Great food. Perfect for a business lunch.
After we left we realized we missed the bread and the garlic olive butter. Hope that was an oversight and that they still make the olive butter
Pastis is a lovely atmospheric dining experience if the food quality does not matter. High prices for mediocre dishes.
their specials mahi-mahi was tasteless and the ground beef had little to do with what the French food is about. They should not claim being a French cuisine place at all. Won't set my foot there again.
crappy wines --way too expensive --just because it has a French name--- You can find better deal in other restaurants -- Also service even though was OK --needs to be perked up.
As always delicious and cozy restaurant. It was a great time and each meal was perfectly cooked
Always consistent in food and service. Great tasting food. We like the wine selection. Be sure to try out the different pastis drinks.
Amazing food! Escargot terrific! Cassoulet incredible! Service excellent! Go!
Made a reservation in advance, only to be told that there was no table available in the main room when we arrived on time. We ended up sitting outside, which was far from optimal. Took a while to get the attention of the server who was rather curt when he took our order. We had to wait for a very long time between the first course and the main course. When the main course arrived, the food was almost cold and the salmon was overcooked. No one ever came by to ask how our main course was. And then it took a very long time for them to bring the credit card back with the receipt, claiming wi-fi problems. Not going back anytime soon (and, for the price, there are better options on California Street).
Standard has dropped! What’s happened?
Amazing food! Even more amazing staff! Had a great experience from start to finish!
Wonderful, as always.
This is the first time to try this French restaurant. The staff are very nice, but food is not so great. Mussels are not fresh. Chicken is so so. Like its desert very much, beautiful and tasty!
While I don't get here often, it's one of my favorite local restaurants. Usually the food is terrific. This particular evening I wanted something light, so I ordered the orzo with vegetables. The dish was 80% orzo and the vegetables were so finely chopped I felt I was just eating carbs. Next time I'll go back to one of the usual dishes. The restaurant has changed hands but with the same menu and staff; don't know if that was a factor of my disappointing orzo.
Our food is just okay. Nothing was really good or outstanding. They did give us a free dessert sampler to make up for a screw up which was very nice. The chocolate mousse and the creme brûlée were quite good in that. Otherwise, the steak was overcooked, the mussels were okay and the trout was okay. Butter lettuce salad was fine but dressing didn't have much flavor and the whole hazelnuts are hard to eat without using one's fingers.
We loved Pastis Bistro! I normally do not book French restaurants, but this one looked warm and inviting and the menu looked scrumptious. If you like mussels (I don't) it looks like they have a great section of the menu for various mussels dishes served with fries. I had something (forget the name) that was similar to Shepherd's Pie and it was really tasty. I only had half and had the rest the next night. The duck breast got rave reviews, as well as the trout. Service was attentive and the atmosphere was cozy and warm. We would all recommend Pastis Bistro for a beautiful evening out.
Great service here, and great food!
Terrific creme of potato amuse buche. Unfortunately, no foie gras since the April 1 ban in California. The warm goat cheese salad was very good, and the onion soup gratinee was terrific, as was the generous pour of a white Sancerre. Great service, great ambiance - we're definitely coming back to try some entrees and mussels.
Great food, great service!
Food was nice, I had a Niçoise salad for lunch and it was fresh and well presented. The tuna was cooked exactly per my request. I’ll go back again if I’m in the area to try out one of their lunch omelette’s. Service was good, friendly, timely but not over the top.
It’s a good location for business meetings and meals points we have a great dinner there and the noise the lid is very moderate we can discuss old mattress with my business partner the food is amazing I like this so I said let’s end the day the specials are good I highly recommend you to come here for us any special occasions or any other business meals the ambience is you’ll feel like you’re in the Mediterranean sea somewhere in ghosts in Musi like that everything is good
This place is a very authentic place. You feel like you are dining at a Marseille by the coast of Mediterranean Sea. French food is so unique. I ate Coq Au Vin and like it very much. Unfortunately it is only Wednesday special. The other days has other special, I believe I should try them. The vines are mostly French. We choose Cote du Rhone which is most similar to California vines but the taste is much better O guess. I will come to try other specials as well.
Nice place for lunch . Food was generally good . My duck confit sandwich was a bit dry ( the duck meat ) but my French onion soup was very good . Then others in my party all said their choices were good . Service started out good but for some reason our waiter disappeared for the rest of the meal .
Service was very good. Food was just okay. The escargot was so so and the entree’s were on the salty side.
A nice relaxed dining option with good food also a place you can go later in the evenin.
This was my first visit to Pastis. I had cassoulet, and the beans tasted dry to me, the dish was over-salted and was over sized. For ambiance, no candles on the table, and a request for one was not possible to accommodate. The service was timely and fine, but without the warmth I would expect. I just think everything needed to be tuned up a little. I hope you guys can make a go of it!
Excellent way to celebrate our 21st anniversary. Would recommend for non-celebratory meal too.
Charming bistro with a neighborhood feel and outstanding food. The weight staff is friendly and casual, you may need to catch their eye if you need quick service. Full bar with first class cocktail mixing.
Needs to upgrade menu. Plating could be more attractive. Needs to be less hurried.
We began with escargot and the salad with goat cheese. Both excellent. The fillet with bernaise was also wonderful.
I have been to Pastis many times in the past, it was my go-to restaurant whenever I was in town, not any more unfortunately. The change of ownership has not been positive. This opinion has since been confirmed by others who recommended Pastis to me originally.
Food was very good. Wine prices were mostly high and I'd prefer more medium priced choices. Service was friendly and good but our server spent a lot of time running to outside tables as well as covering inside tables. Are staff assigned tables to cover as efficiently as they could be? On the other hand when we flagged down other staff they were always friendly and helpful. Good teamwork. Total bill of about $160 for two who shared one first course and shared one desert seemed high.
Wow I cannot say enough about this place! Went with my friend who is a classically trained French chef and we were both blown away by the quality of the food, the cozy vibe and the incredible service (we were fighting over food at the table). I’ll be back.
Food is very French and very good - i have come here many times
Was hopeful but disappointed- cheese plate was nothing more than everyday market cheese - bread was horribly stale - rabbit was indiscernible
One of my all-time favorite spots. We used to dine here regularly when we lived in Palo Alto. Now that we're in SF, it's always a treat to dine at Pastis when we're in the neighborhood.
the food was good. I had the quiche and it tasted well, though I felt the crust could have been crisper. Also the bread was slightly disappointing. The french onion soup was excellent. The service and ambiance was exceptional.
Our first visit here - based on an Open Table recommendation. We were caught in traffic which meant we missed the movie we had tickets to so went straight to the restaurant, but they couldn't seat us any earlier which of course was not their fault. We walked around a bit and came back on time to find our table not yet ready due to lingering diners. The wait staff were hugely sympathetic to us and allowed us to sit at the tiny bar, chatted us up and even offered to comp us champagne, but we preferred to wait for the table. We finally sat after multiple sweet but unnecessary apologies from the staff - it's a compliment to the restaurant that the diners wanted to linger! - and enjoyed absolutely delicious escargots with a lovely bottle of St. Emilion. My mustard chicken dish was good but not great - the chicken was a little overdone - but my husband loved the beef stroganoff and our daughter really liked her hachi parmentier, a casserole of ground beef and mashed potato. We were too full for dessert! The menu is varied and interesting and the wine list is fairly small but broadly representative, although a little expensive. Mostly, though, the staff was wonderful - friendly and efficient - and the atmosphere is charming. We go to Paris often to visit our son and this is truly very Parisian in feel and concept (down to the tiny restrooms)! We'll be back for sure. A bientot!
A Wonderful Restaurant to Celebrate a Special Occasion, Energetically!
We were a party of three, celebrating a birthday. Two of us feasted on the braised lamb shank, with potato cake & mixed vegetables. It was such a delicious dish that my Nana, whose specialty was lamb shank & leg of lamb, was definitely smiling from heaven! When I noted that I sadly had just one spring bean, the server brought a small plate of sauteed garlic string beans (no charge). Our BD gal had the Mahi and so enjoyed it. She also was treated (& comped) to a dessert compilation plate sporting small, but so tasty, servings of gelato, panna de cotta, tiramisou & frozen chocolate mousse, punctuated with creme anglaise & berries. So yummy & shared by all.
Note: We did bring our own wine, a delicious Gigandas from TJ's, for a $15 corkage. Otherwise, prepare for $60 bottles.
Apparently, Saturdays is Braised Lamb Shank Day & draws many. Consider making an early reservation.
The ambiance is brightly lighted and noisy with an "advertising LCD tv" in the main room. Though, it so lends itself toward an energetic evening, with great food & service, Pastis is not for a romantic dinner.