Marché Moderne

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French
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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.7
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4.7
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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent. Service was just ok. Not necessarily the waiter but slown on some items and the attention to detail lacking in some arenas.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service! Overall a really wonderful experience. We will definitely return!

MC
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Outstanding service. The Monday night three-course menu is an excellent value. The quail and soup were perfectly prepared. The seafood pasta dish was good, but nothing special, same with the dessert of apple financier. Marche Moderne remains the best restaurant in Orange County.

OT
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Great service! Felt like the silverware was not sparkling clean but everything else was excellent.

OT
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience4

High-end, as close to a modern French bistro as it gets in SoCal. Great food no question about it. However, we waited 52 minutes to get our entrees.

CG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for brunch, as the dinner menu was a bit too eclectic for our tastes. Brunch was excellent, the service was spot-on. The pricing was on the high side, but that is to be expected in the Newport Coast. We are planning to return for another special occasion.

VB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again the most delightful experience! The new sausage dish was beautiful to look at and wonderful to taste. I wish I could dine at Marche seven days a week!

DW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is so interesting that I had trouble deciding on just one combination-so I will have to go back soon!

HM
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! From the chopped salad to the whole sole turned into filet of sole at the table, we thoroughly enjoyed our experience! Joseph was great, attentive without being overly so... we’ll be back!

MB
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit and we took two friends. We don't like the parking - it's crowded and hard to navigate but we used valet parking and it was friendly and convenient.

We made reservations and our table was ready on time and we were seated right away even though we had to wait 15 minutes for our friends - we appreciate the accommodation very much.

Table service was excellent - fast and attentive.

Food - we ordered a very wide range so we were able to taste each dish at the table and were impressed - we dine at Per Se in NY and have a chef who is comparable at home.

Even the desert was excellently served and prepared.

Noise was slightly higher than we like - I have tinnitus and so I generally look for quieter tables.

All in all an excellent experience and we'll return soon. Our two friends felt the same.

SN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great tasting menu, very good wine pairing. I would recommend this restaurant for special occasion

r
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is outstanding. The food is so perfectly prepared. Everything that goes into your mouth is from scratch! Magnificent!!!!

RL
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Decided to stay at bar and Eat. Bartender was Awesome! Jason.

MS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded expectations! Service was outstanding, food even better. Had the Sweetbreads, incredible, my wife had the Scallops and they were perfect. Can’t wait to go back!

TY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! The price is well worth it. Took my wife there for her birthday. She loved the place and the food. She said that the chef's offerings were like being in Paris as she delighted with the caviar and one of the best Fillet ever.
Highly recommend this place.
Thank you.

Tony

M
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing.

S
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful fixe prix menu on Monday nights. Great food, atmosphere and service.

JC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceeded all expectations. The staff greeting, dining table location, the table host,and the cuisine- all outstanding

MW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Almost a fine dining experience. Our waitstaff was excellent with overall service. Not quite there if we are talking classical French or multiple Michelin starred restaurant yet it was accessible and accommodating. Most important - the Food was quite good. We enjoyed many small plates opposed to the typical appetizer / main / dessert format and sincerely enjoyed all of our choices. I will definitely go back as it is close to home and as stated quite accessible. Next time will be on a Monday or Thursday for the course menu. Hopefully it is as good next time as it was this time. Thanks to the crew at Marché Moderne for making our night special.

SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We very much enjoyed our visit to Marché Moderne! The atmosphere is stellar, immediately feeling like a chic European eatery. The service was excellent, with just the right balance of attention and quiet. We also didn’t feel pressured to order more than we wanted (or honestly could afford). The prices here are certainly steep, but the quality of the food on top of everything else is worth it for a special occasion.

L
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!
We were glad that they spaced reservations on the patio so our party of 6 was after the very large and noisy party!!

K
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Hostess Service needs work as they only tried to look pretty but did not do their jobs well. Instead of offering to close out our bar tab, they wanted us to close it out and then look for her again. Chairs were not pulled for lady guesses, hostess just stood there looking into the sky.
Table service was excellent, food was great but found out the chef did not use truffle AT ALL. Very strange for a French restaurant. All in all restaurant was good but not truly French, lots of American influences.

VR
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was excellent as usual. However, one of the entrees was quite small, and we had experience slightly better service in the past.

m
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Orange County .

BR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, presentation, service, and ambiance were excellent! We will definitely be back!

LZ
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best experience! We went for Valentine’s Day and the chef’s set menu for the evening was delicious and creative. We enjoyed each course completely and were treated to spectacular service as well. A night to remember! A must go!

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the tasting menu and wine pairing...fantastic! Generous pours of the alcohol too 🤪

M
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was delicious, very well presented and the venue is nice. Wine was fantastic. Overall good value for the money. I wasn't happy with our server. He made a couple of snide remarks, first assuming that some dishes were too expensive for us (I literally felt like I was in "Pretty Woman" movie, when they throw her out of expensive boutique store on Rodeo) and then, second - implying that we're only there to make nice Instagram pictures. For someone who like to order wine, appetizers, main entrees and desert (which we did) comments like that rubbed me the wrong way. Truthfully, you guys need to learn from Ruth's Chris - where the service is impeccable, and train your waiters to keep their judgement to themselves.

O
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! We have never been disappointed by the food or the service. The Monday night set menu is wonderful value for money

OC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Everything is always wonderful at this establishment but on my recent visit I had the very last glass of my favorite cocktail Fleur de Provence! Was told by our server that one of the Ingredients was time consuming to make so they took it off the cocktail menu. So sad about it since I have been ordering this cocktail for number of years. I felt lucky that they made me the very last one but I sincerely hope that someday they bring back this wonderful floral champagne cocktail.

Marché Moderne
Responded on February 13, 2020

Good Evening, We are so glad to hear you enjoy our Fleur de Provence cocktail. I wanted to let you know that the cocktail will be back shortly, in fact as I type this Chef Florent is preparing the ingredient that we were missing, and it will be back and better then ever very soon! We look forward to seeing you very soon! Regards, Joshua Bolden

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was outstanding! Loved the food and ambience!

M
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. All servers were very attentive and the food was delicious.

T
Detroit
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. The oysters were delicious. Yellowtail sashimi was incredible. The chopped salad is always great. We shared the special black bass which was yummy. The service is great. Wine list is reasonable. Love this place!

Marché Moderne
Responded on February 12, 2020

Good afternoon, We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit with us, and are very happy to hear you loved the food! We will make sure to share your feedback with the kitchen staff! Regards, Joshua Bolden General Manager

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MQ
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful experience at one of favorites!
Thank you!

MG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and cozy ambiance coupled with beautiful decor.

KT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience5

Went for my Birthday. Ambiance was great. Bone marrow was disappointing. Sauce was way overpowering. Too much dressing in Parsley, Endive salad, and salty. Who juliennes Belgium Endive? Short ribs presentation was good. Taste was par, nothing extraordinary. Oysters were very good. Sadly, the free dessert tasted the best. Disappointed. Will not go again.

JT
Los Angeles
7 reviews