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“A lovely new French Bistro”
Review of Pastis

Pastis
Ranked #17 of 361 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed May 2, 2012

Four of us had a 7:30 reservation for dinner on a Tuesday night. We arrived on time and our reservation was acknowledged. Unfortunately we had to wait 25 minutes before a table was available and another 15 minutes before our order was taken. They did serve a small cup of delicious vegetable soup as a starter, which we had not ordered. Whether this was standard practice or whether it was to offset our wait, I do not know. We thought it would have been a good idea to serve us a complimentary glass of wine while we were waiting. On the bright side, the food was delicious. The menu was not large, but the offerings were interesting and reasonably priced. The salad nicoise was a lovely and generous dish, enough for dinner. Same for the for the Coquille St. Jacques. The sole with a side order of spinach was well received. The wine list, appropriately, was mostly French, but fairly pricey - $26.00 and up. The tables in this relatively small restaurant were mostly set around the wall with the serving bar and a few seats in the middle. In order to have a table for four, either such a table had to open up or two adjacent tables for two had to become available, so it was a bit of crap-shoot for a suitable table. On balance, we liked the restaurant very much and would go there again without hesitation, hoping that the wait would be shorter.

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Reviewed March 20, 2012

We had lunch on a Tuesday. Arrived shortly after eleven, and we were glad we did by twelve it was quite full. We were greeted politely at the door and led to a table for four (we were four) right away. The service was prompt and very professional. The waiter addressed us in French as well as english for those who didn't speak French which were two of the guests. The bread is baked on premises and is delicious. The menu is very simple but creative. Ranging from less than $10.00 to $20.00. The food was very good and prepared and served very attractively. This is a place I would go back to and practice my French and have a great time and food as well.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Stopped in to this charming, new bistro on Valentine's Day with no knowledge of the place. The menu was full of French specialities for lunch and prices decent. The salads and sandwiches were delicious and laced with delicious butter and cheese. Wonderful bread and the leftovers told the same story. Glad to have a new place in town with fun atmosphere.

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Thank ErnDev
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

LOVED coming here last Saturday! So generous pouring the champagne if you bring some... and such amazing food. Le Parisien-- french toast stuffed with nutella and banana-- was mindblowingly good. The omelette special we got (smoked salmon and goat cheese) was a little runny, a little salty, and a little light on the goat cheese, but between the potatoes, the free brioche that came with it, and the overall experience of the place, these complaints really are very little ones.

The brunch entrees run about $13-$15-- just something worth noting, since their menu's not online yet!

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Reviewed July 24, 2017
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