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Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

7960 Soquel Dr, Ste E, Aptos, CA 95003-3945
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Ranked #1 of 60 restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $31 - $50
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State Park Drive
Transit: The Santa Cruz/Watsonville MTA bus #71 and #91 Express drops patrons off within easy walking distance of Au Midi.
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54 reviews from our community

94% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
San Leandro CA
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The menu is short, but diverse. The selection is traditional bistro fare, with a little bit from all four corners of France. I started with the Veal Sweetbread, marinated with cherry vinegar and soy sauce and served with an incredible herb sauce (I used all of my bread to soak up the sauce) ...perfection! My wife started with the Braised... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We were welcomed by a warm and friendly hostess. Seated immediately. The courses were excellent, well-timed and just the correct portions so that we could have dessert and coffee. The owners and staff were friendly and kind to everyone at the restaurant, which made you feel good while eating good food. If I have to pay a lot of money... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This small french restaurant in Aptos is tucked in a corner in a small shopping center behind the UPS store. My wife and I have tried it five times and are impressed with the quality of food and the service too. The resaurant is intimate and romantic in a French country way. It is also great with friends. Everything is... More

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Aptos, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I have only been to this restaurant twice but the food is always wonderful, the chefs always come and say hello. It's very authentic. Good portions and very beautiful desserts.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

We usually dine at Mexican, Chinese, Japanese or steak restaurants. Being Italian, I'm not really into eating at Italian places when I can usually cook it better myself. OK, I'll admit it, I've always been intimidated by French restaurants. We've only been to two other French restaurants in 30 years. They were both stuffy & the staff was snooooty. I... More

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Capitola, California, United States
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Been there twice and it's all been good. Basic bistros food + some interesting creative numbers. Killer delish squash bisque with coffee bean dusting and desert "special".

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Aptos, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

From the lavender decorating the bar between the tables and the cash register to the front windows, the ambiance is as attractive as anything I enjoyed in France. The owner was engaging to talk with, the food excellent, the service perfect, the dessert choices incredible. I was taken there for a birthday dinner by my friend - I've not received... More

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Santa Cruz
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

I bought the Got Daily Deals coupon for Au Midi Restaurant and Bistrot in Aptos. We find that getting these coupons, as well as Groupons, is a good way for us to try restaurants that we normally wouldn’t go to. We have made some good discoveries of local eateries this way. Au Midi is one of those discoveries. The décor... More

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Carmel Valley, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Au Midi is almost an hour away but we make the trip in happy anticipation. This is not a restaurant that beckons you with a great setting or fabulous decor, rather , you come to dine. As you can tell from reading the other reviews, it is all about ordering the right thing. Three dishes are absolute standouts- the Mussels,... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

This is my third time at Au Midi. Both times before were very nice. This time the kitchen sent out the wrong salad for my wife. I had the sweetbread appetizer which I finished well before they brought the correct salad for her. Probably a 20 minute wait. No excuse for that. She ultimately liked her salad which was a... More

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