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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

5
4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (72)
Creative Cuisine (61)
Fit for Foodies (57)
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Good for a Date (53)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Romantic (47)
Worth the Drive (45)
Notable Wine List (43)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Hot Spot (33)
Neighborhood Gem (31)
Authentic (30)
Business Meals (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Handcrafted Cocktails (19)
Local Ingredients (16)
People Watching (16)
Cozy (15)
Seasonal (14)
Fun (11)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Waterfront (7)
Casual (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Tapas (6)
Organic (5)
Scenic View (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

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 2 days ago

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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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 2 days ago

We absolutely loved the food. This was my wife’s birthday dinner and each dish was outstanding. Even my wife’s cocktail was great. Our server was a delight and helpful. The wine recommendation was very good and enjoyed by all.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Not like the So Coast Plaza at all. Noisy, ambiance lacking. Friendly personnel. Limited wine by the glass selection (reds). Wife ordered pork dish and it is very much like a panfried piece. Short ribs survived move and are outstanding. Different crowd from Costa Mesa. Good luck.

Tags: Disabled Access
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 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

This is ABSOLUTELY the best fine dining in Orange County. Without being froufrou or over-the-top in trying to be creative, the dishes are beautiful with excellent food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Whether you prefer Classic dishes or imaginative new ones, you get the best quality ingredients prepared thoughtfully to optimize flavor and texture. Outstanding service. Overall wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Dinner was fantastic, waiter was great, just hard to hear each other over voices around.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We were seated at a table stuck in the corner
( odd spot for table)
Because the table was out of the flow of service was slow .. food just warm
Both entrees were served at the same time but my husband ordered the Dover sole so my fish was not hot to start and I waited for server to debone his sole and when I began to eat my fish it was barely warm
Bad system
They were kind to give us a pretty dessert for anniversary
Not going to run back
Disappointed 😐

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Perfection from start to finish! Service was outstanding and each dish was better than the next! We enjoyed the mussels, charcuterie board, cheese tasting, veal chop, beet salad, steak frites, and scallops.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Compared to The Cellar, Le Papillon, La Foret, and Emile’s, this place was a huge disappointment on all levels.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

All the food and drinks we’re wonderful, but the small plate crab rasoto was the best.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food is absolutely delicious & the service is impeccable. Highly recommend!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Took the recommendation of a few friends and came here for my anniversary. Everything was incredible from start to finish, and our server Mike was fantastic. I will definitely be back soon.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our food was splendid and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Cozy, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Organic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 30, 2017

I have two suggestions. The menu looks confusing and confused, and it needs to be reorganized and presented in a more aesthetic fashion. Second, Spanish octopus dish needs thicker slices of octopus, not its powered pieces.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had a great time. Our server was very nice, and had good recommendations.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Excellent! Best French food in the OC! Beautiful new location. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food and its presentation were excellent. Including an excellent service it is a high quality restaurant with high value per Dollar. Well worth the drive !

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 26, 2017

We are so glad Marche has move to Crystal Court!! We had an amazing dinner and the service, ambiance, and of course the food was the best! So many good food choices on the menu- we will be coming monthly!! The best dinner in South Orange County and we don't have to go to South Coast Plaza!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Simply spectacular, from greeting to departure and every single moment in between. We enjoyed a special table, corner booth for a party of four, and ordered sort of eclectically, cocktails with a random assortment of delicious charcuterie, oysters, gravalax, then lovely wine with various small plates, and a couple of entrees for the bigger eaters. Oh yes and desserts! All expertly and unobtrusively brought to us by our server Oscar, such an elegant host, we'll be asking for him every time we return... and we will return... if we can get another reservation! Thanks for a fabulous evening.

Tags: Fun, Seasonal, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Marché Moderne has raised the bar for dining in Newport Beach/Crystal Cove.
In a city with many restaurant options this is restaurant is the most consistent in original dishes, quality food/drink and excellent service. Treat yourself!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Always excellent!! Superb! Everything was delicious!! Fabulous French Food!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Healthy, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great food and great service...you immediately forget you are in a shopping center once you walk through the door. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were a party of 4, there for a birthday celebration. Server was a bit inattentive. Took a long time to get our drink order taken and didn’t hear dinner specials for at least 30 more minutes. The table next to us came in after we did and were served drinks and appetizers before our order for the same was taken. My daughter told the server we were celebrating a birthday and an extra dessert was served, in addition to those we had already ordered, and was charged to our bill.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

This was my first time here and I cannot wait to come back. This new venue for the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. It was my wife's 30th birthday and the occasion was perfectly celebrated with impeccable service, delicious food, amazing champagne and wine and a dessert to remember to finish. Additionally the menu is very reasonably priced. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of our check. Top notch food and service at an approachable cost.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The new Marche Moderne is a beautiful space with an open kitchen, cozy booths and a lovely patio. There was a fun and energetic vibe throughout the restaurant. We sat on the patio which was reasonably quiet. The main dining room seemed extremely noisy and would not be comfortable for a fine dining experience IMO. The service was good and attentive. The disappointment was solely on the food. It was certainly very good but it was NOT outstanding. The expectations were high for Marche Moderne's opening of this new place so the bar may have been hard to meet. The cost was over $500 for 4 with no dessert and only glasses of wine so not such great value. Always glad to pay for fine dining when it is exceptional. This unfortunately was not of that caliber this time. Maybe next time.....

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was exceptional. Server was very nice and knowledgeable, but he had to many tables so wasn’t able to give our table the attention it deserved. We will definitely return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fabulous fabulous fabulous ‼️ My much anticipated wait paid off on Wednesday as I Open Tabled a coveted 6pm Rez and was seated directly in front of the GORGEOUS GOURMET KITCHEN 💕
I cannot possibly relay how exquisite the menu food and service was. But of course I already am loyal and love our Owner/Couple of Phenoms❣️ Bravo and best wishes but you don’t need them ❤️

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Waterfront, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Lovely place with great service and food. Noisy so conversation is difficult.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Shopping center location with very high end cuisine beautifully presented. Really interesting and diverse menu. Waitstaff was helpful, friendly and relaxed. Room is very well done. We had one member of our party who was late - not a problem at all. Despite all of the above it was not as expensive as I might have suspected - quite good value.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 13, 2017

It has a booth in the corner of the room should not be there. Becasue in front is a server access enter menu. So you end up looking at the waiter.
Booth should be remove

Not exactly a good for customer to sit , very small space sitting and not comfortable. Bad spot and feeling to sit at the corner. I had to ask for another table more in the open space

The only experience, I encounter since open at newport location. I have always go to the south coast location many yrs

Excellent foods

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Our evening started out rough...the hostess handling reservations was clueless...couldn't find our reservation, spelled our name wrong multiple times looking for the reservation and pretty much indicated that we were at fault and there was nothing she could do. After we resolved that issue she seated us at a table opposite of what we asked for. (Hmmm...is there a reason we made our reservation 2 months in advance only to find there were no tables available??)

Suffice to say, after we were seated a lovely Host came over and moved us to a much better table and we had a marvelous meal with great service. Oysters, salads, the specials of Sole & Veal were all superb!

We will definitely return, but we will make sure to call the day of to confirm our reservation!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

My friend and I were regulars when Marche Moderne was in the South Coast Shopping center. We have been looking forward to going to their new location. We were not disappointed. The new location is beautiful and the menu is just as creaive and the food was great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Outstanding restaurant! The Crispy Suckling Pig and Beans is not to be missed. The Lamb Couscous Royale - listed as an homage to OC eatery Pinot Provence a la 1998 - was also amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

Tags: People Watching, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love the food. However, My daughter and I were seated in a dark corner of the patio. Was strange. Feel like we were the bad kids that they have to put in the corner. Should do something about the seating arrangement in that dark corner where the table for water and linens are set. They were right next to us. I did not get the cozy feeling that I should get in this restaurant. Sorry to say anything bad about this restaurant since I love the one in South Coast Plaza.

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Have always loved Marche for its quality, uniqueness and fabulous service! So happy to see that this has not changed despite the change in location! A total gem!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This new location for an Orange County classic is almost as perfect as its cuisine.
Active little bar great for people-watching. Long-time waiters know their stuff when
choosing French classics or the exotics. Deserves the title of Number One.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Love their new location in Newport Coast. Decor is delightful, patio seating lovely, service attentive and menu , as always, delicious. Small plates or large meal, the seasonal and traditional menu, is heavenly. The caviar tray is scrumptious and wine list is worthy.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great to have a fresh, current French restaurant that is so accessible. Beautiful interior, traditional French ingredients used in some new and delicious ways.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 9, 2017

This was the first time that we dined at the new Marche' Moderne location, and we were pleased with our overall experience. They did a fabulous job creating a wonderful ambiance. The food was delicious, and the service was attentive. We had made reservations quite a while in advance, and although they had our reservation, we were initially seated in an area that I heard the hostess tell another guest was all they had left for those who did not make a reservation. We were not particularly pleased with the location of our table, so we asked for a different table, which they accommodated, but I still felt that we were pushed to the side a bit. We are looking forward to giving the restaurant another try.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Seasonal, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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