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Pastis

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447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA
650-324-1355
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 15:00
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San Jose, California
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277 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Pastis on a Thurs at 5pm and the restaurant was already filling up - right after opening. The waiter provided (from memory) an impressive list of specials. My friend and her daughter ordered a salad to share and the waiter nicely brought it plated on 2 different places as opposed to bringing one plate with the salad... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1,220 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

While in Palo Alto for business, I met a friend for dinner and we headed from my hotel to California Ave., on which there are a number of restaurants. We decided upon Pastis. We had a really lovely meal. The atmosphere was authentically French; it felt like a casual bistro. Service was welcoming and efficient. The menu had several appealing... More 

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Thank brmusicman
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I had just moved to Palo Alto and wanted some good French food. So we looked up Pastis and a booked a table for 8:30 and arrived on time. There were only 2 tables besides ours. One inside and one outside (was a weekday). I ordered the escargot for appetizer and one of their specials, filet mignon w foie gras;... More 

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SF Bay Area
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134 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Our second time here, this one without friends. An authentic French bistro, with a superb menu, fine service, and warm atmosphere. I'm usually a vegetarian, but I could not resist the frisée aux lardon salad, which was superb! My spouse's mussels were the best we've had, and my special--swordfish -- was just fine! All told, a good experience, and, without... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

"She who MUST BE obeyed), allows me to accompany her here, on special occasions. We often order the Moules Marinere,mussels, which come in a white wine, garlic and parsley broth. It's accompanied by french fries, which are a delightful presentation, with fries, standing straight up in a silvery cup!! OMG, those fries are soooo good, lightly seasoned, I could eat... More 

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Los Altos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant French Country Food restaurant. The food is delicious. Three members of our party selected beef of one sort or another. One was really pleased with the flavor and texture of his flank (or strip) steak. The other two enjoyed their meat, but weren't as vocal. One person had the bean casserole. It had plenty of chicken... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I went for lunch today at Pastis. It was very nice. I had a delicious portobello sandwich with garlic roasted potatoes. It was one of the better sandwiches that I have had. It had a very nice sauce, roasted red peppers and lettuce. The bun was very fresh and had a crunchy crust. I also had an espresso after lunch... More 

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Los Altos, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We recently went there for brunch and it was delicious, we have been there for dinner and its always good. French food, more bistro style than fancy pants. Very easy, food prepared with care. I had the chicken and avocado omelet and it was DELICIOUS, with a spicy habeneros sauce. We sat outside which is always nice.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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135 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had a family dinner here during Stanford graduation weekend. We were given a nice table for our group of seven at the front the restaurant next to the window -- we were on the side of the restaurant near the bar, but it wasn't noisy. We ate on the early side given the east-coast jet lag we were experiencing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

The owner, herself, took great care of our table. We were concerned about some food allergies at our table and she made sure the dinners were correct. I'd highly recommendd the food. It was really good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
09:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-324-1355

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?