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447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“mussels” (15 reviews)
“tart tatin” (2 reviews)
Closed Now
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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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...More

Thank GDAMexico
Reviewed October 18, 2015

When I think of brunch in Palo Alto, it's Pastis, Mayfield Cafe, Cafe Brioche, and so many others. Pastis is the perfect place to sit down while browsing the Farmer's market, the music in the background, and all the chatter... But. Somehow, I've eaten there...More

2  Thank FamilyTraveller44
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Although I am not a regular at Pastis, I have eaten there with a friend from time to time. In the past, both the food and service were excellent. Not so, earlier this month. Our waiter seemed disinterested. Our wine was served in glasses with...More

Thank LauderdaleLass
Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

I'm french and it is an excellent french restaurant, from the reservation to the service, good people, delicious food. I picked the flank steak ordered rear - bleu - and it was perfectly prepared. And fine selection of wine! I will come back, thanks to...More

Thank Requin B
Reviewed October 14, 2015

A friend has recommended Pastis to me after learning that I loved mussels. I can't thank my friend enough. The mussels in white wine are amazing!!! The mussels were big and fresh, and the broth was scrumptious. Pair it with great bread and a glass...More

Thank FromLosAltos
Reviewed October 7, 2015

After reading the reviews I felt comfortable going here....big error. The escargots were poorly flavored: one of 6 was empty. The rib eye steak was tough, which didn't matter much since it was less than 1/4 " thick..and served raw, rather than medium rare as...More

1  Thank Magellan008
Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Last night we found this lively French bistro quite by accident. It has a small but friendly bar and outdoor seating on the sidewalk. The food wasn't fancy but it was delicious. We will definitely go back to Pastis on our next trip to Palo...More

Thank nancy90049
Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great bistro, with usual menu and ever-changing specials. Warm service. Terrific food. Good wine. Multiple times a month and we never get tired of Pastis!

Thank Bill A
Reviewed September 9, 2015

The mussels are delicious, as is the chicken liver salad. But some of the entrees are disappointing. The last time I was there I had a fish dish, and the fish was terribly dry. Another time I had duck with mustard sauce, which wasn't very...More

1  Thank Karen W
Reviewed September 2, 2015

We looked forward to eating French food and chose Pastis because of the terrific reviews from TripAdvisor fans. Seating is outside on the side walk, or inside in a bistro-type atmosphere. We had a puff pastry appetizer to start with. One of us chose the...More

Thank Calif0rniadreamers
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, 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 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-324-1355
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