Moulin

4.6
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33 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Bistro
Join us on Tuesday night for a 3-course, authentic, French dinner for a fixed price of $29.00/pers. Includes an appetizer, a Chef’s specialitée Francaise, bread & a classique patisserie de France made daily or on Thursday night for Entrecôte Frites with Sauce Aux Poivre et Bernaise. We have a wide variety of affordable regional French wines by the glass/bottle. Reservations a must.

Moulin opened its doors with the mission of making guests feel as if they have been transported to Paris with an emphasis on authenticity from the food & drink to the décor & ambiance, with as few cultural adjustments as possible. Moulin is a bistro filled with the smells of fresh-baked baguettes & croissants, the sound of people speaking French, the sight of organic rotisserie chicken slowly turning as it slow-cooks to perfection, the taste of a panache that triggers memories of a Paris vacation, & the touch of pastry cream as you lick your lips after enjoying a delicate pastry.
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BM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was great! Very different dining experince. Thought we were in Paris.

b
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always go to Moulin when we are in Orange County on vacation. We were there this time for breakfast and the Chef's dinner. Both were excellent. It's so refreshing to find a unique place with excellent food choices at a reasonable price.

J
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The three course meal changes every week (Tuesday only). ALWAYS excellent and a great value. Lea is friendly and attentive. You find yourself transported tio the country side in France. Wine is priced fairly.

m
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was good-service was slow, meat was not prepared as requested, steak was fatty

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a sweet evening. We have been wanting to try an evening meal here for a long time. We love having brunch here- so a little excuse for a celebration came up- and oh! So perfect! -Food, service- everything! Merci!

b
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Newport on vacation and were thrilled to find this place! We stopped in for breakfast and for their Thursday night special. Both meals were really good. They have a wide variety of ready and made to order selections and all of them looked really good. Both of us agreed that we wished there was a Moulin in Denver!

CB
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have enjoyed breakfast there for years. Finally got around to going to the Thursday steak night. It was ver good. We will be back.

SR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

l
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Reminded me of Paris bistro dining~~casual, fixed price menu, slow kitchen, but a good value. Service could be improved but perhaps there were too many tables to be served by two attendants.

GB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy eating here for their special Tuesday or Thursday evening dinners and with son & daughter-in-law for any meal.

a
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual best service and best food

a
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food desert the wine is excellent
My guests and I had a great time

DT
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lamb osso bucco was outstanding over the polenta. Haricot verts just right. Multi-layer dessert topped it off to a T.

a
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistent Same good service every time ...Same good food every time
"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return for the entrecôte
The wine selection is great affordable and good

a
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is as good as you can get for real french food .
Desserts: always fresh and delicious
Wine: best french selection with very reasonable prices
Cooking: all authentic french real

I recommend this place strongly

a
Orange County
93 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant have the best entrecôte in the world
Wow

FD
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A very nice place for good and quick Cafe foods. Particularly their onion soupe and salmon are very good and excellent buys. The bakery and pattissery are also excellent, serving the best baquettes and Napolenon in Orange county, worthy bakery. The stars given by me are based on the low prices there. Good buys.

BT
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice local restaurant. Very french. By that I mean the meals they serve are not overly fancy. But there is attention to detail, with good ingredients and preparation.

J
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Moulin is always a special treat. At this visit it was in celebration of Beaujolais Nouveaux release. Where else can you go and get a fabulous steak, French fries and wine for 40. This is still a secret in Newport. Wait staff especially good.

BJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thursday night entrecôte steak is done in an excellent French style. We enjoyed the ambiance of dinner guests enjoying themselves, restaurant decor, and accommodating pleasant servers...especially Leah whose smile is enchanting.

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great little restaurant. This Valentine's Day dinner was our 4th dining experience here. Their décor is casual befitting a French bistro, with inexpensive French wines, fine French linens, and other French-made items on display among the dining tables. Mixing with french-loving diners and chatting with the French waiters made us feel like we were all friends dining in France. A very enjoyable experience.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Moulin ❤️ coffee & fresh almond croissant, plat du jour and les eggs benedicte

p
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice typical bistro ambience , very efficient and adequate service , fair quality/price ratio.

e
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our first and only time going to Moulin was on bastille day and it was the steak and fries menu so we can only judge on this night. The steak was not bad at but not good enough for the price charged. I assume the price was because of wine and beer included which I can understand. Ambiance is wonderful. We'd like to go back and order off the menu to get a better idea. thank you

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service are great. I love the French food and wine. Merci

GB
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and very good service as usual. A little bit pricey but the food is so good. Ambience is nice and the staff is friendly. Tip: Try their Tuesday and Thursday evening meals.

BW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst dining experience. went with my first date. both of us hated it. complete disaster

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Moulin for lunch but this time I brought my book club for the Thursday night dinner...we loved it!

CM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our Thursday evening prix fix dinner. Prepare to over indulge a little. :)

c
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2015
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Loved the food and service at the Tuesday evening dinner. The wooden chairs are are a little uncomfortable after about an hour.

P
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dessert not vert good, excellent value on wine

J
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Believe it or not, for $25 per person you walk in the door and find yourself transported to a small French bistro. The prefix meal on Tuesday is always amazing. Thursday night is steak and French fries (entrecôte and pommes frites). We have a hard time choosing.

For the last several months we have been alternating each week.

Wines available are good and fairly priced. Corkage is only $10.

Bon Appetite

RL
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Laurent's Labor of Love - a wonderful intimate true French Bistro that exudes all that one would expect if dining in Paris, Lyon, etc. We immediately were transported to a casual and eclectic evening in France. The Tuesday evening three-course pre-fixe dinner we enjoyed last Tuesday was incredible. Now looking forward to the introduction of the Thursday night ribeye and frittes dinner ecperience. The staff is friendly, professional and helpful. Can't wait to go back.