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Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

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7960 Soquel Dr, Ste E, Aptos, CA 95003-3995 (State Park Drive)
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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148 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always enjoy an evening here. Have taken many people along with us over the years, and have never been disappointed. Service is thoughtful and the food is terrific, mostly traditional but well executed and some standout surprises. It's not my favorite room, but they do well with what they have to work with.

Thank Kate320
Santa Cruz, California
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To go out in Aptos for a special occasion this is the place to go. It is also the place to go for a lovely night out (or lunch) even if it is not a special occasion, because the food, and its preparation is so good. Adequate parking. Prices - not cheap, but then the food and service is top... More 

Thank Peter A
San Francisco, California, United States
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124 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

Finally made it to Au Midi after friends recommended this tucked away gem many months ago...husband and chef wife..we very much enjoyed chatting about the delicious flavors of each course....cream of onion soup.....ravioli snails...duck perfectly cooked medium/rare all excellent...nice selection of French wine. Truly felt like dining in France...can't wait to repeat the experience....

Thank Christine C
Palos Verdes Estates, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

Our experience echoed many of the other positive reviews. It was a Tuesday night and not busy. Reservation was honored right on time and the other parties were seated dispersed throughout the room. (Too often I find restaurants unnecessarily cluster deuces together and you can't have as private a conversation as desired). I had the Ravioli of French Snails (used... More 

Thank LinL3
Aptos, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Au Midi is an Aptos treasure. This is what I consider a light French cuisine, expertly prepared. Every dish that we have ordered from appetizer to dessert has been a delightful, tasty experience. Their wine selection never disappoints. Only wish they were still open for lunch as well as dinner.

Thank 831overthehill
Santa Cruz, California
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

Excellent as always. Mue's mussels are absolutely delicious and I often order them. All 4 of us ordered soup which was perfect. 2 had mussels, 1 bouillabaise and 1 beef stew. All loved their dishes. The wine list is compact but has numerous California and amazing French selections. We are wine lovers and always find something on their list that... More 

Thank Julie T
Shenandoah Valley VA
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

What a delicious find, tucked away in the corner of a tiny shopping center. The sauces were unbelievably delicious with depth and sophistication in seasoning. The foie gras in Sauternes gel on toast was unrecognizable in appearance - I had to ask the wait staff for confirmation. It looked like a perfectly round potato until sliced into and then tasted... More 

Thank Dashmaster
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148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

This is a sweet neighborhood bistro, located in a nondescript strip mall. Though the menu is limited, it includes a vegetarian and a vegan option as well. No view, little ambiance, but the service is excellent and food is very good French, with a short but good selection of California and French wines. Clearly, the owners' emphasis is quality over... More 

Thank Mah_Murrini
Santa Cruz, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The food at Au Midi is consistently excellent, easily equivalent to some of the best restaurants in San Francisco. The owners are very pleasant and welcoming. The restaurant and the food selection is broad enough to appeal to most customers. Watch for their special dinners, which they have every couple of months - those are truy outstanding.

Thank Jerry F
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

Four of us went last night, it was the start of paella Thursday's. Kathy and I had the paella, it was full of shrimp, mussels and sausage over the rice. It was very good. Laura had the chicken oysters ! Very tender bits of chicken over pasta, like a risotto with a foam fino dry wine. Jack had the mussels,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
French, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7960 Soquel Dr, Ste E, Aptos, CA 95003-3995
    (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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?