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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

4.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (88)
Creative Cuisine (75)
Fit for Foodies (74)
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Good for a Date (70)
Good for Anniversaries (63)
Worth the Drive (60)
Good for Birthdays (57)
Notable Wine List (50)
Romantic (50)
Authentic (41)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Hot Spot (32)
Business Meals (30)
Handcrafted Cocktails (25)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Bar Seating (22)
Local Ingredients (21)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Fun (18)
Cozy (17)
People Watching (17)
Seasonal (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Tasting Menu (10)
Healthy (9)
Late-night Find (9)
Casual (8)
Scenic View (7)
Tapas (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Organic (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Waterfront (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Vegan (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 3 days ago

This was my first visit to the new location and I went there to celebrate my birthday. I thought the food was great, although the portion of the Duck Confit was a bit small for dinner. Overall, everything was great, but I was disappointed that the wine we brought was not opened immediately so that it could breathe (despite my request that the waiter do so). It took him quite a while to open it so by the time it did fully breathe, we were down to our last few sips. If a restaurant is going to charge $35 as a corkage fee, then I feel there should be proper service to go along with that fee. It simply wasn't there. Everything else was good though, so I would try it again...just not with an expensive bottle of wine from home!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was fabulous and inventive. Service was wonderful.

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vip
 (London)·Dined 3 days ago

Never disappoint!

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 4 days ago

Amazing food, amazing service and great atmosphere . The best restaurant in OC! We highly recommend it.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined 5 days ago

Not sure they need another review but why not. Amazing experience, beautiful restaurant, great service and the food is out of this world. Don't think about it just do it!

FANTANSTIQUE...

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

My wife and I have dined at this restaurant on numerous occasions when it was located in Costa Mesa. All of our meals were outstanding. In the new place the food is still exquisite especially the duck breast and the veal cheek. I would recommend this place to anyone who enjoys great food at moderate prices. It is a little expensive but well worth the money.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

We have dined at Marche Moderne for many years. This was our first time at its new location. Our charcuterie selections (pig, foie gras) were excellent. The salad (chopped) was fine but not noteworthy. Our entrees (duck, lamb) were flavorful but, in our opinion, oversauced. Desserts (cheese, gateau breton) were tasty. Wait service started out well but flagged toward the end of the meal. We dined on a Monday night and it was noisy.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 6 days ago

They were not very accommodating on any food sensitivities I had. If the sauce has something you can’t eat they are unwilling to make any modifications. Very disappointed with their less than helpful attitude!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I was expecting more after all the hype... Some classics miss the mark. Service was great...

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great new digs (used to be in South Coast Plaza), food was as always tasty and creative, server was really good, prices are in line with the quality of food, but the noise level was intolerable!

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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Superb meal, with a vibrant ambiance. The service was very good as well.

I also enjoyed the wine. The only thing that was less than perfect was the martini. The bartender seemed a bit distracted. However, I won't let this stop me from visiting again soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Absolutely a DELICIOUS meal. Loved it all!!

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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Katie took great care with our service. Marché Modern food is always delicious and beautiful.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Had early dinner. Seated immediately, our waiter was Scott, who provided excellent service. The food was excellent, perfectly prepared and presented. Each had a different salad, one was the Asian pear, delicious! My wife had the heart of Palm also delicious, but a bit heavy due to added cheese.
I had the special fish, sole, it was marvelous my wife had
The hanger steak was delicious and tender served with fries and green salad.
All in all, nice early evening.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Unreal food and great service! Much better in new location

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our first visit to their new location in Crystal Cove Shopping Center. Absolutely surpassed our expectations. The new restaurant has so many unique vignettes where you can dine. We asked our waiter, John, to 'take care of us' And he did! Chef Florent's menu compositions were delightful. And, Amelia greeted us making us feel so welcome. Already looking forward to our return visit!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

From the moment we walked thru the door the experience just kept getting better and better . The food was like dining at a Michelin 5 star . Amazing from beginning to end

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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Tina was amazing! Absolute perfection the entire time! Food was amazing and couldn’t have asked for a better experience!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 2, 2018

My parents were celebrating their 59th anniversary. They loved the food, ambiance and couldn’t have been happier when Marche brought out a beautiful celebratory dessert. Thank you for treating them with utter kindness and respect. Merci Beaucoup!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 29, 2018

This is a wonderful restaurant but I feel is a little overpriced. That’s because it’s exclusive and in the best location in Newport Beach. That said be careful or you will miss out on customers going elsewhere for the same food for less money. The example I would use would be to compare the salmon dish I had which was nice but a little fussy and compare it to the Gulfstream equivalent and Gulfstream wins for value for money and great ambience. I will go again with my wife as a special occasion but I don’t like being overcharged for food and drink.
The service here was awesome so enjoyed the dinner overall.
Thanks

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Exciting menu choices, excellent food, fantastic service, and beautiful ambiance. Expensive but worth every penny. Can’t wait to return.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

$35 corkage fee is pretty high. Bread basket fairly nice. Salmon and caviar appetizer was good. The salad with pear, candied walnuts and bib lettuce was absolutely delicious!!!
The main courses were so-so! Banger steak with a giant pile of fries made me think I was dining at Norms or Denny’s! The meat was drowning in sauce. They did remove it from the bill which was very nice. The Black Sea Bass was fishy tasting and also in too much sauce.
Our waitress was great!
Will come back but order something different for main course.
Will come back

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Marche Moderne seems to spend a good deal of its energy on pretention; energy that would be better spent on refining its service into something more than “Orange County Chic.”
The food was decent but not singular or even especially cohesive. The service was bumbling.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food and service. Place looks nice but tables are too crowded.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

It was an unbelievable experience. The Beet salad was not only delicious but an artistic masterpiece. My fish was tender and flaky and my son's pork was cooked to perfection. We enjoyed the Foie Gras, Octopus salad, and just about everything else. Desserts were out of this world, especially the Napoleon. The service was excellent and the atmosphere relaxing. We're coming back for the Valentine's Tasting Menu. Can't wait!

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Bar Seating, Cozy, Healthy, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

An outstanding special occasion restaurant. So glad to have it in the neighborhood.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 25, 2018

First time at the new location. Food is as delicious as we remembered it. Well worth the drive. They seems busier so reservations are definitely needed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

When we first arrived on time for our reservation our table wasn’t ready and it took another 20 to 25 minutes to get a table. One couple in our party had arrived and was sitting at the bar looking at the wine list, when we got there we decided to order a bottle of champagne. The bar tender who was decidedly inattentive had to “unlock” the menu (IPad) so we could see the bottles. I really don’t like the IPad thing in restaurants. We ended up with a table outside which was fine with me but some of our party was on the cold side, however, there was a large party inside that were quite loud. So I was glad to be able to talk. After that bit of a rough start the service at the table was perfect and the food is fabulous. I believe this is the best restaurant in Laguna Beach now.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Tried restaurant for first time after seeing reviews

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on January 23, 2018

This was our first time at the new location and we were very excited to be there. Very beautiful. Started with two delicious appetizers of salmon and hamachi. Mid course was foie gras and a salad. Each very nicely done. Our friends shared the veal and loved it. We tried the pork and the cod. They were okay. Would not order those again which is a first for us at this restaurant. Usually love everything we taste. It was still a very nice evening and we look forward to trying it again. Service was always wonderful and it still is.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Fabulous...just fabulous all the way around! From the food, to the wine, to the service - amazing anniversary dinner! Thank you MM!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 21, 2018

This was my first experience at Marché Moderne so I can only comment on this one trip. But if it is any indication, then future dining here will be fantastic. The food from start to finish was fabulous and the service was attentive. I sat outside and with the space heaters, it was perfect. Inside was way noisier. I cannot say enough good things about this place and I look forward to exploring more of the menu in the future! Bravo!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Saturday was our first visit to Marche Moderne. The food was outstanding. Every dish was a little unique and the flavors never ended. Simply amazing food. The service was excellent. Our server, Michael, was never intrusive but always there when you wanted him to be. And, he thoroughly knew the menu and wine list and gave excellent advice. The rest of the staff was also very attentive and timely. The restaurant was packed at 6:30 when we arrived, not an empty seat in the house and it was that way when we left two hours later. Good luck getting in without a reservation. Our one and only complaint is that it is incredibly loud. So loud that a normal conversation is impossible. But, even with the noise level being a problem, it was an excellent experience. We'll definitely be back. We highly recommend Marche Moderne.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2018

From the moment we walked in we knew it was going to be a wonderful evening. The initial greeting was warm and sincere. We ordered our cocktails and after the first sip we knew we'd come to a special place. After that, all fell into place. The starters were excellent as were the entrees. The coq au vin was tender and moist and delicious. Couldn't have had a better experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The Marneaus continue to surprise with exquisite tastes. The duck breast with amaretto is a treat not to be missed, as is the memorable scallops with hash. Mrs. M's fanciful napoleons ( a different flavor every weekend) offer multiple wonderful tastes in one dessert,

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 18, 2018

the Bar service was too slow. The first drink came late and the 2nd drink came after we started our dinner. The food does not have any taste of France,the food was just taste American food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent food and service. Lovely personnel

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 16, 2018

as usual this restaurant is awesome! The food is incredible and the feeling inside terrific!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We came here sat for couples night and had a wonderful time. Super happy with their new location as it’s closer to me:) Cocktails, wine, food, and service were all excellent...will be coming back often.

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