Marché Moderne

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$31 to $50
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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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vipTony
Orange County
89 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in all respects. We were lucky to have dinner there before the great shutdown.

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Ojichan
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spontanee: Best deal in Orange County.

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vipBCinNB
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner with friends at our FAVE! Jeffrey was a wonderful server, as usual, and the food was spectacular, as always.

I just learned that Marche will be closed until further notice due to the Covid19 crisis... that was heartbreaking for my wife and me, but completely understandable. We can't wait to come back as soon as Marche opens again. Jeffrey was a wonderful server, as usual, and the food was spectacular, as always.

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vipSpecial
Orange County
87 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marche Moderne continues to have unique and most delicious appetizers and main dishes. It never disappoints, we are always treated very well and feel it's a special occasion with every meal. The beef tartare is still a favorite as well as the amazing short ribs. We enjoyed the herring and Hamachi Crudo as well.

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ThomasR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was easily the best dining experience I've ever had in Orange county. We relied heavily on the specials and recommendations of our server to concoct a tasting menu of sorts for our 5th anniversary will exquisite results.

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vipStevenO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is so delicious! We had the risotto and the pike with scallop appetizer- amazing

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vipCynthiaR
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Dover Sole - and impeccable service. Dessert was incredible! You will never be disappointed if you dine here!

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vipRonm
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding & creative culinary options! The staff & service is always impeccable. Best epicurean dining option in Crystal Cove by far.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great date night and I truly couldn’t have imagined a better meal. The Thursday night prix fix menu was outstanding. The only thing we didn’t like was the duck fat fries they just tasted like potatoes nothing special. Otherwise a meal to remember!

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alwaysTW
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Loved this restaurant but very disappointing tonight. It took us 15 mins or more to get a server. Water came and than NOTHING. restaurant was empty and yet very difficult to get a table. Brought friend for the first time and terribly disappointed. Food didn't have much flavor.

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vipdiningdiva
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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Swsw
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience3

I booked as a special occasion for my partner's 40th birthday and let the restaurant know. I notified via the online booking form, as well as calling just to make sure. Upon arrival, the front reception said happy birthday which was nice! The food was good and the service was attentive. We spent over $400. The table directly next to us was also celebrating a birthday, and the waiters brought them out a small birthday cake at the end of the meal. I was hoping for the same for my partner, but when our desserts came out there was nothing. It was such a shame, as I really hoped there would be an acknowledgement at the end of the meal...they just dropped off the check. We paid and still tipped generously, but wont be going back. Not worth it for the money, it didnt feel particularly special or memorable.

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vipSoCalAnne
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Boeuf Burgunoen

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MarkP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chef and his team continue to wow us with idealized, elevated French Bistro food and very attentive service. Make it a point to get here for a special occasion and then, again, as soon as possible after that for any occasion. Kudos.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service,

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jeffrey was a fine server and food was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
143 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Marche Moderne is a perfect restaurant for special occasions. However I would go back with friends just for the delicious food and service.

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vipSusanP
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did the 6 course Thursday night menu with wine pairing.....wow...what a treat!!! Fantastic presentation and lovely play of flavors...wines paired perfectly! Chef plated every course too!

Marché Moderne
Responded on March 8, 2020

Good afternoon, Thank you so much for joining us for our Thursday Tasting menu, stay tuned for some exciting new dishes coming for Spring time! We look forward to seeing you again. Regards, Joshua Bolden General Manager

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JeanetteD
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined there for my sisters birthday dinner. It was wonderful as usual. The food is always outstanding as is the service.

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vipDerekD
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

A friend of ours told us about Marche Moderne and my wife and I decided to try it out. The price is value for money and the food was delightful. We had the octopus and the pork belly appetizers which were delightful. 5 stars for the pork belly. I had the duck confit and she had the scallops. The duck was amazing! Definitely one of our new spots!

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vipBCinNB
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife & I LOVE Marche and try to visit as often as our schedule allows. We double dated with a lovely couple who are dear friends - they had never been to Marche before! Not surprisingly, they loved the entire experience.
The food was extraordinary as always, and Jeffrey was his usual excellent self.
See y'all again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A favorite for me

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vipconsistentlyexcellent
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to restaurant with no guess work. Fine dining without the stuffiness.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a lovely experience!!! Can’t wait to go again!

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nedaT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience1

The hosts are too young to recognize where to sit you!

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vipCarol
Seattle
41 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I brought my mom here to celebrate her birthday. We were seated in the back area, which is like a covered patio with outdoor heaters. It turned out to be perfect, because it was not as loud as the main area, and was very cozy. Our waiter was great, and suggested the perfect dishes, and went out of his way to make my mom feel special. It was a delightful evening, and the food was wonderful (chopped salad, coq au vin). Thank you!!

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Itsmebozzy
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French food with excellent service I have every experienced and I’ve had the privilege to eat all over the world in some of the best restaurants. Highly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, the food was amazing. It was hard to decide what to order. Ultimately every bite was exquisite and the presentation by itself was a feast to the eye. Can't wait to go back there.

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vipBroshoo
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was very good - not exceptional, but very well prepared. Fresh ingredients. Service was terrific. Tables are a bit too close for us, but ambience is nice.

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vipFrenchFoodLover
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant is even better now at the new location than when it was located in the shopping mall of South Coast Plaza. The chef is very talented, and presents the best French cuisine in Orange County. It almost feels like dining at a Michelin-rated restaurant in France, except the music selection is too Californian and LOUD. Service is good and attentive. The wine selection is unfortunately very limited. A restaurant of this caliber should have a matching wine list. Their wine list is too small, and concentrates on recent vintages (2016, 2017, 2018) of French wine, and is lopsided in favor of Californian wine. REALLY, that's the best they can do for a French restaurant? Besides, what good wine from Bordeaux or Burgundy is drinkable at such young age???

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Server Quintin seemed to want to be anywhere but taking care of us. It was a business dinner and I spent $590 for four of us. He had no recommendations and kept vanishing. The previous night I dined at Mastros and they are in the same parking lot. We should have gone back as they are always on point.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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MCarter
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
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.

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CynthiaG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
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.

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VickiB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
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!

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vipDagW
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipHungryMan
Orange County
51 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
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!

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Marché Moderne offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 434-7900.

Marché Moderne is rated 4.8 stars by 4024 OpenTable diners.

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