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447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“mussels” (15 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (5 reviews)
French, European
$$ - $$$
447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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1 - 10 of 89 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were there many times and each time we had amazing food, good wine and professional friendly service .... Oyster salad-OMG ... die for ... :) But it's not always on the menu ... And, of course, steak fillet mignon with foie gras is just...More

Thank Irina M
Reviewed 5 February 2018

A friend and I visited Pastis Bistro for the first time. We thoroughly enjoyed the Paris-like ambiance, though too cold here to take advantage of the outdoor seating. The food was fresh and tasty. The menu included different items like a fried oyster sandwich on...More

Thank wwalleigh
Reviewed 30 December 2017

It was a great brunch. Service was excellent as well as ALL the food items. The Owner was on service & taking care of all the guests there. Since we went early, it was about half full. Over all it was very, very enjoyable French...More

Thank ExOne
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

Really nice French restaurant. Friendly staff, a really nice place to eat. The white Cote du Rhône recommended by the Friendly French waiter was really good. I also recommend the mussels ( though something to rince your fingers afterward would have been nice). Overall a...More

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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Pastis is a authentic French Bistro in Palo Alto. The ambiance is informal but not too loud. The owner seated us at our table himself and took out time to explain their specials in a very humorous manner eliciting laughs from everyone. We were here...More

Thank Qualitypro3336
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Came here for brunch. Food is great, so is the service. Portions are generous. Beware, Sunday is Farmers Market day so parking is tougher than usual.

Thank Aparna J
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We've been patronizing Pastis for 4 years. Having lived in France for several years, it's a pleasure to come to this bistro and have classical French cuisine. The mussels, polenta with mushrooms and spinach, coq au vin, and salads are expertly prepared

Thank Hal G
Reviewed 2 September 2017

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
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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, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-324-1355
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