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Bistro Pastis

4.2
4.2
1343 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
French
A convivial atmosphere, enhanced by the cozy fire place, invites diners to
linger a while. Dinner tables are set with crisp linen, making you feel like a
welcome guest at a friend’s home. If meeting a friend for a drink or appies,
have a seat along the bar, where there’s great people-watching. Pastis is as
close as you can get to Paris without a plane ticket. It has one of the city’s
largest wine selections by the glass. Very romantic.


DON’T-MISS DISHES


. Steak Tartare


. Moules et Frites – a bistro favourite.


Bistro Pastis strives to present traditional French bistro fare in an environ-
ment that pays homage to its French roots. The menu changes seasonally to
reflect available ingredients at their peak. Classic dishes and wines
are offered at affordable prices. Traditional plats du jour are offered daily.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 2 pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Closed Monday for lunch only.

  • Phone number

    (604) 731-5020

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Michael Mikoda

  • Private party facilities

    Please contact the restaurant for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Kitsilano

  • Cross street

    Between Arbutus Street and Yew Street on the north side of 4th Avenue.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,343 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. BB

    BigBear

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    It was their final night before closing so we wanted to be there as we've enjoyed the restaurant over the years. I thought the place would be jammed in light of it being the swan song but, unfortunately, it wasn't. The staff seemed to just want the whole thing to be over with. It will be missed.
  2. s

    susannew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been there many times after going to Bard on The Beach. A perfect ending to a nice performance. We drive up from the states.
  3. MB

    MarilynB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was delicious and we enjoyed our meal. I would certainly go there again. But the problem is, it is closing permanently on this coming Sunday......
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was great but portion was small. Atmosphere on the vibrant side than romantic. Service could be friendlier from the staff, otherwise, owner was very welcoming.
  5. a

    asc108

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday and celebration of the pending closing of this restaurant... very sad
  6. S

    Sharid

    Calgary

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, fresh food. Price fixe menu was excellent value and larger portions than expected. The salmon, mussels and scallop/shrimp risotto dishes were all hits at our table. The classic onion soup was also fabulous!
  7. l

    larryfeeney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    J'étais déçu qu'il n'y avait personne qui parlait français cette soir-là. La langue et la culture française est importante pour moi.
  8. FB

    FreddieB

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Awesome! As always. Highly recommended. My date loved it too (and she's picky - hahaha)!
  9. B

    Barbzie

    Vancouver

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We opted for the special which included a soup/salad, main course and dessert. It was an excellent choice. My partner had the pate and I had the tomato and red pepper soup to start... both were delicious. Our main courses were Beef Bourguignon and a Prawn Scallop with Pea Risotto. The beef was so tender and my scallops and prawns were just right! I find some restaurants can over cook prawns but these weren’t. Dessert was chocolate mousse and mint infused Creme Brûlée, both were a lovely way to end the meal. Highly recommend Bistro Pastis!
  10. DC

    DebraC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent fine dining food and service. Duck was best I’ve had it. Even from being in a France.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful as always.
  12. b

    bettyw

    Vancouver

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent everything was perfect
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great spot for French classics
  14. H

    Hawkson

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We go to Bistro Pastis every year for our wedding anniversary. However, we will not be going again. This year my wife was very sick after the meal. We had not eaten much during the day, so we were sure it was caused by the food at Pastis. We contacted the restaurant and the manager spoke to us the following day. He was sympathetic but refused to take any responsibility for my wife's illness. Sorry Pastis we will have to find another restaurant.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Delicious food! Absolutely no complaints about that. Tables were a little close together but oh well! Definitely would recommend!
  16. g

    gargar

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. Nice authentic French cuisine. Will definitely come back.
  17. R

    Raja

    Seattle

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2018

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    It was very quite and the servers seemed to not know what the left hand was doing
  18. IS

    IanS

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pastis is our regular lunch venue. Corkage fee is reasonable so we always bring a vintage red. Witg Summer gere a table by the open window is very pleasant. Service is great
  19. IG

    IekeG

    Vancouver

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had the menu prix and each course was amazing - both visually and taste. We started with the campagne pate with salad and pickled onions, then onto the most beautiful dish of scallops with butternut squash puree and risotto and then a fun and delicious chocolate dish. The servers were attentive and incredibly efficient. We will be back next time we go to the Arts Club theatre.
  20. CW

    CindyW

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Overall very pleasant experience and have returned many times for dinner. Only interesting thing is my reservation thru Open Table never made it to the restaurant. But they were able to accommodate our large party.
  21. HP

    Hungry4Pasta

    Vancouver

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful brunch menu and great service. will go back for dinner for sure.
  22. R

    Rick

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for a Saturday lunch and really enjoyed the service from our waitress, the food, of course, and the ambiance. We had just returned from France and our lunch happily prolonged our vacation a little while longer. We will return soon.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant atmosphere. Excellent service & advice re wine pairing with our selected entrees. We’ll return
  24. M

    Maurmck

    Vancouver

    45 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    The food and service were very good. We had difficulty booking a reservation through Open Table. There was very little availability. We settled on 5:45 p.m. which was far earlier than we wanted. To our surprise we had the restaurant to ourselves and were told the other reservation was coming in @ 6:30 p.m. Hard to imagine why the restaurant would hold back the reservations. As good as it was we would not do this again. Hopefully the system will be changed so reservations could be booked at the desired time especially when this meant the restaurant was empty.
  25. GG

    GraceG

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    As always an enjoyable evening. Good menu with many choices.
  26. d

    divineinvancouver

    Vancouver

    75 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2018

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Usually like this restaurant. Perhaps just a bad menu choice. Omelette was just a little bland. Capers were the only thing that saved it. A little runny also. I've had many French classics here & they're usually good. Last time I had the Duck confit and the duck was very stringy. Mussels are usually good & I've had salmon benedict for brunch & it was excellent. Different chefs at the helm perhaps?
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Came here for dinner with out-of-town visitors. I think this restaurant is overrated. The food was only so so . Our fish and mussels were over cooked. Our waiter had an attitude and was not friendly at all. We were seated at a table by the entrance. When we asked for another table he put us next to the kitchen so we decided to stay put. The restaurant was not full so he could have given us another table. The other waitress who took our order was a lot more friendly, but we still don’t think we will eat here again.
  28. VL

    VanessaLee

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Drink and food are expensive. $40 for 6oz tenderloin steak with some fries, $40 for 5 scallops. Glass of wine for $12-$14. Not worth the money. Won’t come back again.
  29. RI

    RICKU

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. And the server definitely blew the snooty French waiter stereotype out of the water. Aces.
  30. s

    smaxt

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    An upscale bistro that's become a Kitsilano classic.
  31. J

    Jovi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second visit for Sunday brunch, and we were not disappointed. Thanks to Stefen and his staff for providing a comfortable and relaxing dining experience with an excellent and varied menu.
  32. A

    Artifax57

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a delicious Mother’s Day Brunch with my significant other. The food and the service was top notch.
  33. IT

    IceTea

    Vancouver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Time and time again this place makes my day, from the delicious food to the fantastic service. Worth the hour drive.
  34. RB

    RichardB

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday Dinner for our Daughter. She is still talking about it a week later. Excellent dining experiance in all ways.
  35. b

    bigjimchef

    Portland

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very nice dinner at Bistro Pastis. Hadn't been there for a few years. Food was very good to excellent - Everyone was really delighted with their meals - I had liver, which some may say is a strange choice but it was very good, scallops were delicious, and steak and frites were really good. Remember it comes a little rarer than you might expect. Mussel appetizer was perhaps the best I have ever. The frisee and endive salads were thoroughly enjoyed. Only negative I thought was why not throw some vegetables on the steak frites - you are charging $42!
  36. PH

    PatriciaH

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The Dover sole was spectacular as always. The steak Tatar was very disappointing and was the main reason I came to this restaurant. Either the chef or the owner changed but may not come back Alex was lovely
  37. SA

    SandraA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. Good food, lovely ambiance. No complaints.
  38. JT

    JackT

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were lucky and caught Bistro Pastis on a quiet night as it can usually get quite busy. This happened to be a cold, rainy night and made for a perfect date night out. There's a good selection of everything on the menu, so feel that most everyone could find something to their tastes. The restaurant is clean, cozy and feels like a fine French restaurant. Easy enough to find (Arbutus and West 4th Ave) and parking is available on the street. We both ordered the Bouillabaisse as we were craving seafood, Ample portion but would have liked to seen more seafood in this dish. Price is commensurate with Vancouver restaurant prices, so no real bargain but still worth the visit. All in all a great place to take a date or anniversary dinner with your special someone.
  39. IS

    IanS

    Vancouver

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Pastis for primarily lunch for a long time. It is good to see that they have upgraded the lunch menu. The Fraser Valley lamb shank is excellent. Falls off the bone. We always bring our our own bottle of red as Pastis corkage charge is quite reasonable compared to its peers.
  40. L

    Lululolo

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Totally enjoyed the French Onion Soup! The service was excellent. This a comfortable restaurant to eat and enjoy with friends and loved ones.

FAQs

Bistro Pastis is rated 4.2 stars by 1343 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between Arbutus Street and Yew Street on the north side of 4th Avenue.

  • Neighborhood

    Kitsilano

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 2 pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Closed Monday for lunch only.

  • Cuisines

    French, Seafood, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Michael Mikoda

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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