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447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (14 reviews)
“tart tatin” (2 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

The boss is nice, the food is good, warm atmosphere, good place for an omelette. The place for a casual lunch.

Thank Belot_Family
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant blew our expectations away at first bite. Owner Maxime is a warm host who has an amazing chef in his kitchen. A Niçoise salad , onion soup, and Croque Monsieur inspired us to stay in PA instead of driving back to San Fran...More

Thank Guccenna
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Food was really good, a great discovery for us. Can't think of negatives other than possible waiting times during peak times. But that comes along with great places, right?

Thank Vornado108
Reviewed May 7, 2018

Tasteful and delicious, omelette with hand cut potato. Delicious french toast with nutella, nam,nam.

Thank Tigern65
Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

Went there for lunch, Service was excellent, a lot of variety in the menu, I think there is a different menu in the evening. The food was very good well served. The price was fare

Thank Yigal D
Reviewed March 17, 2018

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 February 5, 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 December 30, 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
Reviewed November 4, 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

1  Thank SteevoNuissier
Reviewed October 10, 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
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March 3, 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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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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