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Bistro Pastis

1292 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.


. 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Seafood, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(604) 731-5020
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Mikoda
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Cross street
Between Arbutus Street and Yew Street on the north side of 4th Avenue.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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What 1292 People Are Saying
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DanielB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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

nikki (Vancouver)
1.0  Dined 6 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.

Carey (Seattle)
2.0  Dined 7 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!


OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  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!

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  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.

LindaD (Hawaii)
4.0  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.

RoLo (Vancouver)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Sisters bday

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
4.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
3.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

Smithy (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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

Excellent table service.

Thelma (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Wonderful meal. Would recommend this to friends and family