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Bistro Pastis

#169 of 2,851 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
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2153 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Coquitlam, Canada
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Service good. My crab salad and my wife's endive salad were excellent.. My boeuf bourguignon had tasty red wine jus but the meat was very fatty and, for me, inedible and my wife's gold river sockeye salmon was dry. $5 for a small amount of crusty bread and butter.

Thank breed171141
vancouver BC
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As you well know lots of things make up a great restaurant. Service - menu - price - ambience - and most importantly the wine list. :) Bistro hits all the spots. The service be it brunch - lunch - dinner is superb. The staff are friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The menu and the plentiful daily specials always... More 

Thank pcryan5
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was never a miss in the lovely menu we were served. Probably, though, the Sockeye Salmon on a beg of eggplant ragout over couscous was the most amazing combination. But then it is hard to improve over their other fare like Bouillabaisse, steaks, meats and fish. Appetizers, salads, desserts--all excellent. And the Service was, well, professionally French waiters. Nothing... More 

Thank bermane
Hong Kong, China
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46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016

Bistro Pastis is a French restaurant that serves really good French cuisine. Their souffles are always amazingly light despite using different cheeses when they change the menu, and the quiches and omelettes are perfectly cooked. The gazpacho, the soup of the day, was totally delicious, perfect for a warm evening during the Vancouver summer. I like their duck in particular,... More 

Thank rsh414
Montreal, Canada
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134 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2016

We had a great meal at Bistro Pastis. The tuna dish was particularly good but so were the veal sweetbreads and others. I think it is safe to say that, probably everything on thr menu will be tasty. We found the menu to be different than other places we dined at, i.e., no kale Cesar Salad for example. The dessert... More 

Thank demo51
Vancouver, Canada
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Excellent service, great cappuccino, duck breast was cooked perfectly, although the kale was a bit too salty,.. the veal is cooked until it flakes off your fork. Duck confit was just like in France. Nice wine selection for the money. Overall a quaint little hideaway right on 4th and Arbutus. Seating,..if you want action sit near the window looking onto... More 

Thank Bayleafroses
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

The service and the restaurant was very good. Oysters were great and most food items were priced reasonably for the price. Steak was not the best I've ever had for that kind of money but everyone has a bad cut every now and again. I would still go back. Everyone else loved their meals as well.

Thank Jotravy
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My youngest son and his wife and child invited me out for Father's Day Dinner.This is a top notch small French Bistro in a romantic setting,making you and your friends very special.I have had Dover Sole in Paris,France,Brighton,England and,Bruges,Belguim in French Bistros all as excellent main specialty dishes and too my surprise "Bistro Pastis" matched their elite performances. You will... More 

Thank Richard L
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Price is good, we bought coupons from Trave Zoo, got some extra on top, quite a good price for a 3 courses dinner with wine.... food is good, environment and service as a French restaurant is so...so...

Thank Betty T
Saipan, Mariana Islands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Whenever I am in the city, I make it a point to visit Pastis. Great French food at reasonable prices. At lunch we had their egg/bacon salad and beef Bourgogne. We splurged with a liter,of Côte de Rhone. And finished with the creme. And it was all wonderful. Many thanks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2153 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: 604-731-5020

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kitsilano

Neighborhood Profile
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.