Brasserie Pascal - Closed

327 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660


  • Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm
  • $$
  • Business Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Accepted, Online Reservations Available
Pascal Olhats of Tradition has taken over the old French 75 in Fashion Island. But now, you get even more France for your money. Brasserie Pascal is presently the most classically Gallic of all French restaurants in OC, even counting Olhats' own eateries. The chef has gone "all in" on his gamble, ambitiously offering items you've never seen him do. This, you can tell, is the restaurant he's been waiting to do. Olhats' most daring bet: a steak tartare that he's dubbed as the "House Specialty." Raw, high-grade beef is chopped to bits then mixed with a little onion, a touch of acid, and formed into a patty. In the mouth it registers like Japanese sashimi or Hawaiian poke-a refreshingly cool, unfiltered, primal flavor of meat.

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  • Brasserie Pascal Closes In Fashion Island
    Friday, January 3, 2014 at 7 a.m. by Edwin Goei

    I've actually known about the imminent closure of Brasserie Pascal in Fashion Island for months, but couldn't get anyone at the restaurant or even restaurateur and chef Pascal Olhats to confirm. But it has now finally happened. The ...

  • On the Line: Pascal Olhats, Part Two
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. by Anne Marie Panoringan

    "Food and cooking are entertaining. People listen when I tell them a story about food."Currently, Pascal is mentoring a number of chefs: At French 75 in Laguna Beach, his chef is Greg Moore, and at Savannah Chop House it's Chris Tzo...

  • On the Line: Pascal Olhats, Part One
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. by Anne Marie Panoringan

    "I think it's time that Orange County made its mark in the country by being a restaurant scene. It's going to take some time. . . It's simmering, but we need to make it boil."It's unfair to associate Pascal Olhats with only one esta...

  • Brasserie Pascal Bids a Foie Farewell
    Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:30 a.m. by Edwin Goei

    I had my first real piece of foie gras as everyone usually does: at a French restaurant, seared and served with fruit to cut through the inherent richness. In celebration of one of those birthdays that ended in a zero, I paid a prem...

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