Located at The Penthouse at South Coast Plaza, Marché Moderne is decorated to make guests feel as if they were sitting in a cozy, yet urban French bistro in one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities such as Paris or New York City.
Classic features include wood plank floors, ancient stone accents, white linens and dark wood French doors, which open up to a rooftop patio. Against this charming backdrop, the restaurant has modern accents: minimalist white lighting, artistic floral displays and Italian patterned silk banquettes.
Driven by a passion for market-inspired ingredients and classic French cooking techniques, Florent and Amelia Marneau have created a truly modern French bistro in the heart of Orange County. Florent and Amelia enjoy integrating extremes: urban and rustic, simple and sophisticated, modern and traditional. The food at Marché Moderne is a reflection of the world’s best artisan-made products and Southern California’s farm-fresh fruits and vegetables.
In France, bistro food can be a very economical, so Marché Moderne bring this tradition to the OC with their three-course prix fixe “Spontanée” menu. On a daily basis the bistro offers a brand new first course (usually a refreshing salad or soup), two main courses (usually a fish or meat dish), and one of Amelia’s seasonal-inspired desserts. At only $25 per person, it makes for a near perfect dot com lunch.