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Brasserie Pascal - Closed

327 Newport Center Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660 | Newport Beach | 949-640-2700

Location Description:

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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  • Cuisine(s): European, French
  • Hours: Sun 11am-9pm, Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted, Online Reservations Available
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Business Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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