We had reservationS for 4 and were seated immediately. The service was excellent and the food delicious. The menu is varied with selections that met all 4 palates. The waiter suggested a white wine that we all enjoyed even though 2 of us favor red wines. The food was delicious and everyone enjoyed their selection. The onion soup is very good. Portions are plenty. Dont miss the desserts. We look forward to returning.
Food could be better
The restaurant has changed ownership, and it shows. One of the benefits of this restaurant was the no corkage fee and that is gone. Just another average bistro now.
Party of four. Three people had the mustard mussels and loved them. I had the ground beef with mashed potatoes and cheese on top. So good. Had the salad with goat cheese and everyone loved it. Also the calamari made with rice flour was delicious. Always have a nice meal at Pastis.
I've been here twice, now, and both times everything was very, very good. This time I had their quiche which was delicious, but a bit large for me, so I shared. My friend found it really good as well. Their side salad was excellent - very lightly dressed with a vinaigrette that was just right, not too much vinegar. Others in the group had the croissant and eggs, which they all agreed was delicious. My tarte tatin was delicious, and beautifully presented, so much so that I actually too a picture!
If you're in the area of California Avenue in Palo Alto, this is a place you should try.
The recipes are the same as before the restaurant was sold, but somehow the food is not the same. It seems more like the food at a high end cafeteria. Good, but not great.
Understaffed for Valentines day. Had to ask three times when we wanted a glass of wine. Vegetables were cold when they arrived.
Valentine prix fixe menu was tasty with varied choices. Service was better than expected.
It was a pleasant experience. The owner is really nice. Would recommend this place.
Regular dining is ok. However if you want a surprise for a special someone this is not the place. I’ve contacted the restaurant almost a week ahead to prepare a birthday dessert plate for my husband and to bring it after the entrees. The restaurant completely forgot about the request. It’s was disappointing.
Best restaurant I have found to date in Palo Alto. And, French style, they do not rush you out. A very pleasurable experience.
Both Our dinner and service were fantastic. Love this restaurant!
Restaurant was almost empty perhaps b/c it was a weekday so hard to judge service. Still it was attentive, but not oppressive. Food was very good (mussels, magret de canard, etc.) and like the availability of Bistro standards. Lots of reasonably priced wines by the glass. Tables are a little close, but space doesn't really allow for more distance. Still b/c not many people rest. not too noisy/could have normal conversation. California Ave. has more French rest. than its size warrants and this one deserves consideration.
Comfortable Parisian style bistro with a reliable menu, nice service. I had advised that we were celebrating our widowed friend's birthday on the reservation so we did expect they would offer her a dessert even though the rest of us didn't order one. This is our only complaint.
Very good food and lovely service. We always enjoy coming to Pastis!!
What find? Really good food like a bistro in Paris. Will definitely be back.
Lunch was wonderful! I had the portobello sandwich and my friend had the chicken salad. My friend was thrilled the restaurant accommodated her request to substitute the butter lettuce with spinach! This was a great place Tchaikovsky up with a friend!!
Bartender/owner Mete was extraordinarily hospitable despite being quite busy. The food was very, very good; standard French bistro choices, classically prepared, and done so well. Great neighborhood regular stop (if you live in the neighborhood), Ave wonderful stop for an out of towner like myself.
Just excellent in every way!
Had to wait a little bit to get our table but the rest of the experience was delightful. Excellent food and wine and a cozy atmosphere.
We like Pastis Bistro. It is relatively small, moderate in price, and the food is good.
The food was not as good/tasty as I remember from previous visits (last time was ~ 18-24 months ago) and the quantity was also noticeably less, the plate looked so empty.
Escargot were tasteless. The rabitt was ok. The duck was not great. One of the server was very nice. The owner not much. Overall a poor experience.
I really enjoyed the wait service but both me and my partner were served what were clearly frozen vegetables. These were the sides that came with our 30 dollar plus entrees. I can’t remember the last time someone at a restaurant tried that. For context these were frozen by taste- the awful flavor that carrots and broccoli can get when frozen. This was a real shocker. We won’t be going back. The meat part of entrees were fine but not amazing nor the escargot.
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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.
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