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Permanently Closed - Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

4.6
323 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. For Muriel, cooking is more than a career; it is an ever-growing passion. Starting with a deep appreciation for the raw product and with unflinching attention to every detail, everything is done to create and present deceptively simple dishes. Open to every flavor, curious about new ideas, Muriel is constantly trying to refine her art. It is done with passion, deep knowledge and a humble attitude. Of course the flavors of Provence are often present in the dishes she prepares, but it is no surprise that many of these are also found in our area. Olive oil, garlic and artichoke, plus much of the produce are grown on this lovely Central coast. Muriel"s other tempting culinary creations are simply the result of her affinity for good food, no matter whence comes! With the husband greeting the customers and the wife feeding them, "Au Midi" is definitely a family restaurant. It is also a cosmopolitan place with a warm ambiance and a sunny soul!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Fusion / Eclectic, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Wed-Sa 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: W-Su 5:30pm-9:00pm
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Phone number
(831) 685-2600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Muriel Loubiere
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Catering
Au Midi offers a seasonal menu of traditional and contemporary french cooking featuring fresh and locally sourced meats and produce.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
State Park Drive
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Parking details
Conveniently located near the heart of Aptos, CA, Au Midi offers front-door parking in a well-lit and accessible private lot.
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Public transit
The Santa Cruz/Watsonville MTA bus #71 and #91 Express drops patrons off within easy walking distance of Au Midi.
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.5
service
4.0
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Quiet
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SantaCruzansMandM (Yosemite)
5.0  Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

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vipAncient18 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Excellent meal, authentic fresh cuisine , friendly staff, good wine

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 25, 2017

Absolutely perfect food and service.
Sorry to see them leave Aptos but we wish them well in Monterey.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

Phenomenal food. Accommodated my mom’s restrictive dietary needs with the utmost respect and friendliness. And spoke real French.

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DiscerningDiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

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vipkaboolie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2017

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2017

Excellent cuisine and attentive service in a quiet ambience.

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californiankiwi (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 19, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on September 13, 2017

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.

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