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Permanently Closed - Au Midi Restaurant & Bistrot

323 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary French
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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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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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Au Midi offers a seasonal menu of traditional and contemporary french cooking featuring fresh and locally sourced meats and produce.
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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.
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
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipIceman (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 1, 2017

Charming and warm little place. Creative ad original cuisine. Chef and owner came out to greet everyone.

OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Lovely get together with okd friend. Rose and mussells, shared the ile flotante

vipCristinaM (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

My warm vegetable salad was AMAZING, and my husband's scalloped potatoes were fantastic. My Halibut was ok, and my husband's filet mignon was cooked perfectly, but the sauce was just ok. My floating Island dessert was disappointing- a ball of flavorless fluff? Nice music playing, good service.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

This place is a hidden gem! Their food is creative, while sticking to the basics of French cooking. My wife and I have eaten here a number of times and have never had a bad meal.

MichaelAbbett (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

My wife and I have been frequenting Au Midi since it first opened. Mu is a superb chef of French provincial (provencal) cuisine, and Michel is a warm, knowledgeable host, who also is a jazz aficionado. In our opinion, Au Midi is, hands down, the best restaurant in Santa Cruz County, and a good value as well. The wine list is very short, but extremely well chosen for quality and value.

vipRRRH (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

As always, Au Midi is a lovely dining experience. I am never disappointed and always look forward to another visit

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on June 22, 2017

The food was spectacular. We took my mother here for her birthday and were not disappointed. I had the lemongrass ginger halibut and it was truly amazing. Super delicate, subtle and complex flavors with a richness that wash lush. Equally amazing was the filet mignon. The soup was unbelievable. Cream of Onion, complex and delightful. The waitor recommended excellent and affordable wine pairings. We were absolutely thrilled with the meal and the chef came out to greet and check with her diners in an effusive yet genuine manner that made us feel like she truly loves what she does. Thank you. We can taste it.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

Always great food and excellent service and very tasty deserts!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 10, 2017

French cooking done right is two steps above anything else and Au Midi does it right.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on June 9, 2017

Absolutely outstanding in every way! Food, service, experience...all just fantastic! Thank you!