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“A bistro worthy of Paris” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pastis

Pastis
Ranked #21 of 345 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Palo Alto, California
1 review
“A bistro worthy of Paris”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I have been to Pastis on two occasions and have been impressed with all of the elements. The manager/owner Max is a consumate host. He has excellent taste in wines and is creating a world class cellar with choices at all price points. The food is superb and the service is also great. I had a simple moule fritte last night that was delicious and bountiful. My wife had the coquille and also enjoyed it immensely. For desert we shared a Tarte Tatin that was of high quality. You can save your airfare and eat in Paris at Pastis in Palo Alto!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank dulcefarnienteuno
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English first
Seattle
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60 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Wonderful brunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Excellent omelette with home made sausage and super eggs benedict. Cosy, fun French vibe. Quick and friendly service.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank Anthropologie
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San Jose, California
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Cozy French restaurant with great food and service, at very reasonable prices.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013 via mobile

One of our new (as of end of 2012) favorites. Great food and service, cozy atmosphere, and all at prices you'll pay at average upscale restaurants.

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Thank Mkotarak
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SUNNYVALE
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great french ambiance”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

Helpful, friendly staff. Very nice authentic french ambiance. Heavenly Tarte Tatin. Plenty of french "classic" dishes

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank leluxo
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california
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great neighborhood gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

This is a wonderful French bistro run by a long-time restaurant owner in Palo Alto. It is very small and feels authentic. Max, the owner serves about a dozen typical French bistro dishes along with daily specials. Portions are large. I especially love the salads, coq au vin, fish dishes, mussels, and fresh vegetables. They are also open for brunch with fantastic eggs dishes and beautiful sandwiches. There is outside dining on California Ave which makes the experience even more Parisian.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank tikizuzu
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