Moulin

4.6
23 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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Bistro, French, Dessert
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Hours of operation
Monday - Saturday: 7:00am - 7:00pm, Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(949) 474-0920
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Additional
Cafe, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine
What 23 People Are Saying
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GB
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual best service and best food

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a
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DT
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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a
Orange County
77 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant have the best entrecôte in the world
Wow

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FD
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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.

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BT
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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J
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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BJ
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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p
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

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e
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

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

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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GB
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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.

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BW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CM
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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c
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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P
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Dessert not vert good, excellent value on wine

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J
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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RL
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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