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Marche Moderne

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3333 Bristol St, Ste 3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873 (Bristol and Town Center)
+1 714-434-7900
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 21:30
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Trabuco Canyon, California
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I enjoyed their pre-fix lunch. First course was an excellent salad with bread. Second course was the best beef bourguignon that I ever tasted...even better than the food I ate in Paris. Third course was a pumpkin cream cheese cylinder. All were good, as was the wine. Coffee was good but not outstanding. There service for the... More 

Thank SP P
Southern CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have been to this restaurant a few times, over the years. We have enjoyed it, and found the food to be consistently well-prepared. I have lived in France for a number of years and know French cooking. This restaurant never measured up to the standards of really fine dining I'd have expected, considering their high prices,... More 

3 Thank CuriousJesse
Laguna Niguel, CA
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading all the great reviews, we went for my birthday Saturday night. Arrived at 7:40 and were seated at a nice table. It was smaller inside than I expected but a lovely atmosphere. Started with the pork belly and it was excellent but sadly the highlight of our meal. Next course was bone marrow which we were looking forward... More 

1 Thank ALadyNCal
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82 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I took my PTA group to have a nice lunch together. To make paying bill easier, we all ordered prefixed lunch. It was good, but it was not anything special that I was somewhat expected something special according to other people's review. I guess I have to go back there to have meal off regular menu, not prefixed. The service... More 

Thank Da Y
Much Hadham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

As other reviewers have noted it is strange to find a French dinner restaurant in a shopping mall. Friends who are local took me there as they regularly have lunch there. I found it dark and gloomy upon entry and at six they had a few customers. It became quite busy later in the evening. I felt an air of... More 

1 Thank rlaikin
Newport Beach, California
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

This is our special occasion place to go. Awesome French cuisine with a modern twist, everything on the menu will surprise you. There are little copper pots that line a wall near the open kitchen from which their version of the classic coq au vin is served .The setting is classic and comfortable with quality friendly staff that make you... More 

Thank Ray L
Long Beach, California
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

I love French food, but it isn't easy to find good French food here in the U.S. (particularly in Southern California). That is why I was so excited to discover Marche Moderne about 5 years ago. It is a surprising restaurant to find in a mall - even a high end mall housing such luxury stores as Tiffany's, Chanel, and... More 

Thank Lynda V
Preston, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Coming from UK and believing I know and like my food, this was a real find (and in a Mall!). It came from a recommendation from someone in a famous jewellers beginning with 'T'! Sat at the bar, the service was exceptional. As it was later on, I only ordered 2 smaller plates, the cheese board and the octopus salad.... More 

Thank RickSteinsDisciple
Long Beach, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

I have been savoring the cuisine at Marche Moderne's French Bistro from the beginning when they opened almost ten years ago. The food, the atmosphere, the great value lunch menu make this elegant and sophisticated restaurant the best in Orange County. The service is excellent and the waiters are incredibly helpful and indulgent. They served once a shortbread dessert with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Interesting menu with different dishes , or traditional French with a twist. Great service and quality food

1 Thank Miki P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3333 Bristol St, Ste 3001, Costa Mesa, CA 92626-1873
    (Bristol and Town Center)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Costa Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 714-434-7900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?