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447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (15 reviews)
“tart tatin” (2 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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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 Steeve N
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
Reviewed September 28, 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 September 21, 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 September 1, 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
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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, 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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