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Bistro Le Crillon

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2523 Eastbluff Dr, 2523 Eastbluff Dr Shp. Ctr - Newport-Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3504
+1 949-640-8181
11:30 - 22:00
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Irvine, California, USA
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Several visits over the years; great croque-monsieur for lunch, decent evening fare. Will not return as had a strange wine experience; I ordered a bottle of wine which seemed to be a great price for the vintage, only to be laughed at by the owner as there was 'obviously a mistake' on the menu, that the price was mislabeled, and... More 

Thank WorldExplorer50
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234 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2015

We were so looking forward to eating here based upon the reviews that we had read. The salad was mere ruffage but the cheese at the end was quite nice. Overall, the food was good, the service distracted, drinks were served with a eyedropper. We will try a different French restaurant on our next visit to the area.

Thank Noel J
Orange County, CA
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

My wife and I last visited about four years ago. It was a very cozy and intimate experience in the small restaurant. We decided to try again since it remodeled and expanded. They added a covered front patio with heaters to increase the size. We sat inside as it was a little chilly. I had the foie gras to start,... More 

Thank rkmoy
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77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2015

This charming little French restaurant is tucked away in a small shopping center in Newport Beach. You would never know about it except through word-of-mouth. In this case a girl friend who raved about it. So four ladies decided to meet there for lunch prior to attending a play at the Barclay Theater nearby. I thought "how French can it... More 

Thank Bebe44
Corona del Mar, California, United States
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168 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2015

I wanted to love this place as another local neighborhood go to spot for dinner but the food was not as flavorful as I'd hoped. The pasta was cooked el dente and that is always good but the meat sauce had a very pungent taste to it that left my husband and I with a sour stomach. We would be... More 

Thank Sherena T
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

She is the marvelous chef with a lamb stew right out of Provance while he runs the front like a Paris cafe on the left bank. Excellent reasonably priced wine. Well worth the drive.

Thank GRK9325
Huntington Beach, California, United States
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

Between her French cooking and his knowledge of wines this is a wonderful dining experience. This is a small place, so make a reservation! The prosciutto wrapped dates are to die for, and the sole is light and flavorful. I have never had a bad meal there. Having had delightful conversations with the Sommelier is a treat in and of... More 

Thank Lisa C
Santa Ana, California
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night. It was not busy, only four or five couples. After the variety of reviews wanted to see for ourselves. We had been here many years ago. Service all night was excellent, on top of everything, but not obtrusive. Excellent French bread and an ok Caesar salad (the anchovies were the best part). I chose the... More 

1 Thank Labonnevie_12
Corona del Mar, California
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89 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

having lived most of my life in San Francisco and part of it in france, I was thrilled to discover Bistro Le Crillon. The cassoulet reminded me of Toulouse cassoulet, the bread was so good I wish she would open a bakery. The ambiance was charming. The price point excellent especially the excellent selection of French wines. I don't know... More 

2 Thank christine a
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2014 via mobile

Oh mon dieu! Quel désastre! It is a shame anyone would call this wannabe French mess of a cubbyhole restaurant inside a mall anything but a cheap joint with lousy food, uncooked and uneven portions as compared to other tables. Polite waiter, that was it. A frantic disrespectful maître d' and a lady who hid behind the bar checking people... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2523 Eastbluff Dr, 2523 Eastbluff Dr Shp. Ctr - Newport-Beach, Newport Beach, CA 92660-3504
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-640-8181
French Provencal & Italian Spoecialties
Full Bar- Large Wine Cellar -Wine Spectator- Best Award
Covered Patio and Lounge

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