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Bistro Pastis

2153 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada
+1 604-731-5020
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good30%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (14 reviews)
“steak tartare” (11 reviews)
“calf's liver” (5 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2153 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I tried Bistro Pastis for the first time recently. We've driven by many times wanting to try. It was a very nice experience. We went mid-week and it was not overly crowded. It was the first time trying steak tartare. We are...More

Thank Newbie_Vacationer
Reviewed 1 week ago

We go to Pastis because we enjoy french Cuisine and we are always happy with the meal and the service..When it is an occasion they write the name in chocolate on the dessert plate and will add a candle if needed.I always enjoy the duck...More

Thank lbubb
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback. It is rewarding to hear. Stefen

Reviewed 2 April 2018

Our reservations for a new Italian restaurant on the East side got screwed up, and we had tickets for a 7:30 concert at UBC, so we got in the car and began frantically searching online for a place on the way to the university. We...More

Thank Ross L
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello Ross, We are pleased that you enjoyed the evening and hope to see you again before a show or another time. Stefen

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We were given a Travelzoo coupon for dinner for two and went on a date on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was not too busy and we were given a nice table tucked behind the wine wall! Service was friendly and efficient and all the...More

Thank Onx23mm
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Hello, Thank-you for the appreciation. Stefen

Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had a very enjoyable lunch at Pastis. The staff were friendly, welcoming and attentive, and the atmosphere was perfect. Started with a very nice mushroom medley soup, followed by a lamb shank, cooked to perfection with root vegetables. My wife had...More

Thank myles c
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank-you very much for your compliments Myles! Stefen

Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Bistro Pastis was a warm and friendly place on a rainy night. The French bistro theme reminded us of similar places in France. The menu was West Coast-influenced, which worked for us. We both had duck, breast for one and confit for the other, and...More

Thank Paul K
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2018

Thank-you Paul for your praise. We appreciate it. Stefen

Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

From the proper tablecloths to the outstanding food this restaurant is the most genuine French restaurant I have come across outside France. The steak tartare was delicious and the salads were amazingly authentic. All this is combined with excellent and friendly service and an excellent...More

Thank Timothy W
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 14 February 2018

Hi Timothy, Thank-you very much for this. We all try very hard and appreciate your comments. Stefen

Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

The cuisine at Bistro Pastis is lovely. We had the French onion soup, Lamb Navarin, seasonal vegetables and mushrooms. It all tasted wonderful- highly recommend

Thank Kiwitraveller502011
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 20 December 2017

Dear Kiwitraveller, Thank-you very much for the compliments and the recommnedations. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit. Stefen

Reviewed 3 December 2017

We (2 couples) had a very nice French inspired dinner. The service was very good and the waiter very knowledgable about the extensive wine list and how each dish was prepared. They were flexible with our order to avoid dislikes and allergies. The food was...More

Thank robuc1
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hello Robuc1, We are so glad that you and your party enjoyed your evening with us at Bistro Pastis. Thank-you for the compliments. Stefen

Reviewed 2 December 2017

This used to be one of my favourite neighbourhood restaurants. It was sold last year -and this was my first time back. The service was average -but not very informed. The lunch was disappointing and when I mentioned that -there was no real empathy or...More

Thank Vancouver63
StefenYVR, Owner at Bistro Pastis, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2017

Hello Vancouver63, It is a shame that you were disappointed with your visit for lunch the other day. I have been operating Bistro Pastis for more than a year now and I know that everyone on the team tries very hard to give good food...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 38
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2153 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6K 1N7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-731-5020
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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.
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