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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

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Sun - Fri 5:30PM - 5:45PM

Bistro Pastis Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

79% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (22)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
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Authentic (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Romantic (13)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (11)
Casual (11)
Great for Brunch (8)
Business Meals (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Fun (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

a lovely meal with lovely wine and warm and leisurely service...a jewel of kitsilano...

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined 5 days ago

We purchased a lunch travelzoo voucher for $39 which includes two appetizers up to $10 and two entrees up to $22 each.
The only appetizer under $10 on the entire menu is a mixed green salad.
(A very small handful of plain lettuce with some dressing) that’s it. Very very bland.
My husband ordered steak tartar for $16 which was also bland with no flavour.
The only two items on the entire menu that are under $22 are eggs which come with a salad which I don’t need as I just had a salad, or a mushroom dish.
My husband ordered a $17 ham and cheese sandwich. Awful and dry!
I ordered the sable fish for $27 as there is nothing really less than that price other than the two sandwiches.
My sable fish was on 3 kale leaves and was about 1x1 in size.
We used to go to this restaurant often.
Never ever again!
The waiter added 15% gratuity on the bill and we were a table of two.
I had one glass of wine, and my husband had two glasses.
We paid an extra $80.00 for lunch today,
So in total we paid $120 for a lunch for two.
No dessert.
We told the owner that this is not a deal at all, because they charged us extra for the appetizer and the entree.

He did not care at all.
He said the lunch menu is not the best for travelzoo as there is little selection.
He did not say sorry or anything.

Food is bland and owner does not care if you come back or not.

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 (Seattle)·Dined 6 days ago

Our previous meals were always soooo good, but this Valentine's Day evening with a set menu of a 6 course meal was basically a bit of a huge disappointment! Our beef tenderloin was barely warm and the desert came with half melted ice cream. When we asked for a fresh scoop the server looked at us like we swore???

I do not think they have the staff or coordination ability to handle such an event.

Go for a nice dinner during the week and it is fantastic!

Cheers.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Consistently great experiences at Bistro Pastis. The mushroom veloute and braised beef cheeks were full of rich flavour, and the 2005 Bordeaux opened up beautifully. Pleasant visits with our server and our host, who is always so welcoming. Pastis continues to be at the top of our list of favourites in Vancouver!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Service and ambiance is always very good. Steak serving in Steak Frittes is much improved from before. Now excellent. Corkage fee is also very reasonable. A favourite lunch venue for our business meetings and highly recommended.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The food was excellent, and the service was superb, a very enjoyable evening and great atmosphere, cosy and comfortable. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Reasonably good options for DineOut; at least much better than many of the neighbourhood competitors. Helpful host and the tables were managed well which can be a nightmare at DineOut. The appetizers and desserts were good; could have done without the huge serving of lentils with the beef cheeks.......didn't really work and way too many lentils but the Arctic char was done nicely. Always like an excuse to go to Bistro Pastis.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Sisters bday

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

I wish I could recommend Bistro Pastis- the staff are great and the room has such a good feel.
Unfortunately, the kitchen is erratic with some brilliant dishes and some poorly done- the painfully crunchy du Puy lentils comes to mind. The bar is similarly erratic, with some great drinks and wine pairings mixed with an astringent cocktail and micro-sized pours of dessert wines.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Not as good as previous occasions. The brunch menu was not very good this time.
The coffee was very poor (weak and not hot enough). There is no excuse for poor coffee in Vancouver! Overall, reasonable but not exceptional food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

The dinner menu items were reduced due to Dine Out Vancouver. They should have both the regular menu and a prix fixe menu for Dine Out. This just speaks to the laziness if the chef and kitchen staff. By accommodating Dine Out patrons they did not accommodate the repeat clientele who come back time and time again. The meal quality could have been better. This time it was not good value for money.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on February 2, 2018

good food, friendly service. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

fish was overcooked,beef was very salty,and our food was much less than other table,not good。

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

The Dine Out option was a great menu in taste and value.

Excellent table service.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful meal. Would recommend this to friends and family

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 29, 2018

I recently lost a dear friend to cancer. Bistro Pastis was ‘our place’ and we would meet here two or three times a year. I wanted to have lunch with her son in January when he was in town and naturally, I chose Bistro Pastis. We ate from the Dine Out Vancouver menu and, as always, the food was superb. This is one of my favourite places to dine in Vancouver. They consistently get everything right.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Wonderful atmosphere. Very good service that kept us well looked after. Would not hesitate to return to bistro Pastis in the future. Would recommend it to friends and family as a hospitable spot to spend an evening enjoying a wonderful meal in a space with great atmosphere. Look forward to retuning in the near future.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We chose this place because of the menu highlighted in Dine Out Vancouver. Sadly, it was disappointing.

I ordered the featured soup for my first course. It was tasty, but I found a long grey hair in it. A complaint garnered another bowl and a half hearted apology. My main was half a Cornish game hen that had been cooked in a sous vide and browned under a broiler. It was raw near the bone and cold. My second complaint was met with an explanation that meat cooked in sous vide "looks" raw but is actually cooked. Sorry, but pink chicken and red blood is raw in my books. Another half hearted apology. An offer to heat it through, but not replace it.

My partner's meal was prepared perfectly and she enjoyed it. So, I just had poor luck with my choices, I guess.

So, my review is negative because of the service and attitude. Had the server admitted the food hadn't been cooked properly and offered something else, I wouldn't have been so annoyed. But insincere apologies and BS excuses for improperly prepared food aren't acceptable.

And, to top things off, we were charged full price with no offer of a discount or refund. They even charged $2 for bread and butter!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Service was great. Very friendly. However, food was bland. I wouldn’t go back unless I was going just for the chocolate mousse and coffee!

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 25, 2018

This was my first visit to Pastis in a while and it was great to find the place still fully worthy of my fond memories. This is a house that cares about the legacy of French cuisine. My Arctic char was sublime -- tender, juicy and delicious. Made me wonder how they can get fish to taste that good. As my dining partner quipped when I sang the praises of the light and scrumptious chocolate mousse: "Can't go wrong here."

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This was our first time to Bistro Pastis. We went with some friends for Dineout Vancouver 2018. 2 of us had the dine out menu and the other 2 ordered from the regular menu. We loved that this was an option rather than the set menu. The food was great and the service was outstanding! The ambience was casual and cozy.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Great services and the food is fantastic! Glad I had the chance to experience it.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went for Dine-out Vancouver and ordered from the event specific menu.
My starter was nice, my husbands wasn't.
My husband's main was good, mine was terrible.
My desert was good, my husbands was OK at best.

I will not be going back and will not recommend the place to a friend. Especially given that there are multiple excellent places to eat in that area, including a french restaurant with a similar price range.

On a side note: When they called to confirm my reservation, they verified that it was my husband's birthday and asked for his name. I never expect anything for a special event, but if you're questioning me about it over the phone, shouldn't you do something about it? Stick a candle in the desert or something?

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good-tasty leek & potato soup. Valued foie gars. Excellent service. :)

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 21, 2018

We went there for "Dine out Vancouver", and we weren't disappointed.
The ambience is great, the service was excellent, and the food was well done.

I have put the "value" at 4, since we would expect more choices for the price.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I could not taste french cooking at all. The food downgraded the dine out Vancouver festival. The 3 courses food is insufficient for an adult; I ordered the soup, Artic Char, and fresh fruits dessert. The fresh fruits is attractive to me only. My friend ordered beef cheeks. Both the dull presentation and taste of the beef cheeks are not attractive at all. I will not go to there for my third time. Not impressive and attractive french food for dine out Vancouver.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We enjoyed the setting and it was a minimalistic yet elegant environment. We particularly liked our seating which accommodated needs for accessibility, and for a toddler.

All three courses were delicious and well paired. Two (of three) of our party were very pleased with the beef cheeks they ordered though the third found the first piece tender and the second, less so. The char, chocolate mousse and torched meringue were hits. The range of DOV offerings was interesting and value was quite reasonable.

Our (female) server and the gentleman who opened up and welcomed us were very thoughtful, helpful and friendly, as was the server who brought desserts.

There was one young man who offered water earlier on who noticeably could've been more pleasant and approachable eg. making eye contact diners when interacting.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Visited this place for lunch during dine out ! A nice cozy Bistro located in the heart of Keresdale.. I'm happy w/ the food quality n service level! My favorite dish is flatiron steak w/ fries n the earl grey creme brûlée! Also make sure you try one of their moctail creations, they are delicious! I got very addicted to this apricot mint ginger beer! Definitely will visit again~

Tags: Authentic, Great for Brunch
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Their Dine Out menu options were great. I had the soup, Arctic char, and chocolate mousse. All delicious! When the waiter found out it was my birthday, he wrote happy birthday in chocolate on my dessert plate. Would definitely go again without Dine Out Vancouver.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Overall, our experience was very good, although my wife ordered oysters which were not cold, and not properly shucked. Apart from that, it was excellent and we would definitely go back.

Tags: Comfort Food, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We decided to try this restaurant as it has an interesting menu. However, the staff seemed to be very overwhelmed during dinner time. And we expected better service for this place and price. The food was very good overall. So, I would not recommend this place to a friend.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We were there for brunch - excellent broad menu. Most enjoyed their choices, but one of had eggs that were rather on the cold side. The ambience was really nice - quiet which allowed a nice visit without anyone having to shout, and outstanding service. Very pleasant and I would return.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Lovely meal as always. Friendly service, yummy food, cute space, outstanding value.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner with friends. Service, food and ambience was perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 30, 2017

A visit to Pastis is like stepping off the curb in St. Germain. The food is exceptional and the service never fails to impress.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I like the "ambiance" very much but I have to say this was the second time I was disappointed. My previous visit I ordered the endive and poached pear salad ... which had almost no pear ... and even when I complained and they replaced the salad, still almost no pear. This time the Salad Lyonnaise was good, but my duck breast was very over-cooked. No restaurant in France would serve duck breast so over cooked. For the price, one expects to at least have properly cooked dishes. I'm sorry as I had hoped to find a French restaurant worthy of the name that I could frequent.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The most memorable parts of the three course Xmas meal were the bread, appetizers and desserts: foie gras, chocolate lava cake & eggnog crême brûlée. The main courses (game hen, scallops) tasted alright but weren’t amazing.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Another very fine meal at Bistro Pastis. Wild mushroom veloute was creamy with lots of satisfying mushroom flavour. French onion soup was classic, rich broth and tons of onions. Also tried the steak tartare, which they do very well here. Bouillabaisse was unexpectedly rich -- soup base was more of a bisque than broth -- but so delicious I wished I had more room in my stomach to eat it all. Tenderloin with roquefort butter was done perfectly, but the sauce was more roquefort than butter (which may or may not be a good thing, depending on taste), and there was plenty of it. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Our first time visit, one of the best steaks I've had in a long time, recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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