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447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“mussels” (13 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (5 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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Reviewed June 6, 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Pastis regularly since it opened a few years ago. The food is delicious and the quality is constant. My favorites are the duck breast, the scallops, the nicoise salad and the tart tatin. It is a typical French bistrot where...More

Thank Eulalie C
Reviewed May 18, 2017

We've been to Pastis several times; its always great - they have a special of the day which is also good. They don't have many options for vegetarians but are obliging and will rustle up something. Their lunch menu is also good - but my...More

Thank RF2303
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This is a Parisian cafe that will transport you to Paris! The food was authentic, fresh and delicious. Service was excellent, almost to the point of mindreading. It's small, so reservations are a good idea. Great wine list. Longing for Paris? Visit Pastis!

Thank DrSallyB
Reviewed February 3, 2017

We went to Pastis on a Thurs at 5pm and the restaurant was already filling up - right after opening. The waiter provided (from memory) an impressive list of specials. My friend and her daughter ordered a salad to share and the waiter nicely brought...More

Thank tinaNtravel
Reviewed December 24, 2016

While in Palo Alto for business, I met a friend for dinner and we headed from my hotel to California Ave., on which there are a number of restaurants. We decided upon Pastis. We had a really lovely meal. The atmosphere was authentically French; it...More

Thank brmusicman
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

I had just moved to Palo Alto and wanted some good French food. So we looked up Pastis and a booked a table for 8:30 and arrived on time. There were only 2 tables besides ours. One inside and one outside (was a weekday). I...More

Thank Shazzminderr S
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

Our second time here, this one without friends. An authentic French bistro, with a superb menu, fine service, and warm atmosphere. I'm usually a vegetarian, but I could not resist the frisée aux lardon salad, which was superb! My spouse's mussels were the best we've...More

Thank babubenj
Reviewed August 31, 2016

"She who MUST BE obeyed), allows me to accompany her here, on special occasions. We often order the Moules Marinere,mussels, which come in a white wine, garlic and parsley broth. It's accompanied by french fries, which are a delightful presentation, with fries, standing straight up...More

1  Thank sirmeandt
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant French Country Food restaurant. The food is delicious. Three members of our party selected beef of one sort or another. One was really pleased with the flavor and texture of his flank (or strip) steak. The other two enjoyed their meat,...More

Thank byie-byie
Reviewed July 23, 2016

I went for lunch today at Pastis. It was very nice. I had a delicious portobello sandwich with garlic roasted potatoes. It was one of the better sandwiches that I have had. It had a very nice sauce, roasted red peppers and lettuce. The bun...More

Thank mesachie
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March 3, 2015|
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Response from Iamalwayslost | Reviewed this property |
Pastis is to small and there are no round tables. My last food experience there was not good. I agree with Colleen, Caffe Raice is a nice place but think the food at Trellis is much better. They also have a back room... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-324-1355
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