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About Bistro Pastis

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.

2153 West 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6K 1N7
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Brunch Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 2 pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

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

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 731-5020

Website:
http://www.bistropastis.com/

Executive Chef:
Michael Mikoda

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

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Join us for our 4 course Christmas Eve dinner on Sunday the 24th of December.
We will not be offering our regular menu, we will be offering a special set menu at $69. Closer to the 24th we will contact you to confirm your reservation and ask for a credit card number to secure the reservation

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Happy Christmas! We are closed on the 25th but open on the evening of the 24th and for brunch and dinner on the 26th.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Join us for our 4 course New Year's Eve dinner on Sunday the 31st of December.
We will not be offering our regular menu, we will be offering a special set menu at $69. Closer to the 31st we will contact you to confirm your reservation and ask for a credit card number to secure the reservation.

Bistro Pastis Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (23)
Good for a Date (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Romantic (11)
Cozy (10)
Authentic (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Casual (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined a day ago

My wife and I took my 86 year old mother here for dinner. An excellent meal and a friendly professional staff created an outstanding experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 7, 2017

A great value upscale down scale restuarant . It has the food and service of an upscale restuarant but the cosiness and casual atmophere of eating at home. The prices are reasonable and the wine list hitsall the points without being intimidating.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 5, 2017

A lovely dinner with excellent staff

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Everything about our dining experience was great. The noise level was a bit of a problem because there was a large, noisy party seated next to us.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We have enjoyed Pastis for years! We live in the states and usually eat there twice a year. We have always loved it - pricey, but worth it....until now. We were so disappointed in our food. It was mediocre at best. And not very tasty! The service was fine, the ambience is lovely, but that was it for us. I doubt we will be back anytime soon. We really miss the previous owner.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great food, great ambiance - nice, quiet, and cozy space to talk and enjoy a great meal. There service was good though I felt at times the server could've been a bit more attentive to filling water and making some recommendations some food recommendations on the menu.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We really enjoyed our dining experience- chef’s fish of the day (scallops) and wild boar and French rose and Pinot Noir as suggested by our server Joana were terrific- a lovely evening - thank you so much

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Wonderful french cuisine. Doesn't get any more classic. Always prepared perfectly.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent restaurant with great service and delicious food. I would hardily recommend and we will return.

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. We had a corner table so it was quite quiet which was important to us.
Personally I enjoyed my dinner - I had steak and frites as my main course but I found the frites to be overly salty.
Service and ambiance were very nice.
Thank you

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Having dined here for special occasions in the past ( of which all were lovely) this time the service and experience was less than stellar. Our server hovered something terrible as we waited for our party members to arrive and spoke to us as if we were at the Whitespot rather than a higher end French restaurant. The cherry on top was when my mothers 70th birthday was honoured with a single candle on her friends dessert for her to blow out. There may have not been a dessert option she could eat but to put the candle on a friends dessert was rather silly and embarrassing. The experience won’t stop us from returning but we do hope our future dining experiences will be better.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Classic French cuisine in a classically designed but very dated place. Solid dishes but non of them made us say wow. Fois gras was nice but small and didn't have the bold flavors we expected, same for the classic French onion soup, which I myself make a better soup. I had a medium cooked 6oz Tenderloin, it was cooked perfectly but a bit small and again not very bold in flavors. My partner had Duck Confit, this was a delicious diah, crispy skin, duck fat, tender meat. Sides of mac & cheese ( is that French?! ) was good, and French Fries (cooked in duck fat) which were AMAZING but a bit too salty. That was a dish I would come back for, but it was only one. Creme Brulee was nice, not anything special. The service was very very very slow. Especially the wait between dishes, but also the server seemed to be really busy with all his tables. Would help to keep more servers and cooks on a shift, we payed allot of money and we expect a fast excellent service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Attended with two friends for a special birthday. Had asked for a table in a quiet part of restaurant. Staff worked hard to find a quiet place given that a large party of 26 were dining at the same time. The 'cozy' quality places tables fairly close to each other as one would find in a European bistro. One needs to be aware of this and if increased noise level is an issue, perhaps reserve for a time outside the main dining hours.
Staff were attentive without being clingy. While portion sizes are smaller than North American tastes are used to, the quality of food preparation and ingredients make up for it. Calves liver was tender and cooked as it should be. Lemon tart was lovely with a fine, citrusy flavour and a tender crust. My salad was fresh and tasty. Three courses was enough to keep me sated.
At the price point, I would suggest this for a special occasion.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

My friend and I had a delicious lunch in the relaxing atmosphere of Pastis.
We had an attentive waitress and prompt service .
It was a perfect place to meet for lunch and conversation.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

I can only say good things about this little restaraunt. Fantastic food, great atmosphere and incredible staff. I've already taken my girlfriend twice, and will definitely be back soon.

Ever visit is one to remember, thanks for the wonderful experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Love the French food here. Flavours are always fresh and full! Will continue to come back!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Since John sold this business, quality has slipped and prices increased. Much like most of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver over the past 14 years.

While the food is still very good, that extra special touch is missing that gave it that typical French-European flair. I understand property taxes are rising and that's part of the crux for many businesses, but as a regular consumer, I'm saddened by this change in character driven by big money that's come to this town. I guess John picked a good time to sell.

The Duck confit is still as good as ever, but the Appies are tiny and prohibitive in price.
In addition, various prices (especially drinks) printed on the Menus don't match the prices charged at the end. A dollar or 2 more is added here and there.

Service ranged from great to grumpy. The fun french waiter was offset by the I-dont-wanna-be-here big lady, that gives you dirty looks when you don't tip enough.

We used to have many great meals here in the past for around $150 (incl. a bottle of wine), now it's difficult to stay below $200 with 2 apples, 2 mains, 1 dessert, even with just a glass of wine for 2 people.

To the new owner: I guess there's enough new deep-pocket clientele to replace us long-timers that have moved out of crazy town and only visit occasionally now. Sad to say, this was my 20th or so visit and my last. Adieu.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

A very enjoyable evening celebrating two birthdays.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 2, 2017

I have dined at Bistro Pastis on numerous occasions. The service and food NEVER fail to please! Any of the appetizers or entrees are worth trying, which are delicious, with creative spins on classic dishes and elegant presentation. The chocolate ganache is my favorite dessert offering, but of the several I have enjoyed over the years, all are noteworthy.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

20 years and I still love the place! So perfect for cozy fall and winter meals!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 24, 2017

The server was rude and abrupt. I was with two other female friends and we all commented about the female server’s inappropriate demeanor.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I was taught not to say anything negative, so I'm really disappointed that Pastis has simply lost its eleganance. It was my go to restaurant to impress my clients and friends.
Our server was pleasant ,however, suggested red quinoa dish with scallops was the equivalent of risotto which two of my guests ordered and later regretted. I enjoyed the liver, again not what was served in the past (must be new chef ) and Lamb Navarin was good. All staff are friendly, yet our server was lacking a bit with formalities like tossing dessert plates and cutlery on the table. For the price, I'd rather venture down the street to Au Comptoir or downtown to Le Tableau.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

excellent service, but unfortunately food quality not at par for a "french Restaurant"Mussels were very very small and 3/4 empty, Boulabaise was salty and cold!!

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food and service are even better, if that's possible, with the new management. Excellent traditional French bistro.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food and service at Bistro Pastis was outstanding. Everyone in our party really enjoyed their meal. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Two problems. 1. Very expensive for lunch: $110 for two; very small steak, 5 oz (which was the perfect size for us), a small bucket of chips (fine also), and chocolate mousse, plus a bottle of water and two coffees. 2. Food was fine, but small steaks in very large cold plates result in very rapid cold meat. Plates should be served extremely hot.

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

Mushroom and nut pate was to die for. The salmon delicious; kale a bit too crispy. Risotto okay. Beef tenderloin and frites excellent. Pumpkin brûlée divine, baked Alaska okay.
Overall an enjoyable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It's one of my go-to French restaurants in the neighbourhood. One of diners found duck confit stringy. My gluten free salmon Benedict was lovely , but without the bun and the roasted potatoes I would have appreciated some warm wilted spinach and a slice of tomat to make a nice base for the poached eggs. I didn't receive either even though I did suggest. Not sure if server passed along this request. So, slightly less pleased with one of my favourite spots in Kits.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

When we arrived the lighting was very bright and there was a large, loud group seated in the back of the resteraunt. The group got most of the servers attention and we got very little. Once the group left the lighting was turned down, I guess it was bright at the request of the group. The food was ok but for the price it should have been better. We used a Travelzoo voucher and were charged 15 percent " service " for using the voucher. I understand that a large table gets more attention than a table of 2 but to be charged 15 percent " service " for the food and service we got is unacceptable. We will not be back

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Great meal

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

Eight of us gathered to celebrate a birthday. A perfect choice as the food was excellent with very attendant service. One of our party is already planning a return visit and we will certainly be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 22, 2017

I was very glad new owners kept the winning formula and familiar comforts for lunches with friends. Especially like the classic French dishes, expertly prepared and beautifully presented.

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A wonderful little restaurant with great service, great ambiance, and great food. Made for a very enjoyable first time experience.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Loved our second visit within the same month. Amazing service, great service, professional staff, tasty food, and highly recommended for any occasion.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 16, 2017

We had a coupon which offered 2appetizers, 2 mains & a shared dessert. What they did was tallied the bill up with the regular prices, then subtracted the amount of the coupon & automatically added 15%gratuity on the tallied amount. We took my sister out for her birthday and because we bought the coupons, she wanted to pay the bill. Her bill was twice the amount of the coupons. I was embarrassed.
The service was very good and the food was tasty, although some of the dishes were a bit too salty. Some os us are watching our salt intake for health reasons.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Loved having my B'Day celebrated in Bistro Bastis. Great service, great tastes, super clean, great wine collection. Thank you:)

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Casual, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The Lamb was outstanding and the service overall attentive and welcoming. Unfortunately the pomme frites were a little overcooked and our server did not have great timing and would interrupt someone mid sentence to tell us about the specials. Despite this, Bistro Pastis is one of my favourite restaurants so I will be back for sure.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 6, 2017

This was our first dinner since the restaurant changed ownership. We were not disappointed! The menu continues to offer wonderful, French bistro-style food and friendly service. The wine list has improved, with a more generous number of offerings, which was really appreciated by our party. The ambience was extremely friendly and gracious, with time from ordering to delivery being pretty quick. My dining partner and I split a salad as a starter and we were pleased that our salads arrived already split for us (at no extra cost). All in all, it was a lovely dining experience and we're delighted to have Pastis remain in the neighbourhood!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My husband and I go to Pastis most Sunday's for brunch. We order the same thing each time which is the smoked salmon Benedict. The eggs are always done perfectly and there's just the right amount of Hollandaise sauce. The frites are sensational! Service is always very good. We have also eaten dinner here with friends and family and everyone enjoyed their dinners

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Beautifully served fish and flexibility with accompaniment. Excellent service. Thank you.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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