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447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA
650-324-1355
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 was very fresh and had a crunchy crust. I also had an espresso after lunch... More 

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Thank mesachie
Los Altos, California
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently went there for brunch and it was delicious, we have been there for dinner and its always good. French food, more bistro style than fancy pants. Very easy, food prepared with care. I had the chicken and avocado omelet and it was DELICIOUS, with a spicy habeneros sauce. We sat outside which is always nice.

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Thank Tbasche
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a family dinner here during Stanford graduation weekend. We were given a nice table for our group of seven at the front the restaurant next to the window -- we were on the side of the restaurant near the bar, but it wasn't noisy. We ate on the early side given the east-coast jet lag we were experiencing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The owner, herself, took great care of our table. We were concerned about some food allergies at our table and she made sure the dinners were correct. I'd highly recommendd the food. It was really good.

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Monterey
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

My boyfriend took me there for a pre-Mother's Day meal. He is Moroccan/French so he knows his stuff. We started with Escargot and came with French Bread and we shared a nice bottle of wine. I had the Fish Stew and was absolutely fabulous! He had a huge bowl of Mussels which was his favorite. For dessert, we had an... More 

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San Jose, California
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

My daughter and I had lunch there... A restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere and a staff of French speakers ! The food and drinks are very good with a reasonable price. I really recommend the Sandwich au Steak Grille !

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Thank ntc472
Palo Alto
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45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My friend and I had lunch here; I had quiche, and he had something with German-style sausages. The service was first rate, as was the coffee, and we both enjoyed our food. This place is a keeper.

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Thank Timothy R
SF Bay Area
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

There were 4 of us, all seasoned travelers and diners, and we agreed that this place was a lovely choice. In midtown Palo Alto, away from the frenzy on university avenue uptown, this place is welcoming, and warm, very French, with excellent food choices and superb service. Small, a bit cramped, but definitely one worth a return visit.

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calif
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

The cozy ambiance, great service, and delicious food made for a great dining experience. The mussels were large, plump, and flavorful and my husband's fish special was so good he ate every last bit. First time eating here and it definitely won't be the last.

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Thank Bigpenny34
mexico
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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

A great place if you want to have a french style meal. We went for dinner. The food was excellent and the service by the owner/manager was very good too. And it combines very well the ambiance of a formal restaurant with the relaxed spirit of the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-324-1355

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