Bon Appétit: The Haute 5 French Restaurants in Orange County

Although it may be far from France, Orange County could be considered the “American Riviera”, serving some of the best French Cuisine on the Pacific. Whether you’re in the mood for fabulous Foie Gras or Filet Mignon, these haute eateries are simply a stone’s throw from South Coast Plaza.


Cut travel time in half and enjoy French cuisine off the coast of California. Nestled on the secluded Balboa Island, Basilic has been a staple when it comes to a great filet mignon or chocolate soufflé. Their Chef’s Choice dinner is always a great decision because it includes five of the best house dishes such as their Asparagus Mushroom Soup, Pear Salad, Seared Salmon, Filet Mignon and a dessert trio.

Basilic is located at 217 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92662. (949) 673-0570