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Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

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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
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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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  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
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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
Best French Restaurant in the area - Fresh and creative!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Auburn CA
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  • Romantic
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California
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 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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California
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Additional Information about Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

Address: 7960 Soquel Dr, Ste E, Aptos, CA 95003-3945
Phone Number: 831-685-2600
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Aptos
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: French, Bistro

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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?