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About Marché Moderne

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.

7862 E. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92657
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner Nightly 5 pm - 10 pm
Sunday Brunch - To Be announced

Cross Street:
Pacific Coast Highway & Crystal Heights

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(714) 434-7900

Website:
http://www.marchemoderne.net/

Parking Details:
Valet is available at entrance of restaurant

Executive Chef:
Florent Marneau

Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant happily hosts a large variety of events from business dinners to pharmaceutical programs to those important personal celebrations such as bridal and baby showers, birthdays, rehearsal dinners and wedding receptions.

Private Party Contact:
Special events: nadine.hotong@marchemoderne.net: (714) 434-7900

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Marché Moderne Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (96)
Creative Cuisine (84)
Fit for Foodies (82)
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Good for Anniversaries (73)
Good for a Date (73)
Romantic (60)
Worth the Drive (60)
Good for Birthdays (58)
Notable Wine List (55)
Authentic (41)
Hot Spot (41)
Neighborhood Gem (38)
Business Meals (34)
Quiet Conversation (29)
Bar Seating (25)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Local Ingredients (20)
Cozy (19)
People Watching (17)
Seasonal (15)
Fun (14)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Good for Groups (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Waterfront (8)
Casual (7)
Tapas (7)
Organic (6)
Scenic View (6)
Healthy (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

This is my favorite French/California Cuisine restaurant. Excellent food and wonderful place for foodies!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 5 days ago

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.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 7, 2018

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Nothing like Marché in OC. Easily the best adult restaurant between here and the Border.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always a beautiful experience.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Absolutely delicious meal with friends. So excited to have marche moderne right here. My favorite restaurant.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 5, 2018

First time to the new place. The food is still a gastronomic delight, ambiance is still wonderful and I think service is even better!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Bar Seating, Organic, Disabled Access, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

The food was impeccable, as always. The new location in Newport Coast is very nice. We had the pleasure of being served by Larisa who is very knowledgeable in regards to the menu and as a bonus she has a lovely personality!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

From the moment we arrived, it was obvious Marche Moderne was going to exceed our expectations. Oscar was our waiter for the evening; have no doubt, we was beyond stellar. He guided us through the extraordinary menu and every selection from the menu was absolutely superb. My wife is from France and is a very tough customer when it comes to French food; she was completely won over by the food, the service and the ambiance of Marche Moderne. It was our ninth anniversary and the Chef prepared a wonderful desert for our enjoyment. Our evening at Marche Moderne went beyond a meal....it was a most memorable event. Rest assured, we will return in the near future. Merci!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Have been many times to your old location in South Coast Plaza. It had a more French atmosphere than this new place. Also, the menu has change so much. I like the old menu better. Just a “bla” exsperiance!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Beautiful new location still with great service and fantastic food! Pricey but worth it. The braised rabbit was amazing.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service, wine list let’s the place down with average bottles starting at $60.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The menu is very creative and the bread basket is one of the best in Orange County.
This visit our server was a bit dull.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Corkage charge is $35. Christmas Eve prix fixe dinner. All dishes had been tested out in months previous. Didn't put a step wrong. Was a fabulous evening.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Glad they are in the neighborhood now, such good food and warm ambience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Little background live music would be wonderful to add

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent..... even better than French restaurants in France.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 24, 2017

My daughter was here when it first opened and was disappointed with the service. When she returned with us, she enjoyed the service as we all did. Lorissa was our server and we were so well taken care of. She was so friendly and provided wonderful suggestions for appetizers and entrees and, of course, dessert, which she knew we would share. To finish up our perfect evening, she brought two birthday celebration plates. We'll be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Vegan, Tapas
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Best French restaurant in OC. Wish they were open for lunch.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 22, 2017

One of the better French food restaurants in OC. Good service, good food, good ambience.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

We’ve been going to this restaurant for many many years. Never been disappointed

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We've been loyal customers of Marche Modern for years. We love their new location and the food and service always exceeds our expectations.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Waterfront, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Always solid and delicious. Love the new location and building.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Marche never fails to impress with new innovative dishes.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Was disappointed they did not had escargot in the menue nor rabbit !

Tags: Vegan, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Best food and experience I've had in a restaurant in 10 years.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Outstanding dining experience. Exceptional menu of complex yet rustic french cuisine in a sophisticated and relaxed environment. Extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff pulled it all together for a wonderful evening. Thank you.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Organic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This is my third time there since they reopened. It's an amazing restaurant, Oscar was a wonderful server, they're getting better and better each time. Can't wait to go back.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We love great food and creative cuisine and Marche Moderne has it all. My wife and I shared the steak tartare American style (with sunny side up egg)...the best ever. Also shared a pear based salad special...great salad with wonderful dressing. We also shared the Re-Visited" Braised Veal & Lobster Blanquette ...another creative and outstanding dish. Even though we were full we felt that we had to at least sample one of the desserts because everything had been so good. We had the apple tart with whipped and sea salted ice cream...another yum. Added to this was excellent service , which was the perfect blend of friendly, attentive and efficient. We never felt rushed and the timing of our service was spot on. We also enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and the general up vibe the place has.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 13, 2017

I have eaten at the Marche Moderne at South Coast Plaza. I felt it was intimate, with personal attention and excellent cuisine.
This larger restaurant does not duplicate that environment.
The food was very good, but my stew with veal and lobster was only mediocre in my opinion.
The sauce needed more flavor, and waitress should have told me it is cream based; I do not like cream based dishes.
Everything else was excelleny, including drinks( the elderberry was fantastic) salads, breads, deserts, service, and the waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and wines.

Thank you for reading my notes.

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on December 12, 2017

We eagerly awaited the opening of Marche Moderne in its new Crystal Cove location and it did not disappoint. The food was superb and beautifully presented. The Key Lime Baked Alaska was melt-in-your-mouth delicious and the perfect ending to a memorable meal.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great food and service. Will definitely return. Lovely decor.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Just exemplary! If you are looking for a high end, incredible food, excellent service - this is your place.
The Spanish octopus salad is simply the best I've had - even when in Spain!! The tuna tartar was phenomenal.
As an entree I had the rabbit -wonderful
The corkage fee is steep - $35/bottle. But if you are taking an amazing bottle, its worth it.
Dinner for 4 with 4 bottles of wine we brought was approx $440. Worth every penny!! Cant wait to go back!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We enjoyed our first experience at Marche' Modern. Great menu and great service.
We will be certainly back !

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 9, 2017

A first rate experience start to finish. Terrific menu, very gourmet. Expensive, but not brutal. Last, but far from least, was the service. Our server was bright, cheerful, helpful, knowledgeable and very attentive without being the slightest bit pushy or intrusive. I wish I could remember her name so that I could ask for one of her tables next time (and there will be a next time).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This is my far and away favorite special occasion restaurant. Every aspect of it was exceptional - the food, the ambience, the service. The new location is beautiful.

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