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Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

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7960 Soquel Dr, Ste E, Aptos, CA 95003-3995 (State Park Drive)
+1 831-685-2600
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Wed - Sat 11:30 - 14:00
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Santa Cruz, California
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183 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife cooks while the husband runs the front end. Great food, and I like the husband, but all is not quite well, compared to Cafe Sparrow, located a very short distance away. The strip mall location is unfortunate.

Thank JohnInItaly
Los Gatos, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great meal in a cozy, warm environment. The food was perfectly cooked and delicious. Wine list interesting. French chef and very French restaurant without the attitude sometimes found in France. Great for a date or to bring your business partners.

Thank 1JacquelineTravels
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Quiet and delicious. Surprisingly quiet on weeknights and delicious as ever. We find the quality of food and serving size to be exceptional. The value is in the flavors, service, presentation and selections. Our dinner bill with bottle of wine, two entrees and dessert was only $130 - this is unheard of for the quality.

Thank Brian F
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Outstanding food - French with a California style. Excellent service as well. A lovely, quiet place for a fine meal.

Thank DanandCarol_99
Aptos, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Wonderful food. Take your time when coming here, it's an event..course after course, it's all great!

Thank twelsh42
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Every time I visit this restaurant with my partner, we are reminded of our trip to France; the service, executed in style by Michel, the owner and the delicious French cuisine cooked passionately by his wife Muriel are typical of a delicious French bistro. My favorites: the cassoulet, followed by the daube. Both are exquisite. Give it a try, you... More 

Thank Michaël H
San Francisco, California
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159 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2016

We always enjoy an evening here. Have taken many people along with us over the years, and have never been disappointed. Service is thoughtful and the food is terrific, mostly traditional but well executed and some standout surprises. It's not my favorite room, but they do well with what they have to work with.

Thank Kate320
Santa Cruz, California
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

To go out in Aptos for a special occasion this is the place to go. It is also the place to go for a lovely night out (or lunch) even if it is not a special occasion, because the food, and its preparation is so good. Adequate parking. Prices - not cheap, but then the food and service is top... More 

Thank Peter A
San Francisco, California, United States
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154 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Finally made it to Au Midi after friends recommended this tucked away gem many months ago...husband and chef wife..we very much enjoyed chatting about the delicious flavors of each course....cream of onion soup.....ravioli snails...duck perfectly cooked medium/rare all excellent...nice selection of French wine. Truly felt like dining in France...can't wait to repeat the experience....

Thank Christine C
Palos Verdes Estates, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Our experience echoed many of the other positive reviews. It was a Tuesday night and not busy. Reservation was honored right on time and the other parties were seated dispersed throughout the room. (Too often I find restaurants unnecessarily cluster deuces together and you can't have as private a conversation as desired). I had the Ravioli of French Snails (used... More 

Thank LinL3

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7960 Soquel Dr, Ste E, Aptos, CA 95003-3995
    (State Park Drive)
  • Public Transportation: The Santa Cruz/Watsonville MTA bus #71 and #91 Express drops patrons off within easy walking distance of Au Midi.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: +1 831-685-2600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?