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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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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Santa Cruz, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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
75 reviews 75 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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4 reviews 4 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
10 helpful votes 10 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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