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Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

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7960 Soquel Dr, Ste E, Aptos, CA 95003-3945 (State Park Drive)
The Santa Cruz/Watsonville MTA bus #71 and #91 Express drops patrons off within easy walking distance of Au Midi.
831-685-2600
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
French Gem in Aptos

This restaurant - tucked away in a small shopping center - is a gem - friendly, comfortable in a neighborhood setting with excellent food. The chef is French, and she takes enormous pride in the quality and presentation of her dishes. The menu choices are approachable,delicious, and filled with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
JeevesNapa
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Napa
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Reservations
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Napa
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This restaurant - tucked away in a small shopping center - is a gem - friendly, comfortable in a neighborhood setting with excellent food. The chef is French, and she takes enormous pride in the quality and presentation of her dishes. The menu choices are approachable,delicious, and filled with favorites. Check the daily menu to see what she has chosen... More 

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California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

The food is always excellent. The service is attentive. It is worth a trip for the creamy onion soup alone. Don't miss it.

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Aptos, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I used to love to go to a local French restaurant as a kid on the border outside Geneva, Switzerland. There were copper pots and wild boar heads on the walls and frog legs and snails on the menu. You can bring a French chef to California, but for practical reasons I suppose, the copper pots, the boar heads and... More 

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Foster City, California, USA
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The menu was very creative and the restaurant had a large list of domestic and French wines. Food delicious; though helpings small we felt very satisfied at the end of the meal. Leave room for excellent desserts and dessert wines.

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Santa Cruz
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our dinner was excellent. Very authentic French food and presented beautifully. The owner, who is from France, welcomed us and gave us information on menu items. Very attentive service. The soup de jour was a creamy onion with shredded basil and basil oil. I had the Duck Magret, a thinly sliced duck breast in a honey and rosemary sauce with... More 

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Santa Cruz, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The very best food every in Santa Cruz County. Excellent quality, exquisite flavors, beautiful presentation at affordable prices. I choose the Soup De jut and was immediately in love with this place as the Cauliflower soup was complex and delicious (I usually do not even like cauliflower). Next the Maple Duck (my french is too poor to try real name)... More 

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Corralitos, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We have been going to Au Midi since they opened, and they have consistently excellent food and service. One of our family favorites to share are Mue's mussels--her family recipe is the best we've ever had, and be sure and ask for more bread to sop it up. I always love whatever she does with beef, and my husband goes... More 

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San Leandro CA
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7960 Soquel Dr, Ste E, Aptos, CA 95003-3945
    (State Park Drive)
  • Public Transportation: The Santa Cruz/Watsonville MTA bus #71 and #91 Express drops patrons off within easy walking distance of Au Midi.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
  • Phone Number: 831-685-2600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?