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Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

$$$$
French, Bistro
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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Quiet Hideaway

The small menu may surprise you. But when everything is fresh and delicious, having fewer choices is a good thing. Delightful ambiance with great service and fabulous food. Try it!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Joan B
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Aptos, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • French first
  • Any
English first
Aptos, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The small menu may surprise you. But when everything is fresh and delicious, having fewer choices is a good thing. Delightful ambiance with great service and fabulous food. Try it!

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California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Seriously, pure snobbery or sexism must be the reason that the Michelin Guide hasn't yet starred this woman chef in a cafe tucked in the literal corner of a small shopping center. Walk through its unassuming doorway into the best of Provence without the expense of airplane fare. It's half the price of similar big-city eateries, too, so my fellow... More 

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sacramento
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

A French Bistro with American attitude. We joined family here for our annual dinner night out. We enjoyed appetizers and I had an excellently prepared halibut. We also ordered the Duck. By far the tastiest dish was the beef stew. We all dipped our bread into the sauce. The apple tart was also excellent and they brought us our coffee... More 

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Aptos, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant has wonderful French food. the menu is not extensive but each choice is thoughtfully selected and prepared perfectly. The strip mall where it is located has little ambience, but they have done a good job of the interior.

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California
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Although we live nearby, we had never been here. My husband booked a table for us for Valentine's Day, admittedly not the best night to go out to dinner. The food was fine; not great, but fine. The servers were pleasant, but disorganized. Both my husband and I thought the owner was arrogant, very unfriendly and not welcoming. After our... More 

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California
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9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Appetizer and house salad were very good, as was dessert. Unfortunately, the entrees were ho hum at best. It's too bad because I really wanted to like this place after the owner made an excellent viognier wine suggestion. In the end, I thought the pricing was pretentious for the food.

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Auburn CA
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My wife and I have eaten here a few times and I can say it is the best french restaurant in Aptos in my opinion. Everything is delicious, fresh, creative, and inspired. The owners are very nice people. The location doesn't feel quite right for fine dining next to a hot yoga and crossfit place in a mini strip mall... More 

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Scotts Valley, California
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153 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This place is unexpectedly in a tiny shopping center in Aptos. It has good, not great, French food. I've been there a few times and the experience has been varied. Mostly, it's been good, the ingredients are always fresh, but sometimes the food has been over cooked. The atmosphere is pleasant, the wait staff and owners are friendly and conscientious.... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

we enjoyed a fabulous meal with an excellent Bordeaux. Service is always spot on. I had the salmon with an incredible sauce. My wife had a rich stew that she raved about. Definitely a five star meal

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Napa
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112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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: French, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic
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?