This is my favorite French/California Cuisine restaurant. Excellent food and wonderful place for foodies!
The chefs Marneau continue to surprise and satisfy with old favorites and exquisite new taste treats. The Asian pear salad is bursting with a number of delicate flavors. The smoked duck breast is moist, tender, of course, with a bit of smoke flavor. Mrs. Marneau infallibly delivers new melt -in -your -mouth versions of the napoleon. The service is polished, thoughtful, and friendly from the chef owners, to Norma’s amazing knowledge and choices of wine, to Lorissa’s unsurpassed table service, anticipating every need, and attentive to making the dining experience outstanding.
We held Marche out as our longtime personal favorite OC restaurant when they were in South Coast Plaza. The Marneaus have taken it up a notch in their beautifully designed and decorated new home at Crystal Cove where diners can watch the busy and efficient kitchen where their masterpieces are created.
Menu was unnecessarily complicated. Service was slow. Some things were outstanding but sadly some were disappointing. The panacota did not need the layer of “green jello” and it was way to skimpy!
Have been a number of times going back to their original location in South Coast Plaza and I am never disappointed. Great new menu, beautiful ambiance and terrific service. Don't miss the Coq Au Vin, mussels and french fries. Have tried many other items on the menu and have always loved what I ordered.
As the name suggests, this is a French restaurant, recently installed near Crystal Cove State Beach. It was recently reviewed by LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold, and I would say he feted Marché Moderne with praise. Among the outstanding dishes he mentioned was the hanger steak and frites. Since I seldom eat steak, I decided to go for that. I thought it was good but I would not rave about it, though I do appreciate that it came nicely sliced for easy eating. The desserts were excellent.
Another excellent experience at Marche Moderne. This was my fourth visit and each time I try a new entrée. I ordered the Chilean Sea Bass and it was delicious - very moist, flavorful and perfectly cooked! As always, I started with the Hamachi sashimi which was again...out of this world! I am always wowed by the jalapeño sorbet that blends with the Hamachi beautifully! I look forward to more great meals here in the future!
Nothing like Marché in OC. Easily the best adult restaurant between here and the Border.
Always a beautiful experience.
Absolutely delicious meal with friends. So excited to have marche moderne right here. My favorite restaurant.
First time to the new place. The food is still a gastronomic delight, ambiance is still wonderful and I think service is even better!