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“A bistro worthy of Paris” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pastis

Pastis
447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA
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Ranked #11 of 314 restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: French, Café
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Palo Alto, California
1 review
“A bistro worthy of Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I have been to Pastis on two occasions and have been impressed with all of the elements. The manager/owner Max is a consumate host. He has excellent taste in wines and is creating a world class cellar with choices at all price points. The food is superb and the service is also great. I had a simple moule fritte last night that was delicious and bountiful. My wife had the coquille and also enjoyed it immensely. For desert we shared a Tarte Tatin that was of high quality. You can save your airfare and eat in Paris at Pastis in Palo Alto!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Seattle
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Wonderful brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Excellent omelette with home made sausage and super eggs benedict. Cosy, fun French vibe. Quick and friendly service.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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San Jose, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Cozy French restaurant with great food and service, at very reasonable prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

One of our new (as of end of 2012) favorites. Great food and service, cozy atmosphere, and all at prices you'll pay at average upscale restaurants.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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SUNNYVALE
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great french ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Helpful, friendly staff. Very nice authentic french ambiance. Heavenly Tarte Tatin. Plenty of french "classic" dishes

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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california
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32 restaurant reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a wonderful French bistro run by a long-time restaurant owner in Palo Alto. It is very small and feels authentic. Max, the owner serves about a dozen typical French bistro dishes along with daily specials. Portions are large. I especially love the salads, coq au vin, fish dishes, mussels, and fresh vegetables. They are also open for brunch with fantastic eggs dishes and beautiful sandwiches. There is outside dining on California Ave which makes the experience even more Parisian.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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