2019 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
14/20
Tiny Balboa Island restaurant offers an intimate dining environment to enjoy French-Swiss classics and nightly seasonal specials. See More
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Bistro le Crillon
14/20
True Provençal classics in a convivial, bistro-like space, complemented by a deep wine cellar and first-rate sommelier. See More
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Cafe Jardin
13/20
Pascal Olhats' best-kept secret. See More

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The Cellar
No Rating
A romantic underground grotto serving a wine-paired menu with European and California flavors. See More

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Gemmell's
14/20
Light variations on classic French food in a harbor-side setting. See More
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Continental, Contemporary, French
The Hobbit
14/20
Eclectic fine dining institution with a nightly prix-fixe menu and old-world ambience. See More

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Marché Moderne
16/20
French restaurant offering seasonal cuisine by husband-wife duo Florent and Amelia Marneau. See More

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Pescadou Bistro
13/20
Classic Provençal cuisine on the Balboa Peninsula transports you to Southern France. See More
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Studio
No Rating
Perhaps OC's most scenic and romantic restaurant with high-class cuisine and a list of 2,500 different wines. See More

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