This was our first experience
This was our first experience at Bistro Pastis but definitely not our last. We love French cooking and theirs was superb. My husband especially liked the steak tartare and commented it was the best he'd eaten in Vancouver. Give it a try. It's a beautiful restaurant. O.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The evening was lovely but
The evening was lovely but the service was very slow and the atmosphere was noisy.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Pastis lived up to its reputation
Pastis lived up to its reputation as a place with a creative and innovative chef. Service is prompt, friendly and efficient without being cloying. Good selection of wines. We enjoyed the ambience and friendly atmosphere. Will be returning. I have been for lunch a number of times and have enjoyed my meals on each occasion.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always impressed every time
Always impressed every time my friends and I have been to dine at Bistro Pastis. The quality of the brunch dishes was excellent. And white linen to boot ... A touch of class indeed!
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never disappoints - always
Never disappoints - always excellent food, service and general all around good feeling.
Always feel welcome and comfortable. No excessive background noise, good for conversation.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a lovely French restaurant
This is a lovely French restaurant with helpful but not overbearing staff. The menu was varied and our meals were all delicious.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, always consistently fantastic!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everytime we go to Bistro
Everytime we go to Bistro Pastis we are incredibly happy with everything. The staff & owners are excellent and welcoming and the service is tremendous.
Interesting and well-executed food specials + the regular menu keep us coming back.
Special note: the wine list is really well done with excellent quality at every price point.
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth a Visit!
First time to this restaurant located on West 4th Ave. in Kitsilano. Menu offerings were varied, and dishes served were tasty. Service was friendly and efficient as well. Definitely worth a visit.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazingly consistent high quality bistro food for more than 10 years now. The recent Vietnam menu was tasty, fresh, and interesting.
A real gem in Kitsilano.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bistro Pastis continues to
Bistro Pastis continues to over deliver in every aspect of their operation and is a real neighborhood gem. While many people may perceive it as possibly being expensive, it's pricing sits around the "fine casual dining" chains like earl's, Cactus Club etc., and in some cases cheaper. The Sunday night we were in, people were in suits, jeans, shorts and everything in between and you know...it all works and fits into the Kits neighborhood!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time at Bistro Pastis.
First time at Bistro Pastis. Had an early reservation so was quite quiet upon arrival. Sound built up as restaurant filled up. Food was very good, but not the best we have experienced. One of our party wanted to make a substitution and the chef came out from the back and explained why he would not make the sub. Not a big issue and the scallops were excellent.
Overall very good, but there are many other excellent restaurants to try but an excellent neighborhood find.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Mother's Day Brunch Excellent
This was a very busy day and thus the noise levels were higher than usual, but still manageable. The service was bustling and energetic. We were well served and the food, as usual, was excellent. We have been to this restaurant many times for special occasions and love it.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy, fresh, flaky croissants!
We were there for mother's day and John came by and offered everyone at the table beautiful delicious croissants with jam to start off the meal. They were delicious!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a great restaurant.
This is a great restaurant. the food is always good, and the service is always top-notch. This is our go-to local, with a menu that has daily specials so it is never repetitive.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely always. The food is special and it is great a dining treat. One of our favourite restaurants on the west side of vancouver.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
great French bistro style with a great mix of very good specials, outstanding service. one of my Vancouver favorites
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely fabulous. First
Absolutely fabulous. First time diners and will definitely be returning.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been going to Pastis
I have been going to Pastis for years. This is the first time I have reserved online. This is a gem of a restaurant in Vancouver. The food is excellent - very French and beautifully presented, but the right amount on the place - none of these teeny portions that look beautiful, but don't make one feel satisfied.
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food and Service
Nice place to go for good food on a rainy day when you don't care to see the outdoors.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a nice, neighborhood bistro, the kind you'd find in France. The food, portions and service were all very good, and it was evident that many customers were familiar locals. Would I go there again? Yes, most definitely--especially for the onion soup. Would I drive across town just to go there, or make it a destination restaurant? Probably not. What makes it an agreeable place is its lack of pretentiousness or effort to be trendy. It's the sort of restaurant that, if I lived nearby and asked myself if I felt like cooking on any random evening, I'd go to as a comforting alternative to eating in.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another amazing evening
My guest, travelling from Asia, and I loved the ambiance of Bistro Pastis and the food! He noted that it was one of the best meals that he can remember, a comment whetted by his love of foie gras and the incredible foie gras appetizer he enjoyed -- and my beef tartare was stellar. Whether for lunch or dinner, this is one of my favourites.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A really charming atmosphere with great service and food.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food at Bistro Pastis was exemplary, as usual (3rd visit). The atmosphere was friendly and comfortable. On these most-important measures, the restaurant hits or exceeds the mark.
However, I was mildly surprised at the total bill (over $160 for 2 people before tip). We by no means chose from the expensive portions of the menu (no pre-meal drinks, mid-range appetizer, main and dessert, one coffee, 1/2 litre of average white).
I think it will be a number of years before we return, although I will assure anyone who reads this that despite our concerns about price, we will.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Bistro Pastis was a bit
The Bistro Pastis was a bit pricey, but the food was worth it. The service was very professional.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place NEVER disappoints!
To start, our server was tremendous, which is something special in this day and age. He was knowledgeable, courteous, pleasant, and super efficient. I love this guy! He should teach the "before you serve " course to all the servers that are just serving to pay their bills and don't care much for the profession.
The food was cooked to perfection, deliciously addictive, a dream! And.... The vegan in our table, who was graciously accommodated (not easy in a French restaurant) said the same!
A neighbourhood gem that we will visit many more times!
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Kept Secret
elegantly casual restaurant with friendly greeting and attention, great food, and impeccable service
7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bastille Day a Rousing Success
John was as usual charming, Joe and Tatiana were attentive and the service was excellent but unhurried. The food was wonderful and the Poire Belle Helene and Baba topped off a festive meal in a truly decadent way.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bastille Day Celebration
My husband was born on July 14th so he loves everything French. Can't think of a better resturant to celebrate his day than Bistro
Pastis. We had a wonderful dinner with great service.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Crab cake disappoints
Love Pastis. Love the staff. But crab cakes were disappointing. Stringy and dry. Won't be ordering those again. Fortunately there are lots of other amazing dishes to choose from.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been to many fantastic french bistros, this one is one of the best.!
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just gets better and better !
Often go here - and am basically in love with the food and the owner.....
The bread, the drinks, the special requests - it is all perfect.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Becoming our Favourite
When the question is asked "where for dinner?" we are increasingly finding Pastis is at the top of the list. Wonderful food, great service, chef willing to make adjustments for food allergies. A nice, reasonable cost "by the glass or by the half litre" wine selection which we appreciate for those nights when we want to mix up the wines/drinks. We really do enjoy the place.
8/8/2013 5:00:00 PM
A Bit of France in Kitsilano
The summer bar-b-q menu on a notably warm summer night was a real hit. The food was well portioned and delicious for the 3 course menu, with plenty of choices for the carnivore, pescavore, locavore, and vegetarian. The staff were lovely and John was as friendly and attentive as ever. Definitely one of my favourite meals of this blissfully sunny summer! I would add that I dined with another party for weekend brunch the week before and it too, was superb!
8/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
like the Energizer bunny...
This restaurant just keeps going along doing everything right. The current summer food promotion-- barbecue-- is excellent, if atypical for a French bistro. Kudos to the chef and owner for going out on a limb with this; we've been back twice for it, and have enjoyed everything. This restaurant continues to be blessed with consistency, to the benefit of its customers.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome food and service.
A group of 4-6 ladies has been brunching here on a Sunday for a couple of years now. The brunch menu is awesome. The regular menu items are delicious. Daily specials are also yummy too. There is something for everyone whether you are a carnivore, gluten free or vegetarian. The service and French ambiance are excellent.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food I could eat here once a week !! Amazing great wines
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Brunch with a friend
We were warmly welcomed and given a choice of seats. The service was very good, not intrusive but attentive to all our needs.
We were to go on to a play and having been told this our servers made sure that our meal was finished without any hurrying to leave in time.
The restaurant was busy but not packed but even so the noise level was quite high. The food was excellent, just what was needed for the occasion and I would certainly go again and recommend to friends.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is such a great restaurant, albeit a tad on the expensive side. Still, the food is superb. My friend and I each had a butter lettuce salad, and then shared the dover sole entree. It was just the right amount of food and the sole was superb with its brown butter sauce. We shared a bottle of perfectly chilled chablis, which was an excellent choice with the sole. A memorable meal -- great service and exceptional food.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
lovely spot for a special meal
Went here for the first time for a leisurely weekday lunch as a special thank you from a friend. Clearly the place has lots of regulars, but we were treated just as attentively and were made to feel very welcome. We ordered crab cakes and pasta of the day, French onion soup and warm seafood salad, with profiteroles and apple tarte for desserts. Surprisingly, the pasta of the day (mussels etc.) was the outstanding dish. The pasta itself--wide, flat noodles--had a wonderful texture and good flavour. Everything else was good but not spectacular. Nevertheless, it was a very pleasurable meal thanks to the impeccable service and classy atmosphere. I can't afford to become a regular here, but it was delightful as a special treat.
10/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great room, warm ambience, intimate and cosy, conducive to conversation. Extensive wine list with few, though good choices in the lower $ range. Service comme il faut. It's about the food, though. We both had the bouillabaisse, which was disappointing. Though the albacore tuna was succulent, the stock was highly acidic, with no depth. The roux, too, lacked the punch necessary to season the stock. The creme brûlée apparently was unremarkable. Its presentation was somewhat lugubrious. I did enjoy my trio of lemon desserts, though. The curd was fabulous and complemented the cake well. Sorbet was fine.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed the special fixed price Thanksgiving Dinner. The food was great and the service was very attentive. good value for the money!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, great menu selection,
Great food, great menu selection, great service. This is an excellent restaurant we highly recommend it
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place with good food
We had a very pleasant evening. I found the prices a little high, but I appreciate that is often done to be selective of the clientele. My only critique was that the waiters were perhaps overly present and attentive. Especially at the outset we felt we were being rushed a little by the combined attention from the two of them.
Your online booking was very convenient.
Thanks for your addition of quality to the Kits scene.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful little Bistro with attentive and prompt service. The servers were knowledgeable without any of the unnecessary airs and graces sometimes found in the nicer restaurants. An authentic selection of aperitifs, and the food was excellent. Ambiance is warmly inviting. We will be back, hopefully many times.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Four of us came to celebrate a birthday, to spend time enjoying each others company and savour good food. Our expectations were more than met. The service was attentive but not obtrusive. The food was excellent and the timing good. The ambience is lovely. None of this shouting over intrusive loud music to be heard. Vegetarians can find plenty of choice on the menu and even drooled over the non-veg duck. The staff had been informed we were celebrating a birthday and made the event even more special by writing Happy Birthday in chocolate on the plate accompanying the delicious creme caramel. We'll certainly be back for the next birthday.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious for damsels
Meeting a friend- lots of time to choose and to chat. Very pleasant service. THank you!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you crave classic French cooking done right go to Bistro Pastis. Where else can you find Le Sole Meunière prepared bone-in and filleted table-side? Heavenly foie gras. Scallops perfectly done. Veggies fresh and crisp-tender. Creme brûlée burnt just right to add that crunch and hint of bitterness as foil to the rich custard. Whether you are a Francophile or a foodie this place is a must-visit!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pastis is a lovely neighborhood restaurant perfect for catching up with friends and being able to carry on a conversation.
The food is reliably excellent and the service is always attentive.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first visit to Bistro Pastis and we have already recommended it to friends and family ...and a few passers-by on the street that day! We will return...
12/13/2013 4:00:00 PM