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“Cozy restaurant, flavourful food”
Review of Bistro Pastis

Bistro Pastis
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Ranked #216 of 3,978 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $38
Cuisines: American, French
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Kitsilano
Description: Located on Kitsilano’s bustling West 4th Avenue. Winner of the Georgia Straight's Golden Plate for 'Best French Restaurant' we bring our exceptional skills for gastronomy and hospitality to our guests by providing an intimate and authentic French dining experience that is unparalleled in Vancouver’s restaurant scene. With its elegant white tablecloth setting, crackling fireplace and long, comfortable banquette seating, guests can ease into this sophisticated restaurant and begin their meal by choosing from over 300 wines and champagnes from every corner of France and around the world. Open every day for lunch and dinner and brunch on weekends, the Bistro Pastis team welcome you to dine from plates served with delicate style and outstanding flavours.
Reviewed January 20, 2013

First time here first weekend of Dine Out Vancouver 2013. Restaurant was full, and it was clear everyone was enjoying his/her dinner. Wasn't too sure when I ordered the pan seared trout, but it had a nice crispy skin and out of this world "Caper Lemon Beurre Blanc" sauce, which paired really nicely with the crushed (mashed) potatoes! Loved it!

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Reviewed January 3, 2013

Pretty space, can feel cozy or somewhat formal depending on where you sit, but we don't necessarily dress up to go there. The man and I are in Vancouver once or twice a year and always make a point of visiting Pastis.

The food is traditional French, always beautifully done and the staff are attentive and kind without being obtrusive. Most times we see the owner and he is always helping out, recommending wine, making sure things are going well. You really feel like you're in good hands here. Like people care about what they are doing and want your experience to be special.

That is no doubt the secret ingredient as to why it always is.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

Over the years I have visited Pastis on many occasion and every time has it not only been superb food but also you are made to feel at home and get special attention. I will recommend Bistro Pastis to any one that wants to have excellent French cuisine and personalized service.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Bistro Pastis has consistently been one of the best French restaurants in Vancouver for what seems like forever. A wonderful classical, but inventive menu, great service and a good sized but still very cozy room. I love the regular menu, but the specials are always so tempting....had the bacon wrapped rabbit tonite.

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

This is our go-to restaurant for celebrating with family and friends. From 13th to 80th birthday dinners to their amazing Bastille Day party, we always walk out happy. It's such good value as the service and food are such high quality and so consistent. Our kids have always been welcomed and treated as valued guests and they love it! John, the owner is the consummate host. Everyone welcomes you back and the atmosphere is very bistro-like with no pretentions. Favourite moments include watching John carve a roast chicken dinner for a young guest and being walked to the cab by a staff member with an umbrella - things that just don't happen everywhere.

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Thank Vikki S
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