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447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“mussels” (13 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (5 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting for dinner on a weekday, I had an absolutely excellent fillet mignon steak with a great glass of wine. Chocolate mousse as a desert was as good. The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxed, and service was perfect. A really good experience, and I'd love...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We had dinner in this restaurant. It has perfect food in a nice setting. If you want good French food, go hear.

Thank Roger D
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

A 10 out of 10 brunch! Benedicts are sheer perfection and the homemade bread and herb butter are delicious. We were delighted.

Thank NanNorth
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Pastis regularly since it opened a few years ago. The food is delicious and the quality is constant. My favorites are the duck breast, the scallops, the nicoise salad and the tart tatin. It is a typical French bistrot where...More

Thank Eulalie C
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We've been to Pastis several times; its always great - they have a special of the day which is also good. They don't have many options for vegetarians but are obliging and will rustle up something. Their lunch menu is also good - but my...More

Thank RF2303
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a Parisian cafe that will transport you to Paris! The food was authentic, fresh and delicious. Service was excellent, almost to the point of mindreading. It's small, so reservations are a good idea. Great wine list. Longing for Paris? Visit Pastis!

Thank DrSallyB
Reviewed 4 February 2017

We went to Pastis on a Thurs at 5pm and the restaurant was already filling up - right after opening. The waiter provided (from memory) an impressive list of specials. My friend and her daughter ordered a salad to share and the waiter nicely brought...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed 24 December 2016

While in Palo Alto for business, I met a friend for dinner and we headed from my hotel to California Ave., on which there are a number of restaurants. We decided upon Pastis. We had a really lovely meal. The atmosphere was authentically French; it...More

Thank brmusicman
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I had just moved to Palo Alto and wanted some good French food. So we looked up Pastis and a booked a table for 8:30 and arrived on time. There were only 2 tables besides ours. One inside and one outside (was a weekday). I...More

Thank Shazzminderr S
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Our second time here, this one without friends. An authentic French bistro, with a superb menu, fine service, and warm atmosphere. I'm usually a vegetarian, but I could not resist the frisée aux lardon salad, which was superb! My spouse's mussels were the best we've...More

Thank babubenj
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4 March 2015|
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Response from Iamalwayslost | Reviewed this property |
Pastis is to small and there are no round tables. My last food experience there was not good. I agree with Colleen, Caffe Raice is a nice place but think the food at Trellis is much better. They also have a back room... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-324-1355
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