuna dish that was not on the menu because I believe the one we want wasn't available, and my friend wanted something raw so the chef created something at the last minute. Last but not least we also ordered a dessert to share. I love everything except the tuna dish where I could smell and taste strong Indian curry in the ingredients.
Overall experience was wonderful. I definitely come back to try different dishes.

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OT
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicous foods, great service, pretty setting, and extensive wine selections. Just fabulous!

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SD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Missing Foie Gras and Soufflé for desert

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OT
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and our meals were excellent. We arrived early and we were seated right away.

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RM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food...I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are near the Newport Coast area of Orange County.

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EL
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome as usual. The new items on the menu are beyond expectation such as the suckling pig and duck breast medallions. I frequented the other location in SCP when they were still there but I think the menu in the new location is much better!

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