This was arguably the best restaurant in Santa Cruz County. Everyone I know will be making trips to Monterey to eat at the new restaurant. We ate there three times in the past ten days because we knew Michel and Muriel wouldn't be there after October 28. Excellent cuisine, menu choices, service, and ambiance. The new restaurant will be bigger and I believe their fans will multiply quickly.
Excellent meal, authentic fresh cuisine , friendly staff, good wine
Absolutely perfect food and service.
Sorry to see them leave Aptos but we wish them well in Monterey.
I took my wife there for her birthday. She is a foodie and we were both extremely pleased with our meals. The husband and wife owners are French and it shows in everything they do. We were, however, saddened when we heard that they are closing their current location to re-open in Monterey.
Phenomenal food. Accommodated my mom’s restrictive dietary needs with the utmost respect and friendliness. And spoke real French.
Michel and Muriel have made this a great taste of Provence France. She has some creative twists on traditional recipes. Friendly couple who make you feel like you are dining in France.
This is the place for French food! Very knowledgeable server and inventive food! We ALWAYS enjoy our meal and feel like we are back in the south of France. Go Soon!
Excellent cuisine and attentive service in a quiet ambience.
Au Midi is a must visit restaurant.
The food presentation is superb, the food and flavor range is superb. I wish we had known about it and visited before now.
One of the best restaurants in town and Muriel is one of the best chefs in town. Amazing French food and great service. My wife's Halibut in foam was perfect. Chef often comes to the table to say hi. Really worth the visit.
This is a gourmet restaurant that can stand against the best in the world. the menu is creative with delicate , yet intense, flavors .....
a rare combination . My fish was surrounded by a lemongrass cloud which was sublime. The salad, dessert, and even ice cream had unexpected pairings that make one's taste buds dance.
We have been to this restaurant several times and always enjoy the food.
There is really no other restaurant in Santa Cruz/Aptos that cooks real French food. They use wonderfully fresh seasonal ingredients, so there are always new menu items. We have gone there twice now and the service and the food are outstanding. They have a great, reasonably priced wine list and they always have great pairing recommendations. In my view it's the best restaurant in the area, well worth the drive from Santa Cruz.
My first time, and it confirmed the stellar reputation I'd heard of Au Midi. Three of us and I sampled all the entrees. All superb - Magret du canard cooked suitable rare, moulles, and a tenderloin of pork. With a nice burgundian Pinot Noir to fit this variety. Even the enjoyment of talking with the proprietors - chef and service sides. I've already found an excuse to return next week and will look forward to trying the new location in Monterey when it is up and running. Well done Au Midi. Merci Muriel et Michel.
Au Midi is a special treat. Exquisitely prepared French food. Don't let the modest strip mall setting fool you - the cuisine is top notch. The duck is excellent. My husband had the mussels, and they were the best he's had.
Outstanding good. Delightful service. We will go there more often!
The restaurant was terrific, intimate & gracious. Staff was very friendly, explained menu without being condescending. Food was super. Look forward to our next visit.
As always, Au Midi prepared a spectacular meal for us. Our very favorite restaurant in all of Santa Cruz County!
Unassuming little gem: authentic French dining at a reasonable price. Superb service and incredibly passionate chef. Made our 20th Anniversary special without pretense.
not good for a birthday as they did not make any attempt to acknowledge.