French 75 Bistro

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327 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
949.640.2700
http://www.culinaryadventures.com/home.html

Not satisfied with missing out on decently-priced fine dining during “Orange County Happy Hour Week”, we weren’t ready to give up on that experience. Lucky for us, we were told of a good deal at French 75 Bistro in Fashion Island: $10 filet mignon dinner. We arrived 10 minutes before the dinner hour started but we were still able to get seated almost immediately and the waitress had no qualms about allowing us to order before the dinner hour started. The aura of the restaurant is definitely classy enough, but it’s not so fancy that you can’t come in with your everyday clothes on. After sitting down and surveying the menu quickly, we were ready to order. If steak isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there’s also two other dinner special items for the same price of $10: alaskan king crab legs or halibut ‘picholine’. Of course we both ordered the filet mignon special and asked for it to be pink all around the middle (medium). Since Vy is big fan of onion rings, of course we also had to sample their onion rings.

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The onion rings arrived in a timely manner with hoisin bbq sauce. They were cut wide and the batter used was pretty good, however, I do think they could be a bit crispier but that’s just me. Both of us agreed that the onion rings were good but definitely not worth the pricetag. As for the filet mignon, the steak was not as moist as we anticipated but it was still cooked well. Afterall, we did ask for it to be pink all around and didn’t specify for it to be moist. The steak laid on garlic mashed potatoes and came with a small vegetable medley. Of those vegetables the brussel sprouts in particular were our favorites. Finishing up our meal, we ordered creme brulee for dessert. The only qualm I would have to say about the creme brulee is that the layer of caramelized sugar on top was thicker than we would have preferred and slightly burnt. Overall, this meal was a well worth its while. C’mon, $10 USDA filet mignon! I’m not sure how long this deal lasts so if you want to try it out, I’d say it’s better to do so sooner rather than later.

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~ by thankgoditsfood on May 10, 2009.

One Response to “French 75 Bistro”

  1. Hi Julie!

    Just checked out the blog… love it! Glad you’re joining the blogosphere-o.

    I was so eager to try out French 75 during Happy Hour week, but couldn’t make it down to the OC in time. I went out with my sister to a few places in Costa Mesa next to her work instead. I definitely want to try this place still.. especially for a $10 filet.

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