2022 Best French Restaurants in Orange County (CA) Area

Top Restaurants for French Food
in Orange County (CA)

The modern restaurant has its origins in French culture, and the French have turned cooking into an art form. We love to sample French cuisine, whether in cafés, brasseries or temples of fine dining, accompanied by fragrant wines and runny cheese.

Browse GAYOT's selections for the Top French Restaurants in Orange County (CA), presented in alphabetical order.

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Basilic Restaurant
Tiny Balboa Island restaurant offers an intimate dining environment to enjoy French-Swiss classics and nightly seasonal specials. See More
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The Cellar
A romantic underground grotto serving a wine-paired menu with European and California flavors. See More

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Light variations on classic French food in a harbor-side setting. See More
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Continental, Contemporary, French
The Hobbit
Eclectic fine dining institution with a nightly prix-fixe menu and old-world ambience. See More

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Knife Pleat
Chef Tony Esnault delivers très elegant, French contemporary cuisine in a jewel box created for him and by him with restaurateur and wife, Yassmin Sarmadi. See More
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Marché Moderne
French restaurant offering seasonal cuisine by husband-wife duo Florent and Amelia Marneau. See More

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Pescadou Bistro
Classic Provençal cuisine on the Balboa Peninsula transports you to Southern France. See More
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