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“Best French Restaurant in Monterey Bay”

Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot
Ranked #4 of 75 Restaurants in Aptos
Price range: $31 - $50
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: State Park Drive
Transit: The Santa Cruz/Watsonville MTA bus #71 and #91 Express drops patrons off within easy walking distance of Au Midi.
Reviewed September 15, 2012

We've been looking for really good French food at a reasonable price for some time. And now, we've found it--- at the Au Midi. It's comparable to those excellent, low-key restaurants found throughout France, especially outside Paris. With a relaxed atmosphere and very, very tasty dishes, plus friendly, professional service, Au Midi is the best. And with good reason, since the owners and chef are French, and know all the secrets of one of the world's great cuisines. A wonderful addition to our area.

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1  Thank peter h
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have been here about 5 times now. The first time for our anniversary in Jan of 2012.
This is absolutely the best food, such fantastic flavors and interesting menu, nice wine
list with lots of great french wines.... I can't think of another place in the county that
even comes close!

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3  Thank MAWSCruz
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Reviewed August 3, 2012

This place is anything but said average. Fantastically presented and delicious, this food from a family owned restaurant was top notch. The presentation was fantastic, compliments to the chef, and the taste thoroughly lived up to all expectations made upon being presented with ones meal. A perfect destination for anyone looking for fantastic food and a wonderful dining experience!

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2  Thank Violett S
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

This is what we all want... a restaurant with superior food, ambiance, pleasant, relaxed and professional service at reasonable prices in a convenient location. No, it's not on the edge of the ocean-- it's in a strip mall. But once you're in the door, you forget the location. I agree that the wine list is interesting and, in a sense, foolproof for those who want a bottle to complement the great food. The little things are what proves it here-- the bread arrives and is unassuming looking, but oh so delicious with the ideal crust. The butter is very good quality and the perfect temperature. The dressing on the simple green salad is perfectly balanced, subtle, and highlights the greens themselves-- the salad costs $3.75. Thank you for providing an almost perfect salad in an idea portion size at a fair price. Why can't others figure this out? We enjoyed the mussels, salmon, and chicken fricasee (sp) with a bottle of local wine. We could not have asked for anything more from this meal and will definitely return again.

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4  Thank comedor
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Reviewed June 11, 2012

Just celebrated my Anniversary here last week. Everything was so good! The cauliflower soup makes my mouth water just thinking about it. The Duck Marget delicious... And the Scallops in the Walnut Butter yum... My wife said the Floating Island was great and reminded her of her moms.. Au Midi rocks!

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3  Thank John O
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